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Farmers Market
1:22 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Farmers market expanding, seeking vendors

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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

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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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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
12:26 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Chabot: Jihadists did it; Obama won't admit it

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, the Westwood Republican, wrote a strongly-worded blog posting Monday blaming the Boston bombings on “Muslim Jihadists” and accusing the Obama administration of trying to cover it up.

“These weren’t a couple of disgruntled Methodists who set off pressure cooker bombs in an attempt to kill and injure as many infidels as possible,’’ Chabot wrote on his blog. “They were Chechen radicalized Islamists who hated America, the country that had generously taken them in, clothed them, fed them and educated them.”

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
10:08 am
Wed April 24, 2013

Former council aide launches council campaign

Kevin Johnson
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Kevin Johnson, a West End business owner and aide to former council member Laketa Cole, didn't get the nominating committee's recommendation for a Democratic party endorsement, but he is running for Cincinnati City Council anyway.

Johnson will kick off his campaign at 6 p.m. Thursday at Sonny's All Blues Cafe, 4040 Reading Rd., North Avondale.

Johnson said, years ago, that is where he had a conversation with former Cincinnati mayor Dwight Tillery that "set my life on a different path. I trace my passion for public service back to that day."

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