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DUI crackdown
2:36 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Police launch DUI crackdown ahead of Labor Day holiday

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Police departments from Ohio and Kentucky are participating in the national enforcement crackdown "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" that runs through Labor Day weekend.  Dozens of officers gathered at the AAA/Bob Sumerel location in Forest Park for the kickoff event Thursday.

Cincinnati interim Police Chief Paul Humphries cited national and local statistics to emphasize the need for the campaign:

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Pet care
2:00 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

P&G recalls dog and cat food

Credit Procter & Gamble / Provided

Procter & Gamble is voluntarily recalling some of its dry dog and cat foods. The company says they may be contaminated with Salmonella. The affected brands include various types of Iams and Eukanuba.

In a release, P&G says:

These lots were distributed in the United States and represent roughly one-tenth of one percent (0.1%) of annual production. No Salmonella-related illnesses have been reported to date in association with these product lots.

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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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