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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
8:08 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Pillich to take on Mandel for Ohio treasurer

Connie Pillich
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State Rep. Connie Pillich, a Democrat from Montgomery, announced this morning she will take on Republican incumbent Josh Mandel for the Ohio treasurer's office in 2014.

Pillich, who represents the 28th Ohio House District in northern Hamilton County, won re-election last year after Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly had re-drawn her district to make it considerably more Republican.

She is a third term state representative, a retired captain in the U.S. Air Force, and a lawyer.

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Retail
6:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

The job of selling Kenwood Collection

Developers are pitching Kenwood Collection at a convention this week in Las Vegas.
Phillips Edison

Developers of the newly named Kenwood Collection are in Las Vegas this week for the International Council of Shopping Center's Global Retail Real Estate Convention. There, David Birdsall, senior vice president of Strategic Investment Funds for Phillips Edison, hopes to find retailers for this new development.

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Northern Kentucky economy
4:00 am
Mon May 20, 2013

Why Northern Kentucky economic development is flying high

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Northern Kentucky has generated lots of economic announcements in the past year--business expansions here,  job expansions there--and the momentum continues into this year.  Much of the growth is thanks to a wealth of resources such as available land, a well-trained workforce and nearby transportation, including the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and DHL.

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Peace Officers Memorial Day
1:19 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

National Police Week in Cincinnati

In honor of officers killed in the line of duty.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Law enforcement officers from around Greater Cincinnati held their traditional observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day, part of National Police Week.  Here are photos from the ceremony held at the Cincinnati Police Memorial in front of District One Headquarters.

Mobile Food Trucks
11:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Mobile food vending comes to Washington Park

Mobile food trucks started serving in Washington Park today.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Twelve mobile food vendors lined the street along Washington Park Friday as Cincinnati dedicated its newest mobile food vending zone.

Council Member Laure Quinlivan created the program in 2010.  Last year, it was expanded to Fountain Square and the Purple People Bridge.  This year, it's being expanded to Washington Park and Over-the-Rhine.

The OTR vending spot is on 12th Street, near Clay, and is open to food trucks from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.  The Washington park zone is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

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