Public transportation
4:32 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

West siders want rail option on new Western Hills viaduct

Western Hills viaduct in Cincinnati
Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati transportation officials are in the beginning stages of replacing the aging Western Hills viaduct. It was built in 1932 and is beyond its useful and design life.  

Right now it carries 55,000 vehicles a day.  

As the city works on plans for a replacement, some west side residents are asking for rail transit to be a part of the plan.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Cincinnati Library's 3-D printer churning out models

Library patron Randall Bolton checks out the new 3D printer.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Just three weeks into the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's first 3D printer and patrons have designed, copied and printed plenty.

The fifth-generation MakerBot is in the Tech Center on the second floor of the downtown library. It's available by reservation by the hour. Right now, while in beta testing, it is free.

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Local News
10:13 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Hamilton, Butler counties prepare for levy recounts

Election officials in Butler and Hamilton counties are preparing for recounts on two levies that were on the May 6 primary ballot and passed by small margins.

In Butler County, a $65 million bond issue and levy for Middletown Schools passed by 22 votes out of nearly 5,900 cast in the official vote count completed last week.

Since the difference fell within one half of one percent, an automatic recount is required. Butler County Elections Director Lynn Kinkaid said the recount will take place Friday morning.

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6:00 am
Tue May 27, 2014

Why Dayton's economy is rebounding

Mound Business Park is in the midst of marketing itself to prospective companies.
Mound Business Park

The Dayton Development Coalition has been busy lining up businesses to move into a region that in less than a decade was hit hard by the loss of NCR, GM and DHL.

Just this month there have been three major announcements:

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Memorial Day
4:25 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Remembering the fallen on Memorial Day

A color guard raises posts the American flag during a Memorial Day ceremony in Eden Park
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 10 marks each Memorial Day with a ceremony at their monument in Cincinnati's Eden Park.

This year's speaker was David Foster, First Sergeant, United States Marine Corps (Ret.). Foster enlisted in July 1980 and served multiple tours of duty including Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003; Operation New Horizon/Nicaragua 1999; and Operation Desert Storm 1990-1991.

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