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Governor
5:52 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Gov. Kasich: Future bright for Ohio

Governor Kasich spoke to local Chamber of Commerce members at Cincinnati Milacron in Batavia Thursday.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

East-Side Chambers of Commerce are praising Ohio's efforts in making the state a more business friendly place.

Matt Van Sant, President of the Clermont County Chamber, says he's in the economic development business, creating jobs and stimulating the private sector to invest. He was happy to hear Governor Kasich's message that lower taxes seem to be turning what used to be a bad business climate around.

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Cincinnati Bengals
3:25 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Bengals in the spotlight as Hard Knocks starts filming

Coach Marvin Lewis and NFL Films producer Ross Ketover talk about the Bengals latest go around with Hard Knocks.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Camera crews are in Cincinnati to shoot the Cincinnati Bengals training camp for the HBO series Hard Knocks.  They'll be putting in a lot of time and effort as they record the daily routines of the players and coaches for the sports-based reality show.

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Nelson Mandela
12:03 pm
Thu July 18, 2013

Freedom Center celebrates Nelson Mandela

Former political prisoners now work as tour guides at the famous Robben Island Prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years of imprisonment.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Though former South Africa President Nelson Mandela remains in a Pretoria, SA hospital, the world is celebrating his 95th birthday.

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is marking the occasion by continuing its "Six Words for Mandela" campaign. Guests are invited to leave words of thanks and well wishes for the man known as "Madiba." The cards will eventually be sent to Mandela's family.

You can also send messages on social media using the hashtag #6Words4Mandela.

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Dayton Media
11:03 am
Thu July 18, 2013

Several suburban Dayton newspapers closing

Three Dayton-area newspapers are ceasing publication.

North Carolina-based Civitas Media says it is shutting down the Springboro Sun, the Kettering-Oakwood Times, and the Centerville-Washington Township Times.

The company's CEO Michael Bush says Civitas is focused on serving rural communities and these three papers don't fit that business model. It's also shutting down five papers in North Carolina.

A news release says affected employees are being offered positions elsewhere in the company.

Miami University
4:06 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Miami student earns astronaut scholarship

Dirk Auman in the lab; the image on the monitor shows an Arabidopsis plant cell undergoing meiosis, a specialized cell division that produces gamete (sperm and ovules).
Credit Scott Kissell / Miami University

A Miami University student is being rewarded for having his head in the clouds.

The Astronaut Scholarship Foundation is awarding Senior Dirk Auman  a $10,000 scholarship. He's one of just 28 students nationwide to receive the honor. You have to be nominated by a professor and meet a host of criteria to qualify.

Auman is double-majoring in biochemistry and engineering physics with a minor in computer science.

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