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4:08 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Former Bishop of Diocese of Covington dies

Bishop William A. Hughes
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Bishop William Hughes, who the led the Covington Diocese for 16 years, has died. 

In a press release Friday, the Diocese said Hughes passed away February 7 at Carmel Manor in Fort Thomas.  He was 91. 

Hughes served the Roman Catholic church for 66 years and was a bishop for 38 of those years.  He was appointed bishop of the Covington Diocese in 1979 and served until 1995. 

A mass of Christian burial honoring Hughes' life will take place next Friday at noon at the Cathedral Basilica of the Assumption in Covington.

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Inside Pitch
3:47 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Qualls, Cranley at odds over mayoral debates

On the same day, mayoral candidate John Cranley proposed a debate soon over the issue of privatizing parking meters, his opponent, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, proposed a series of five post-primary debates - after council has acted on the parking issue.

Cranley, a former city council member, opposes the plan - which has yet to be formally introduced in Cincinnati City Council - while Qualls is a supporter.

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Ohio Public Radio
12:13 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Gun owners rally for rights

Jo Ingles Ohio Public Radio

More than a hundred Ohio gun owners rallied at the statehouse Friday. As Bill Cohen reports, they were not expressing anger at the government officials who work inside the building. Instead, they were protesting federal lawmakers in Washington.

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Sequestration
12:10 pm
Fri February 8, 2013

Wright-Patt considering major cuts

C-17's are the primary aircraft flying out of Wright-Patt.
Michelle Gigante U.S. Air Force photo

Officials at Wright Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton say that under guidance from the Department of Defense, they have begun planning for a potential 15 percent of their operating budget reduction as a result of sequestration. 

Col. Cassie Barlow says a furlough of civilian employees isn’t out of the question but it would be a last resort.

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Smoking ban
3:13 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

Ky statewide smoking ban clears House committee

Kentucky Rep. Susan Westrom
Rae Hodge

Kentucky is one step closer to enacting a statewide smoking ban after legislation sailed Thursday through the House Committee on Health and Welfare.

House Bill 190, sponsored by Rep. Susan Westrom, a Democrat of Lexington, would prohibit smoking in public places and places of employment.

It's the third year the bill has been proposed, but only the second time it's been heard in committee.  Gov. Steve Beshear endorsed the proposal Wednesday night in his State of the Commonwealth address.

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