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Neighborhood life
4:00 am
Mon August 25, 2014

No relief from train horns in Hartwell and nearby communities

Credit Provided from City of Cincinnati

A railroad company is rejecting Cincinnati's request to reduce train horn noise in the city's Hartwell neighborhood and other nearby communities.  

CSX Transportation said in a June letter to the city's transportation and engineering department it will not approve the use of wayside horns along it tracks running through Hartwell.  It would have also benefited Wyoming, Lockland, Woodlawn and Glendale.  

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun August 24, 2014

Tarbell takes up the toughest challenge in politics - a write-in campaign

Four years ago, Jim Tarbell, the former Cincinnati city council member and vice mayor, took on Republican Chris Monzel for a seat on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners.

His name was on the ballot as the endorsed Democratic Party candidate.

And he lost, taking 44 percent of the vote to Monzel’s 56 percent.

Well, Tarbell’s back.

And, this time, his name won’t be on the ballot.

Tarbell filed paperwork with the Hamilton County Board of Elections last Monday to run as a write-in candidate.

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Freedom Center
3:15 pm
Fri August 22, 2014

In Cincinnati, Lech Walesa weighs in on Ukrainan unrest

Former Polish president Lech Walesa is in Cincinnati to receive an award from the Freedom Center. (He is here with his interpreter)
Ann Thompson WVXU

This weekend the Freedom Center will honor two revolutionary freedom fighters, the late Nelson Mandela and Lech Walesa.

The former Polish President was leader of the non-violent Solidarity movement that ended the Communist regime in Poland in the late 1980s. Friday at a news conference he was asked whether the U.S. is doing enough to bring peace to the Ukraine.

Through an interpreter he said, it appears the U.S. is not willing to continue with it's leadership position, so it should establish the framework for a committee to help solve problems in that region of the world.

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Public Utilities
6:31 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Hidden Works: What's really inside that house?

What's really hiding inside this Kennedy Heights home?
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Water is a big topic these days. There's a scarcity of it out West. Algae blooms shut down Toledo's drinking water system earlier this month, and Cincinnati remains on the leading edge of water technology. But those are all obvious. We see or hear about them frequently.  WVXU went looking behind-the-scenes at a hidden aspect of our water delivery system - something thousands of Cincinnatians pass each day but never truly see.

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ArtsWorks
6:27 am
Fri August 22, 2014

Aquarium unveils Shark Wall Mural

Rich Eiswerth

ArtWorks has finished a mural on the north exterior wall of the Newport Aquarium. 

At more than 300 feet long, the "Shark Wall" mural is ArtWorks longest project to date, according to Aquarium spokesman Jeff Geiser.

It was unveiled last night

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