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2:53 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

I-71/MLK interchange work to begin this summer

Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU News

Construction of the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange is expected to begin in July.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says Westerville, Ohio-based Kokosing Construction is the apparent low bidder to do the work. The company's bid comes in at $80.8 million.

The reconstruction will create full access to and from the interstate from Martin Luther King Drive.

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Local News
11:14 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

A trial date of September 8 was set this morning for Hamilton Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter, who faces nine criminal charges.

Hunter's lawyer and the independent council chosen to prosecute her case met for 15 minutes this morning in the chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel.

After closed-door session, Nadel announced from the bench that there would be a hearing on motions in Hunter's case on June 5t, followed by the Sept. 8 trial.

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Drawbridge Inn
6:57 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Demolition begins at Drawbridge Inn

The Drawbridge Inn is coming down...
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Demolition of the former Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell begins Tuesday morning. 

A release says the sites are being cleared for future development.  Bellevue Developer Brandicorp,  is planning a mix of residential, retail and medical office use for the 20 plus acre site.

The Christ Hospital Health Network is planning a medical office building on part of the site. 

The Drawbridge Inn closed in December 2012 after operating for 42 years. 

Local News
3:35 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Tracie Hunter's lawyer asks for a change of venue

The lawyer for indicted juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter has asked the judge in her case for a change of venue, saying he doesn't think Hunter can get a fair trial in Hamilton County.

Hunter's lawyer, Clyde Bennett II, told WVXU that he filed a change-of-venue affidavit with Hamilton County Common Pleas Court judge Norbert Nadel. In it, Bennett says there has been so much adverse publicity in the Hunter case that he doesn't think it is probable to find jurors who haven't made up their minds.

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Business
9:34 am
Mon April 7, 2014

Cincinnati Bell selling off wireless unit

Cincinnati Bell is getting out of the wireless business. The telephone company is selling its wireless spectrum and some related assets to Verizon Wireless for approximately $210 million.

The company will "lease back" the spectrum while the deal closes so customers can transition to Verizon or another provider. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2014. Cincinnati Bell Wireless says it will provide additional details to customers at that time. However, a company spokesperson says CBW customers will not automatically become Verizon users.

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