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Public Health
4:21 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Could early exposure to lead cause osteoporosis and falls?

Kim Dietrich (L) and Amit Battacharya (R) say, "with the aging of the U.S. population, now is the time to assess risks of childhood lead exposure for older adults."
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Researchers at UC's College of Medicine have landed a $2.35 million grant to study lead exposure in African American women.

Amit Battacharya and Kim Dietrich started studying the long-term effects of pre-natal lead exposure 35 years ago. Their work and other similar studies have largely focused on neurological issues. Now study participants are approaching bone maturation age and Battacharya says women, especially African American women who are at higher risk, face a new problem.

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Illegal voting
3:02 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Three charged with illegal voting in Hamilton County

A grand jury has indicted three Hamilton County residents for illegal voting in the  November 2012 general election. 

A statement from county prosecutor Joe Deters says Carmen Lockhart, 64, Bernus Charmont, 46, and  Jean Gobeil, 61, are in this country legally, but they are non-citizens and, therefore, not eligible to vote.  They're each facing one count of illegal voting and, if convicted, face the possibility of 18 months in prison. 

Arts
9:58 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Lumenocity 2014 will be broadcast live and additional tickets available

Photo from 2013 Lumenocity event at Washington Park.
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Cincinnati Public Radio and CET are partnering with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra to provide live broadcasts of next month's Lumenocity 2014 at Washington Park.  It's scheduled for August 1, 2 and 3 and the free tickets for the music and light show with Music Hall as a backdrop went quickly.

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Local News
3:35 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Urban Design board not impressed by drawings of new GE building on The Banks

The developer and architect of the planned General Electric Global Operations Center showed preliminary drawings to Cincinnati's Urban Design Review Board, and board members were not impressed.

The five board members said they didn’t believe the architectural drawings of the 10-story building to be constructed on The Banks were distinctive enough; and that the building was too plain.

But, in the end, there is nothing the Urban Design Review Board can do about it.

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Public Safety
3:21 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Cincinnati Police increasing patrols downtown

Credit Michael Keating / Cincinnati Police

Despite back-to-back shooting incidents downtown this week, shootings and violent crime remain down in Cincinnati compared to last year.

Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says police are stepping up patrols throughout the summer anyway to make sure people feel, and are, safe downtown.

"We're going to have a comprehensive incident command-based plan as we move forward to address every weekend event that we have from now through Labor Day and beyond even through Oktoberfest," says Blackwell.

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