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Flying Pig Marathon
5:15 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Flying Pig Marathon addresses security concerns

Iris Simpson-Bush (right) and Tammy Wise with the Flying Pig Marathon discuss safety precautions for the upcoming race.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Flying Pig Marathon organizers say they're taking extraordinary measures to reassess and strengthen security plans.

There will be a larger police presence and extra volunteers to watch out for anything suspicious.

Executive Director Iris Simpson-Bush says everyone is encouraged to bring less.

Participants will have to put items in clear bags if they want them transported from the start line to the finish. Spectators with bags are being warned they could be subject to search.

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
2:23 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Cincy a stop on FitzGerald's campaign kick-off tour

Ed FitzGerald
Campaign website

Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive, is expected to formally announce his candidacy for Ohio governor Wednesday at stops in Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati.

The Cincinnati event takes place at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Laborers' Local Union Hall at 3457 Montgomery Rd. in Evanston. RSVPs for all three events can be made here.

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Boston Marathon bombing
12:55 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Boston attack isn't slowing down runners

Runners say they won't let the April 15 attack in Boston deter them.
Aaron "tango" Tang from Cambridge, MA

An oft-repeated theme after the Boston Marathon bombing was that runners are a hardy lot, who wouldn't let the attack intimidate them.  Add to that, they're also a tight knit, determined group.  

Banding together

Runnings stores and groups across the country are holding events today to show solidarity with the victims of the Boston attack.

Bob Roncker's Running Spot stores will be participating in the national Runners for Boston fun runs (or walks if that's more your pace).

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City parking
11:42 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Cincinnati's arguments in parking lease appeal

Cincinnati lawyers are making two major arguments as the city appeal’s a judge’s decision that let opponents of the parking lease place the issue on the November ballot.  

In a brief filed Friday with the Ohio First District Court of Appeals city lawyers argued the trial court erred by declaring that all city ordinances are subject to referendum and that the plaintiffs have standing to bring their claims. 

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Weekly chat
8:56 am
Mon April 22, 2013

Howard Wilkinson weekly chat

Michael Keating

This morning Howard Wilkinson talks about endorsements in the Cincinnati City Council race.

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