Local News
1:18 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Absentee voting for Ohio's May primary begins today

Voting by absentee ballot and early in-person voting for the May 6 primary began Tuesday at Ohio's 88 county boards of elections.

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted's office said Tuesday county boards of elections had already received nearly 24,000 requests for absentee ballots. They began mailing out the ballots today.

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Homeless Services
11:43 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Two Queensgate businesses concerned with new Drop Inn Center plan

Drop Inn Center's current location in Over-the-Rhine
Sarah Ramsey

Two companies that would be neighbors of the relocated Drop Inn Center in Queensgate are expressing concerns about the plan.  

A city council committee heard from proponents of the plan two weeks ago, and Tuesday it heard from representatives of two companies that say they need more information.  

Richard Posey is with K4, an architecture, design and construction firm with a facility in Queensgate.  He said one issue is security and safety for employees.

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Black Planet: Female Hysteria

Black Planet: Dylan McCartney, Jerri Queen, Izzie Kitten and Elsa Lee

Like a bad-for-you woman, sporting tattoos and an eyebrow-piercing, the kind that you might spy across the bar - it was love at first sight for me and Black Planet.  In truth, there is very little about Black Planet and their 5-song EP Female Hysteria that is not completely adorable and endearing.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Jimmy Carter, A Call to Action

New book by Jimmy Carter.
Provided, Joseph-Beth Booksellers

  Former President Jimmy Carter’s latest book, A Call to Action, is an impassioned account of the human rights abuses against women and girls around the world, particularly in religious societies. Howard Wilkinson talked with President Carter, who will be in town tonight for a book-signing event at Joseph-Beth Booksellers. The book-signing, a ticketed event, has been sold out.

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Tue April 1, 2014

Spring into Gardening, at Last

Now that the thaw has come.

  It has been a long, long winter, and many of us can’t wait to get out and get our yards and gardens in shape. Campbell County Horticultural Extension Agent David Koester and Peter Huttinger, neighborhood garden coordinator with the Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati, share tips and advice on what to do now to give your yard and garden a solid start for the growing season.

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Kentucky texting law
5:44 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Kentucky joins national texting while driving crackdown

Kentucky transportation officials say driving and texting has reached epidemic levels and enforcement is part of the cure. The officials say people need to know they're serious about stopping this deadly behavior.  For National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, which starts Tuesday, Kentucky police will be cracking down on motorists who text behind the wheel as part of the nationwide U Drive.  UText.  U Pay  campaign.

Kentucky Office of Highway Safety Executive Director Bill Bell says texting while driving can be more dangerous than impaired driving.

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Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
2:29 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Scenes and sounds from the Opening Day Parade

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Thousands of people lined the streets of Cincinnati on a beautiful afternoon to take in the Findlay Market Reds Opening Day Parade.   It was a festive event with lots of entries including mascots, marching  bands, fire engines,  police motorcycles, honor guards and Reds players from the past and present.  WVXU's Mark Heyne was there with his camera and has these photos to share.

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Cincinnati zoo
12:52 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Cincinnati Zoo mourning loss of endangered rhino

"Suci" at the Cincinnati Zoo
Provided/Kathy Moore

The Cincinnati Zoo is mourning the loss of an endangered Sumatran Rhino.  Zoo officials announced Monday that "Suci" died late Sunday surrounded by her keepers and veterinary staff.  

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Local News
8:54 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday politics chat: presidential politics and a little baseball

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU's politics reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of an Ohio or Kentucky candidate being nominated for president if the GOP convention comes to Cincinnati in 2016. And, of course, a little baseball talk on the Reds' Opening Day.

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Opening Day
6:00 am
Mon March 31, 2014

Findlay Market parade takes a detour

Findlay Market Opening Day Parade 2013
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will take a slight detour this year because of streetcar construction. At 12 noon Monday the first entry steps off from Findlay Market in Over the Rhine and heads south on Race Street.

Instead of going straight down Race, the parade will turn right on Liberty and left on Elm to Central Parkway. It will then go back to Race and proceed as normal to 5th Street.

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