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Life expectancy
7:00 am
Tue November 26, 2013

20 year life expectancy difference from one part of Cincinnati to another

Cincinnati Health Department Life Expectancy Map

If you live in Mount Lookout you're likely to live about 20 years longer than those who live in South Fairmount.  Those findings come from a Cincinnati Health Department report on life expectancy for Cincinnati's 47 neighborhood groupings which will be formally released later this morning. 

The report also shows African American men throughout the city have a life expectancy nearly ten years less than their white male counterparts.  The health department says in a release today it wants to find out why there's such a disparity. 

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GE Aviation
5:15 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Wenstrup & Turner get look at top-secret GE engine

From left: Reps. Brad Wenstrup and Mike Turner and GE's Dan McCormick prepare to witness what GE Aviation says is the first test of aerospace's most advanced engine.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Seventy years after GE developed the engine to power the first bomber for World War II, the company has begun testing another engine that could power the most advanced bomber in 2019. This video, produced a few years ago, explains what is different about the ADVENT (Adaptive Versatile Engine Technology) engine.

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Cincinnati streetcar
4:31 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Another streetcar vote after conference call with federal lawyer

Provided from City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati Council will likely approve an ordinance Tuesday telling city administrators to complete the first phase of the streetcar project in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine.  The action comes as the city's new mayor, John Cranley, has vowed to stop the plan.  

Council's Budget and Finance Committee approved the ordinance Monday after a conference call with Dorval Carter, who's the chief counsel for the Federal Transit Administration.  The FTA has provided funding for the city project.  He said requests to pause or cancel a project are relatively rare.

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Local News
3:57 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

David Mann to be Cranley's vice mayor

David Mann
Mann & Mann law firm

Newly-elected Cincinnati council member David Mann has held the mayor's office before, and now he will serve as new mayor John Cranley's vice mayor.

Cranley announced Mann as his vice mayor Monday afternoon in a press conference at Mann's downtown law office.

Mann served on council from 1974 to 1991, and had three years as mayor at a time when the mayor's office was mostly a ceremonial position.

Both Cranley and Mann are Democrats. Cranley said Mann is someone he can work well with.

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Local News
12:30 pm
Mon November 25, 2013

Quinlivan asks that there be no recount in council race

Laure Quinlivan
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati council member Laure Quinlivan told the Hamilton County Board of Elections this morning not to conduct a recount of the 859-vote difference between her and Republican Amy Murray.

Quinlivan, a Democrat who finished 10th and out of the running for one of nine council seats, was entitled to a recount because the difference between her and Murray was less than one-half of one percent.

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