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The new director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works is reiterating the city's water supply is safe and there is no lead leaching into the water supply like the situation in Flint, Michigan. 

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In a win for residents, a Hamilton County Common Pleas judge has ordered five apartment complexes into receivership. That means badly needed repairs may finally start to get made by a court-appointed management company.

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Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman turned in his resignation last week. Now county leaders are talking about how to find his replacement. 

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The Cincinnati Police Department is rolling out a new strategy for fighting violent crime.  

Officers will still focus on repeat offenders, but will now also target places where the crimes occur.  The new strategy uses the 'crime triangle' of offender, place and victim.  The new strategy is called P.I.V.O.T., or Place-based Investigations of Violent Offender Territories.

City of Dayton

Interim Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein is losing the "interim" from her title.

Dickstein will be officially appointed during Wednesday's City Commission meeting.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about Monday night's Iowa presidential caucuses. Who might come away as winners? And does it really matter in the quest for the White House? 

Avure Technologies-pictures,WVXU's Jim Nolan-graphic.

Food scares and an increased demand for organic fruits and vegetables are helping propel interest in high pressure pasteurization. HPP, as it's commonly known, uses ultra-high pressure purified cold water to keep packaged food pathogen-free without the preservatives and can quadruple shelf-life.

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Acid is a weapon of violence in Uganda, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Cambodia and Bangladesh where people attack for a variety of different reasons ranging from marital to political to business disputes.

According to The Center for Rehabilitation of Survivors of Acid and Burns Violence (CERESAV) there has been a steep rise in the number of cases documented in recent years.

  From afar, the Iowa caucuses look like a chaotic state fair midway, with candidates playing bumper cars as they careen around the state in search of voters for Monday’s first-in-the-nation caucus.

Yes, it chaos – controlled chaos, but chaos nonetheless.

But when you are there on the ground, watching it up close, as 19 Xavier University students were last weekend, it is a whirlwind, but one that makes sense.

And, as the Xavier students found, one that the people of Iowa revel in every four years.

Hamilton County Commissioners expected to wrap up the annual performance review for administrator Christian Sigman on Monday, Feb. 1, but it may be a moot point.  Sigman has submitted his resignation, effective in September. 

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