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Recycling
4:43 am
Fri August 2, 2013

One day event to collect hard-to-recycle items

Credit http://keepcincinnatibeautiful.org/

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is offering a one-day free recycling event Saturday for hard-to-recycle items.

They'll be taking various kinds of e-waste like cell phones and computer components along with plastic grocery bags and number 5 plastics.

The one-stop-drop will be at the Whole Foods in Rookwood Commons.

Full details:

WHEN: Saturday, August 3, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

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Metro stored-value card
4:31 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Metro stored-value fare card works in all zones

Metro's new stored-value card is used like cash on the bus.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Cincinnati Metro is introducing a new way to pay bus fares.

The new stored-value card is available in $10, $20 and $30 increments.  Passengers will use the card like cash, along with any discounted fare card. Each time the stored-value card is used the fare amount is deducted and the remaining balance is printed on the card.

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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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