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U.S. National Target Championships
11:41 pm
Thu July 11, 2013

National archery competition draws hundreds, including Olympians

Olympic Silver Medalist Jacob Wukie takes aim at the U.S. National Target Championships in Hamilton, Ohio.
Holly Yurchison

They stand in a long line, a sea of pensive faces stretches across a wide green field. Every eye is trained down range at small yellow, red and blue targets.

The giant archery competition being held this weekend at Joyce Park in Hamilton is actually three competitions in one: The U.S. National Target Championships, The U.S. Open and the Junior Olympic Archery Development (JOAD) Nationals. More than 700 people from across the country are competing.

If you want to be nationally ranked, or make it to world or Olympic competition, you must shoot here.

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Cincinnati streetcar
11:28 am
Thu July 11, 2013

Streetcar work means downtown street closure this weekend

City of Cincinnati

Some preliminary construction work on the Cincinnati streetcar project will result in a downtown street closing this weekend.

Duke Energy will be working at the intersection of Fifth and Walnut Streets to relocate underground electric facilities, according to a press release from the city.

The closures will begin Friday at 6 p.m. and remain in place until Monday at 6 a.m.

West Fifth Street will be closed between Vine and Main.  Walnut Street will be closed between East Sixth and East Fourth.

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Public safety
3:25 pm
Wed July 10, 2013

Cincinnati Police changing call response system

Michael Keating Cincinnati Police

Beginning Sunday the Cincinnati Police Department will be changing how it responds to some calls for service in the city.  

Interim Police Chief Paul Humphries said the decision comes after analyzing the department's response history.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
4:00 am
Wed July 10, 2013

County to re-open MSD bid process

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to vote Wednesday morning on re-opening the bidding process on some Metropolitan Sewer District projects.

The board initiated the moratorium to force renewed talks between the county and the city, which runs the sewer district. At issue are several city initiated hiring policies and practices the county dislikes, and in some cases says are illegal.

The county is re-opening the bid process following a city council vote two weeks ago to suspend the hiring policies until August.

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Regional planning
3:27 pm
Tue July 9, 2013

OKI set to release new information on strategic plan

The Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments is continuing efforts to plan for the region's future.  It's holding an event Wednesday evening to reveal the findings from a "How Do We Grow From Here Questionnaire."

Communication Director Brian Cunningham said there are about 32 issues facing the region.

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