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  1. Homicide Suspect ArrestedMon, 27 Apr 2015 14:12:02 EST
    On April 12, 2015, District 2 Police Officers responded to perform a welfare check requested by an out of town relative who had been unable to contact the resident of 5706 Montgomery Road. Responding officers investigated the circumstances, determined it necessary to enter the residence and then inside the home discovered the body of the resident, Myrvinia Lowe (a female black born 08/01/1953). The Homicide Unit is investigating the death as a homicide.
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  2. POETRY CONTESTThu, 19 Feb 2015 11:29:12 EST
    The Cincinnati Public Library would like to remind all you poets out there that they are still accepting entries for our the Poetry in the Garden Contest through February 28. Adults, ages 18 and up, are invited to enter. The Poetry Contest is co-sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Writers League. Entries will be judged in March by a committee comprised of local literary professionals. Judging will be anonymous and decisions are final. Up to four winners will have their poem published on our website and will be given the opportunity to read their poem at the Main Librarys Poetry in the Garden Series, which will be held Tuesday evenings in April.
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  3. STOLEN CREDIT CARDThu, 19 Feb 2015 11:25:26 EST
    On January 19th and 20th, 2015 an unidentified male black used a cloned/stolen credit card at Speedway Gas Stations located at 7300 Hamilton Ave, 11620 Hamilton Ave. and 10760 Reading Rd.The suspect was described as being:
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  4. BASEBALL GIRL'S NIGHT OUTThu, 12 Feb 2015 14:18:25 EST
    Ladies, Do you wish you knew more about the game of baseball or are you looking for a fun night out with the girls?The second annual St. Elizabeth Healthcare A Night of Their Own Baseball 101 will be held Thursday, May 28 at Great American Ball Park from 4:30 to 9:30 p.m.This exclusive event gives women of all ages the opportunity to EAT, PLAY and LEARN with Reds coaches, broadcasters, staff and special guests to get an inside look at the game of baseball.
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  5. Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Receives $50,000 Grant from CVS Health to Expand Smoking Cessation ClinicThu, 12 Feb 2015 12:25:35 EST
    As part of their commitment to helping people lead tobacco-free lives, CVS Health presented a $50,000 donation to the Smoking Cessation Clinic at Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center on Wednesday. During the event, Kevin Hourican, Senior Vice President of Operations at CVS/pharmacy highlighted the importance of community-based smoking cessation programs that help people lead tobacco-free lives. Clinicians and staff from Cincinnati Childrens Hospital also discussed the benefits of the clinics innovative services, which not only help adults and children quit tobacco, but also help families identify ways to eliminate harmful smoke exposure and improve their health, well-being and quality of life.
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  6. LIBRARY PARTNERS WITH THE FLYING PIG MARATHONTue, 10 Feb 2015 11:50:24 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has partnered again with the Cincinnati Flying Pig Kids Marathon to encourage kids to Be Smart, Eat Well, and Move More. Join us at select branches for a fun time learning more about exercise, good nutrition, and feeding your brain with good books while completing the 26 miles of the Flying Pig marathon on your Hog Log. Children who participate can track miles on their Hog Logs and be eligible to participate in the Kids Marathon 26th Mile Event May 2. Visit http://flyingpigmarathon.com/events/26th-mile/.
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  7. NEW CLASSES AT BAKER HUNT ART & CULTURAL CENTERTue, 03 Feb 2015 11:55:31 EST
    The Baker Hunt Art & Cultural Center, situated in the Historic Licking Riverside District of Covington, has just released their schedule of art classes and workshops for the spring 2015 term. Two new additions to the Baker Hunt offerings are; for youth, Ohio River History: creating your own river boat; and Legos and Clay! : developing your own stop-motion scenarios. Over 40 different art classes and one day workshops designed for both beginning and more experienced adult artists will be offered as well as 24 classes and workshops for youth. Adult offerings include oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting, creative writing, pastels, photography, jewelry, yoga, and social dance to name a few.
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  8. FANS CAN REGISTER FOR 2015 MLB ALL-STAR TICKET STRIPS BEGINNING TODAYMon, 02 Feb 2015 14:37:04 EST
    Major League Baseball and the Cincinnati Reds today announced that fans can register for the opportunity to purchase full ticket strips for 2015 MLB All-Star events beginning today by visiting allstargame.com or reds.com. Winners will be randomly selected as available tickets will be extremely limited. Date, time and instructions for purchase will be communicated via e-mail to each selected applicant in late April. Full strips include:
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  9. Police Seek Two in Wednesday OTR RobberyThu, 29 Jan 2015 14:20:19 EST
    On January 28, 2015 at 7pm, Kelley Williams, a 25 year old black male and Alex Ford, a 26 year old black male used their car and stuck another occupied car at 114 W. 14th Street. When the men in the other car got out their wallets to exchange information, Mr. Williams and Mr. Ford punched the men and took their property. Some of the property was recovered a few blocks away. Both men are now wanted on open warrants (2 counts each) for Robbery.
