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11:00 pm
Sat March 1, 2014

Will GOP voting changes fire up Democratic base in Ohio?

In politics, if you have the numbers, you get to make the rules.

In Ohio, the Republicans have the numbers – they control both the Ohio House and Senate, they have one of their own in the governor’s office, John Kasich, and a Republican as the state’s chief elections officer, Secretary of State John Husted.

What Kasich, Husted and the legislature have done in recent weeks is to wield that power to make some rather big changes in the early voting system Ohio has used since 2006.

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Kings Island
6:00 pm
Fri February 28, 2014

Kings Island Job Fair Saturday

Holly Yurchison

Kings Island will need more than 4,000 employees for the 2014 summer season.  On Saturday, March 1 from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm the park will host a job fair to begin filling these positions at the Mason amusement park.

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Answers in Genesis
6:44 am
Fri February 28, 2014

Developers say they have funding for Ark Encounter

Mike Zorvath with park model
Marjorie Fox

Developers say the funding is in place to build phase one of a replica of Noah's Ark in Williamstown, Kentucky off I-75. 

President and CEO of Answers in Genesis (AIG) Ken Hamm, made the announcement last night during a webcast. Hamm says his recent debate with Bill Nye the Science Guy along with the media coverage of the soon to be released film "Noah" starring Russell Crowe have helped bring the Ark Encounter project attention.   

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Public Health
2:55 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Arts and health come together to get Cincinnati moving

Dancers from Pones Inc lead other grant recipients at the Contemporary Arts Center in a dance class to kick-off Join the Fun.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend 20 minutes of vigorous activity three times per week. But a community health study finds Cincinnatians don't get nearly enough. Interact for Health and ArtsWave are partnering to try to fix that.

They're awarding $300,000 in grants to 21 agencies to provide active living programs. Interact for Health's Jaime Love says "Join the Fun" is all about getting people moving.

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Cincinnati Fire Department
11:58 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Cincinnati Fire Department to hire 50 recruits

The Cincinnati Fire Department is receiving an $8 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant will fund 50 recruits.

According to a department spokesperson, Fire Chief Richard Braun plans to hire the recruit class as soon as May. His aim is to have the class finish the required six month training period by the end of 2014.

The federal grant also pays for the newly-trained firefighters’ salaries for their first two years of service.

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