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Pothole season comes early
11:41 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Warm forecast could cause road problems

This week's spring-like temperatures might provide some reprieve from the winter doldrums, but they're likely to cause headaches for drivers.

Ohio Department of Transportation spokeswoman Sharon Smigielski says conditions are ripe for creating potholes.

"The warmer temperatures accelerate the freeze/thaw cycle causing pavement to deteriorate more quickly," she says.

Since it's still too cold for permanent fixes, road crews will use a cold patch mixture to plug potholes.

To report potholes:

Ohio highways & state routes: 513-933-6568

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strickland won't run
9:55 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Strickland won't run for governor in 2014

Former governor Ted Strickland

Former Ohio governor Ted Strickland - considered by Democrats their strongest candidate to unseat Republican Gov. John Kasich in 2014 - announced Tuesday morning he will not be a candidate.

"Today, I am announcing my decision not to seek election as governor of Ohio in 2014,'' the 71-year-old Strickland said in a statement released Tuesday morning by the Ohio Democratic Party.

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The Banks
7:54 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Another restaurant coming to The Banks

Jefferson Social will take up residence this Spring at The Banks. The neighborhood bar and restaurant style facility will serve Mexican street food. It will be operated by Tony Cafeo, who also owns Jefferson Hall at Newport on the Levee.

“Our focus will be on serving artisanal drinks with freshly squeezed juices and quality liquors, and serving tacos and nachos made with fresh ingredients,” says Cafeo. “Customers will be able to enjoy themselves in a design and layout conducive to socializing, eating, dancing and partying.”

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Bengals
4:46 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Bengals Coach Lewis looks to build on success for next season

Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis reflects on the playoff loss
Credit Sarah Ramsey WVXU

Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis likened himself to the Susan Lucci of coaching. He's been to the playoffs four times and hasn't had a single win. Lewis was a good sport about it when talking to the media Monday about the Bengals loss to Houston. He called it an incredible fall off the cliff but is hopeful for next season.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
3:41 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

County orders MSD efficiency review

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are ordering a performance and efficiency review of the Metropolitan Sewer District.

The utility is undertaking a multi-billion dollar, federally mandated system upgrade.

Commissioner Chris Monzel proposed the review.

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