Thousands of firefighters are converging on Cincinnati for the 52nd biennial convention of the International Association of Firefighters, which starts Monday. During a press conference Friday to welcome them, Convention and Visitors Bureau Chair Delores Hargrove-Young said the IAFF will have an economic impact of more than $2 million for the region, and is part of a busy month for the city's convention business:
The banks of the Ohio River are hosting a musical extravaganza this weekend as the Bunbury Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove in Cincinnati . The event Friday, Saturday and Sunday features 80 live performances on six stages.
"You really can't beat being on the river down there," said Bunbury marketing manager Brian Kitzmiller. "The river stage alone, which is down on the Serpentine Wall, has the river backdrop; the bridge is behind there; and then the main stage has the arena in the background. It's fantastic."
Researchers at UC's College of Medicine have landed a $2.35 million grant to study lead exposure in African American women.
Amit Battacharya and Kim Dietrich started studying the long-term effects of pre-natal lead exposure 35 years ago. Their work and other similar studies have largely focused on neurological issues. Now study participants are approaching bone maturation age and Battacharya says women, especially African American women who are at higher risk, face a new problem.
A grand jury has indicted three Hamilton County residents for illegal voting in the November 2012 general election.
A statement from county prosecutor Joe Deters says Carmen Lockhart, 64, Bernus Charmont, 46, and Jean Gobeil, 61, are in this country legally, but they are non-citizens and, therefore, not eligible to vote. They're each facing one count of illegal voting and, if convicted, face the possibility of 18 months in prison.
Cincinnati Public Radio and CET are partnering with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to provide live broadcasts of next month's Lumenocity 2014 at Washington Park. It's scheduled for August 1, 2 and 3 and the free tickets for the music and light show with Music Hall as a backdrop went quickly.