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2:36 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

Health Foundation gets new name

Students from Ethel M. Taylor Academy play games before the name change announcement.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Health Foundation of Greater Cincinnati is now Interact for Health.

President Jim Schwab says the new name embodies its shift to a health promotion strategy.

"We will focus on primarily four health promotion priority areas," he says. "They are healthy eating, active living, mental and emotional wellbeing, and healthy choices about substance use."

Schwab says the group will maintain its support of the community’s healthcare safety net.

Interact for Health says:

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Transportation
4:46 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Could Cincinnati be getting a trolley?

Credit hoponcincy.com

Hop On Cincinnati is hoping local leaders will 'hop onto' the idea of creating a Downtown trolley.

The idea is to connect entertainment and attractions across Downtown and Mt. Adams. Hop On Cincinnati says the goal is increasing the downtown renaissance by connecting people to places.

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Entertainment
12:35 pm
Mon August 19, 2013

Star Trek actor to lead Oktoberfest chicken dance

Actor George Takei, who be in Cincinnati in September for Oktoberfest

We now know who'll be leading the chicken dance at next month's Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.  

The Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce announced Monday actor George Takei will be the event's grand marshal and will lead the Saturday dance.

“Who famously played Mr. Sulu on the original Star Trek TV series and six movies that followed,” said Chamber Vice President Patrick Sheeran.  “George continues to be extremely active and popular decades after the show went to syndication.”

Takei is also taking part in performances that weekend with the Cincinnati Pops.  

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Howard Wilkinson's Chat
9:21 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about JobsOhio and Cincinnati's Council race

Michael Keating

This week WVXU's political reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about the latest controversy with JobsOhio and what it could mean to Governor Kasich's reelection chances.  He also looks at the Cincinnati Council race and how some potential candidates are back out gathering signatures.

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Foreclosure
12:01 am
Mon August 19, 2013

Cincinnati/Middletown: Bottom 20 for real estate recovery

These foreclosed homes in Evanston are decreasing area property values. Evanston is part of a pilot program where banks are held responsible for cutting the grass and taking care of the properties they own.
Credit Jay Hanselman / WVXU

In its first-ever Housing Market Recovery Index, RealtyTrac reports the Cincinnati/Middletown market is in the  bottom 20 markets which lag the real estate recovery nationally. (among the 100 markets ranked by RealtyTrac)

The index was calculated based on these seven different factors:

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