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3:29 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

ODOT launches one of the 'largest construction season to date'

Joe Gorman talks about how improvements at the Hopple St/I-275 interchange (seen behind him) will benefit Camp Washington.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is officially making it every driver's favorite time of year by kicking off construction season Wednesday.

The state is working on nearly a thousand projects totaling an estimated $2.3 billion.

Camp Washington Business Association Executive Director Joe Gorman says his community is excited about plans to upgrade the Hopple Street - I-75 interchange.

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Local News
2:16 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

Will dozens more double-voters be prosecuted?

Republicans and Democrats on the Hamilton County Board of Elections are split over a county prosecutor’s opinion which says dozens of voters who cast two ballots in last year’s election should be referred for potential criminal prosecution – even though the board has already exonerated most of them.
 

Near the end of a board meeting that last three-and-a-half hours Wednesday, the two Democrats and two Republicans on the board discussed  an opinion from Prosecutor Joe Deters, but decided not to actually vote on whether  approximately 67 cases should be sent to the prosecutor.

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Highway construction
12:12 pm
Wed April 10, 2013

SB471 construction project starts Friday evening

Jay Hanselman

Right now orange construction barrels are sitting alongside southbound 471 in Northern Kentucky.  Starting Friday evening crews will be moving them into place as reconstruction starts on the interstate.  

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Engineer Rob Hans said it’s a continuation of a project that started last year.

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City parking
4:18 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Cincinnati wants judge to stay parking decision

Cincinnati is asking a Hamilton County judge to stay his decision on the city's parking lease while the case is appealed.  

The city said the judge's decision has made it impossible for Council to pass a law that takes effect immediately.

The city argues the First District Court of Appeals has already ruled a stay in favor of the government applies even in referendum cases.  

Judge Robert Winkler issued an opinion two weeks ago barring the city from moving forward with the lease until residents get a chance to vote.  

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Miami University
3:17 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Update: Rare stinky flower expected to bloom Tuesday night at Miami University

The 'corpse flower' is blooming.
Miami University

Update: Botanist Jack Keegan reports the 'corpse flower' is now blooming. The flower typically blooms for only a few hours. Miami does not plan to pollinate it so Keegan says tonight's the night to get to Oxford if you want to see it in bloom. Keegan is expecting large crowds. The Belk Greenhouse will be open until at least 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Original story posted: April 2, 2013 at 5:17 p.m.

A rare flower is just about ready to bloom at Miami University and unlike its relative the calla lily, you may want to hold your nose when you see the Titan Arum.

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