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Traffic alert
2:25 pm
Thu January 10, 2013

Roebling closed during rush hour

Credit Michael Keating

**Update**

From The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

"The Roebling Bridge will be closed beginning approximately at 4 pm until so that the District 6 Bridge Crew can take check the north tower.  This afternoon a piece of sandstone fell from the ledge.  At this time it appears to be superficial, but crews will take a closer look.  The bridge will reopen once inspection is complete and deemed clear."

The Roebling Suspension bridge is out of commission for Thursday rush hour traffic.

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Environment
7:14 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Rumpke to Build New Recycling Facility

Rumpke says it will build a 32-million dollar recycling center in Saint Bernard to replace its former facility destroyed by fire last year.


In a release the company says the facility will be 85-thousand square feet and will create one of the largest and most technologically advanced residential recycling systems in the U.S.  It will be capable of sorting up to 55 tons of material every hour, more than doubling the capabilities of the previous system.


Rumpke estimates the new facility will bring about 100 new jobs to St. Bernard.

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CPS
5:25 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

CPS satisfied with security; new lock-down plan to come

The Cincinnati School District is getting high marks for its safety and security.


Every year CPS Director of School Services Bill Moehring gives the school board an overview of the security measures in place. After the violence in Newtown, Connecticut there was renewed interest.

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Melrose YMCA
3:20 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Concerns rise over new YMCA hours

Homemade sign by a Melrose YMCA supporter.
Credit Jay Hanselman / Melrose YMCA

Some members of the Melrose YMCA in Walnut Hills are asking Cincinnati officials to help restore hours at the facility.


About two dozen speakers, including Victoria Evans, voiced their concerns Wednesday to the weekly City Council meeting.

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Local News
12:58 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

County balks at city-approved sewer district policy

Hamilton County Commissioners say a Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) "responsible bidder" construction policy approved by Cincinnati City Council is bad business and they want it gone.

Business owners say the new policy includes criteria that make it impossible for certain companies to win construction bids.

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