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7:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Mayor's pick for next city manager

Harry Black, Mayor John Cranley's choice for new Cincinnati city manager.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has selected a new city manager. Mayor Cranley’s pick is Harry Black, who has been the finance director for the City of  Baltimore since early 2012. Mr. Black also served as Richmond, Virginia’s chief financial officer from 2005 to 2008. Howard Wilkinson sat down with Harry Black to talk about his move to Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Thu July 31, 2014

Political Junkie Ken Rudin talks current issues and has a trivia question ready to go

Ken Rudin - The Political Junkie

A recent New York Times - CBS News poll shows that if we held a do-over of the 2012 election, voters would choose Mitt Romney over President Obama by a nine-point margin, and Republicans have a slight advantage in the fight for the Senate. Should Democrats be worried? Political Junkie Ken Rudin joins us to ponder that and other hot summer political issues. And Ken will have a trivia question, your chance to answer correctly and win a fabulous Political Junkie button.

Local News
2:00 am
Thu July 31, 2014

City manager nominee Black says he'll be part coach, part quarterback

City Manager nominee Harry Black
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Harry E. Black, the Baltimore finance director tapped by Mayor John Cranley to be Cincinnati’s next city manager, uses football analogies to describe his management style.

In an interview with WVXU, the 51-year-old Black said that in his 28 years in local government his management style has “evolved into one that can be characterized as coaching – collaborative, collegial, but very outcome-driven.”

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9:38 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Scripps to spin off newspapers

Cincinnati based  E.W. Scripps Company has agreed to merge its broadcast operations with Journal Communications and spin off and then merge their newspapers.  A release says it will create two focused and separately traded public companies that offer long-term opportunities to create value for shareholders.

The merged broadcast and digital media company, based in Cincinnati, will retain The E.W. Scripps Company name, and the Scripps family shareholders will continue to have voting control. 

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Making wearable electronics commonplace

Purdue researchers used a standard sewing machine to create this new type of low-cost flexible metal interconnect for "soft" robotics and wearable electronics.
Babak Ziaie Purdue University

The market for wearable electronics could top $3 billion by 2018, according to a new report. However, Beecham Research says with better collaboration between technology companies and the fashion industry, the market could be worth $9.3 billion by 2018.

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1:34 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

Nadal pulls out of W&S Open due to injury

Rafael Nadal, the 2013 Western & Southern Open champion, has withdrawn because of a wrist injury.
Jennifer Mauer Western & Southern Open

Western & Southern Open Officials say Rafael Nadal, the tournament defending champion, has withdrawn due to a wrist injury.

Nadal, currently ranked #2 in the world, says he is disappointed:

"Unfortunately I injured my right wrist yesterday during practice and after the tests I have undergone today in Spain, including an MRI, and checking with my doctors, I will have to stay out of competition for at least 2-3 weeks. I am sorry and wish the best to the tournament and thank all of the fans for their support."

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Local News
11:02 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Baltimore finance director Cranley's choice for city manager

Harry E. Black, the finance director in Baltimore, is Mayor John Cranley’s pick to be Cincinnati’s next city manager, according to a source close to the mayor.

"I'm very excited about this,'' Cranley said in a news conference this afternoon in the mayor's office. "Here's a guy who lifted himself up by  his own bootstraps in a very tough neighborhood of Baltimore."

As finance director in Baltimore, Cranley said, he guided the city to the first upgrade in the city's credit rating in 10 years.

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9:10 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Poll: FitzGerald, still largely unknown, trails Kasich by 12 percentage points

Ed FitzGerald
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald trails incumbent Republican John Kasich by 12 percentage points and is still not well known to about two-third of Ohio voters, according to an independent poll released this morning.

The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, which polls voters in key states, has Kasich with 48 percent to FitzGerald’s 36 percent.

In May, Kasich led FitzGerald by 15 percentage points in the last Quinnipiac Poll.

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Cincinnati Zoo
7:16 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo gorilla expecting but 'ownership' is complicated matter

Hang in there, Asha! Pregnant gorilla due "any day."
Cincinnatii Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo is expecting a baby gorilla any day now. But, the little tyke won't actually belong to Cincinnati.

Neither the unborn gorilla nor its parents, Asha and Jomo, are Cincinnatians, so to speak. Though all three will live here, ownership falls to the parents' zoo of origin.

It's all part of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plan which helps zoos in North America regulate breeding. Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard says it's complicated but important.

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Ark Encounter
7:06 am
Wed July 30, 2014

Kentucky Tourism Board OKs $18 Million In Tax Incentives for Ark Encounter

File photo :model Ark Park with Mike Zovath
Credit Marjorie Fox

The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Board has approved $18 million in tax breaks for a controversial Christian theme park in Northern Kentucky.

The board unanimously voted on Tuesday to approve sales tax incentives for the Ark Encounter, a religious theme park to be built in Williamstown. The theme park is controlled by Answers in Genesis, a conservative Christian non-profit that also operates the Creation Museum.

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