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  10. CINCIDITAROD RACEMon, 26 Jan 2015 14:54:17 EST
    Registration for one of Cincinnatis wackiest races is now open! Produced by 3CDC, Cinciditarod is a crazy shopping cart competition that begins and ends on Fountain Square. Coined after the real Alaskan Iditarod, which involves a grueling 1,100 mile dog sled race, the Cincinnati version is a little less intensive and a lot more inventive.
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  11. LIBRARY HONORS MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.Thu, 08 Jan 2015 13:24:44 EST
    Join us as we honor the life of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Monday, Jan. 19 with special programs at selectlocations. Main Library, Childrens Learning Center...Celebrate the life of Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. starting at 2 p.m. in the Childrens Learning Center in the Main Library. Childrens Theatre of Cincinnati actor Deondra Kamau Means will perform Martin's Dream, a one-man show that explores the real person behind the historic figure.
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  12. NEW YEAR'S EVE ON FOUNTAIN SQUARETue, 30 Dec 2014 12:01:32 EST
    Ring in 2015 with friends and fellow Cincinnatians at the Huntington Bank New Years Eve Blast, presented by Local 12, at Fountain Square. Hosted by Jay Kruz of The New 94.9, the event festivities kick off tomorrow, December 31, at 8:00PM. Enjoy music from Cincinnati favorite, DJ Tweet, along with wacky contests, a dance competition, and more!
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  13. SMOKE RINGS 12-22Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:48:53 EST
    I gotta vent. Sorry. I know its time for joy and cheer and all that good stuff but just a vent or two before I make my 2014 exit. Thanks. I think. First the Reds. I got a real kick out of their announcement for 2015 it involved fireworks and bobble heads. In fact, the day the news release hit the local media the Chicago Cubs were calling a news conference introducing their new left-handed pitcher Jon Lester. Look, fireworks and bobble heads are fine. Theyre fun. But my question is this why did we need a new ballpark to promote fireworks and bobble heads? In fact, let me correct myself. Why do we even need a professional baseball team? Use the stadium to sell beer and promote the fireworks and bobble heads. At least that's what the general public seems to enjoy.
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  14. TEEN FINANCIAL LITERACY WORKSHOPSTue, 16 Dec 2014 11:38:48 EST
    After a successful summer session, the Library's popular financial literacy workshops for teens will return in January. The four-hour sessions include hands-on activities, games and prizes designed to teach teens how to make smart decisions with their money. Registration is recommended. You'll find more information here: http://teenspace.cincinnatilibrary.org/ moneyWorkshop Dates:
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  15. MACY'S DOWNTOWN DAZZLEThu, 11 Dec 2014 13:32:33 EST
    C'mon down to Fountain Square this Saturday for the final Downtown Dazzle of 2015. Santa will rappel down the 525 Vine Building to Macy's rooftop. This is topped off by a spectacular fireworks display.As a special treat this week,.special guest John Morris Russell, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra conductor, and singers from The May Festival on the Square will join in the celebration. Festivities begin at 5:45 p.m.
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  16. SMOKE RINGS 12-10Wed, 10 Dec 2014 14:45:04 EST
    BY: Andy Furman...Boy, I cant wait.This may be the earliest I've anticipated watching a football game. And I owe it all to Marvin Lewis. Yes, Marvin Lewis, the head football coach of your Cincinnati Bengals. But let me roll the clock back some 48 hours. The Bengals were smarting after a Sunday 42-21 thrashing by the Pittsburgh Steelers at Paul Brown Stadium,Sunday. Monday evening, Dave Lapham, the radio analyst and Lance McAlister played host to the Bengals talk show at a restaurant on The Banks.
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  17. METRO NAMES DWIGHT FERRELL AS CEO & GMTue, 09 Dec 2014 12:06:29 EST
    The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority has appointed Dwight Ferrell as Metros Chief Executive Officer & General Manager, effective Jan. 5, 2015. Ferrell most recently served as the County Manager of Fulton County, GA, where he led more than 5,000 employees in the management of activities and operations of county departments. In addition, Ferrell developed, recommended and administered the countys state and federal legislative agenda.
