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2:07 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Cincinnati officially has a new top cop

Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. administering the oath of office to Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell.
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati's new police chief is now officially on the job.  

City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. administered the oath of office Monday to Jeffrey Blackwell during a ceremony at the Duke Energy Center

“I can assure you all that I will not disappoint nor will I lack the effort or enthusiasm to guide this department to unchartered heights and unparalleled professionalism,” Blackwell said.

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Tea Party
8:01 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Tea Party convention in Ohio shows split with GOP

Tea Party Convention Sign
Karen Kasler

Tea Party activists are being told they have a lot of opportunity in next year’s elections, as they continue to oppose Republicans on several issues. But they also are being told they have a lot of work to do.

The more than 300 activists at the statewide Tea Party’s annual We The People Convention seem to be standing solidly against the Republican Party’s most visible candidate next year.

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Concussions
12:00 am
Mon September 30, 2013

Concussion hospital visits increase in Cincinnati

A teen receives physical therapy for a concussion.
Credit Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A new study released Monday in the online version of the Journal Pediatrics finds a 92% increase in the number of children and teens going to the hospital emergency room with sports-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI), such as concussions.

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Ohio's Oldest Fridge
11:45 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Duke recycling contest turns up really old appliances

Yeah, it's really old. Westinghouse fridge turned in by Patricia McMillan of Cleves.
Duke Energy

Duke Energy has been looking for Ohio's oldest fridge throughout the summer.

Here's Duke's announcement about the local winners:

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471
4:41 am
Fri September 27, 2013

You may want to avoid SB 471 this weekend

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Expect big back ups this weekend on southbound 471.  The Revive the Drive project is wrapping up, but the final work is expected to cause major traffic slowdowns. 

Starting Friday night at ten, crews will be working on overhead sign replacements, then at 3:00 Saturday morning traffic will be restricted to a single lane from the Daniel Carter Beard, or Big Mac, bridge to I-275. 

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