Album Review
7:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Elk Creek: Greenfield Project

Greenfield Project is the 7-song debut EP from Greater Cincinnati's Elk Creek

I have a message for those who enjoy listening to live music of any kind - and for those who book the venues that host such events - get to know Elk Creek. They are a group of very talented musicians that make some exciting new music and they sound really, really good together.

The story of Elk Creek is one of reunion. Aaron Price [vocals], Jeremy Brown [harmonica], and Brad Smith [guitar] all grew up together and used to play in band called Hector who had a practice space in Trenton, Ohio located on Elk Creek Road. Two years ago when they 'got the band back together' they added Travis Estell on drums and Nick Whittenburg on bass. They quickly noticed that their sound, style and songwriting had all matured. The end result of this reunion is the 7-song EP entitled Greenfield Project.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

Andrea Raynor, chaplain at Ground Zero, has written her memoir - "Incognito"

  As a young girl, Andrea Raynor wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she ended up, almost by accident, at Harvard Divinity School. She went on to become a United Methodist minister and hospice chaplain. She served as chaplain to the morgue at Ground Zero in the aftermath of 9/11.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Tue July 1, 2014

The fascinating history of Oxford's Western College for Women

  Western Female Seminary, which opened its doors in 1855, later became Western College for Women. The first college in the country to have an artist-in-residence, Western attracted national attention when it hosted civil rights training for Freedom Summer 1964. In 1974, the college became part of Miami University in Oxford.

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Hobby Lobby Case
5:44 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Ohio AG pleased with Hobby Lobby decision

The US Supreme Court’s ruling in the Hobby Lobby case was a win for those who objected to the federal health care law’s requirement that the company offer insurance that covers contraceptives for women – and that includes Ohio’s Attorney General.

Mike DeWine is an avowed opponent of the Affordable Care Act and wrote a brief that was signed by Republican Attorneys General from 19 other states. DeWine said though it was a narrow decision, it was a significant one:

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Jazz
3:45 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

A Celebration of John Von Ohlen

Recorded March 2, 2009

Musicians came into the studio that day to honor the legendary drummer John Von Ohlen who has played with many jazz greats including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Cal Collins, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Perry Como. He's also recorded albums with many other greats like Carmen McRae, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Poole, John Clayton, Mel Torme & the Marty Paich Orchestra, and Benny Carter. John Von Ohlen was inducted into the CEA 2005 Hall of Fame.

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Music
3:40 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

The Blues: 7.5.14 show

What's the 4th of July weekend without a little taste of the blues?  On tonight's show, you'll hear from Albert Washington, the Rebirth Brass Band, and k.d. lang.  And be sure to put on your August calendar a couple of blues festivals.  There's the Cincy Blues Fest down at Sawyer Point on Friday, August 1st and Saturday, August 2nd, plus the free 16th Annual Lebanon Blues Festival from 11am to 11pm on Saturday, August 2nd,  in historic downtown Lebanon.  They'll also have 150 historic cars on display in their car show.

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Music
2:27 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

CCJO concert at Burnet Woods with fireworks!

Cincinnati Parks presents an American Red, White and Blue concert this Thursday, July 3rd beginning at 6pm at the Burnet Woods Lake, 3251 Brookline Avenue.  Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase. Kids’ games and activities will be offered, too. 

6pm: CCM Prep Ensembles... 7:15pm: Cincinnati Contemporary Jazz Orchestra performing jazz standards like "In the Mood", "Tuxedo Junction," and "Take the A-Train." ...8:30pm: CCO Brass Quintet......Dusk: Fireworks!!!

Education
2:11 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

That's Mount St. Joseph UNIVERSITY to you

MSJ's new crest.
Credit Mount St. Joseph University / Provided

The College of Mount Saint Joseph is no more. Beginning Tuesday, it becomes Mount St. Joseph University.

The school plans to unveil the new name on its monument during an 11 a.m. ceremony Tuesday.

Public Relations Manager Jill Eichhorn says while the logo is new, the mission remains unchanged.

"We're still The Mount and that will never change," says Eichhorn. "We're still known as The Mount. We're still the small, private, liberal arts college that has the personal attention for the students and the faculty."

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pool supervision
2:04 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Drowning prompts change in Cincinnati pool policy

File photo of the Dunham Rec Center pool, a city pool affected by the new policy. The drowning happened at Bush Pool in Walnut Hills.
Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is making changes to its city pool policy following the drowning of a 10-year-old Walnut Hills boy at Bush Pool this month, and recommendations by City Council.

Effective immediately, children ages 7 to 11 have to be supervised by an adult. Particulars spelled out in a memo say this:

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Cincinnati government
10:37 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Former solicitor leaving city government; returning to private law practice

Former Cincinnati City Solicitor John Curp during a Council meeting at city hall.
Credit Michael Keating

Former Cincinnati solicitor John Curp is leaving city government to return to private practice.

Curp will be joining the Blank Rome law firm to work with clients on issues involving local, state and federal governments.  He starts his new position Tuesday.

Interim City Manager Scott Stiles removed Curp as solicitor in January just more than a month into the new term of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.  After his demotion, he was assigned to work as the general counsel for the Water Works/MSD/Storm water combined utility.

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