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Hamilton County Commission
3:42 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Judge Hunter backers fed up with 'blatant disrespect'

Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Supporters filled Hamilton County Commission chambers Wednesday demanding more respect for Judge Tracie Hunter.

The Juvenile Court judge is locked in bitter battles with fellow Juvenile Court Judge John Williams, the county prosecutor's office and several media outlets.

Supporters like Zakiyyah Allen say Hunter's being jerked around by the county.

"It's a mockery," says Allen. "It's a slap in the face. Why is so much time, money and energy being wasted to prevent her from doing her job verses spending the money to let her do her job?"

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Taste of Cincinnati
3:33 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Yummy weekend helps Taste set attendance record

The 35th edition of Taste saw a 10 percent attendance increase thanks to beautiful weather, the Reds and new attractions.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

If you were at Taste of Cincinnati last weekend and thought it seemed busier than usual, you were right.  Lance Barry with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber said the final estimate for the three-day event is in, and it's a record.

"We are projecting our numbers for the weekend to be right around 550,000," said Barry.  " We were expecting them to be right around a half-million at 500,000, but we're now very easily projecting, comfortably, a 10-percent increase from even where we thought we'd be for the weekend."

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Rob Portman
2:30 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Roll Call: Portman helping clear the way for Cordray

Sen. Rob Portman
Official Portrait

Sen. Rob Portman, R-Terrace Park, has been working behind the scenes to clear the way for the renomination of an Ohio Democrat, Richard Cordray, as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, according to a story in Roll Call, a Capitol Hill newspaper.

Senate Republicans have thus far refused to move on President Obama's renomination of Cordray, a former Ohio treasurer and attorney general, along with a number of other presidential appointments.

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Cincinnati budget
1:22 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Final Cincinnati budget vote Thursday

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

Right now eight of the nine Cincinnati Council Members are supporting a budget plan that prevents any layoffs in the police and fire departments.  The Budget and Finance Committee approved the budget motion Wednesday.  But those numbers may change some when final votes are taken Thursday.  

But about 60 other city workers will get pink slips in a few weeks and some services will be scaled back in order to close a $35 million general fund deficit.  

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University of Cincinnati
8:44 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Service for late UC president Steger set for June 5

Joseph A. Steger
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A memorial service for the late Joseph A. Steger, the second-longest serving president of the University of Cincinnati, will take place on campus on June 5.

Steger died May 9 at the age of 76. He served as UC's president from July 1984 until his retirement in September 2003.

The memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 at the Patricia Corbett Theater at the College Conservatory of Music on the University of Cincinnati's main campus. Doors will open at 1:30 p.m.

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