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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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Public restroom
3:02 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

Cincinnati could test freestanding restroom

"Portland Loo" in Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon government website

Findlay Market could soon be home to Cincinnati's first freestanding public restroom.  And if the test location does well others could be added in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  

Several cities have such facilities.  Portland has successfully developed and placed several “Portland Loos.”

City officials said these freestanding facilities address the major negative issues associated with public restrooms.  

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Local News
2:34 pm
Mon January 7, 2013

New casino in final phase of hiring

Artist's rendering of Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati.
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Cincinnati's new casino continues to hire workers as it heads toward a March 4 opening date.  Horseshoe Cincinnati is looking to fill more than a hundred positions Tuesday for cocktail servers and restaurant hosts.  The casino will employ nearly 1,700 people in various roles.  Human resources director Meaghan Ryan said the hiring effort is going well.

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Politics
9:02 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Howard Wilkinson Political Chat

Michael Keating

In this week's chat, WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson, talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about Ohio's senators both being appointed to the Senate Finance Committee and his thoughts about what we can expect from Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie and Ohio's new Congressman, Brad Wenstrup.




*Correction:  I mistakenly said that Brad Wenstrup had not voted on legislation yet - he voted no on Hurricane Sandy relief. My apologies. - Howard..

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Ohio River commerce
4:06 am
Mon January 7, 2013

Local impact of low Mississippi River levels

Drought conditions in the upper Midwest are causing major concerns for companies that ship goods and materials on the Mississippi River.

Local carriers are keeping an eye on how low water levels between Saint Louis and Cairo, Illinois (where the Ohio and Mississippi meet) could affect their supply routes.

Mike Toohey is president of the Waterways Council, a carrier trade and policy organization.

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