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8:57 am
Mon May 5, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the expected low turnout in Tuesday's Ohio primary and what races will draw the most interest.

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Transportation
4:00 am
Sun May 4, 2014

It's finally warm but winter driving is topic of convention in Cincinnati this week

Credit Mark Heyne / WVXU News

The weather has finally turned warmer but snow and ice will be lead topics for convention-goers in Cincinnati this week.

The North American Snow Conference is being held here May 4-7.

Past president of the American Public Works Association Diane Watkins says 2,000-2,500 people, a record high, are participating. She says best practices for snow and ice clearing are at the top of the agenda.

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Politics
4:00 am
Sun May 4, 2014

Voter supression in Ohio? It's up to the federal courts to decide

Ohio’s “Golden Week” of early voting – which Ohio Democrats love and Ohio Republicans hate – may make a comeback this fall.

When Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and his fellow Republicans in the Ohio General Assembly cut the number of early voting days in Ohio from 35 to 29 and restricted early voting hours, there was no doubt the issue would end up in federal court.

It was just a matter of which group would get to the federal courthouse first.

As it turned out, it was the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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John Dolibois
3:10 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Former Ambassador John Dolibois has died

John Dolibois speaks to a crowd at Miami University.
Credit Provided / Miami University

  UPDATE 5/09/14:  Miami University says a public memorial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 24, in the Oxford Presbyterian Church.

Former United States Ambassador John Dolibois has died. The Miami University graduate was 95.

Dolibois was born in Luxembourg and emigrated to the United States in 1931. He graduated from Miami University in 1942 and was fundamental in creating the school's Luxembourg campus which was later named in his honor.

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Belterra
4:21 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

Get a glimpse of the now open Belterra (River Downs)

Belterra features 1,500 games.
Ann Thompson WVXU

After a year and a half of demolition and construction, Belterra Park, owned by Pinnacle Entertainment, is off to the races. The Anderson Township property, opening Thursday, sits on 122 acres. It features 1,500 games, six restaurants, the River Downs Club and a VIP lounge. The first day of live racing is scheduled for May 8. Here's the racing schedule:

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