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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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Hot weather
3:47 pm
Wed July 17, 2013

Hot days are here again

More than 500 people visit the pool at Dunham Recreation Center daily.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

After a slow start, summer in Southwest Ohio is starting to feel more normal... and by normal we mean HOT.

Heat advisories and watches are in effect for Wednesday and Thursday.

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Voter fraud
11:49 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Former poll worker gets 5 years for voter fraud

Melowese Richardson is led away in handcuffs.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Melowese Richardson, the former Madisonville poll worker found guilty on four counts of voter fraud, was sentenced Wednesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. 

Calling her "nothing more than a common criminal," Judge Robert Ruehlman gave Richardson five years in prison for voting twice for herself and three times for her sister who has been in a coma since 2003.

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Jimmy Buffett tailgating
1:47 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Buffett tailgating is best in "Fin-cinnati"

Buffett tailgate partygoers visit, play games, and drink on concert day.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Parking lots across from Cincinnati's Riverbend Music Center swirled with music, grass skirts and parrothead decor as partygoers anticipated Tuesday's Jimmy Buffett concert with a tailgate party.

Tim and Kelly Howard, of Oswego NY, drove 12 hours Monday to attend the party and concert.

"Cincinnati is the tailgate capital of the Jimmy Buffett world," Tim Howard said.

Wes Wright of Huntington, West Virginia, drove his black fin-topped SUV to what he calls "Fin-cinnati" referring to Buffett's song "Fins."

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Cincinnati budget
1:47 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Cincinnati's bond rating downgraded

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Moody's Investors Service is downgrading Cincinnati's bond rating because of a new method for analyzing pension obligations.  

The city's general obligations bonds are now rated Aa2 instead of the previous Aa1.  Moody's also revised the city's outlook to negative.  

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