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Music Hall
12:30 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Music Hall lease signed; renovation ahead

Timetable for the $95 million dollar renovation will be announced next year
WVXU

Efforts are underway to raise the money needed to renovate Music Hall. The project can move forward now that the revitalization company and the City of Cincinnati have signed a 75 year lease.

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telemedicine
7:15 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

UC Robot brings telemedicine into closer view

A couple of students practice on the InTouch RP-7 telehealth robot named "Flo-Bot," in honor of Florence Nightingale
UC College of Nursing

With projected nursing shortages and an increasingly older population, robots are playing a bigger role in Telemedicine. Meet the University of Cincinnati's "Flo-Bot," named for Florence Nightingale.

The approximately 5'5 rugged robot with video screen and eyes ten times stronger than a human moves around a room checking on simulated patients, as nursing students in another room control her. Emanuel Lewis guided them.

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bid rigging
5:24 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Ohio bid rigging investigation underway

Mark Heyne

There are questions regarding whether Ohio Department of Transportation employees followed the proper bidding procedures and allowed conspiracies between suppliers. A Hamilton County company is the first to plead guilty.

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Inside Pitch
3:54 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Rand Paul to headline Hamilton County GOP event

Sen. Rand Paul, the Kentucky Republican who has hinted at a possible run for the presidency in 2016, will be the featured speaker next month at the Northeast Hamilton County Republican Club's annual pancake breakfast.

Paul - the son of former Libertarian and GOP presidential candidate Ron Paul - has been dropping broad hints about 2016, but that year is also the year when his U.S. Senate seat is up for re-election. And, under Kentucky election law, Paul would have to choose one or the other.

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Public safety
1:40 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

Council Member wants metal detectors back at Cincinnati City Hall

Cincinnati City Hall
Jay Hanselman

A Cincinnati Council Member wants to reinstall metal detectors at the entrance to City Hall.  

Cecil Thomas said in a press release the current protocol of having people sign a register as they enter the building doesn't deter violence.  He said anyone could carry a weapon into the building.
Thomas points out federal and county public facilities use metal detectors.  

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