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4:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

DHL facility adding more workers

WVXU News

DHL Express is adding 300 positions as it wraps up its hub expansion at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.  The logistics company hosts a job fair Tuesday to immediately fill 100 of the new openings.   Recruiter Chris Reinersman says the number of employees has been growing since DHL established its U.S. international hub at CVG three years ago:

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun September 16, 2012

Ohio comes down to one-on-one voter contact

Just how all-pervasive is this presidential campaign in Ohio, the swing state of all swing states?


Well, we know that the presidential candidates, President Obama and Mitt Romney, are camping out in the state with regularity – Romney at a rally at Lake Erie College in Painesville Friday; Obama on his way to rallies in Cincinnati and Columbus on Monday – but that is only part of the story.


Both Vice President Biden and the Republican nominee for vice president, Paul Ryan, were in Clermont  County within days of each other last week.

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Ambassador Stevens remembrance
5:35 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Cincinnatians remember Libyan Ambassador Stevens

A remembrance at the corner of Clifton and MLK

Christopher Stevens, the former ambassador to Libya killed Tuesday, is being remembered around the world and right here in Cincinnati.


At the busy corner of Clifton and Martin Luther King a group of people, led by the UC Muslim Students Association, gathered to pay tribute to Libyan Ambassador Stevens and anyone who they say stands for peace.


"Honk for peace."


That was Aileen Fraser who started crying when asked why she came to the remembrance which was 40 strong and growing at 4:00.

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Economy
4:15 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Cincinnati selects natural gas provider

Credit Provided

Cincinnati officials estimate they'll be able to save eligible residents about $163 a year for natural gas with a new aggregation program. 

The city announced Friday it's negotiating a contract with Duke Energy Retail Services to provide service to about 64,000 eligible residents and small businesses. 

Customers will be getting a packet of information in the mail soon about the plan.  Eligible residents are automatically enrolled in the program unless they notify the city they don't want to participate. 

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Developer indicted
12:50 pm
Fri September 14, 2012

Former Kenwood Towne Place CFO indicted

Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

The chief financial officer of Kenwood Towne Place and its developer, Bear Creek Capital, is being accused of bank fraud.

Tina Schmidt was indicted Thursday in federal court in Cincinnati. The indictment alleges Schmidt and others knowingly took millions in loans from Bank of America to build the now defunct retail and office complex next to Kenwood Towne Center but instead used the money for other projects.

Her attorney could not be reached for comment.

The property was sold to a new developer last month.

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