The star of Newport Aquarium's new Turtle Canyon exhibit, Bravo, a 650 pound tortoise, turns 85 Saturday. He was hatched April 19, 1929 on the Ecuadorian island of Santa Cruz. He arrived at the United States as part of the last group of tortoises exported from the Galapagos Islands.
Hamilton County and the Bengals have a reached a deal that could pave the way for luring General Electric to the Banks.
The county announced Thursday the Bengals have agreed to waive height restrictions that would've halted a office space large enough to house General Electric's new Southwest Ohio Global Operations headquarters and a planned apartment building in exchange for six items.
Commissioner Greg Hartmann says the deal will allow the county and city to aggressively bid for GE.
Former Northern Kentucky University Athletic Director Scott Eaton pleaded guilty Thursday afternoon in Campbell County Circuit Court to stealing more than $311,000 from the school. He's been ordered to repay the university and has agreed to serve the maximum sentence of ten years in prison.
Eaton was charged with theft by unlawful taking for diverting university funds for his own use. He was fired in March 2013 for having inappropriate relations with four university employees and a student.