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Cincinnati Zoo
2:15 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

This Cincinnati Zoo manatee is going home

Wooten will be released into the wild next month.

Wooten is saying goodbye to the Cincinnati Zoo. The 630-pound manatee will soon be headed to his native Florida. Next month he'll return to the wild as part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Wooten has been at the Cincinnati Zoo for the last two years.

See a video of Wooten here.

Last year another zoo manatee, Illusion, was released. The Cincinnati Zoo still has one manatee. Right now there are no plans for Betsy to leave.

Cincinnati streetcar
11:03 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Duke wants operating agreement before beginning streetcar work

Jay Hanselman

The president of Duke Energy says the company will not provide a construction schedule for moving its wires and pipes for the city’s streetcar project until the two sides reach a deal on an operating agreement. 


Julie Janson expressed her concerns in an October 10th letter to City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr.


Janson said the operating agreement must allow the company to have immediate access to equipment during emergencies and enough time to resolve any issues. 

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Paul Ryan
4:05 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Paul Ryan serves up politics and barbecue at Lunken Airport

Paul Ryan dishes up barbecue to supporters

Hundreds of Paul Ryan supporters who came to hear the Republican vice presidential nominee speak, were also on the receiving end of a barbecue lunch.


The campaign speech at Lunken Airport was short but there was plenty of time to meet and greet afterwards as surprised supporters were told to get in line to eat Montgomery Inn barbecue. Paul Ryan served it up.


Paul Ryan, in line serving sandwiches, said, "Nice to see you. What's your name? " Colleen. "Hey, Colleen, Paul. Chicken or pork?"

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Election boards divided
2:51 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Election boards split over final weekend of in-person voting

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted asked county boards of elections to tell him what they want to do about in-person voting the final three days before the election, while Husted waits for a decision on whether the U.S. Supreme Court would hear his appeal of his ban on voting during that period.

In southwest Ohio, the answers Husted is getting are all over the map – with Democratic board members wanting more hours and Republicans generally wanting less.

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Sports
1:44 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Dusty Baker staying on as Reds field manager

Blevine37 at the English language Wikipedia

The Reds and  Dusty Baker have reached an agreement on a two-year contract extension through the 2014 season.  They're making the formal announcement Monday afternoon at 3 during a press conference at Great American Ball Park.

"In Dusty's five seasons here he's taken us to the postseason twice and has proven he can lead our teams to championship-caliber play on the field," Reds CEO Bob Castellini said in the news release announcing the agreement.   "He's the right manager to continue the building process that will take us deeper and deeper into the playoffs in the future."

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