10:59 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Summer music festivals attract big name acts


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

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.

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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City parking
3:54 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Solving parking crunch in OTR

Many new residents with cars, more commercial activity, and increased interest in programs and events are leading to a parking crunch in Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine neighborhood especially at nights and on weekends.  

City officials are working on a plan to implement a residential parking permit program for the area.  

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Cincinnati Streetcar
12:38 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Road closure for streetcar project

Rail work on Race Street in Over-the-Rhine.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Workers will be taking delivery of a shipment of rails Tuesday as the Cincinnati streetcar project continues to move forward.

Race Street is going to be closed between 13th and 14th streets Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to accommodate the delivery.

There will be local access to nearby businesses and homes.  Traffic will be maintained to Washington Park Garage via 13th Street.