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3:07 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Health Care Access Now gets $600,000 grant

Handing over the check...
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A non-profit agency that helps low-income people get health care and providers get paid is getting a financial boost.

CEO Judith Warren says Health Care Access Now will use a $600,000 grant from the Deaconess Associations Foundation to add staff and expand services. "We're looking to serve an additional 4,500 people," says Warren. The agency currently serves about 1,800 people per year.

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Warren County Racino
2:19 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

New racino off and running

The new racino is about halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Ohio's latest entry into the gambling industry opened its doors for business Thursday morning.  Miami Valley Gaming in Warren County features 1,600 video lottery terminals, several dining options and a harness racetrack that will open in February.  President and general manager Jim Simms said the facility is expected to generate about $24 million per year for the community.  

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Local News
11:06 am
Thu December 12, 2013

Cranley opens door to streetcar going forward

Mayor John Cranley surrounded by city union leaders at a city hall press conference
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, who campaigned and won on a promise to kill the $133 million streetcar project, cracked open to the door to a deal with streetcar supporters that could allow the project to go forward.

In a city hall press conference this morning, Cranley said he would work with streetcar supporters to find institutions or foundations in the private sector to pay the approximately $80 million it would take to maintain and operate the system.

It is not something the city can do without private help, Cranley said.

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Miami University
5:00 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Miami U and Cincy to host 2016 NCAA hockey tourney

Credit Miami University Athletics

Cincinnati and Miami University will host the 2016 NCAA Division One Men's Ice Hockey MidWest Regional. The 2014 MidWest Regional is also being held in Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber expects the two-day tournament will generate more than 850 hotel room nights.

Games will be played at US Bank Arena.

In a release, the Chamber says,

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Brent Spence Bridge
4:49 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Number crunchers to release bridge financing plan

Governor Steve Beshear, speaking at a Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, told business leaders not to panic or be up in arms when a bridge financing report comes out later this month.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear, speaking at a Chamber of Commerce luncheon Wednesday, called on the business community to step up and work with the legislature to make the new Brent Spence bridge project happen. "You know, we've got a lot of things that need to be flexible that we need to pull together and work together on."

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