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Taxes
1:22 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Cincinnati doesn't have to pay property taxes on golf courses, board rules

Credit Mark Heyne / WVXU

The Ohio Board of Tax Appeals says the City of Cincinnati does not have to pay property taxes on city-owned golf courses.

The ruling comes after the city appealed a decision by the Ohio Tax Commissioner who had said otherwise.

The tax commissioner had said the golf courses were subject to tax because they are operated by a private, for-profit company. The city says the Tax Appeals Board's ruling will save the city $450,000.

The Tax Commissioner can appeal to the state Supreme Court.

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Public Health
11:46 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Most Tristate youth not abusing drugs, survey finds

A survey of Tristate students  finds the majority are not using or abusing drugs and other substances.

The 2014 Student Drug-Use Survey finds:

  • 95.7% do not use prescription drugs non-medically
  • 90.2% do not smoke cigarettes
  • 88.6% do not use marijuana
  • 82.2% do not use alcohol

The study is conducted every two years by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Greater Cincinnati (CDFGC). More than 56,000 7th-12th grade students from 107 schools took the survey this past fall.

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Music
10:59 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Summer music festivals attract big name acts

Credit buckleupfestival.com

Two large music festivals are attracting some big name bands to Cincinnati this summer.

The newly created Buckle Up Music Festival released its line-up Tuesday. Headliners include: Alabama, Willie Nelson, Alison Krauss and Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas, and The Band Perry.

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Cincinnati Zoo
6:13 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo giraffe pregnant

Tessa, Kimba and Lulu
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The Cincinnati Zoo's female giraffe, Tessa, is pregnant and due in the next few weeks. 

In a release, the zoo says  this will be Tessa's third calf.  Her last, Lulu, was born in October, 2012.  Lulu will be moving to the Wilds in Cumberland, Ohio later this spring. 

The Zoo says Tessa and father Kimba are both doing well and can be seen at the zoo.  Zoo volunteers have been watching the giraffe for signs of labor. 

Water Quality Trading Credits
4:55 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Does Water Quality Trading help reduce pollution?

Before and after pics of a farm ORSANCO worked with that had a problem with nutrient runoff.
ORSANCO

Tuesday morning will mark the first time companies discharging into the Ohio River Basin can buy interstate water quality credits to help farmers upstream control their pollution.

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) is facilitating the trading. It says water quality trading is an "innovative market-based approach to achieving water quality goals for nutrients such as phosphorus and nitrogen."

Here's the thinking

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