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  18. BREAKING AND ENTERING OFFENSE AT CHRIST HOSPITAL BUSINESS OFFICEMon, 01 Dec 2014 15:35:49 EST
    On November 27, 2014, an unknown male white suspect broke into Christ Hospital's Central Business Office located at 237 William Howard Taft Road in Cincinnati. The suspect damaged and stole property before fleeing the scene. Surveillance video captured images of the suspect inside of the facility.
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  19. CHRISTMAS ON FOUNTAIN SQUARETue, 25 Nov 2014 14:54:06 EST
    If you can tear yourself away from bargain hunting on Friday, c'mon downtown for the Annual Light Up the Square. Festivities will begin at 6:00pm with live music from The Naked Karate Girls, followed by a special appearance by Santa Claus. Fountain Square will also feature plenty of festival treats from D&R Concessions and Mama Made It, colorful merchandise from CTM, ice skating and (to top it all off) one heck of a fireworks show!
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  20. THEFT - CHECK KITINGMon, 24 Nov 2014 11:17:39 EST
    On October 17th, 2014 Mr. Andrew Jackson opened a savings account at U.S. Bank with a check drawn on a 5th/3rd account and on and between the dates of OCTOBER 18th, 2014 and OCTOBER 21st, 2014 Mr. Jackson continued to deposit and/or cash check's drawn on the same 5th/3rd account. On OCTOBER 22nd, 2014 5th/3rd notified U.S. Bank that the checks that were deposited/cashed by Mr. Jackson were drawn on a closed account, causing U.S. Bank to suffer a financial loss of approximately $2,000.00.
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  21. District One Police Need Your Help to Identify a Graffiti OffenderThu, 20 Nov 2014 12:27:13 EST
    During 2014, a number of locations in District One have been subject to breaking and entering offenses, with purpose to deface property through Graffiti. District One is asking for your help to identify the individual in the attached photographs. He is believed to use the tag SUPER. Anyone with information regarding his identity is asked to contact District One at (513) 352-3505 or Police Officer Jeff Ruberg (513) 352-4566.
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  22. AGGRAVATED AUTO ROBBERYTue, 18 Nov 2014 11:08:38 EST
    On November 14th, 2014, District One officers responded to a report of an Aggravated Auto Robbery at 500 West Liberty Street, in the West End. During the preliminary and follow-up investigation, officers developed suspect information of the involved assailant. Now Wanted for Aggravated Robbery Devontrae Williams DOB: 2/10/1994 Height: 54 Weight: 125lbs LKA: 705 Ridgeway Ave #21, Cincinnati, Ohio 45229
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  23. THEFT OF EQUIPMENT AT CHRIST HOSPITALThu, 13 Nov 2014 11:17:04 EST
    On October 25, 2014 at about 11:15 a.m., elevator equipment was taken from Christ Hospital at 2139 Auburn Ave. Please view the photos from the surveillance cameras, and if the suspects are known, please contact the Cincinnati Police through the District 4 Investigative Unit or Crimestoppers with their identity.
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  24. REDSFESTTue, 11 Nov 2014 12:21:56 EST
    FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank will be held at the Duke Energy Convention Center in Downtown Cincinnati on Friday, Dec. 5 from 3 to 10:30 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Over 50 current players and coaches, Reds Hall of Famers, alumni and broadcasters are expected to attend including Brandon Phillips, Joey Votto, Johnny Cueto, Jay Bruce, Aroldis Chapman, Todd Frazier and Billy Hamilton. The updated list of scheduled attendees is available at reds.com/redsfest.
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  25. VETERAN'S DAY COMMEMORATIONMon, 10 Nov 2014 11:34:38 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's Main Library will hold their 60th Veterans Day Commemoration Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10:45 a.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge. The keynote speaker for this years event is Congressman Brad R. Wenstrup, who is also a physician and an Army lieutenant colonel.
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  26. LIGHT UP CINCINNATIWed, 05 Nov 2014 11:05:44 EST
    When a national audience tunes in to the Bengals/Browns game tomorrow night, they will see our city "all lit up." Cincinnati residents and businesses both downtown and at the Banks have been asked to leave their lights on Thursday night to showcase our city. Hopefully the Bengals will also shine Thursday night when then defeat the Browns.
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  27. SMOKE RINGS 11-4Tue, 04 Nov 2014 14:40:18 EST
    By Andy Furman...And I thought Derek Jeter captivated this country. Wow, was I wrong. It was and it continues to be a 19-year-old young lady who plays basketball at Mt. St. Joseph University. Lauren Hill, as most already know, is suffering from brain cancer. Inoperable brain cancer. A disease called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma.And she accomplished her dream Sunday by playing in her first collegiate basketball game. That Mt. St. Joe won the game by beating Hiram College is secondaryand that Lauren who got the start, and scored the first and last two points may also be a sidebar. The Cure Starts now Foundation benefiting pediatric brain cancer raised $40,000 Sunday in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,250 at Xavier University.
