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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Prim: Older

Prim (clockwise): Ian Gullett, Molly Sullivan, Jake Langknecht and Alessandro Corona

With very little fanfare, Prim has released one of the best local pop recordings of the year.  

When you take time to consider the roster of talent in this band, it is not surprising. Alessandro Corona [Krkgrd], Jake Langknecht [The Never Bird] and Ian Gullett [Diet Audio, Smasherman, Photo Electric] weave a delightful tapestry of soulful melodies, and they do this in conjunction with the amazing Molly Sullivan [No No Knots] who has quickly become one of the supreme voices and songwriters in Cincinnati.

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Governor's Race
5:13 am
Tue August 19, 2014

FitzGerald's top aides leave campaign

Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
2:30 am
Tue August 19, 2014

Pre-planning your funeral an important family discussion

Cindy Maril of Arlington Memorial Gardens


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4:05 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Tarbell to run as write-in for county commissioner

Former Cincinnati city council member and vice mayor Jim Tarbell is running as a write-in candidate for county commissioner against Republican incumbent Chris Monzel.

Tarbell filed the required form and paid an $80 fee today to become a write-in candidate, according to Sally Krisel, deputy director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

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Neighborhood life
3:05 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Walnut Hills study begins this week

A revitalization study of Cincinnati's Walnut Hills neighborhoods gets underway Tuesday afternoon.  

Margo Warminski with the Cincinnati Preservation Association called it a data driven planning tool.

“It was created in response to the issues in older industrial cities that have lots of population and job loss mostly in the Midwest and East but elsewhere,” Warminski said.  “And as a result they’ve got large inventories of vacant, often decaying, buildings many of which are historic and often they’re torn down without an overall plan.”

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Social workers strike
1:51 pm
Mon August 18, 2014

Butler County social workers start their strike

Mark Heyne WVXU News

Dozens of Butler County social workers started walking a picket line Monday morning after contract talks stalled.  Union president Becky Palmer said the two sides differ on wages.  The county is offering a series of lump sums and the union wants percentage increases built into the next 3-year agreement as well as reinstatement of step increases in pay. 

She said a fact finder determined Butler County social workers were underpaid compared to their peers by an average of 12 percent.

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News Quiz
10:13 am
Mon August 18, 2014

News Quiz for August 18, 2014

8:55 am
Mon August 18, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about what is like to be a high profile race this fall because of the names involved - the race for Hamilton County probate judge.

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