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11:11 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Sherrod Brown says special interests are lined up to defeat him

Ohio's senior U.S. senator, Sherrod Brown, told the Ohio delegation at its breakfast Wednesday morning that no Democratic senator in the country is facing the kind of torrent of spending on negative advertising from conservative Super PACs that he is.


"In spite of the $16 million they are spending against me, they are wasting their money,'' Brown said to the delegates. "And that $16 million does not include the electronic billboards, the direct mail and the radio ads they are running against me."

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Colerain Township
10:02 am
Wed September 5, 2012

Ohio's high court finds Rumpke not a public utility

Credit WVXU news staff

The Ohio Supreme Court says the Rumpke landfill in Colerain Township is not a public utility and not exempt from the township's zoning authority.

The unanimous ruling from Ohio's high court overturned lower court decisions from a Hamilton County Judge and the First District Court of Appeals. 

The case started in 2006 when the Colerain Township zoning commission and the trustees denied Rumpke's request to expand its landfill facility. 

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Local News
6:15 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Washington Park rules lead to lawsuit

Three Cincinnati residents who live near Washington Park are filing a federal civil rights suit against the city's park board and parks director over rules for the park.  The suit by Jerry Davis, Andrew Fitzpatrick, and Agnes Brown says the rules were created in an unconstitutional fashion that discriminates against certain classes of people. 

Greater Cincinnati Homeless Coalition executive director Josh Spring says the Washington Park rules are different from the ones in other city parks:

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Moscow Tornado
4:08 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Tornado Aftermath: Six months later Moscow residents still rebuilding

Moscow is rebuilding and replanting

It's been six months since the Village of Moscow was ravaged by a tornado. For some it has taken this long to move back in.

Councilman and resident Kent Jones now has his next door neighbors back. The March tornado destroyed their home and just this week they moved back in. What he doesn't have is trees in the lot between their homes. However a thoughtful planting effort is underway in the village.

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-Convention Coverage
8:40 am
Tue September 4, 2012

Former Governor Ted Strickland says he might run again

Update:  After this interview was recorded, Former Governor Strickland's speech was moved to tonight (Tuesday).


WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson is at the Democratic National Convention.  He talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about what former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland will say to the delegates tonight, and the possibility of his running for Governor again.

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