Local News
1:18 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Absentee voting for Ohio's May primary begins today

Voting by absentee ballot and early in-person voting for the May 6 primary began Tuesday at Ohio's 88 county boards of elections.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office said Tuesday county boards of elections had already received nearly 24,000 requests for absentee ballots. They began mailing out the ballots today.

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Homeless Services
11:43 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Two Queensgate businesses concerned with new Drop Inn Center plan

Drop Inn Center's current location in Over-the-Rhine
Sarah Ramsey

Two companies that would be neighbors of the relocated Drop Inn Center in Queensgate are expressing concerns about the plan.  

A city council committee heard from proponents of the plan two weeks ago, and Tuesday it heard from representatives of two companies that say they need more information.  

Richard Posey is with K4, an architecture, design and construction firm with a facility in Queensgate.  He said one issue is security and safety for employees.

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Kentucky texting law
5:44 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Kentucky joins national texting while driving crackdown

Kentucky transportation officials say driving and texting has reached epidemic levels and enforcement is part of the cure. The officials say people need to know they're serious about stopping this deadly behavior.  For National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which starts Tuesday, Kentucky police will be cracking down on motorists who text behind the wheel as part of the nationwide U Drive.  UText.  U Pay  campaign.

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Executive Director Bill Bell says texting while driving can be more dangerous than impaired driving.

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Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
2:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Scenes and sounds from the Opening Day Parade

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Thousands of people lined the streets of Cincinnati on a beautiful afternoon to take in the Findlay Market Reds Opening Day Parade.   It was a festive event with lots of entries including mascots, marching  bands, fire engines,  police motorcycles, honor guards and Reds players from the past and present.  WVXU's Mark Heyne was there with his camera and has these photos to share.

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Cincinnati zoo
12:52 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo mourning loss of endangered rhino

"Suci" at the Cincinnati Zoo
Provided/Kathy Moore

The Cincinnati Zoo is mourning the loss of an endangered Sumatran Rhino.  Zoo officials announced Monday that "Suci" died late Sunday surrounded by her keepers and veterinary staff.  

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