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Cincinnati Public Schools
1:27 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

School ratings likely to dip as new standards come online

Superintendent Mary Ronan prepares to give her State of the Schools address.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Public School students head back to class next week. Today Superintendent Mary Ronan opened the year with the annual State of the Schools address.

Ronan says the district will fully implement the new Common Core standards.

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Emery Theatre
4:39 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Emery Theatre fight will continue

The Emery Theatre occupies the rear portion of the Emery Center in Over-the-Rhine.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

A Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge is denying a temporary restraining order (TRO) request by a group that wants to restore the Emery Theatre in Over-the-Rhine. In doing so, however, Judge Carl Stich noted that both sides' arguments have merit and both sides potentially have a legal case.

The Requiem Project filed suit against the non-profit and for-profit groups that run the historic Emery Building, and its owner, the University of Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati politics
2:18 pm
Wed August 14, 2013

Cincy Council candidates have petition problems

At least two Cincinnati Council candidates have problems with the petitions they filed with the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

Board officials confirmed there were technical problems with petitions submitted by incumbent Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld.

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Computer/TV drop off
2:14 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

County recycling program continues into October

Obsolete computer equipment and old TVs welcome.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Hamilton County residents have recycled more than 116,000 pounds of old computer equipment and televisions so far this year and the Recycling and Solid Waste District says there's still time to build on that number.  The county's free drop-off program is still available on Saturdays (except the Labor Day holiday on August 31)  from 8 a.m. to noon until October 26.  

There are two locations:  Cohen Norwood, 5038 Beech Street and Cohen Cincinnati, 4538 Kellogg Avenue. 

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Hamilton County Sheriff
12:55 pm
Tue August 13, 2013

Sheriff: Taser use appropriate in overnight incident

Gary Roell
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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says deputies who used a Taser early Tuesday morning to subdue a man resisting arrest appear to have followed department protocols.

59-year-old Gary Roell stopped breathing after the incident and was pronounced dead at Bethesda North Hospital.

"These are instances where you are justified in deploying a Taser: in protection of others, including yourself; and to meet the resistance of someone who is not complying, who is resisting arrest, to gain control of the situation," says Neil.

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