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University of Cincinnati
10:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

UC expands sports scholarship programs

Credit University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati will reinstate and increase the funding to its Olympic sports scholarship programs. Starting this fall, the university says it will implement a plan to ultimately offer the full NCAA complement of grant-in-aid scholarships in each of its 19 sports programs. 

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Water
6:27 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Cincinnati establishes Global Water Technology Hub

Booky Oren, former Executive Chairman of Mekorot, Israel's National Water Company and current Chairman and CEO of Booky Oren Global Water Technologies
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati, known for its advanced water technology, is looking to cash in on the innovation and help other cities in the process.

At a Monday news conference City Manager Milton Dohoney announced the formation of a Global Water Technology Hub. He said, "This is the next step of carrying Cincinnati's legacy of being an historic water innovator and this technology will also be an accelerator for technology and innovation in the water industry."

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Local News
4:07 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Reds selling remaining Opening Day tickets Saturday

Great American Ball Park

Fifteen-hundred tickets for the Cincinnati Reds' Opening Day game will go on sale Saturday morning at Great American Ball Park's ticket windows.

There are 1,000 upper deck seats available for $32 each; and 500 standing-room-only tickets at $20 each. There is  a limit of four tickets per customer.

This year's Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim begins at 4:10 on Monday, April first.

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Northern Kentucky University
3:27 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

NKU fires AD, will conduct national search for replacement

Northern Kentucky University has fired athletic director Scott Eaton.  University President Geoffrey Mearns said in a letter to the Board of Regents Monday that Eaton was terminated for failure to comply with NKU's ethical principles and code of conduct.  Mearns said the information he received required a swift and decisive response.  

Mearns laid out this timeline in his letter:

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Cincinnati Casino
3:20 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

Horseshoe executive says casino doing well

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Horseshoe executives say they're excited about the casino's turnout after the first two weeks of business.

During an update to Hamilton County Commissioners, General Manager Kevin Kline reports the casino is making good on its hiring promises. He says the casino promised to hire 90 percent of its employees from the Cincinnati metro area. Currently, that number is 92 percent.

Kline says the casino is now working with downtown businesses and the convention and visitors bureau on ways to attract more people to the region.
 

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