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8:18 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Howard Wilkinson remembers former Ohio Gov. Gilligan

WVXU Political Reporter talks with Jay Hanselman about the death of former Ohio Governor John Gilligan, who died yesterday in Cincinnati.  He was 92.

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cemetery
7:21 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Pioneer Cemetery is clue to Cincinnati founders

Pioneer Cemetery is where some of the very first settlers to the area, including ones who fought in the Revolutionary War, are buried.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati's earliest roots trace back to what is now a cemetery.

Memorial Pioneer Cemetery,  the oldest cemetery in Hamilton County and the second oldest in Ohio, is hard to find even if you're looking for it. It's tucked away, small sign and all, across from Lunken Airport.  That's where Cincinnati Park Board naturalist Michael George is waiting. 

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Tracie Hunter
3:20 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Judge Hunter to get outside counsel

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter will have outside counsel defending her in several cases against her, including lawsuits brought by the Cincinnati Enquirer and Channel 9.

Hamilton County Commissioners Monday approved hiring attorneys Firooz Namei and James Bogen.

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Cincinnati streetcar
2:52 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Work begins on maintenance facility for city streetcar

Construction workers begin demolition an Over-the-Rhine building where the city will build a streetcar maintenance facility.
Jay Hanselman

Crews officially began demolition work Monday on two vacant buildings at the corner of Race and Henry in Over-the-Rhine.  The site is being cleared to construct the new maintenance facility for the streetcar system.  

It's where the vehicles will be cleaned and maintained and operations staff will be housed.  

Project Manager John Deatrick said this is a visible sign of construction since most streetcar work has been underground moving or repairing utilities.  He said that task will also continue.

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Cincinnati by the list
12:20 pm
Mon August 26, 2013

Cincinnati makes cheapskate list

Credit Michael Keating / WVXU

Cincinnatians have a tight grip on our pocketbooks (and wallets, handbags, purses, man-bags, bank accounts, etc). Kiplinger's is out with its list of best cities for cheapskates and the Queen City is on the list at number six.

Kiplinger's says the title is a compliment. Criteria includes the mix of prosperity and affordability along with access to lots of free or low cost activities such as museums and libraries.

Here's the full list:

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