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Youth job training
11:00 am
Tue April 2, 2013

Students in construction training program finding success

Four students practicing painting skills on a mock house.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Cincinnati is marking Community Development Week by highlighting the Community Action Agency's "Blueprint for Success" project. The program gives at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 training for jobs in the building trades. CAA President Gwen Robinson-Benning says around 250 people have gone through the program during the past nine years.  

"They come on their own volition," she says. "We're not out having to recruit. The word is out there about the program. And 98 percent of those young people - men and women by the way - that leave the program are hired in the construction trade."

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City parking
5:05 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Cincinnati wants quick decision in parking lease appeal

Cincinnati is asking the Ohio First District Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments concerning the city's parking lease plan on either April 18th or 22nd. 


The city would like a decision by May 1st. 


The city is proposing to file its brief with the court next Monday and for the opposing lawyers to provide their response by April 15th. 

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Gasoline prices
3:10 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Gas prices take a rare spring dip

WVXU News

Have you been keeping an eye on the price of gasoline in the last few weeks?  Cheryl Parker with AAA in Cincinnati has been doing just that.

"Yeah, they've declined," she said.  "For the first time in ten years we've seen a decline in gas prices in the month of March.  It's very unusual."

Definitely not the norm for this time of year

Gas prices usually start heading up in the spring, but they decreased last month and now average about 30 cents per gallon less than a year ago.  

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Opening Day
2:57 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

Cincinnati celebrates Opening Day

The crowd is waiting for the parade to come their way.
Sarah Ramsey

It's Opening Day in Cincinnati and it might as well be a major holiday in this baseball-crazed town.

Despite the cold, thousands of fans turned out to line the parade route, party at The Banks, and get into the ballpark early to watch batting practice.

Along Race Street Brandy Adams and her friend were seated hours before the parade began and it turns out, they sit in the same place every year to watch it.

"I don't know, it just kind of happens. We always park in the same spot, it was never done on purpose."

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Northern Kentucky University
12:04 pm
Mon April 1, 2013

NKU picks interim AD

Michael Cusack was Wright State's director of athletics from 1982-2008.
Northern Kentucky University

Northern Kentucky University has named an interim athletic director as it continues its search for a replacement for Scott Eaton, who was fired last month.  Former Wright State University athletic director Michael Cusack will serve as the interim AD, starting April 15. 

Cusack retired in 2008, but since then has been teaching in the WSU Student Affairs in Higher Education Program and building the university's Sports Management Graduate Certificate Program. 

NKU let Eaton go, saying he had failed to comply with the university's ethical principles and code of conduct.

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