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5:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

New report recommends changes for Sheriff's Court and Jail Division

Credit Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

UPDATE 5/15/14 : Greenwood & Streicher are expected to release one or two more reports says Michael Robison, Director of Media and Public Relations with the Sheriff's Office. The consulting group is also analyzing the department's Enforcement and Support Services divisions. Robison says it is uncertain when that/those reports will be ready.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil says training, staffing and information technology remain key areas of concern for his department.

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Taste of Cincinnati
4:49 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Taste of Cincinnati marks 35th year

More than 250 food options greet visitors at the 35th annual Taste of Cincinnati.
Credit Taste of Cincinnati

Dubbed "the nation's longest running culinary arts festival," Taste of Cincinnati returns Memorial Day weekend for its 35th year.

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber Vice President Pat Sheeran says the annual festival continues to grow.

"Last year we set a record for crowds," says Sheeran. "And if Mother Nature cooperates, we're going to do it again."

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Local News
12:15 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

No lay-offs in Cranley's proposed "structurally balanced" budget

Mayor John Cranley presenting his budget proposal during a press conference at District One police headquarters.
Credit Jay Hanselman

Mayor John Cranley presented a new budget Wednesday morning which closes a $22 million budget hole without lay-offs of city employees.

Cranley, in a press conference at police headquarters, said the $358 million general fund budget, if passed by city council, would be the first structurally balanced city budget in more than a decade.

“No gimmicks, no on-time revenue streams,’’ Cranley said, surrounded by several city council members and representatives of the police and fire departments and city employee union officials.

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Liquid Assets
6:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Cincinnati to help lead national water discussion

Ann Thompson WVXU

The Executive Director of Greater Cincinnati Water Works and the Metropolitan Sewer District, Tony Parrot, will participate in a national discussion on U.S. water infrastructure Wednesday in Washington D.C.

Parrot joins the U.S. EPA's Nancy Stoner, Veolia Water North America and Mark Strauss with American Waterin the Value of Water Coalition's national panel discussion to help other communities deal with crumbling water and wastewater infrastructure.

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Kittyhawk Pharmacy investigation
3:27 pm
Tue May 13, 2014

Air Force concludes Wright-Patt pharmacy review

Air Force officials have finished their investigation of prescription medication errors that happened at the Wright-Patterson Medical Center in April.  They say the risk to patients was very small, and a review by medical experts found no instances of patients actually taking the wrong medicines or being harmed. 

The review found most of the prescriptions from the Kittyhawk Pharmacy were accurately filled. However, in eight instances Tylenol was mixed into refills for Robaxin, a muscle relaxant. 

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