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Juvenile Court
3:07 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

County hires counsel following judge's directive

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Citing a conflict of interest, Hamilton County Commissioners are hiring an outside attorney to represent the county and a juvenile court employee.

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Child health
3:01 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

School based health centers showing results

Several groups are continuing efforts to expand school based health centers in Cincinnati. 


The city's health department and private partners are working to fund the 6 current sites and 2 more are scheduled to open after the first of the year. 


Council's Rules and Government Operations Committee heard about the program Wednesday. 


Health Department spokesman Rocky Merz said the centers are the future of health care in the schools.

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National Historic Landmarks
3:00 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Two Ohio sites named national landmarks

The Governor's Residence on the Main Campus of the National Military Home in Dayton, OH.
Credit Dayton.va.gov

Two Ohio sites are now National Historic Landmarks. The sites in Dayton and Akron were added Wednesday along with 25 others.

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Education
1:08 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Cincinnati drops a category in Ohio school ratings report; other districts listed

Ohio academic data is now out after being delayed by a student-attendance investigation. Cincinnati dropped a category from Effective to Continuous Improvement. Superintendent Mary Ronan has a plan to improve the district's academic report card.

"We really would have liked to have stayed effective but in order to do this our performance index or final grade would have to be 90 and it was 88.5."

Ronan says the district's focus is now firmly on implementing new and more rigorous academic standards.

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Health
3:04 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Cincinnati Children's: heart assist device could add years to lives of Duchenne patients

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing what it says could be the biggest breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment in years.  A patient at Children's is believed to be the first in the nation with Duchenne  muscular dystrophy to have a device implanted to help his heart pump blood to the body long-term.   

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