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Gas line inspections
3:30 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Duke Energy using new contractor for gas line inspections

What to look for when a gas inspector arrives at your door.
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Duke Energy is farming out its gas meter and line inspections. Spokeswoman Sally Thelen says that means someone new could be knocking on your door. She says customers shouldn't be alarmed to see a contractor show up to read and inspect meters.

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The Shoe
1:19 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Horseshoe opens concert series

The Horseshoe Cincinnati on opening night, March 5.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU News

If you wonder why there's a large crowd at Horseshoe Cincinnati tonight, it's because the casino is holding its first outdoor concert. The Killers will play to a sold-out crowd at The Shoe, the one-acre concert space at the entrance of the casino.  The gates open at 6:30 and the opening act takes the stage at 7:30.  The Killers open a 19-week concert series at The Shoe that includes Willie Nelson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Billy Idol and many others. 
 

City budget cuts
12:45 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Health Department says budget cuts will increase rats and bed bugs

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The Cincinnati Health Department (CHD) is putting the public on notice that proposed budget cuts will have a direct effect on services. A meeting is scheduled for May 28 to discuss the layoff of 18 employees and what the cuts will mean.


CHD Spokesman Rocky Merz says over the last five years the department has had to eliminate more than 100 positions. The latest cuts come from a city budget proposal to cut 9% of the CHD's budget.


Fewer rat trapping and bed bug inspections

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Taste of Cincinnati
9:20 am
Thu May 16, 2013

Best in Show at Taste of Cincinnati

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The 2013 Taste of Cincinnati winners are out. The annual food festival is Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27. Organizers expect the event will draw 500,000 people.

*2013 Best of Taste Awards*

*Appetizer*

1st Place: Crab Rangoon, Thai Taste
2nd Place: Cuban Black Bean Soup, Silver Ladle
3rd Place: Risotto Balls, Pompilios

*Entrée*

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Metropolitan Sewer District
1:25 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

County & City still at odds over hiring practice

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners still aren't happy with the City of Cincinnati's responsible bidder program for Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) construction projects.

The board is drafting replacement language and, to show he means business, commissioner Chris Monzel is considering a restraining order forcing the city not to award any MSD contracts until the issue is resolved.

The key issue is a clause requiring companies bidding for sewer work to have certified apprenticeship programs with graduates.

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