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2:21 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

State Rep. Peter Beck indicted on 53 additional charges

State Rep. Peter Beck
Ohio House of Representatives website

State Rep. Peter Beck, a Mason Republican who already faces trial on 16 counts of fraud and theft, was hit with a 53- count felony indictment Thursday stemming from the same case.

A Hamilton County grand jury issued the latest indictment after a joint investigation by Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters and Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.

The new charges cover a longer period of time than the original indictments last July.

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Cincinnati Museum Center
2:00 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Princess Diana exhibit makes final stop in Cincinnati

The centerpiece of the Princess Diana exhibit - her wedding gown.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

An exhibit celebrating the "People's Princess" is wrapping up its 11-year world tour in the Queen City.

Cincinnati is the final stop for "Diana, A Celebration." Diana's will left many of the exhibit items to Prince William upon his 30th birthday and he's decided to call them home, according to Althorp Estate art handler and curator Nick Grossmark.

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City parking
4:25 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Council could vote on new parking plan in 2 weeks

Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Council could be asked to vote on the latest version of a plan that will impact parking in the city.  There's a motion that would officially end the prior parking lease with the Port Authority that's been on hold since November.  

The new proposal would upgrade city parking meters and garages, but the city would maintain full control of all assets instead of leasing them to the Port, which in turn would have turned day-to-day operations over to private contractors.    

Mayor John Cranley said there'll be local control of all decisions.

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Metropolitan Sewer District
12:57 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Hamilton County and Cincinnati heading to court over sewer issue

Credit Tana Weingartner/WVXU

The debate over who sets policy for the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSD) is headed to a federal judge.

"We're beyond the negotiation phase," says Hamilton County Commissioner Greg Hartmann.

Hamilton County Commissioners and the City of Cincinnati are at odds over several city-instituted hiring procedures. The county says the hiring rules are illegal under Ohio Revised Code but the city argues it has home rule which trumps the O.R.C.

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Flying Pig
12:06 pm
Wed February 12, 2014

Flying Fur run now part of Flying Pig Marathon

SPCA dogs will benefit. For every registration IAMS will donate 1 bag of pet food to the SPCA.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Flying Pig Marathon organizers are adding pets into the mix with the first "Flying Fur Run."

The 2-mile dog/owner run will be held on Saturday May 3 beginning at 1:30 p.m. near the Purple People Bridge.

Communication Manager Jason Taylor says this event "could be a warm-up for marathon participants."

For every dog and owner who sign up, IAMS will donate 1 large bag of pet food to the Cincinnati SPCA.

You can register for the IAMS event here.

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