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Boston Marathon reaction
4:08 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Hamilton County orders flags to half-staff

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners issued the following directive on Tuesday:

By Order of the President of the United States of America, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all Hamilton County government buildings and facilities beginning today until sunset, April 20, 2013 in remembrance of those killed and injured at the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, April 15, 2013.  

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Food trucks
2:59 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Mobile food vending expanding in Cincinnati

Mobile food trucks will soon have more vending options.
Credit Mark Heyne / WVXU

Cincinnati's food truck program is expanding. City Council is expected to vote Wednesday to add more vendor parking spaces.

Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan says spots are being added near the nightlife areas in Over-the-Rhine (12th and Clay streets) and day-time vending spots are being created near Washington Park.

"The reason we're not doing it in the evening," says Quinlivan, "is because 3CDC... they are going to be programing the park every night. They will be working with food trucks but they wanted to have some control of their events with loading and bands, etc."

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Local News
2:02 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Nun won't do jail time for vote fraud

A Cincinnati nun charged with illegal voting for filling out and mailing in a ballot in last year's election for a nun who was deceased entered a guilty plea to the charge Tuesday, but she will do no jail time.

Sister Marguerite Kloos, 54, of Delhi Township appeared in the courtroom of Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Robert Winkler Tuesday morning to enter her plea.

Winkler sentenced her to a diversion program for at least a year. If she does not commit any more crimes, the record of her crime will eventually be expunged.

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Local News
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. 

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