Boston Marathon

May 2, 2013
9:31 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Impact Cincinnati: Event Security

Sgt. Greg Lewton, Michael Snowden and Iris Simpson-Bush in the WVXU studios

The bombings at the Boston Marathon have caused emergency personnel and event organizers across the country to re-evaluate their security plans.

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Miami University
4:21 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Miami and UC increasing security at graduation

Credit WikiCommons

In the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings, Miami University is stepping up security at its upcoming graduation ceremonies.

University spokeswoman Claire Wagner says there have been no threats or safety concerns but the school is updating measures as a matter of good practice. She adds the changes are basically the same as those already in place for football games. All bags will be checked and attendees will be "subject to visual inspection of person, parcels, bags and clothing capable of concealing prohibited items."

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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
12:26 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Chabot: Jihadists did it; Obama won't admit it

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, the Westwood Republican, wrote a strongly-worded blog posting Monday blaming the Boston bombings on “Muslim Jihadists” and accusing the Obama administration of trying to cover it up.

“These weren’t a couple of disgruntled Methodists who set off pressure cooker bombs in an attempt to kill and injure as many infidels as possible,’’ Chabot wrote on his blog. “They were Chechen radicalized Islamists who hated America, the country that had generously taken them in, clothed them, fed them and educated them.”

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Flying Pig Marathon
5:15 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Flying Pig Marathon addresses security concerns

Iris Simpson-Bush (right) and Tammy Wise with the Flying Pig Marathon discuss safety precautions for the upcoming race.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Flying Pig Marathon organizers say they're taking extraordinary measures to reassess and strengthen security plans.

There will be a larger police presence and extra volunteers to watch out for anything suspicious.

Executive Director Iris Simpson-Bush says everyone is encouraged to bring less.

Participants will have to put items in clear bags if they want them transported from the start line to the finish. Spectators with bags are being warned they could be subject to search.

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Boston Marathon bombing
12:55 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Boston attack isn't slowing down runners

Runners say they won't let the April 15 attack in Boston deter them.
Aaron "tango" Tang from Cambridge, MA

An oft-repeated theme after the Boston Marathon bombing was that runners are a hardy lot, who wouldn't let the attack intimidate them.  Add to that, they're also a tight knit, determined group.  

Banding together

Runnings stores and groups across the country are holding events today to show solidarity with the victims of the Boston attack.

Bob Roncker's Running Spot stores will be participating in the national Runners for Boston fun runs (or walks if that's more your pace).

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