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Republican National Convention
8:40 am
Wed August 29, 2012

Ohio Governor John Kasich addresses the RNC-Howard Wilkinson talks about it

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Howard  Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about the latest happenings at the Republican National convention.

-Convention Coverage
8:59 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Kasich: Ohio on the upswing, being held back only by Obama

Ohio Gov. John Kasich Tuesday night gave a full house at the Republican National Convention in Tampa a glowing  report of all the good things he says have happened in Ohio since he took office, but blamed President Obama for holding the state back.


"When I came into office we were 48th in the country in job creation,'' Kasich said in an eight-minute speech to the delegates at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. "We had 89 cents in our rainy day fund. Most kids have more than that in their piggy banks."

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-Convention Coverage
8:35 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Boehner uses the bar his dad owned in Reading in speech

House Speaker John Boehner grew up in Reading, where his father ran a bar where he and his brothers swept the floors as kids.


Tuesday night, as speaker of the House and permanent chairman of the Republican National Convention, he started out his speech to open the evening session with a story from the bar in Reading.


"My dad and my uncles owned a bar outside of Cincinnati,'' Boehner said. "I worked there growing up, mopping floors, waiting tables. Believe me when I say I learned how to deal with every character who walked in the door.

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Arts
2:48 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

World Choir Games mural makes it debut

Annie Ruth and local students check out the Global Canvas Quilt.

Artist Annie Ruth and CPS students unveiled the Global Canvas Quilt Tuesday afternoon at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The mural was created by more than 500 World Choir Games participants and spectators July 4-14 using mixed media to design colorful  four-by-four-inch canvases. 


It was a collaborative project involving the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Art Museum and Arts on the Corner, a program created by Ruth.


Ruth said she was inspired to launch the  project so the community could embrace the Games through art.

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Xavier University
12:55 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Grand jury does not indict Dez Wells

Former Xavier player Dez Wells (picture courtesy of WCPO)

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is asking Xavier University to revisit the situation that prompted it to expel basketball player Dez Wells.

A grand jury has decided not to indict Wells over allegations of sexual assault. Deters says an independent review was presented to the grand jury yesterday.

As a freshman, Wells started in 32 games last season and was the fourth leading scorer. He would have been Xavier's only returning starter. 

Here is a copy of the news release from Joe Deters:

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