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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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Politics
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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Politics
12:00 am
Sun June 29, 2014

Are SW Ohio Democratic congressional candidates the ultimate underdogs?

So, of all the candidates on the November ballot in southwest Ohio, which have the highest mountains to climb?

The answer may well be these three Democrats – Fred Kundrata, Marek Tyszkiewicz, and Tom Poetter.

They are the Democratic candidates for the U.S. House taking on three well-known and well-funded Republican incumbents in districts that are very friendly to Republicans – Steve Chabot, Brad Wenstrup, and House Speaker John Boehner, respectively.

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Entertainment
12:57 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Dayton Air Show ready to take off this weekend

The Blue Angels flying in formation.
Credit Vectren Dayton Air Show / Provided

The U.S. Navy Blue Angels top the list of attractions this weekend at the annual Dayton Air Show. The aerial team arrived Thursday after a morning fly-over in Cincinnati.

The US Marine Corps Harrier jet and the Air Force Academy's Wings of Blue parachute team are also set to appear.

Air Show spokesman Tim Gaffney says community support has been strong as the air show looks to rebound from the sequester which forced the Thunderbirds to pull out of the show last year.

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