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Chris Seelbach
3:25 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Seelbach heading to Harvard

Credit City of Cincinnati

A Cincinnati council member is heading back to school. Chris Seelbach will spend the council's summer recess attending the Harvard Kennedy School “Senior Executives in State & Local Government” program as a Bohnett Fellow.

In a release Seelbach says, "I am deeply honored to accept the Bohnett Fellowship to attend Harvard Kennedy School this summer. I’m looking forward to getting back to the classroom in order to further hone my skills as both a legislature and leader."

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Politics
2:22 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

St. Clair Township in fiscal emergency

Another township in Southwest Ohio is in fiscal emergency.

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost Thursday placed St. Clair Township in Butler County on the list of municipalities that need to clean up their finances. Last month Yost placed Hamilton Township in Warren County on that list.

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Education
2:21 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cincinnati School Board and teachers reach tentative agreement

File photo of CPS Superintendent Mary Ronan and CFT President Julie Sellers.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Public School teachers will get their first across-the-board raise in six years, if they okay a new 3-year contract hammered out by negotiating teams for the Cincinnati Board of Education and the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers.

The District says the proposed 4 percent salary increase, retroactive to January 1, 2014 and a 2 percent increase for 2015, contingent on stable local funding, will make it easier to recruit and retain highly qualified teachers.

Other provisions of the proposed contract include:

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Newport Aquarium
2:17 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Newport Aquarium marks 15 years

The shark tank while it was still under construction.
Provided Newport Aquarium

The Newport Aquarium is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

Campbell County Judge Executive Steve Pendery credits the Aquarium and Newport on the Levee for bolstering Northern Kentucky's economy.

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P&G distribution center
11:41 am
Thu May 15, 2014

P&G building distribution center in Montgomery County

An $89 million Procter & Gamble facility that will be built near Dayton will lead to hundreds of new jobs.  JobsOhio President John Minor says the Cincinnati-based consumer products company is establishing a distribution center in the city of Union to serve its Midwest customers.  He says Ohio was in competition for the center with several other locations in the U.S.  

Company officials say the facility will be operating in 2015.  

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