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Cincinnati Police
4:43 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Chief Craig appoints LGBT liaison

Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig at an earlier news conference

The Cincinnati Police Chief is appointing the city's first ever liaison with the gay and lesbian community.


Equality Cincinnati Board President Matt Murray says it is extremely encouraging that Chief James Craig is appointing an officer as the police liaison for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

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Ohio State Extension
3:40 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

OSU Extension & Hamilton County 4-H to close

4-H.org

Master gardening classes and 4-H could soon be a thing of the past in Hamilton County. The Ohio State University Extension office which runs the programs says it can't find new funding and will shut down at the end of the year.

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Economic development
3:34 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Council members concerned about project near UC

Rendering of USquare at the Loop near the UC campus.
From Towne Properties website

Some Cincinnati Council Members have serious problems with the subcontractors working on a major economic development project near the University of Cincinnati campus.


Cecil Thomas and Wendell Young visited the USquare at the Loop construction site last week and talked to some of the workers. 


The council members alleged some of the subcontractors are not paying workers the state mandated prevailing wage and the employees are not paying city income taxes. 


They said that's cost the city about $500,000 so far.

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Health
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. 

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