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8:54 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's Weekly Political Chat

Howard Wilkinson, WVXU political reporter
Credit photo by Michael Keating

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about Cincinnati City Council, Cecil Thomas says he'll leave his seat early and would like his wife to take over his position.

Tricorder
4:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Take charge of your health with a tricorder-like device

UC researcher Jason Heikenfeld, center, tests the sweat-sensor communication with a smart phone. At right is student Daniel Rose. At left is Dan's brother, Roger Rose.
Dottie Stover, University of Cincinnati

University of Cincinnati researchers are developing a Star Trek-like tricorder device to help you monitor your own health.


The tricorder, known for its ability in part to diagnose disease, isn't so futuristic anymore.


Diamond Select Toys simulates the sound of the Star Trek device. "Captain, we're picking up very light tricorder readings."

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Health
4:00 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Groundbreaking for New Transitional Care Center in Cold Spring

Groundbreaking is set for this morning for a new center that will specialize in long-term nursing care and short-term rehabilitative care in Cold Spring.  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear will be among the officials on hand at the new site of the Coldspring Transitional Care Center. 

A release from Carespring Health Care Management says the facility will bring more than 200 new skilled jobs to the area.  The $24-million project is set to open in the fall of 2014. 

Politics
11:00 pm
Sat February 16, 2013

Streetcar bids set off a wildfire in mayor's race

You had to know that this $110 million streetcar project was going to run straight down the middle of this year’s Cincinnati mayor’s race.

One candidate, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, has been an ardent supporter. The other major candidate, John Cranley, has been a vocal opponent.

At the moment, though, the streetcar appears to have jumped the tracks.

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Horse Racing
3:36 pm
Fri February 15, 2013

Turfway's Spiral Stakes purse increases

Went the Day Well racing in the 2012 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park.
Credit Pat Lang Photography / Turfway Park

Turfway Park and Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino are partnering in an attempt to boost attendance and attract big name race horses to its premier event.

Turfway Marketing Director Jack Gordon says the casino is investing more than $150,000 to bring the Spiral Stakes purse to $550,000.

"When that purse structure goes up at your property, bigger horses - it really gains more popularity out there in the horse industry - go to those races that have the bigger purses," says Gordon.

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