Cincinnati Police
6:00 am
Mon May 12, 2014

Remembering fallen police officers in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Police Memorial Day 2013
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Two special services are planned Monday to remember fallen local police officers. The first one begins at Fountain Square at 11:00 am. There family and friends of current and past officers will gather. They will then march to the police memorial across from District One Police Headquarters.

Fraternal Order of Police President Kathy Harrell says this is the same day another police class is starting. These are officers transferring from other parts of Ohio to Cincinnati. There are 23 of them and the class will last ten weeks.

12:00 am
Sun May 11, 2014

Tuesday's primary produced some races to watch this fall

Tuesday’s primary was a low turnout affair. There was no county in southwest Ohio where the turnout reached 20 percent.

So a relative handful of Democratic and Republican voters got to choose the candidate for this this November’s election.

Many of the fall match-ups are mismatches. Most of the state legislative districts are so heavily Republican or Democratic that the primary winners will almost surely be the winners in the fall.

And, in county races, incumbents – both Democrat and Republican – have a distinct advantage.

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Jeremiah Morrow Bridge
2:39 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Interstate being closed for bridge work

Interstate 71 between State Route 73 and State Route 48 is going to be closed for several hours on Sunday to accomodate work on the Jeremiah Morrow Bridge.  The Ohio Department of Transportation says the interstate will be shut down from 5 until 10 Sunday morning.

Here's the detour ODOT is setting up:

For southbound I-71 it's SR 73 to U.S. 42 to SR 48 to I-71;  going northbound it's SR 48 to U.S. 42 to SR 73 to I-71. During this detour, the ramps from SR 123 to northbound I-71 and from Wilmington Road to southbound I-71 will be closed.

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Public Health
12:17 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Salmonella outbreak traced to Springfield Township hatchery

Mt. Healthy Hatcheries in Springfield Township is being linked to a salmonella outbreak.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 60 cases in 23 states have been linked to the facility on Winton Road. No one has died. The CDC reports 31 percent of those affected have been hospitalized. People reported falling ill between February 4 and April 21.

From the CDC:

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Cincinnati Zoo
1:57 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Baby giraffe makes Zoo debut

Big sister "Lulu" nuzzles her baby sister, "Nasha."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The Cincinnati Zoo's newest giraffe made her public debut Thursday. Nasha roamed the yard with mother, Tessa; sister, Lulu; and two other female giraffes.

There are five giraffe species. The ones here are Maasai Giraffe.

Once Nasha is weaned and matured she'll be considered for breeding programs at other zoos. Lulu will be moved to The Wilds in southeastern Ohio this fall.

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