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Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati is expanding its Task Force on Healthy Living to include several organizations.  The newest members represent the public schools, the city's parks and recreation departments and the soft drink industry. 

Council Member Wendell Young chairs the task force.

The nearly 500 Ohioans who came to Tampa this week for the Republican National Convention had hoped they would be celebrating a  victory - having their favorite son, Sen. Rob Portman of Cincinnati - in the second spot on the GOP ticket.

But it was not to be.

And. despite their disappointment, the 66 delegates, 63 alternates and several hundred Ohio guests here are taking it well; and vowing they will let bygones by bygones when it comes to going back home to work for the ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, the Wisconsin congressman chosen over Portman.

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Each morning this week Howard Wilkinson will join Maryanne Zeleznik to talk about the Republican National Convention.  Here's today's chat:

The Ohio delegation to the Republican National Convention in Tampa was to have heard from Mitt Romney's son, Craig this morning, but the middle child of Romney's five sons, Josh is now going to take his place.

Josh is rumored to have his own political ambitions.

With the convention sessions canceled today because of weather conditions, most delegates will be stuck at the hotel; and, at 12:45, they will get an extra treat - former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who ran for the GOP nomination and lost, will visit the Ohio delegates.  

Attorneys for the Anna Louise Inn will go before the Cincinnati Historic Conservation Board this afternoon for a second time. The board issued a favorable report last week. The 103 year old building housing low-income women is in need of renovation and attorney Tim Burke is trying a new tactic.

"Now we're asking the city to approve the entire Anna Louise Inn as a conditional use or a special assistance shelter but the uses won't change."

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This Wednesday Cincinnati State and Technical College will open a Middletown Campus.  Director Michael Chikeleze says the new campus will have nearly 200 new students when it opens this week.  Students will also be able to take classes at the Main Campus in Cincinnati as well as online. It will be the only Community and Technical College in Butler County.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is part of a national effort to create a kind of mini-patient to test drugs.  Each partner is concentrating on creating a different part of the human body.

Researchers at Cincinnati Children's are in the process of making what's called an organoid. An organoid is a structure that resembles an organ. This one mimics the stomach and intestine.

Ohio's delegation to the Republican National Convention - set to begin Monday at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in downtown Tampa - is already gathering in the city on the bay, hoping for a convention that will give its presidential candidate, Mitt Romney, a bounce in the polls.


They're also hoping to stave off disaster - natural disaster, in this case, which is entirely possible given the fact that Tropical Storm Isaac could be at hurricane status by the time it passes by the Tampa Bay area in the Gulf of Mexico, probably on Monday.

ZEROlandfill Cincinnati is back for a fifth year. The recycling initiative makes design samples and materials available to artists, teachers, students, or anyone who's interested.

The group says the goal is to divert waste from area landfills and promote material re-purposing. It says more than 130,000 pounds of waste has been diverted over the past four years.

Tana Weingartner

University of Cincinnati classes begin Monday. Friday, interim President Santa Ono greeted the incoming first year class during Convocation.

Ono takes the helm from Gregory Williams who resigned suddenly Tuesday. Ono says the transition will be pretty seamless.

“Gregory Williams and I were very, very strong partners. We were a team. We wrote and created the academic master plan together. I intend to continue to support that. We’ve worked very hard and we will continue the momentum with that academic master plan, ‘UC 2019,”’ he says.

From letsmove.gov website

Supporters say they hope an event Saturday morning on the city's riverfront will help promote a healthy, active lifestyle. 

Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld is partnering with city departments, businesses and non-profits for “Let’s Move, Cincinnati.”

It's part of First Lady Michelle Obama's national initiative designed to fight the growing problem of childhood obesity.

Jay Hanselman

Georgetown will dedicate a statue Saturday honoring Ulysses S. Grant, who spent part of his childhood in the village about 50 miles east of Cincinnati.

Village officials and historians worked for several years on getting a statue to honor Grant.  It’s located in the downtown area next to the historic Brown County Courthouse.

Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, in 1822 and his family moved to Georgetown about a year after we was born.  He lived there until age 17 when he left for the United States Military Academy at West Point.

The Retirement Maze

Aug 24, 2012

Author Rob Pescale is On the Money with Chris DeSimio to discuss his latest book, The Retirement Maze: What You Should Know Before and After You Retire.

The City of Cincinnati and Progress Ohio are trying to put an incident behind them involving police confiscation of cameras at a Steve Chabot Town Hall meeting in Avondale last year.

Two political activists at the North Avondale Community Center last year wanted to record the Republican Representative and his position on various issues. Cincinnati Police wrongly took their cameras at the instruction of Chabot's staff-members. The City has apologized.

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A current Cincinnati assistant police chief is leaving the department to be the director of security at the new downtown casino.

Horseshoe Cincinnati announced Thursday in a press release Richard Janke will start the new job on Sept. 10th.

“Richard’s law enforcement experience, in-depth understanding of Cincinnati and his commitment to the vitality and safety of downtown makes him a great addition to our team,” said casino General Manager Kevin Kline in a written statement. 

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