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  28. HOLIDAY CRAFT BEER EXTRAVAGANZAMon, 03 Nov 2014 10:52:22 EST
    Christmas Ales and other seasonal craft beers have become a staple of the holiday season. Served at parties, stashed in stockings and given as gifts to appreciative hosts, these time-limited artisan offerings have become a welcome part of our year-end celebrations. The Ohio Craft Brewers Association is serving up a beer sampling event focused upon these seasonal specialty beers: the Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza. The Holiday Craft Beer Extravaganza will be held Saturday, November 8 from 2 - 6 p.m. (VIP admission at 1 p.m.) on the Schmidlapp Event Lawn adjacent to the Moerlein Lager House at 115 Joe Nuxhall Way
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  29. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY SUSPECTMon, 20 Oct 2014 15:50:08 EST
    The Cincinnati Police Department needs your help in identifying this suspect. The suspect possibly goes by the name "Tony" and may reside in the West End area.
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  30. BRAS WITH FLAIRThu, 16 Oct 2014 11:12:23 EST
    Tomorrow October 16, be sure to head to Fountain Square for the eighth annual Bras with Flair on the Square. This fundraiser for Susan G. Komen for the Cure features decorated bras on display, with the public invited to vote for their favorite from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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  31. ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLINGWed, 15 Oct 2014 14:46:15 EST
    Need to get rid of any electronic waste...old computers, tv's, etc.? Join us for the ONE STOP DROP, a free* drive-thru recycling event for hard-to-recycle household items like computers, cell phones, used pens, number 5 plastics, and plastic bags. When: Saturday, October 18 Time: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Where: Whole Foods Market parking lot in Rookwood Commons at 2693 Edmondson Road, Cincinnati, OH 45208
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  32. MOBY DICK OPENS AT KNOW THEATREThu, 09 Oct 2014 11:27:47 EST
    Know Theatre is ready to open the regional premiere of Julian Rads new adaptation of Herman Melvilles American classic, Moby Dick.Moby Dick is the thrilling tale of young Ishmael, who seeks refuge from 19th Century New York upon the whaling ship Pequod. Once aboard, Ishmael is thrust into a momentous tale of revenge, as one-legged Captain Ahab relentlessly pursues the White Whale that maimed him. The haunting music of sea shanties, sung live by the performers, weaves throughout this action-filled voyage. Moby Dick opens Friday, October 10 at 8 PM and runs through November 8 at Know Theatre.
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  33. REDS APPROVE SALE OF MINORITY INTERESTWed, 08 Oct 2014 10:06:23 EST
    On October 3, 2014, the Cincinnati Reds approved the sale of a minority interest in the club by The Louise Dieterle Nippert Trust to Mr. Frank Cohen. Louise and Louis Nippert began a 46-year ownership interest in the Reds when they bought into the club as part of an investors' group in 1966. The Nipperts ultimately purchased a majority interest in the Reds in 1973 and retained that interest until 1981. Mrs. Nippert retained a minority interest in the club until her passing in 2012.
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  34. HORSESHOE CASINO WILL HOST PINK PROMThu, 02 Oct 2014 12:04:58 EST
    Horseshoe Cincinnati will host the annual Pink Prom benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater of Cincinnati on Saturday, Oct. 4, from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. upstairs in the Pavilion.Pink Prom is a dance, fundraiser and a night filled with shared memories and experiences of people affected by breast cancer. Tickets are $25 per person or $40 for couples and all of the proceeds will benefit Susan G. Komen of Greater Cincinnati.
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  35. WANTED FOR AGGRAVATED ROBBERYWed, 01 Oct 2014 11:57:01 EST
    Wanted for Aggravated Robbery which occured at El Valle Verde Store at 6717 Vine St on 9/8/14. Wanted is the Male suspect shown in the attached photos, the suspect did have a hand gun in his waistband and produced it when the vcitim chased him. The suspect was last seen in Cedar Alley heading northbound.
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  36. THE CIVIC GARDEN CENTER PRESENTS THE QUEEN CITY TREE REVIVALThu, 25 Sep 2014 12:10:32 EST
    The Civic Garden Center of Greater Cincinnati (CGC) is holding the first event of its kind, The Queen City Tree Revival, on Friday October 17 and Saturday October 18, 2014, on the patio and CGC grounds 2715 Reading Rd. This event is a call to action for tri-state area residents to take advantage of falls favorable planting conditions, but also to recognize and celebrate the many benefits that trees offer. The CGC has partnered with Taking Root a regional campaign for reforestation to help educate community members about how we can make our lives better by increasing the number of growing trees in our city.
