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May 11, 2015
Ann Thompson / WVXU

As part of the University of Cincinnati's Research Week, a friendly little "Shark Tank" competition brought out the brilliant and innovative scientists from UC and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Can the Republicans win the White House without winning Ohio next year?

Conventional wisdom (not to mention history, which is a better guide) says, no, they can’t. No Republican president – and we’re going back to the very first, Abraham Lincoln – has ever won the White House without winning Ohio.

In fact, the way the electoral college map skews toward Democratic presidential candidates, most political analysts see the Republican nominee coming up short of the 270 electoral votes needed to win without taking both Ohio and Florida.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Security lines will be longer for military and civilians who work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton. Events at the National Museum of the United States Air Force have also been canceled. Bases across the U.S. are stepping up security measures in response to an increased threat level.

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The U.S. Justice Department says a federal grand jury has indicted Christopher Cornell on an additional charge for "attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist organization."

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Work on the streetcar tracks will cause some traffic disruptions for the next three days.  Third Street will be closed between Walnut and Vine, and Walnut will be closed between Third and Fourth Streets starting Thursday night at 7, as contractors install rails.

Howard Wilkinson / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley used his veto power for the first time Wednesday to kill an Over-the-Rhine parking permit plan that council had passed on a five-to-four vote.

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Hamilton County Commissioners have removed the county administrator from economic development projects, and from anything related to the Banks, including Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.

A tax levy for Lockland City Schools failed for the third time in a row in Tuesday’s primary election – this time by a scant 15 votes.

And, also in Hamilton County, a bond issue and levy for the Northwest Local School District and a bond issue for the Winton Woods School District went down to defeat.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati Union Bethel is on the verge of opening a new Anna Louise Inn in Mt. Auburn.

The opening comes two years after agreeing  to sell its downtown location housing low-income women to Western & Southern Financial Group for $4 million.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati Parks has plans to make the region look good for the All Star Game in July.  Parks director Willie Carden says the park district will increase the number of flowers around Great American Ball Park, including in the planters above Fort Washington Way. There will also be a floral display in Smale Riverfront Park arranged to look like the All Star logo.

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