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12:27 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Ohio AG speaks to Ohio FOP conference

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
Ohio Attorney General website

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine said law enforcement in the state is strained because of declining resources to pay for cops on the street.

He was in Cincinnati Friday to deliver opening remarks at the Ohio FOP annual conference.  

“I think if you talk about the state of law enforcement, it is strained in this state,” DeWine said.  “There are probably fewer people in most departments than were there 5 years ago.”

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Library
10:01 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Hamilton County likes to read

Maria Luiso of Loveland previews one of the many items she selected for check out at the Symmes Township Branch Library.
Credit Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County / Provided

No one likes to read as much as folks in Southwest Ohio. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is the busiest central library in the country for a second year in a row. That's according to a report from the Public Library Association.

Overall, the Cincinnati library is the 7th busiest public library system in the country and second busiest in Ohio behind Cuyahoga County.

The 2013 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report surveys more than 1,400 public libraries in the United States and Canada.

The Cincinnati library writes:

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Tennis
6:00 am
Fri August 16, 2013

Int'l flair at Western & Southern Open

Drs. Silvania Ng and Rosa Robles come every year to root on their favorite players.
Ann Thompson WVXU

  

Tennis for everyone

Of the 176,000 visitors to the Western & Southern Open last year, all 50 states were represented and so were 20 countries. Organizers say the tournament goes out of its way to make international visitors feel welcome with special greeters at CVG and information booths staffed by multilingual volunteers.

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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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