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12:48 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Thomas to leave council, appoint wife as successor

Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young
Jay Hanselman/WVXU

Democrat Cecil Thomas made official today what he told WVXU two months ago – that he will resign from Cincinnati City Council, have his wife, Pam Thomas, appointed to replace him, and run for the Ohio Senate in 2014.


His resignation will take effect after Wednesday’s council meeting.
 

Thomas, in a press conference this morning at the law office of Hamilton County Democratic Party chairman Tim Burke, said that his wife would be sworn in after the Wednesday meeting.
 

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Harlem Globetrotter
4:00 am
Tue April 16, 2013

Harlem Globetrotter comes to Cincinnati and Kentucky

Harlem Globetrotter "Slick" Willie Shaw dribbles across the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge.
Sarah Ramsey

A Harlem Globetrotter dribbled across the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge Monday afternoon.

"Slick" Willie Shaw, a Globetrotter for nine years started on the Ohio side of the Roebling Bridge and dribbled his way across using special techniques, arriving in Kentucky. 

At 6'6", Shaw towered over fans as they took pictures.

Shaw's appearance is part of "Globetrotter Week" in the Cincinnati region. The Harlem Globetrotters play at the Bank of Kentucky Center Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m. 

Boston Marathon reaction
5:40 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

Flying Pig Marathon organizers to re-evaluate security measures

Update Tuesday from organizers of the Flying Pig Marathon:

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Economic development
3:35 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

dunnhumbyUSA building new HQ & preparing for future growth

Aerial view on construction work on dunnhumbyUSA site at 5th and Race in downtown Cincinnati.
3CDC

Construction is just getting underway on dunnhumbyUSA's new office building at the corner of Fifth and Race in downtown Cincinnati. 

City Council could vote Wednesday on a modified agreement that would let the firm eventually expand at the site. 

Chad Munitz is with 3CDC, which is helping to develop the project.  He said the latest document does a couple things.

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Stan Chesley
12:20 pm
Mon April 15, 2013

UC board asks for Chesley's resignation

WCPO

UPDATE:  UC released the following statement Monday evening:

Statement by C. Francis Barrett, Chair, University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees

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