News

Pages

Local News
12:16 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Portman: Delay Obamacare sign-up until website problems fixed

Sen. Rob Portman
Official Portrait

It is time to delay the health insurance sign-up under the Affordable Care Act until the multitude of computer glitches that have frustrated millions of Americans can be worked out, Sen. Rob Portman said in Cincinnati Thursday.

“I support repeal of the whole thing and replacing it with something that is better, but I do think that a delay is appropriate now,’’ the Republican senator from Terrace Park told reporters Thursday morning.

Read more
Recycling
11:11 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Final weekend for computer/TV recycling

Credit WVXU

The final computer and TV recycling drop-off for this year will be this weekend.

Last month WVXU reported:

Hamilton County residents have recycled more than 116,000 pounds of old computer equipment and televisions so far this year and the Recycling and Solid Waste District says there's still time to build on that number.  The county's free drop-off program is still available on Saturdays (except the Labor Day holiday on August 31)  from 8 a.m. to noon until October 26.

Read more
Hamilton County Coroner
3:33 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Study projects much lower cost for new crime lab

New figures are in on how much it would cost to convert Mercy Mt. Airy hospital into a new crime lab for the coroner's office.

Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco says a new architectural study puts renovation costs at $21.5 million, well under the projected $56 million to build a new facility.

"The building is sound and it's a gift," says Sammarco. "I think we really need to look at it as this is going to be the most economical way for us to get a new crime lab."

Read more
Higher education
1:19 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Cincy State/UC sign new partnership agreement

Cincinnati State and UC officials sign agreement strengthing academic partnerhsips between the two institutions.
Jay Hanselman

It will now be easier for Cincinnati State students to get four-year degrees from the University of Cincinnati.  

Read more
Local News
10:52 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Portman, Kasich don't even register in NH primary poll

In a poll of voters in the early presidential primary state of New Hampshire, Ohio's junior senator Rob Portman and Ohio governor John Kasich don't even register one percent support among Republican primary voters.

Kentucky's junior senator, Rand Paul, tops the list of 13 potential GOP presidential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination with 17 percent, followed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at 16 percent.

Read more

Pages