Local News
9:15 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Tracie Hunter asks appeals court to postpone her sentence

Tracie Hunter
Credit Hamilton County Juvenile Court

Suspended Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter has asked the Ohio First District Court of Appeals to release her on bail and postpone her sentencing while she appeals her conviction on a criminal charge.

Earlier this month, the trial judge, Common Pleas Court Judge Norbert Nadel, denied a motion by Hunter's lawyer, Clyde Bennett II, to postpone her jail sentence while she appeals the case. Nadel ordered that she begin her jail term on Dec. 29.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

Finding jobs for adults with disabilities in our area

Zach Hawthorne with TKB CEO & President Fabian Schmahl

    A recent survey found that only 34% of adults with intellectual disabilities in the United States are employed. That includes several thousand individuals in Greater Cincinnati. For years, training centers or sheltered workshops have provided work opportunities for adults with disabilities. But there is a current push in many states to close these centers and direct individuals towards community-based employment. But incorporating people with intellectual disabilities into the general workforce is a challenge.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Tue December 16, 2014

"Serving With Honor" exhibit now on display at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Serving with Honor Exhibit: Donald Brandt
Provided, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

  Serving with Honor: The Queen City’'s Veterans, an exhibit now at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and running through mid-January, profiles some of the many veterans from the Greater Cincinnati area who took up the call of duty, starting from the War of 1812 to the present day. Photos, diaries, letters, uniforms, medals and other artifacts from local veterans will be on display.

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News
7:45 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

When the crows attack, who you gonna call? In Eilat, it's the crow hitman

"Yoram," the hitman of Eilat, shoots at crows. He requested anonymity because his work is controversial and he keeps his identity a secret in the city.

Daniel Estrin

Tourists flock to the Israeli Red Sea resort town of Eilat for sea, sun and snorkeling. But crows have flocked there too — and one man is on a mission to get rid of them.

At 7 a.m. in Eilat, the ocean is still. The tourists are fast asleep in their hotel rooms.

One man, approaching retirement age, with a baby face and sparkling eyes, makes his rounds in a white pickup truck. We’ll call him Yoram, though that’s not his real name.

Every once in a while he stops, rolls down the window, looks through the sight of his hunter’s rifle, and shoots.

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Politics
3:45 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

David Pepper to be new Ohio Democratic Party chairman

David Pepper
Credit Facebook page

Cincinnati's David Pepper will be the new Ohio Democratic Party chairman now that his only opponent for the job has dropped out of the race.

Sharen Neuhardt, the Dayton Democrat who was the losing candidate for lieutenant governor this year, sent an e-mail to her supporters today (Monday) saying she was getting out of the race to replace state party chairman Chris Redfern. Redfern resigned after the November election, when the Democrats lost all statewide races.

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Hamilton County Commission
2:09 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

New seats at GABP should be ready for All Star Game

Images from a slide show presentation show damage to the seats at Great American Ball Park.
Credit Provided / Hamilton County Commission

Great American Ball Park is getting some new seats in time for the 2015 All Star Game.

About five years after the stadium was built, the Reds noticed some of the seats were breaking. The company that made them fixed some. A competing vender quoted $5 million to fix everything.

Instead, Hamilton County Stadium Director Joe Feldkamp says he's found two local companies that will do the job for less, and support another county initiative in the process.

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Streetcar
12:21 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Completing the Cincinnati Streetcar loop in OTR

Streetcar workers heat up the track in preparation for welding the OTR loop.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Fifteen months after it began, the track loop for the Cincinnati Streetcar in Over the Rhine is now finished.

Just after 9:00 Monday morning workers welded the track together on Race Street between Elder and Green Streets, just south of Findlay Market.

This is the track that will serve as the test track for the first streetcar vehicles when they arrive in the fall of 2015. Workers still have to install overhead power lines and poles in OTR.

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Economic development
12:14 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

New development plan for 4th & Race Downtown

The old Pogue's garage at the corner of 4th and Race in Downtown Cincinnati will be demolished to make way for a new project with parking, retail space and 208 apartments.
Credit Jay Hanselman

There is a new plan to redevelop the old Pogue's garage at the corner of Fourth and Race in Downtown Cincinnati.  

Final development details were worked out over the weekend and the full city council could approve the deal Wednesday.  

The proposal calls for 3CDC to build and operate a 925-space parking garage with 25,000 square feet of street level retail space.  

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New Quiz
11:51 am
Mon December 15, 2014

News Quiz for December 15, 2014

News
10:37 am
Mon December 15, 2014

Ever wonder what the black-and-white ISIS flag means?

A member loyal to the Islamic State militants, known as ISIS, waves an ISIS flag in Raqqa, Syria.

Stringer/Reuters

It's become a symbol that's hard to ignore this year: The black flag with white Arabic writing flown by ISIS, the militant group in Iraq and Syria that calls itself the Islamic State, and displayed everywhere from the suburbs of New Jersey to the window of a Sydney café during a hostage crisis.

But just what are the origins of this flag?

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