Hamilton County Commission
2:57 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Levy committee recommends no increase to Indigent Care, Family Services levies

The committee that reviews Hamilton County tax levies is recommending flat renewals for the Indigent Care and Family Services and Treatment levies.

The Tax Levy Review Committee (TLRC) recommends keeping the Indigent Care levy on a three-year renewal cycle rather than a five-year term.

Read more
Politics
1:18 pm
Mon July 7, 2014

Early voting begins Tuesday for Aug. 5 election, but a slim ballot

Tuesday is the first day of early voting in Ohio's August 5 election, although few voters in southwest Ohio will have anything to vote on.

Hamilton County has only two issues on the ballot - an additional 11.2 mill tax levy in the Lockland Local School District and the renewal of a five mill tax levy for fire and emergency medical services in Mount Healthy.

In Warren County, voters in the Lebanon City School District will decide a tax levy renewal that will raise $4.2 million a year for the next three years.

Read more
News Quiz
10:40 am
Mon July 7, 2014

News Quiz for July 7, 2014

Politics
8:52 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

There will be no hot-button ballot issues to draw Ohio voters to the polls this November. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about it.

Read more
Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Birding in the Ohio Valley

A backyard feeder will attract a variety of birds, in all sizes.

Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Indigo Buntings. Beautiful birds all, and all spotted recently in parks and neighborhoods in our area, along with the more common Cardinals, Goldfinches, Juncos and Carolina Wrens. You just have to look, and listen. Cincinnati Nature Center Chief Naturalist & Adult Program Manager Bill Creasey, and Nature Center Visitor Services Coordinator and Naturalist Lester Peyton, are with us with tips and thoughts on birding in the Ohio Valley. Another great source for information is the American Bird Conservancy.

Hearing Loss
4:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Time for Boomers to face hearing loss

Media advertisements and direct mailings aimed at older adults promote hearing screenings.
Marjorie Fox

Many of us have had a hearing impaired grandparent in our lives…or maybe it’s mom or dad who turns the television up full blast.  But now, baby boomers are facing hearing loss.

By age 65, one in three people will have what audiologists call a socially significant hearing loss. Much of it is age-related and experts say there’s nothing that can be done to prevent it.

Read more
Politics
12:00 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Ohio Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over voter rights

The debate over voting rights in Ohio rages on, unabated.  

Democrats argue that the Republicans in the legislature and the Republican secretary of state, Jon Husted, have done everything in their power to make it difficult for Democrats – particularly African-American voters – to cast a ballot.

Husted and the Republicans argue that you would be hard-pressed to find a state that gives its people more opportunities to cast a ballot, with its 28-day early voting period for both mail-in absentee ballots and early in-person voting at the state’s 88 county boards of elections.

Read more
Local News
1:04 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Fort Thomas Fourth of July Parade

Watching the parade
Maryanne Zeleznik

Thousands watched the Fort Thomas Fourth of July Parade.  It's held every year on North and South Fort Thomas Avenue. 

Local News
9:42 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Zoo's endangered Indian rhino dead

Nikki
provided by Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo's endangered Indian rhino has died.   "Nikki" passed away in her indoor home, around 7 a.m. Thursday,  at the Zoo’s Rhino Reserve, a release said. 

The female Indian rhino was born at the Toronto Zoo in 1991.  She was known worldwide for the world’s first successful artificial insemination (AI) procedure in this endangered rhino species.

Read more
Composer Kevin Puts
1:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night"

Cincinnati Opera is preparing for its first production of Silent Night, based on the movie Joyeux Noel, recounting the story of WWI soldiers celebrating Christmas together in the midst of battle. Composer Kevin Puts tells our Anne Arenstein about this story and how he went about writing this, his first opera.

Pages