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MSD
5:28 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Keeping a lid on sewer costs

MSD has a new computerized tool to keep track of costs and prioritize projects
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The EPA says every year 14 billion gallons of wastewater is dumped into the Mill Creek. This is because  Cincinnati's sewer system is too old to handle the stormwater runoff and it mixes with sewage in one series of pipes.

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Warren County Racino
2:48 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Warren County Fairgrounds gets a boost from racino developer

The Lebanon Raceway will be moving from the county fairgrounds to the new racino facility.
Lebanon Raceway

The company opening a racino in Turtlecreek Township says it's committing $3 million to revitalizing the Warren County Fairgrounds. 

Miami Valley Gaming is contributing  $1 million  this year that will support redeveloping the current Lebanon Raceway at the fairgrounds.  The raceway is being moved to the new gaming and racing complex that will be built. 

The company is also contributing $500,000 per year for the next four years. 

Miami University
1:07 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

New app helps you learn Miami Tribal language

Miami University senior and computer science major Dave Greiner holds the Android app he's helping develop while The Myaamia Center's Andrew Strack shows off the iPad "niiki" app.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Miami University enjoys a unique relationship with the Miami Tribe from which the school derives its name. 

Miami University is expanding its commitment to preserving Miami tribal culture. The Myaamia Project (pronounced: me-AHM-me-uh) is now a full center.

Director Daryl Baldwin says becoming a center further enhances the project's language and culture preservation goals.

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Entertainment
5:38 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Horseshoe Casino Now Open

Opening Night at the Horseshoe Casino
Sarah Ramsey WVXU News

Cincinnati's first casino is now open.  Horseshoe Cincinnati opened last night on the site of the former Broadway Commons parking lot.

City parking
5:45 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Cincinnati parking lease clears another hurdle

Cincinnati Council will be meeting Tuesday evening to likely give a second reading to the legislation needed to let the city lease most of its parking facilities to the Greater Cincinnati Port Authority. 

Council rules say ordinances must be fully and distinctly read by title on three different days unless three-fourths of the members suspend the rule.  It takes seven votes to do that and it nearly always happens.  But not with the controversial parking issue. 

The Council is likely to vote on the issue Wednesday afternoon during its regular meeting. 

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