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12:10 pm
Thu March 21, 2013

Class-action lawyer Chesley disbarred in Kentucky

Stanley Chesley
WCPO

Cincinnati lawyer Stanley Chesley - for decades one of the leading class-action trial lawyers in the country - has been disbarred from practicing law in Kentucky over his actions in a diet drug settlement.

The Kentucky Supreme Court accepted the recommendation of the Kentucky Bar Association to disbar Chesley from practicing law, but did not order him to pay $7.5 million in restitution, as the association had recommended.

Because Ohio has a reciprocal agreement with Kentucky, Chesley, who lives in Indian Hill, could lose his license to practice law in Ohio too.

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Job creation
11:27 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Northern Kentucky shows strong 2012 job numbers

These 22 companies located or expanded operations in Northern Kentucky in 2012.
Credit Northern Kentucky Tri-ED

Northern Kentucky is posting strong jobs numbers for 2012. The Tri-County Economic Development Corporation reports 24 companies announced new locations or expansion projects last year, creating nearly 3,774 jobs.

Boone County Judge Executive and Tri-Ed Chairman Gary Moore says that's pretty good given the economic situation.

"This is the fourth highest as far as job creation... in our 25 year history," he says. "It's the seventh highest in capital investment. All of these are great signs that Northern Kentucky is positioned well for future growth and recovery."

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Community development
3:37 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Council delays vote on funding for Westwood Square

Artist rendering of proposed Westwood Civic Square
City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council did not vote Wednesday on funding a feasibility study for the Westwood Civic Square project. 

The decision was delayed after the Westwood Civic Association said the plan needs more discussion. 

In a letter the group said right now it's not for or against the project.  Becky Weber with the association spoke to Council.

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City parking
12:23 pm
Wed March 20, 2013

Judge extends restraining order on Cincy parking lease

A Hamilton County judge is extending a temporary restraining order (TRO) preventing Cincinnati officials from signing a proposal to lease most of the city's parking facilities to the Port Authority.  

Judge Robert Winkler issued the order Wednesday extending the TRO until April 3.  

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Jail overcrowding
11:58 am
Wed March 20, 2013

Sheriff Neil closes jail revolving door

Sheriff Neil gave the media a rare behind the scenes tour at the Hamilton County Justice Center.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says he is keeping his two campaign promises:

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