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  37. CORRYVILLE ROBBERYThu, 25 Sep 2014 12:02:20 EST
    On September 22, 2014, at approximately 5:40PM, a female U.C. student was robbed by two male black subjects in the 2700 block of Van Street. The two subjects approached the victim, one was on a bicycle and the other was on foot. The subjects took the victim's purse by force and fled the scene avoiding apprehension. Cincinnati Police (District 4) and the University of Cincinnati Police Department identified a possible suspect who committed the offense. On September 23, 2014, District 4 Police Officers arrested the suspect on unrelated charges at 2712 Vine Street after the suspect ran from police officers
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  38. BOOKS BY THE BANKSTue, 23 Sep 2014 14:15:06 EST
    Back for its eighth year, and bigger than ever, Books by the Banks will bring a record 130 authors to Cincinnati in October for book signings, meet and greets, panel discussions and more.Books by the Banks, the regions largest book festival, attracts thousands of people to downtown Cincinnati for an exciting day dedicated to celebrating the love of reading. It will be held 10 a.m.4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 11 at the Duke Energy Convention Center, located at 525 Elm St.
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  39. 9/11Thu, 11 Sep 2014 12:01:25 EST
    WE WILL NEVER FORGET!Remember and say and extra prayer today.
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  40. CINCY BEER FESTIVALTue, 09 Sep 2014 10:17:56 EST
    This Friday and Saturday, September 12 and 13 on Fountain Square is the Cincy Beer Festival. You can choose from over 150 brands of craft beers, local brews, bold tasting lagers, and pale ales. Beer Fest is open to everyone over the age of 21, and advance tickets purchases can be made online at www.cincybeerfest.com and in person at Rock Bottom Brewery and The Party Source at a discounted rate. Beer Fest runs from 6-11 both nights.
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  41. WANTED FOR FELONIOUS ASSAULTWed, 03 Sep 2014 14:41:59 EST
    Wanted for Felonious Assault is a James Beavers.On 8/31/14 at around 5:30 am at 460 Dayton St. James Beavers fired numerous shots at his girlfriend and eventually struck her once in the leg.He is known to hang out in the West End, O.T.R., Avondale, and Lincoln Heights areas. He should be considered armed and dangerous.
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  42. BEER BARON BALLTue, 02 Sep 2014 12:18:11 EST
    Cincinnati is gaining a reputation as one of America's best-kept secrets. The Brewery District Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation is going to change that. We believe that some secrets should be shared with the world. If you agree, do something about it. Attend the Beer Baron Ball on Septembaer 12 and be part of turning Cincinnati into a world-class destination.
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  43. ARTWORKS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:11:15 EST
    Have an interest in public speaking? Love sharing art with others? Starting in October, ArtWorks will be offering walking tours of our murals located downtown and in Over-the-Rhine. ArtWorks is looking for responsible and mature individuals with a passion for the arts, an enthusiasm for Cincinnati history, and the ability to tell a good story. Tour guides must have a flexible schedule and be able to give 2-4 tours per month as needed. Tour guides need to be able to stay on their feet for at least 2 hours at a time and in any weather condition.
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  44. CROWN JEWELS OF JAZZThu, 21 Aug 2014 11:31:53 EST
    Washington Park will be the scene for another great weekend of music this weekend. The Crown Jewels of Jazz Festival runs from August 22-24 at both Washington Park and the Cincinnati School for Creative and Performing Arts.
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  45. SAKS NOT MOVING TO KENWOODTue, 19 Aug 2014 15:10:34 EST
    Saks will not be the anchor tenant at the Kenwood Collection. Negotiations between the parties have fallen apart. Not sure what this means for downtown Cincinnati. Will Sak's remain in its current location?
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  46. AUTO THEFT IN CARTHAGEWed, 13 Aug 2014 14:36:24 EST
    ON AUGUST 9, 2014, AN UNKNOWN MALE WHITE SUSPECT STOLE A VEHICLE FROM 3A AUTO SALES IN CARTHAGE, OHIO 45216. THE VEHICLE (2006 BLACK VOLKSWAGON PASSAT) WAS RECOVERED ABANDONED BY POLICE OFFICERS. ATTACHED ARE SURVEILLANCE PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE SUSPECT WHO TOOK THE VEHICLE.
