Local News
5:02 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Defense, prosecution present opening statements in Hunter trial

The jury in the criminal trial of suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter heard over four hours of opening statements from defense and prosecution lawyers today.  

Special prosecutor R. Scott Croswell painted a picture of a woman who has, since taking office in May 2012, repeatedly violated court rules and broken laws to the point where there was no choice but to seek a criminal indictment against her.

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Mount Adams
2:51 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Mt. Adams residents raising opposition to taller buildings

Update 09/10/14 at 3:30 PM:  Mount Adams residents are opposing a city proposal to change the zoning code to allow taller buildings in their neighborhood.  Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday he agrees with them. 

The plan is part of a broader zoning overhaul.  Mayor Cranley said his administration inherited the issue.

"I'm not sure it's worth pursuing in light of the kind of negative reaction we're getting everywhere we go with it," Cranley said.  "I'm not proposing this and I'm not sure candidly that the zoning code needs a lot of fixing."

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Government
2:33 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

New auto titling office to open in northern Hamilton County

Later this fall, you'll no longer have to drive Downtown or to Forest Park to get a vehicle title. Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Tracy Winkler is opening another titling office in the Fields-Ertel area.

Winkler says the office will offer all kinds of vehicle titling and eventually passport processing.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Social Media activated vending machine nets you free stuff

This is what you see when using an Instagram-activated vending machine made by IVS.
Ann Thompson WVXU

The concept is 21st century clever. Help companies promote their products via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram  to get free products from special vending machines.

Patrick McDonald thought of this idea years ago and launched Innovative Vending Solutions in 2008. The company is based in West Carrollton. His partner is Jeff Thibodeau.

Companies rent or buy the machines.  Telus and the World Wildlife Federation put this one in Canada.

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Music
12:40 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Legendary blues musicians on this week's blues show!

This Saturday night, 9/13, at 11pm on The Blues, the show will begin with legendary guitarist Albert King, followed by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Cream and the Allman Brothers.  The second set features blues vocalists Etta James and Cyndi Lauper, then from Louisiana Sonny Landreth, and BB King at the end of the set with some help from Mark Knopfler.  The final set starts with Hugh Laurie's New Orleans album, and one of my favorite songs from "Let Them Talk,"  the tune "Baby, Please Make a Change" with vocals by Sir Tom Jones and Irma Thomas.  That's followed by the late/great local saxophonist Jim

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Music
12:33 pm
Wed September 10, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 9.13.14

This week you'll hear hometown favorite Blue Wisp Big Band who's found a new home at Japp's on Main Street in Over the Rhine on Wednesday evenings.  I hear the place is packed for them, and the band loves the new digs.  There are also songs from Mel Torme, "The Lady is a Tramp," the Four Freshmen's "You Stepped Out of a Dream," and Linda Ronstadt's "What'll I Do."

*Concert Alert! - On Friday, November 7th, the Tommy Dorsey Big Band will be appearing at the Music Hall Ballroom 7-10pm, $30/per & $3 parking.  For tickets and information, call 513-621-2787.

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The Book Club @91.7

The love of books is the reason 91.7 WVXU is premiering a new, locally-produced program on Saturday, October 11. The Book Club @91.7 is produced and hosted by voracious reader Mark Perzel and airs every Saturday morning at 7am on 91.7, 88.5 WMUB, online at wvxu.org and via the station’s free mobile app.

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Wed September 10, 2014

The River Grill Before the Big Chill BBQ event coming to Sawyer Point

  Locals know you can get some truly outstanding barbeque around here. But no matter how good it is, you can usually run into those folks who claim it'’s not as good as what they can make. Well, here’'s the chance to see who really does grill-up the best pork, beef or chicken. Cincinnati' first sanctioned Ohio State Championship Kansas City Barbeque Competition hits Sawyer Point on October 10 and 11.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Wed September 10, 2014

Keep Looking Up! TV's Star Gazers are in studio before ScopeOut at the Cincinnati Observatory

  Maybe we just weren'’t paying attention before, but it seems as if there’'s been a lot more celestial activity going on this year. Blood Moons, Super Moons, eclipses, meteor showers, planets in opposition...we’'ve even had a triple Jovian shadow transit. And if you don’'t know what that is, you'’re in luck.

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Music
4:31 pm
Tue September 9, 2014

Free jazz concert at downtown Main Library 9/27!

Critically-acclaimed Manhattan saxophonist Daniel Bennett is performing a special "Cincinnati CD Release" at the Cincinnati Public Library (800 Vine Street, Cincinnati, Ohio) on Saturday, September 27th at 2pm. The Daniel Bennett Group is celebrating the release of their newest album, Clockhead Goes to Camp. This special concert will feature a duo, with Daniel Bennett on saxophone and flute, and Nat Janoff on guitar. Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation.

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