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3:31 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Cyclones name new head coach

New Cyclones head coach Matt Macdonald.
Credit Cincinnati Cyclones / Provided

The Cincinnati Cyclones have a new head coach. The team says Niagara Falls, Ontario native Matt Macdonald will be the 8th head coach in club history.

He takes over for Ben Simon who left earlier this month to become Assistant Coach with the Toronto Marlies.

Macdonald spent parts of three seasons with the Cyclones before joining the coaching staff in 2012. He was also part of the team that won Cincinnati's first-ever Kelly Cup title in 2008.

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Cincinnati Zoo
1:45 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Baby gorilla makes public debut

Asha and Mondika were greeted by an admiring crowd.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

There were lots of  "oohs and ahhhs" from the crowd of adults and kids who gathered to see 8-day-old Mondika's first public appearance at the Cincinnati Zoo Tuesday morning. 

The baby Western Lowland gorilla's public debut took place in the Zoo's outdoor gorilla yard along with Asha, the mother,  Jomo, the father, and family members M'linzi, Samantha, Anju and baby Gladys.

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Transportation
12:18 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Bike share installation begins

Cincinnati's Bike Share program is dubbed "Red Bike."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Installation is underway for Cincinnati's newest transportation option, bike sharing. The first bike share station is going up on the southeast corner of Fountain Square.

Cincinnati's program, Red Bike, is so named because of the bright red color of all the bikes. The bikes should be available for rental in September. Crews are building 35 stations with 260 bikes in Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and Uptown. A second phase reaching into Northern Kentucky could possibly launch next year.

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Local News
10:33 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Brent Spence Bridge study to look at effect of tolls on low-income drivers, the environment

Brent Spence Bridge
Credit Michael Keating

Taxpayers will pick up the tab for an $8 million study of the impact of a reconstructed Brent Spence bridge on traffic, noise and the effect tolls will have on minorities and low-income persons.

The Ohio Controlling Board released the money Monday at the request of the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)

ODOT spokesman Brian Cunningham said the state of Ohio is in the process of working out a “memorandum of understanding” with the state of Kentucky. Once that is finished, Cunningham said, Kentucky will reimburse Ohio for half of the $8 million.

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Ohio Constitution
4:00 am
Tue August 12, 2014

Changes could be coming to Ohio's Constitution, Part 1

Ohio Constitution of 1851
Credit OhioHistoryCentral.org

For months, an appointed panel of lawmakers, former public officials and well-connected experts has been meeting to talk about what should be changed in the Ohio Constitution.  Term Limits is one of teh items on the agenda. 

Of all the major issues on the commission’s agenda, it appears the first big move will come in the form of term limit expansion.

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