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Cincy Blues Fest

Thirty-thousand people are expected at this weekend's Cincy Blues Fest. Here's a preview of what you can expect on the 20th anniversary of the event.

Duke Robillard is no stranger to the blues business. For nearly a half century the guitar player has been building his fan base playing in bands like "Roomful of Blues" and "The Fabulous Thunderbirds." He's one of the headliners and will perform tomorrow night at Cincy Blues Fest. Spokeswoman Mary Beth Weaver says no matter when you come this weekend you'll be entertained on four stages at Sawyer Point.

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Hamilton County residents have recycled more than 68,000 pounds of e-waste since the May 1 start of a computer and TV recycling program.  The Recycling and Solid Waste District's free drop-off program is open August 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the CSI/Republic Transfer Station at 10751 Evendale Drive. 

The program won't be open any other Saturday in August, but it is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. through October 31, excluding holidays.   There will also be weekend collection times on September 8 and October 13.

Bengals security will no longer pat fans down at the games. Instead they'll will be screened with a magnetic wand to detect any metal being brought into the stadium.

Attendees will have to have keys, phones and other metal items in their hands during this wand screening. The change is mandated by the NFL.

Bengals director of business development, Bob Bedinghaus says the wanding procedure was partially implemented during games near the end of the 2011 season.

Appalachian Missionary, Father Ralph Beiting dies

Aug 9, 2012

The Roman Catholic missionary who founded the Christian Appalachian Project passed away yesterday.  Since World War Two, Monsignor Ralph Beiting served the people of eastern Kentucky through a series of social service programs.  WEKU’s Charles Compton, who knew the Catholic priest, has this appreciation.

(photo by Tana Weingartner)

Renewal levies for Hamilton County senior services and mental health will stay at their current millage rates for a five-year period, meaning reduced funding for the agencies that rely on them.  Commissioners approved both levies today for November's ballot. 

Board president Greg Hartmann acknowledged it would be a challenge for levy recipients, but said it was important to hold the line on property taxes when many county homeowners were facing tough economic decisions. 

Commissioner Chris Monzel called it the right direction to go:

GE Aviation says the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF) is now the largest operator of its F110 engine other than the U.S. government. Today the Evendale-based company announced RSAF has ordered 193 F110-GE-129E engines for 84 new twin-engine Boeing F-15SA aircraft.

 

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A former Cincinnati union president is expected to report to prison Tuesday.

Diana Frey has had just over two months to prepare herself for four years behind bars. The sentence handed down by Judge Susan Dlott in June was for more time than federal guidelines recommended. She called the white-collar crime serious.

This Morning Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the presidential race and the latest poll that looks at Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida.
 

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Cincinnati officials are studying a plan to make it quieter for some residents who live in neighborhoods with a lot of train traffic.

Train engineers are required to blow their horns one-quarter mile before each roadway crossing. 

It’s the same pattern each time, two long blasts, followed by a short and then another long one. 

Since sound travels, some residents hear it a lot especially when there are several crossings located close together. 

This year's damaging storms have some homeowners looking to create safe rooms to provide a sturdy safe place to go during a tornado or dangerous weather.

Mitigation Branch Chief Steve Ferryman says the Ohio Emergency Management Agency is offering a rebate program to help fund the above or below ground shelters.

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