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Children's
6:00 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Using dying heartbeats to make music

This stethoscope can record a heartbeat. Later Cincinnati Children's music therapist Brian Schreck puts it to music.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center emphasizes it's not for everyone, but a few families are taking advantage of a new way to remember their critically ill children.

Music therapist Brian Schreck  records the child's heartbeat and uses it as a metronome or drumbeat while he mixes it with songs that are important to the patient or the family.

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Economic development
3:11 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Banks construction street closure and design review

Credit Provided, The Banks

Update 7/9/14 at 9:20am:  The concrete pours were delayed overnight.  Now rescheduled to begin (weather permitting) Thursday, July 10th at 1:00 a.m. and wrap-up by mid-morning.  Scheduled to be complete by Reds game start on Thursday 12:35 p.m.

Construction work on the next phase of The Banks project will shut down a section of Race Street early Wednesday morning.  The road will be closed between Freedom Way and Second Street from 2 a.m. until 10 a.m. Wednesday.  

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Politics
1:10 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Cleveland wins 2016 Republican National Convention

Cincinnati's loss is Cleveland's gain. The city has been chosen to host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Cleveland was selected over Dallas.  A date hasn't been announced.

This will be Cleveland's third time hosting. It previously held the convention in 1924 and 1936.

Speaking with reporters after a campaign event in Hamilton this morning, Gov. John Kasich praised Cleveland for landing the convention.

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Community development
3:56 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Cincinnati seeking public comments on zoning updates

Cincinnati officials are seeking public input as they prepare to update the city's zoning code and map.  Hearings are continuing throughout this month.  

The documents guide where different kinds of businesses and homes can be built, what they can be used for, and how large they can be.  

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Hamilton County Commission
3:30 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

COAST on 'icon tax': Remember the stadium deal

Credit www.saveouricons.org

An anti-tax group is arguing that Hamilton County taxpayers shouldn't be asked to vote on a proposed sales tax increase for Union Terminal and Music Hall.

The Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes, or COAST, says the current proposal to fix up Music Hall and Union Terminal isn't fair to county taxpayers and needs to be more thoroughly vetted. And the group wants Music Hall removed from any proposed tax increase.

"If the plan on the table is implemented," says COAST's Jeff Capell, "this could easily become Hamilton County's third and fourth stadiums."

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