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Yard Sale
3:36 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

World's Longest Yard Sale cuts through Tri-State

The yard sale runs from Michigan to Alabama.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The World's Longest Yard Sale is underway and it runs straight through the Tri-State.

The sale spans 690 miles along US 127 from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama.

In Covington, venders line MainStrasse Village with everything from antiques and housewares to jewelry, records, and vintage clothing.

Diana Durham has a small stand with chairs and lots of cookware. She says business is good and she's having a lot of fun. She's visited before but this is her first year as a seller. What prompted the change?

Teen drivers
2:45 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

AAA study shows fewer teens getting licensed before 18

A national study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety finds most teenagers are putting off getting a driver's license, mainly for economic reasons.  Forty-four percent obtain a license within 12 months of the minimum age and 54 percent are licensed before their 18th birthday.  That's a significant drop from two decades ago when more than two-thirds of teens were licensed by the time they turned 18. 

Cause for concern?

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Hamilton County Sheriff
2:35 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Sheriff talks jails, drugs at Rotary lunch

The colors are presented just before Sheriff Jim Neil's speech at the Cincinnati Rotary Club.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

On his first appearance before the Cincinnati Rotary, Sheriff Jim Neil reiterated the county does not need a new jail.

"Judges will sentence to capacity whether you have 3,000 jail cells or 1,000," he says.

Neil handed out awards Thursday to several deputies and took questions ranging from the budget to drugs and the county jail.

Neil has been expanding electronic monitoring and would like to add even more of the devices. He says what the county does lack is enough space for female and special needs inmates.

Another problem? Heroin.

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Local News
12:22 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Now, Berns wants back in Cincinnati's mayor race

Libertarian Jim Berns, who sent a hand-written letter to the Hamilton County Board of Elections yesterday, saying he was withdrawing from the Cincinnati mayor's race, told the board today that he wants to be a candidate again. 

But, board officials say, there is a legal question over whether Berns could withdraw from the race in the first place.

Tim Burke, the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections, told WVXU that the board's lawyer told the board there is no provision in the Cincinnati city charter allowing candidates to withdraw.

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Business
9:35 am
Thu August 1, 2013

Standard Register buys WorkflowOne

Dayton-based Standard Register is purchasing another Dayton company, WorkflowOne, in a deal worth $218 million.

Standard Register says it expects to achieve $1 billion in annual revenue and $40 million in annual savings thanks to the deal. A release says WorkFlowOne will initially operate as a subsidiary with its CEO staying on in an advisory role.

The combined company has 4000 employees, including more than 900 in Dayton.

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