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Mummies arrive at Museum Center

Oct 23, 2014
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

  The Cincinnati Museum Center is preparing for its next big exhibit.  Under the watchful eye of actors portraying security officers, Museum employees offloaded big, wooden sarcophagi from a moving truck, Thursday morning.

Inside the crates were more than 150 specimens and associated paraphernalia dealing with mummification.  The traveling display, Mummies of the World, comes from American Exhibitions.

Dean Regas / Cincinnati Observatory

Here's something to look forward to while you're stuck in rush hour traffic: Cincinnati will see a partial solar eclipse from about 5:45-6:45 Thursday evening.

A partial eclipse means a portion of the sun’s disc will be blocked out by the moon.

But be careful, the Cincinnati Observatory warns it's dangerous to look directly at the sun unless you're using safe, approved filters.

The last time we saw a partial solar eclipse was in 2012 and the Observatory's Dean Regas says the  next one won't happen until August 2017.

The first of several public hearings on the proposed 2015 Hamilton County general fund budget is Thursday evening.

Commissioners will hold a meeting at the Green Township Trustee building at 6:30 p.m.

The county administrator is recommending a $210.7 million spending plan that calls for a quarter cent sales tax increase.

Hunter files for new trial

Oct 22, 2014
Ann Thompson / WVXU

The attorney for former juvenile court judge Tracie Hunter filed a motion for a new trial Wednesday.

Two days after deliberations started in her trial, the jury returned a verdict on one of the nine counts.  Hunter’s attorney, Clyde Bennett, says while the jurors verbally agreed with the decision then, it was sealed, and not read until days later.  Bennett says since then, two jurors have signed affidavits to say guilty was not their true verdict.

If Hamilton County voters approve a sales tax increase to repair Union Terminal, the work will be done under a public/private partnership.

Commissioners are directing the county administrator to begin drafting an agreement to set up the public-private partnership or P3.

Under this option, a private group like 3CDC would handle all the repair planning.

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