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Macy's Music Festival
5:37 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

R&B fans rock out in Cincinnati for Macy's Music Fest

Bootsy Collins

One of the largest music festivals of its kind in the U.S., with roots dating back to 1962, kicks off Friday night at Paul Brown Stadium. The Macy's Music Festival features R&B, jazz, soul and hip-hop. Organizers say most of the nearly 50,000 people attending are coming from out of town. Consequently, downtown hotels are filled.

Macy's Facebook page reports one fan has come all the way from Germany.

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Community development
1:04 pm
Fri July 26, 2013

Meeting Saturday to discuss Westwood business district

City of Cincinnati

Like many Cincinnati neighborhoods, Westwood has been working on plans to revitalize its business district.

Now residents have a chance to share their ideas Saturday during a community meeting.  

John Eby said it’s the culmination of five years of work.

“What we’re asking people to do is to come together as a community and really give us their feedback on their ideas on what should happen within our business district,” Eby said.

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rear-typing
10:59 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Cincinnati man beats speed typing record with new device

Finalists Robert Price and Matthew Makepeace square off in the final round of the Cincy Typing Challenge Thursday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

The Cincy Typing Challenge Finals were held Thursday at the Cincinnati Museum Center. Seven finalists from Saturday’s public competition met in head to head competitions.

Robert Price, of East Walnut Hills shut out the other finalists with gross speeds of up to 137 words per minute.

The competition promoted a new “rear-typing” technique which uses a rear-mounted split keyboard on a curved, handheld device. The product, still in development, is called “TREWGrip mobile QWERTY” for the user’s ability to type on a full-sized QWERTY-style keyboard while on the go.

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IRS targeting controversy
3:59 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Groups tell Ohio legislators how they were targeted by IRS

Justin Binik-Thomas explains his surprise at being named in a questionnaire sent to a Tea Party group of which he's not affiliated.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Ohio General Assembly's House Policy and Legislative Oversight Committee met in Cincinnati Thursday to hear from people who claim they were targeted for extra scrutiny by the IRS.

Those who spoke, talked about how they had to answer pages of confusing questions that, at times, sounded like political research on their groups.

Timothy Savaglio is a member of the Liberty Township Tea Party. He says filling out the IRS's many and pointed questionnaires became like a full-time job.

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Police department
12:29 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Cincinnati Police release details about fatal officer involved shooting

Roger Ramundo, 32, who was killed during a confrontation with police Wednesday in Clifton
Cincinnati Police Department

Three separate investigations are underway after Cincinnati police officers were involved in a deadly shooting incident Wednesday afternoon in Clifton.  

The situation started with a 911 call from a mental health care provider.  The caller requested officers respond to Clifton and Ludlow Avenues for a person with mental health issues who had a gun.

Interim Police Chief Paul Humphries said 5 officers eventually encountered 32-year-old Roger Ramundo on the back deck of Arlin's Bar and Restaurant on Ludlow near Clifton.  

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