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  47. CITY FLEATue, 12 Aug 2014 14:38:11 EST
    If you are looking for something fun and different to do this Saturday, August 16, come down to Washington Park for City Flea. The original Cincinnati Urban Flea Market. City Flea is open from 10 to 4 this Saturday.
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  48. 2014 REDS HALL OF FAMEWed, 06 Aug 2014 11:00:07 EST
    This will be a big weekend for Reds fans. The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has an exciting weekend planned to celebrate the 2014 Hall of Fame Class: Ken Griffey Jr., Dave Parker, Ron Oester and the late Jake Beckley. Fans can attend meet and greets with new inductees and returning Hall of Famers and alumni on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the museum. All meet and greet sessions are free with Museum admission. (Players subject to change)
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  49. CITIZENS POLICE ACADEMYTue, 05 Aug 2014 10:15:07 EST
    The Cincinnati Police Department is offering a Citizens Police Academy, September 10 - October 29. Designed to provide better education between citizens and police through education, meetings will be held at the Cincinnati Police Academy, 800 Evans Street, on Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. Some of the topics covered include Laws of Arrest, Traffic Contacts, Use of Force, Gangs, Criminal Investigation Process, Personal Safety and Domestic Violence
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  50. LUMENOCITYThu, 31 Jul 2014 13:53:58 EST
    LumenoCity returns to Washington Park tonight, July 31, with the dress rehearsal and continues through Sunday. Be sure to take note that outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park, but will be available to buy. If you do not have tickets, there are still many ways to enjoy the festivities - explore LumenoCity Village at the south end of the park; watch the live stream on www.lumenocity2014.com;
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  51. FAMILY DAY AT PAUL BROWN STADIUMThu, 31 Jul 2014 11:05:28 EST
    The first of two Family Days during Bengals Training Camp, presented by Fifth Third Bank, will be held Saturday, August 2, at Paul Brown Stadium. Its the first Bengals event this season inside PBS. Free parking will be available in stadium Lots D and E.The team practice will feature the Mock Game, with QBs Andy Dalton and Jason Campbell leading different squads in skills drills against the defense. A range of kid-friendly activities will be available, and the full team will sign autographs after the practice. Fans can also win Bengals prize packs by submitting photos via social media with #LetsRoar.
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  52. LISTEN TO THISWed, 30 Jul 2014 11:38:04 EST
    Starting today, music fans have the chance to travel back in time when musicians addressed social concerns such as the Civil Right Movement and the Vietnam War with protest sings during three special Listen to This events at the Main Library. The first event in the series kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight, July 30, in the Popular Library Lounge with special guest speaker David Little talking about 1946-1962: The Post WWII Awakening.
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  53. WARSAW ARTS FESTIVAL IN PRICE HILLWed, 23 Jul 2014 14:07:18 EST
    The Inaugural Warsaw Arts Festival will take place Saturday, July 26 from 1-5, at three locations on Warsaw Avenue in Price Hill. Sponsored by neighborhood redevelopment organization Price Hill Will, the festival is an expansion of the annual MYCincinnati end of summer camp concert. The Warsaw Arts Festival is free to attend. Activities scheduled throughout the afternoon include chalk drawing, instrument petting zoo, a MYCincinnati Concert, live music and a performance by a Wind Ensemble from the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.
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  54. LIBRARY ADDS DOWNLOADABLE MAGAZINE SERVICEThu, 17 Jul 2014 14:14:26 EST
    Magazine lovers now have access to thousands of free magazines available to download 24 hours a day, seven days a week as part of a new service offered by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Library recently added the digital magazine service called Flipster, which allows customers to access magazines using their e-readers, computers, tablets or mobile devices.
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  55. KROGER AND COCA COLA HONOR THE MILITARYThu, 17 Jul 2014 14:06:55 EST
    The brave men and women of the U.S. military go to bat each and every day to serve and protect our nation. To honor their service, Kroger and Coca-Cola have teamed up with the USO to treat 550 military personnel to a Cincinnati Reds game at Great American Ballpark.The USO will distribute vouchers via lottery, compliments of Coca-Cola and Kroger, to members of the military and veterans. On July 29, recipients will enjoy a day at the ballpark along with a free hot dog and an ice-cold Coca-Cola.
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  56. ATLA SALE RAISES $36,000 FOR MOUNT WASHINGTON AND ANDERSON BRANCHESThu, 17 Jul 2014 14:01:02 EST
    Crowds of readers descended upon Nagel Middle School June 27-29 to find books, media, games, puzzles and literary gems during the annual Anderson Township Library Associations summer used book sale. Overall, the ATLA raised $36,000 at the sale.Among the treasures was a German Bible dating to the 1840s, purchased by Jeanine Dooley of Greenhills. Other sale-goers were the lucky winners of the daily raffles.
