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Cincinnati council
4:19 pm
Wed April 17, 2013

Pamula Thomas joins Cincinnati City Council

New Cincinnati Council Member Pamula Thomas
Campaign website

Within the span of about five minutes today Cincinnati Council accepted the resignation of one member and witnessed the swearing-in of a replacement.

Cecil Thomas ended his Council service after more than seven years.  He's leaving early because term limits prevent him from seeking re-election in November.  

Thomas’ wife, Pamula, was appointed to take his place and she'll be on the ballot this fall.  

She said she'll strive to represent the city with transparency, fortitude and integrity.

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voter fraud
11:46 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Case delayed for woman accused of voter fraud

Melowese Richardson, with her attorney, in a Hamilton County Court.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Madisonville Recreation Center poll worker accused of voting twice, and casting ballots for seven other people in possibly three different elections, was not ready to enter a guilty plea on Wednesday.

Melowese Richardson, when interviewed  by WCPO a few months ago, said she didn't do anything wrong.

On Wednesday, before Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman, her attorney said she wasn't ready to issue a plea.

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Infant mortality
11:08 am
Wed April 17, 2013

New effort aims to reduce infant death rates

Hamilton County is preparing to launch a county-wide Collaborative on Infant Mortality Rate Reduction.

Participants include: Hamilton County, City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Public Health, Children's Hospital Medical Center, UC Health, The Christ Hospital, TriHealth, Inc., and Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio.

"It is a significant collaborative of the major healthcare systems in the region all coming together under one umbrella," says Commissioner Todd Portune.

Hamilton County's infant mortality rate well exceeds the national average.

Cincinnati streetcar
10:34 am
Wed April 17, 2013

City manager wants more money for streetcar; Council decision not expected Wednesday

Rendering of proposed streetcar vehicle for Cincinnati.
City of Cincinnati

Updated 4/17/13:

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance committee will hold a public hearing on the streetcar project April 29 at 6 p.m.

"Cincinnatians for Progress" released this statement on the streetcar.

Original story:

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Reds
7:15 am
Wed April 17, 2013

Reds to finish last night's game tonight

Mark Heyne WVXU News

The Reds game last night was postponed in the ninth inning because of heavy rain.  The score was 0-0.  The Reds announced the game against the Phillies, will begin again tonight at 5:30. 

Fans with tickets to last night’s game will need to exchange them for tomorrow night’s game only, location subject to availability. Fans who exchange their tickets can watch both the conclusion of last night’s game, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., and today’s regularly scheduled game, which will not begin before 7:10 p.m..

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