Hobby Lobby Case
5:44 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Ohio AG pleased with Hobby Lobby decision

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was a win for those who objected to the federal health care law’s requirement that the company offer insurance that covers contraceptives for women – and that includes Ohio’s Attorney General.

Mike DeWine is an avowed opponent of the Affordable Care Act and wrote a brief that was signed by Republican Attorneys General from 19 other states. DeWine said though it was a narrow decision, it was a significant one:

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2:11 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

That's Mount St. Joseph UNIVERSITY to you

MSJ's new crest.
Credit Mount St. Joseph University / Provided

The College of Mount Saint Joseph is no more. Beginning Tuesday, it becomes Mount St. Joseph University.

The school plans to unveil the new name on its monument during an 11 a.m. ceremony Tuesday.

Public Relations Manager Jill Eichhorn says while the logo is new, the mission remains unchanged.

"We're still The Mount and that will never change," says Eichhorn. "We're still known as The Mount. We're still the small, private, liberal arts college that has the personal attention for the students and the faculty."

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pool supervision
2:04 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Drowning prompts change in Cincinnati pool policy

File photo of the Dunham Rec Center pool, a city pool affected by the new policy. The drowning happened at Bush Pool in Walnut Hills.
Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is making changes to its city pool policy following the drowning of a 10-year-old Walnut Hills boy at Bush Pool this month, and recommendations by City Council.

Effective immediately, children ages 7 to 11 have to be supervised by an adult. Particulars spelled out in a memo say this:

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Cincinnati government
10:37 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Former solicitor leaving city government; returning to private law practice

Former Cincinnati City Solicitor John Curp during a Council meeting at city hall.
Credit Michael Keating

Former Cincinnati solicitor John Curp is leaving city government to return to private practice.

Curp will be joining the Blank Rome law firm to work with clients on issues involving local, state and federal governments.  He starts his new position Tuesday.

Interim City Manager Scott Stiles removed Curp as solicitor in January just more than a month into the new term of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.  After his demotion, he was assigned to work as the general counsel for the Water Works/MSD/Storm water combined utility.

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9:05 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU political reporter talked this morning with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Democratic candidates for Congress in southwest Ohio; and Ohio's chances of hosting a Republican or Democratic presidential nominating convention next year.

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