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4:24 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Sensitive Santa brightens holidays for autistic children

Visiting with Santa Claus each Christmas season is a rite of passage for many children. But for those with autism and others highly sensitive to noise, light and sound the process can be overwhelming.

In 2008, the Dayton Mall started Sensitive Santa. For one day, they open up early, turn off the holiday lights and music and help kids meet Santa on their terms.

Mall Marketing Director David Casper remembers one little girl who wrote Santa a letter but just couldn't hand it over herself.

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Developer allegedly stole millions
3:15 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Former Kenwood Towne Place developer indicted

Ann Thompson WVXU

The man responsible for the unfinished Kenwood Towne Place project is under indictment. Former Managing Director Matt Daniels is charged with 25 conspiracy and fraud counts.

The indictment alleges Daniels borrowed millions from a bank to develop Kenwood Towne Place but instead used the money for personal gain.

FBI Special Agent Ed Hanko says the investigation took three years.

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One Stop Drop
2:44 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

Cincinnati marks America Recycles Day

Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is partnering for a free recycling drop-off Saturday. It's part of America Recycles Day.

The "One Stop Drop" site at Rookwood Commons runs 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Accepted items:

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Cincinnati budget
4:20 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Full Cincinnati Council approves manager's raise

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Cincinnati City Manager Milton Dohoney's base salary is increasing to $255,000 per year.  

The full city council by a 6-2 vote approved the raise Thursday along with a one-time bonus of nearly $35,000.  

Mayor Mark Mallory, who hired Dohoney in 2005, says he makes no apology for the increase or its timing.

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Business
1:37 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Kentucky #2 in job creation: L’Oréal latest example

Ann Thompson WVXU

Kentucky's job strategy seems to be working. In the last year the state added 47,000 jobs, making it number two in the nation.


With a hard-hat and shovel, Gov. Steve Beshear showed off the latest example of expansion by existing business, the Florence L’Oréal plant.

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