Investiture Ceremony

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He's been on the job since October but Friday the University of Cincinnati ceremonially welcomed Santa Ono as UC's 28th president.

During his investiture speech, Ono highlighted the university's historic and influential past citing notable graduates and research breakthroughs like Albert Sabin's polio vaccine.  

Hamilton County's new sheriff was sworn into office at noon Friday, marking the first time in 39 years a Democrat has held the seat.  It also marked the first time in 25 years the Investiture Ceremony has been performed.

The ceremony for Jim Neil, who's been on the job since January 7, took place at the Hamilton County Courthouse.   Judges Nadine Allen, Melba Marsh, Jody Luebbers and Ralph Winkler presided over the public event held in Courtroom 340, which was filled to capacity.  Judge Allen administered the Oath of Office.