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2:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Cincinnati Port's strategic plan

The Greater Cincinnati Port Authority is working to finalize a strategic plan that will guide its work for the next two years. 

Executive Director Laura Brunner presented the proposal Tuesday to City Council’s Strategic Growth Committee. 

She said some may be surprised the plan is only for two years instead of a longer period.

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Local News
11:36 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Hurricane causes cancellation of Obama rally here

The White House just announced that President Obama will remain in Washington, D.C., Wednesday to monitor damage from Hurricane Sandy, causing the cancelation of a planned campaign rally with the president at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati.

The president had been scheduled to rally supporters at the convention center Wednesday morning. He was also scheduled to do a rally later in the day in Akron. That too has been canceled.

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Weather affects business
10:11 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Hurricane Sandy affecting local airports

Hurricane Sandy is causing headaches for air travelers up and down the eastern seaboard, and in Greater Cincinnati and the Miami Valley.

Upwards of 90 flights into and out of the Cincinnati and Dayton airports have been canceled.

CVG Spokeswoman Molly Flanagan anticipates returning to full operation soon.

"The airlines will obviously want to get up and running as soon as possible," she says. "I would anticipate some of those flights coming back online Wednesday and Thursday."

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Studying best rooftop plants
4:26 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Green roof research growing

UC student Jill Bader (right) and adviser, Ishi Buffam, weigh plots to calculate water retention in a 2012 summer study about the effect of plant diversity in green roof plots.
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The green roof concept is gaining traction with builders and the eco-conscious but a successful green roof requires more than just planting some vegetation.

A University of Cincinnati pilot study finds some native plants are more successful in our climate than others.

Student Jill Bader and Assistant biology professor Ishi Buffam were surprised to discover a member of the onion family fared best.

"It looks delicate, I think. The foliage is long and thin and it has a very delicate flower. It doesn't look tough but it is," says Bader.

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Veterans
5:10 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Launching a new program for Cincinnati veterans

Today the Military & Veterans Initiative benefiting local veterans was announced
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Three Cincinnati charitable organizations are banding together to help veterans with disabling injuries get help and find work.

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