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Lakota Schools
3:17 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Lakota School Board votes to put levy on ballot

Voters in the Lakota School District will be deciding whether to approve a levy in November.  The board of education voted Monday moring to place a 5.5 mill combination levy on the ballot.  3.5 mills would go for operating expenses and 2 mills for permanent improvements. 

The district says $6.3 million to improve security at its schools and $13.5 million for a multi-year technology upgrade are major components of the request. The security spending would include tripling the number of police officers in the district's schools as well as physical changes to school buildings.  

University of Cincinnati
2:44 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

UC to offer co-op model and engineering programs in China

University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati's cooperative education program is branching out with a new base in China.  The university signed a memorandum of understanding Monday with Chongqing University.  The agreement calls for UC to establish a Joint Co-op Institute for mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.  It also offers UC's curriculum and faculty in those two majors. 

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Cincinnati Zoo
2:34 pm
Mon July 8, 2013

Commissioners supportive of Zoo levy request

Credit Sarah Ramsey

The Cincinnati Zoo's levy request looks to have support from at least two of Hamilton County's Commissioners.

The Zoo is asking the board to place a flat renewal of its five year levy on the November ballot.

Monday morning a committee which reviews county levies recommended the board fulfill the zoo's request.

Commissioner Greg Hartmann likes the low percentage of taxpayer funds the Zoo uses to operate.

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Howard Wilkinson weekly chat
9:00 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about the Cincinnati Mayor Primary and the Presidential Race

photo by Michael Keating

This week Howard Wilkinson talks about why there will be a primary election for Cincinnati Mayor and some regional politicians who's names are being mentioned for president in 2016.

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Transportation
4:13 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Traffic changes coming along riverfront

Pete Rose Way is closed while a new pedestrian bridge is being installed.
Credit The Banks Partnership

Traffic along Cincinnati's riverfront is getting a little more tricky for a few weeks.

Lane closures and detours start Monday morning while crews work on constructing a new pedestrian bridge on Pete Rose Way and what's known as the Dumbo Lot at Third and Broadway and removing the Race Street bridge deck.

Sidewalks in those areas will also be closed for certain periods.

The traffic disruptions are slated to run through early August.

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