Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed April 9, 2014

90-Day Neighborhood Enhancment Program

More than a dozen local communities have used the Neighborhood Enhancement Program to reduce crime, clean streets and enhance overall living conditions.
Provided, City of Cincinnati

  Launched in 2007, the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP) is a 90-day collaborative effort between City of Cincinnati departments, neighborhood residents and community organizations in an effort to improve the quality of life in our communities.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed April 9, 2014

Neighborhood Enhancment Program Improves Communities

East Price Hill is using the city's Neighborhood Enhancement Program.

  We continue our discussion on the Neighborhood Enhancement Program (NEP), and how local community organizations are working with city departments and various funding sources, with Cincinnati City Senior Community Development Analyst Ethel Cogen, Huntington Bank Vice President for Community Development Elizabeth Sherwood, and

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P&G palm oil
2:54 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Procter & Gamble sets new goals on palm oil

Procter & Gamble says it's committing to no deforestation in its palm oil supply chain.  The Cincinnati-based consumer products company says it's going to improve its practices with all its suppliers, including small local farmers, to ensure protection of forests.  

Greenpeace activists staged several protests last month around the world, including one at the company's downtown headquarters. They said P&G used palm oil from a supplier tied to tropical forest destruction.

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Transportation
2:53 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

I-71/MLK interchange work to begin this summer

Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU News

Construction of the I-71/Martin Luther King Drive interchange is expected to begin in July.

The Ohio Department of Transportation says Westerville, Ohio-based Kokosing Construction is the apparent low bidder to do the work. The company's bid comes in at $80.8 million.

The reconstruction will create full access to and from the interstate from Martin Luther King Drive.

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Music
2:24 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 4/12/14 show

Tune in Saturday night at 10 and have your own swingin’ dance party with Bill Cartwright and great artists like Benny Goodman, Ella Fitzgerald, and Count Basie.

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Music
2:18 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

2013 National Recording Registry

April 2nd announcement by the Library of Congress:

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Music
1:54 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

The Blues - 4.12.14 show

Saturday night at 11pm, this week's edition of The Blues will feature The Goshorns, Ricky Nye, and the Claudettes who will be performing at Arnold's on Sat, 4/19.  You'll also hear a power set with blues legends Albert King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Luther Allison.  There are also a couple of songs by Shannon Curfman who appeared on Kid Rock's cruise last month and EG Kight who's been to Cincinnati any number of times.

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Local News
11:14 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Judge Tracie Hunter going to trial in September

Judge Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

A trial date of September 8 was set this morning for Hamilton Juvenile Court judge Tracie Hunter, who faces nine criminal charges.

Hunter's lawyer and the independent council chosen to prosecute her case met for 15 minutes this morning in the chambers of Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel.

After closed-door session, Nadel announced from the bench that there would be a hearing on motions in Hunter's case on June 5t, followed by the Sept. 8 trial.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Valley of the Sun: Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk

Valley of the Sun - 'Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk' is available from Fuzzorama Records.
reverbnation.com/valleyofthesun

If you enjoy earth-shattering rhythms, dark and soulful melodies and heavy blues-metal with a bit of Seattle grunge tossed in for flavor, then I strongly recommend that you check out Cincinnati's Valley of the Sun and their album Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk, from Fuzzorama Records.

Electric Talons of the Thunderhawk is the first full-length release from the band and follows on the heels of two very successful EPs, 2010 and The Sayings of the Seers. Talons picks up right where Sayings of the Seers left off with epic-length pieces rife with driving riffs and adroit changes in both tone and rhythm that display great talent and attention to composition and dynamics.

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Drawbridge Inn
6:57 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Demolition begins at Drawbridge Inn

The Drawbridge Inn is coming down...
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Demolition of the former Drawbridge Inn in Fort Mitchell begins Tuesday morning. 

A release says the sites are being cleared for future development.  Bellevue Developer Brandicorp,  is planning a mix of residential, retail and medical office use for the 20 plus acre site.

The Christ Hospital Health Network is planning a medical office building on part of the site. 

The Drawbridge Inn closed in December 2012 after operating for 42 years. 

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