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Drug Take-Back Day
3:08 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Get rid of old meds for free on Saturday

If you've been wondering what to do with old or expired medications, you're in luck. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting a take-back day Saturday.

You can drop off unused prescription and over-the-counter drugs at various sites around the state.

Organizers say meds should be in their original containers but be sure to remove any identifying information such as prescription labels. Syringes, liquids and intravenous products are not allowed.

Collected medications will be disposed of following EPA guidelines.

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Local News
2:17 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Highway to be named for fallen Marine

Sgt. David Kreuter
militarytimes.com

A portion of Bridgetown Road in western Hamilton County will be named Saturday in honor of a local Marine who died in Iraq nearly eight years ago.

The dedication of the Sgt. David Kreuter Memorial Highway will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Miami Township Community Center on Shady Lane at Bridgetown Road.

Kreuter, a 1997 graduate of Saint Xavier High School and the Three Rivers School District, was one of 14 members of the Marine Corps Reserve's Lima Company killed in a bomb blast in August 2005.

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Farmers Market
1:22 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Farmers market expanding, seeking vendors

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Over-the-Rhine's freshly renovated Washington Park will host a farmers market throughout the summer.

The Washington Park Farmers Market will be Mondays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. from June 3 through August 26. Organizers chose Monday because it's the one day of the week nearby Findlay Market is closed.

3CDC, which operates the park, is looking for vendors. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 26.

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Hepatitis C
2:54 pm
Thu April 25, 2013

Study finds targeted screening for hepatitis C cost-effective

University of Cincinnati researchers are reporting it could be cost-effective to screen populations with a higher estimated prevalence of hepatitis C.

Dr. Mark Eckman says electronic medicals records make it easy to separate people into groups that are at higher risk. It then makes sense financially to test everyone in those certain categories.

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Miami University
4:21 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Miami and UC increasing security at graduation

Credit WikiCommons

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."

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