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1:21 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Health officials being extra cautious as they monitor meningitis outbreak

Ohio Department of Health web site

Health officials continue to keep a close watch on the meningitis outbreak linked to recalled steroid injections. 

The Ohio Department of Health recently published a Food and Drug Administration list of 64 facilities in the state that received products of any kind from the New England Compounding Center.  But ODH spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says this is a precaution since, so far, only 3 lots of one particular steroid from NECC have been linked to the fungal meningitis.

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Roebling Suspension Bridge
12:52 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Roebling Suspension Bridge gets Temporary Weight Limit

Photo by Michael Keating

The Roebling Suspension Bridge has a temporary 3- ton limit after a recent inspection showed some deterioration on the span. Chief District Engineer, Rob Hans says additional analysis and repair is needed before the limit can be lifted.


A report from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says passenger vehicles and pedestrians won't be affected, but commuter trolleys will not be allowed on the bridge. The Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky has implemented the Southbank Shuttle detour and TANK vehicles are no longer using the Suspension Bridge. 

Juvenile Court
3:07 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

County hires counsel following judge's directive

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Citing a conflict of interest, Hamilton County Commissioners are hiring an outside attorney to represent the county and a juvenile court employee.

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Child health
3:01 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

School based health centers showing results

Several groups are continuing efforts to expand school based health centers in Cincinnati. 


The city's health department and private partners are working to fund the 6 current sites and 2 more are scheduled to open after the first of the year. 


Council's Rules and Government Operations Committee heard about the program Wednesday. 


Health Department spokesman Rocky Merz said the centers are the future of health care in the schools.

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National Historic Landmarks
3:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Two Ohio sites named national landmarks

The Governor's Residence on the Main Campus of the National Military Home in Dayton, OH.
Credit Dayton.va.gov

Two Ohio sites are now National Historic Landmarks. The sites in Dayton and Akron were added Wednesday along with 25 others.

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