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Ohio School Board
4:24 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

State school board president apologizes

Debe Terhar after her apology.
Karen Kasler Ohio Public Radio

The continuing controversy over a Facebook posting by the president of the State Board of Education was the first order of business at Monday’s board meeting.

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Business
2:46 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Covington toasts newest job creator

Westpack is a bottle decorating and packaging company based in Russia.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Kentucky is raising a glass to the newest company bringing jobs to the commonwealth. The Russian bottle decorating and packaging company is opening a manufacturing facility in Covington.

Westpack is investing nearly $4.5 million and creating 63 full-time jobs.

Kentucky Lt. Governor Jerry Abramson calls the announcement a "tremendous commitment."

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Local News
2:11 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Boehner talks about economy during visit to Butler County company

House Speaker John Boehner told about 60 Vinylmax employees the economy is limping along and could be doing a lot better.

House Speaker John Boehner says the sooner the government starts addressing its fiscal problems, the sooner the economy will begin to improve.  Boehner spoke with employees of Vinylmax, a window manufacturer in Hamilton, during a tour of the company's plant Monday. 

He says investors and business people around the country are looking for some certainty about what Washington is going to do.

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Building demolition
1:56 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Cincinnati will speed demolition near schools, family zones

Properties for demolition in Evanston
Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati will be speeding up the demolition of condemned buildings within 1,000 feet of schools or areas with a large number of families with children.  

Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld has been working with officials to make the change.  He said in the past the city has demolished about 40 to 60 structures a year.

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Inside Pitch
1:20 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Fourth time a charm for Kentucky DUI bill?

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson

For the fourth year in a row, Kentucky State Rep. Dennis Keene, D-Wilder, has introduced a bill that would require those convicted of drunk driving to install an ignition interlock device which would test their breath for alcohol before allowing the engine to start.

This time, Keene is more confident his fellow legislators will go along, because of a federal law passed by Congress in 2012.

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