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4:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

CityLink Center ready to open in West End

CityLink Center on Bank Street in the West End.
Credit Jay Hanselman

After years of planning, legal challenges and construction, the new CityLink Center officially opens Tuesday in the West End.  It will have a different mission than when it was first proposed nearly a decade ago.

The initial plans for CityLink called for a facility to help the homeless with health services, overnight shelter, food, temporary housing and child care.  

CityLink Executive Director Johnmark Oudersluys said that changed in the spring of 2010, when leaders decided instead to focus on the working poor.

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Business
4:39 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Hostess to close Cincinnati bakery

Hostess says it will permanently close three of its bakeries, including Cincinnati, because of an ongoing national strike. One hundred fifty two people work at the Cincinnati location. All will lose their jobs.

Reportedly union workers walked off the job after a new contract imposed cuts in wages and benefits.   Hostess says the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union strike was preventing the facilities from producing and delivering products.

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Campaign to eliminate food deserts
1:27 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

Attacking 'food deserts'

If you aren't familiar with the "food desert" concept, you may be soon. The Center for Closing the Health Gap is launching an awareness campaign about communities without access to a full-service grocery store.

Executive Director Renee Mahaffey Harris says Cincinnati is one of only a few cities nationwide to win a grant for the campaign.

"We are going to build a fund. And that fund will enable to provide access to grocery stores in sites throughout our city and throughout this region that do not have a full service grocery store," she says.

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Politics
9:16 am
Mon November 12, 2012

Howard Wilkinson talks about Cincinnati Council and Mayor's race coming up next year



With the presidential election over, you might think politicians would get a bit of a break, but that's not the case. WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson joins Maryanne Zeleznik to talk about the next election on many people's minds. Goo

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Green Beret pursues medicine
4:00 am
Mon November 12, 2012

War experiences shaping local veteran's career

Andrew Warner returned from the Middle East to pursue a career in medicine.
Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Andrew M. Warner 5th SFG (A)

Though yesterday was Veteran's Day, remembrances are still going on today.

Andrew Warner was a student at Miami University when the twin towers fell. Like many he felt called to join the military and fight for his country. He enlisted and went into Special Forces.

Now 30 years old and retired from active duty, Warner is studying medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He remembers a specific incident when he helped save the life of a fellow soldier in the middle of battle.

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