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Winter storm
2:09 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

Road crews prepping for the expected snow and ice

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Tri-state road crews are bracing for more snow and ice beginning later tonight.

Cincinnati public works employees are on 12-hour shifts, which started last night.

“We began pre-treating our hills, bridges and overpasses,” said Jarrod Bolden, superintendent of traffic/road operation.  “We continued that pre-treating method through this morning.”

Some communities have been reporting salt shortages because of all the snow and ice this winter.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue February 4, 2014

Remembering and Learning from the Holocaust

The Yellow Star ordered by the Nazis for Jews to wear.
University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies

  An estimated 11 million people were killed during the Holocaust. Six million of them were Jews. Of those, more than one million were children. The Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education, formed by a group of Holocaust survivors and their families, educates about the Holocaust, remembers its victims and acts on its lessons.

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Cincinnati budget
8:09 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Cincinnati getting ready for meetings with bond agencies

Cincinnati officials will be meeting with bond rating agencies next month to essentially determine the city's credit score for the coming year.  That bond rating determines how much it will cost the city to borrow money. 

Council Member Kevin Flynn said the process and the rating is important.

"Even if it's a quarter point, we're talking substantial dollars here if we get a reduction," Flynn said.

Right now the city's bond rating is AA, which is a step below the best of AAA.  City officials want to maintain the current rating. 

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Local News
10:30 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Cincinnati adding cops to stem this year's tide of homicides

Mayor John Cranley and council members Amy Murray and Christopher Smitherman
Howard Wilkinson

In an effort to stem the homicides that have plagued the city first the first of the year, Cincinnati police will increase police overtime, hire officers away from other departments, add a recruit class and revive a gang unit, Mayor Cranley and Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell said this morning.

“We want people of this city to know that help is on the way,’’ Cranley said at a city hall press conference packed with neighborhood and community leaders, council members and police officers.

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Politics
8:48 am
Mon February 3, 2014

Why Todd Portune dropped out before he got in to the race for Ohio Governor

Michael E. Keating

Now that Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune has decided not to run for Ohio Governor, WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about what happened:

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