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  57. BUNBURY MUSIC FESTIVALMon, 07 Jul 2014 11:31:23 EST
    The Bunbury Music Festival is coming to Cincinnati July 11-13. USA Today has named it as one of the best summer festivals to attend this year. Bunbury Music Festival is an alternative music festival that will feature 80 bands, three days of performances, on six stages throughout Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove from July 11th-13th. Bunbury returns to Cincinnati for its third year following critical acclaim from USA Today, Pollstar and Yahoo! Music.
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  58. SNOW QUEEN STORY TIMEMon, 07 Jul 2014 11:25:30 EST
    If you,re breaking a sweat in the summer heat and need a cool break, then drop by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for a theatrical blast of fresh air. In partnership with the Childrens Theatre of Cincinnati, the Snow Queen is casting her icy spell at select Library branches during special storytimes. Children ages 4-8 are invited to hear a book read aloud by the Snow Queen. In addition, the Children's Theatre will hold a random drawing for two tickets to upcoming Snow Queen performances later this season at each host location during the storytime. Snow Queen storytimes.
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  59. BILLY HAMILTON NAMED NATIONAL LEAGUE ROOKIE OF THE MONTHThu, 03 Jul 2014 11:18:37 EST
    Billy Hamilton was named National League Rookie of the Month for June, the first Reds player to be so honored since Todd Frazier in August 2012...among NL rookies in June, Hamilton ranked first in stolen bases (14), runs (18), hits (36), doubles (6) and home runs (3, tied) while ranking second in RBI (18), hitting (.327) and OPS (.848)...his 14 stolen bases led the NL and ranked second in the Major Leagues (Hou's Jose Altuve, 17sb)...are the most stolen bases in a month by a rookie since Mike Trout's 14 steals in June 2012, the most by a Reds player since Deion Sanders stole 19 in April 1997 and the most in a month by a Reds rookie since Bob Bescher had 15 steals in September 1909.
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  60. GE COMING TO THE BANKSThu, 19 Jun 2014 12:20:08 EST
    We will hear officially on Monday, but GE will be bringing its new facility, Global Operations Center, and 1400 workers to the Banks. City and County officials will meet on Monday to vote on tax incentive pages for GE. Once that incentive package is approved and signed, the full deal will be made public.
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  61. ATLA SUMMER BOOK SALEMon, 16 Jun 2014 11:53:49 EST
    Shoppers looking for rare, collectible books or just some fun beach reading will find everything they want and more at the Anderson Township Library Associations summer used book sale.The sale runs June 27-29 at Nagel Middle School. Times of the sale are 10 a.m.8 p.m. Friday, June 27; 10 a.m.5 p.m. Saturday, June 28; and noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 29.
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  62. ANNUAL LIBRARY BOOK SALEThu, 08 May 2014 11:28:53 EST
    The giant, annual used book sale that has been a tradition downtown for over 40 years will be held in the Main Library Atrium once again this year. Join the Friends of the Public Library as they host the 42nd Annual Used Book Sale from May 31-June 6. More than 50,000 books for children and adults will be available for purchase, most priced from $1-$4. There will also be plenty of tables full of audio books, DVDs and CDs.
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  63. LOCAL BOYSThu, 08 May 2014 11:22:41 EST
    It took two West-side brothers, Joe and Jack Heffron, and a love of baseball to turn the stories of fellow Cincinnatians who played for their hometown team, the Cincinnati Reds, into a book. The Heffron brothers will discuss their new publication, Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds, during author visits at select branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Heffrons' book spans the 150-year history of the Reds and provides an unprecedented look at every player from Greater Cincinnati who has ever taken the field for the Redlegs team.
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  64. 3D PRINTER AVAILABLE AT THE LIBRARYTue, 06 May 2014 15:49:04 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering an exciting new service to customers. The Library systems first 3D printer is now installed in the TechCenter at the Main Library. The printer, which uses plastic filament to build objects layer by layer, can print a cell phone protective case, model airplane, or just about any object that can be designed.
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  65. STAR WARS WEEKEND AT GREAT AMERICANFri, 02 May 2014 08:47:44 EST
    May the Force be with you as Reds fans journey to a galaxy far, far away for a weekend full of STAR WARS fun and excitement. The ballpark will come alive with characters and music from the iconic film series as the Reds look to prove themselves as Jedi Masters against the Brewers.
