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Boxing
6:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

OTR Boxing Center helps kids deal with life's jabs

The OTR Boxing Center was converted from an old swimming pool at the OTR Recreation Center.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The Over the Rhine Boxing Center is a hit. The shiny new gym, part of the OTR Recreation Center, is getting kids off the streets and teaching them leadership, sportsmanship and ethics, according to the people who run it.

Last year crews converted an old leaky pool at the recreation center into what may be the largest boxing facility in the Midwest. Buddy LaRosa had a lot to do with it. He said, "Our goal is just to provide a second family atmosphere because most of these young men are not from the traditional two-parent homes."

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City retirement
4:00 am
Mon March 17, 2014

Cincinnati Council to discuss pension mediation Monday

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee holds a public hearing Monday on a plan to let a federal judge mediate a solution to the city's pension crisis.  

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun March 16, 2014

So, is voting in Ohio easy or not?

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, the state’s chief election officer, put out a rather cheery press release this week to let Ohio voters know how well off they are when it comes to early voting.

“Voting in Ohio is easy,” the headline read, accompanied by a multi-colored graphic showing Ohio and its multiple ways of voting, alongside mean old states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, which Husted said don’t afford voters so many opportunities.

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Stink Bugs
3:11 pm
Fri March 14, 2014

Winter wipes out some, but not all stink bugs

Mark Heyne WVXU News

If you thought this cold, snowy winter would take care of the stink bugs that have been crawling around your house, you've probably been surprised to see the invasive pests still skulking about.

"Most of the stink bugs people are seeing walking around in their offices, in their homes, spent the winter in the buildings someplace, probably up in the attic or some protected area," said Entomologist Gene Kritsky, professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati.  "They're active now because it's beginning to get warm."

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Arts
5:00 am
Fri March 14, 2014

Man creates art by firing gun in museum

Workers carefully lower the brass cube into place.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

A new installation at the Cincinnati Art Museum juxtaposes traditional and contemporary art in an unusual way.

Oxford, Ohio native and Miami University alum Todd Pavlisko says the goal of Crown is to make people view and experience the museum's masterpieces differently. He collaborated with a sharpshooter to fire bullets through the Schmidlapp Gallery into a brass cube. The bullet's journey was captured using high-speed cameras and edited into an audiovisual experience.

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