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11:07 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Cranley, fire chief roll out plan to eliminate brownouts

(l. to r.) Council member Kevin Flynn, Mayor John Cranley, Fire Chief Richard Braun, council member Christopher Smitherman
Howard Wilkinson

Cincinnati has nearly seen the end of brownouts in fire stations, with the addition of 41 new fire recruits who graduated last week and a department overtime budget of $2.5 million, Mayor John Cranley said in a city hall press conference Monday.

The new recruits will reduce the number of brownouts of fire equipment from five per day to anywhere from two to zero per day.

But Cranley and Fire Chief Richard Braun said in a city hall press conference Monday that is not good enough.

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Cincinnati Museum Center
10:30 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Uncrating a royal wedding dress

Nick Grossmark (front) and Graeme Murton (back) are the official dress handlers for the exhibit.
Lee Hay WVXU News

Handlers, working on the exhibit Diana, A Celebration, uncrated Princess Diana's wedding dress Monday morning at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

Some facts about the dress:

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Politics
8:53 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Ohio's 9th District Senate seat and 54th District House seat races could be interesting

Michael E. Keating

A couple of seats in the Ohio legislature could make for interesting races.  WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about one seat held by Democrats for decades where a formidable Republican could be running and another where the incumbent is facing charges and could be on trial during the election.

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Warren County
6:00 am
Mon February 10, 2014

Plans underway for Caesar Creek marina

The new marina will be between St. Rt. 73 and the swimming beach.
Ohio Department of Natural Resources

An archaeological study is underway in preparation for the construction of a new marina at Caesar Creek, said to be one of the largest of its kind in southwest Ohio, when completed at the start of the 2016 boating season.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has temporarily lowered the level of the lake by 10 feet for the study. This is the first step in getting the proper permits to set up a construction schedule.

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Health
4:48 am
Mon February 10, 2014

DHL adding specialized 'life sciences' cargo route to Europe

Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

Air cargo company DHL is adding temperature controlled air freight service between Brussels and Cincinnati.  Specialized cargo planes will carry life sciences products including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, blood samples and vaccines.

Spokeswoman Jennifer Pakradooni says the six weekly flights are being added because of customer demand in Europe.

"Given the location in Cincinnati and its proximity for freight to be able to reach the various US cities on both coasts in within days of the freights arrival, Cincinnati is a good choice of locations," says Pakradooni.

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