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  66. FLYING PIG MARATHONMon, 21 Apr 2014 09:56:27 EST
    The Flying Pig Marathon is Cincinnati's premier running event of the year. Flying Pig Weekend in Cincinnati is May 3 and 4. Sign up to run various relays, the 5K, the 10K, the half marathon or the full marathon.Not much of a runner? Volunteer to help or just walk down to one of the many downtown streets used on race day and cheer the runners on!For details go to flyingpigmarathon.com
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  67. JACKIE ROBINSON DAYTue, 15 Apr 2014 09:17:21 EST
    The Cincinnati Reds and Major League Baseball will celebrate Jackie Robinson Day on Tuesday, April 15 to honor the legacy of the legendary Hall of Famer and for the sixth consecutive year, all players and on-field personnel will wear Number 42. The annual celebration to commemorate the 67th anniversary of Robinson breaking baseball's color barrier in 1947 will feature on-field, pre-game ceremonies at Great American Ball Park that include: Chuck Harmon, the first African-American to play for the Reds, will be presented with the 2014 PowelL Crosley, Jr. Award and serve as the Honorary Captain of the Game.
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  68. BREAKING AND ENTERING IN DELHIMon, 14 Apr 2014 09:00:14 EST
    At 1:05am Friday morning, Duebbers Carry-out, located at 6095 Cleves Warsaw was the victim of a breaking and entering. Two subjects gained entry by throwing a large rock through the front entrance. Suspects entered with two trash cans and filled them with an undetermined amount of cigarettes.
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  69. QUEEN CITY CLASSIC CHESS TOURNAMENTThu, 10 Apr 2014 10:50:32 EST
    Amidst growing applause, the team in the white uniforms took their positions across from the team in the black uniforms. Cris Collinsworth spurred on the crowd as some of Lincoln Elementarys biggest superstars prepared for an epic battle.No, this wasnt a football game, and the uniforms werent jerseys. The game was chess and the uniforms were paper hats shaped like kings, queens, bishops, knights, rooks, and pawns. On Friday, March 21st, the second and third grade students at Lincoln Elementary in Dayton, Kentucky gathered in the gym to witness this very special chess match and to welcome some exciting guests from the Cris Collinsworth ProScan Fund (CCPF). Cris Collinsworth was joined by two world famous chess icons, International Grandmasters Maurice Ashley and Irina Krush, who are idols at CCPFs Annual Queen City Classic (QCC) Chess Tournament.
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  70. CABINET SUPREME ROBBERY - PAROLE HEARINGWed, 09 Apr 2014 11:17:09 EST
    On September 24th, 1969, John L. Leigh, Watterson Johnson, and Raymond Kassow, committed not only one of the most heinous crimes in Delhi Township, but all of Hamilton County.All three individuals walked into the Cabinet Supreme Savings & Loan on Delhi Road, at approximately 11:00a.m., to rob the bank. All three subjects left no witnesses behind. The men forced four women into the vault and shot them. After killing three customers, and one employee, the men escaped with $275.00.
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  71. GOOD FRIDAY AT KNOX PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHTue, 08 Apr 2014 09:10:45 EST
    on Good Friday, April 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Knox Presbyterian Church, Michigan & Observatory Avenues in Hyde Park. A freewill offering will be collected. Visit knox.org/musicseries for additional information. Earl Rivers, Knox Director of Music, conducts the Knox Choir, Orchestra, and Knox Soloists. Featured Knox Soloists include Eric Keesy and Jasmine Habersham, sopranos, Theresa Merrill and Debra Van Engen, mezzo-sopranos, Alec Carlson, tenor, Michael Young, baritone, and Claude Cassion, bass.
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  72. CIVIC GARDEN CENTER PREVIEW PARTYThu, 03 Apr 2014 14:53:46 EST
    The Civic Garden Center will hold its Preview Party for the 2014 Plant Sale on Friday, May 2 from 6:00pm to 9:30pm. Support our nonprofit organizations work to build community through gardening, education and environmental stewardship. This is our largest fundraising event and boasts a 53 year history. Join us for down home Southern Barbecue with pork and vegetarian BBQ, sides, appetizers and desserts.
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  73. SMOKE RINGS 4-1Tue, 01 Apr 2014 10:58:17 EST
    I never tire of it. And I can't get enough of it. And if you thought I was talking of Christmas you'd be wrong. I'm talking Opening Day in Cincinnati. The team may not always be first but this day is. I learned about it way back in 1982. my first Opening Day in Cincinnati. I've been to every one since. Call it tradition, call it a way of life. I didn't believe it at first and I heard about it. And I scoffed it off I mean how could Cincinnati's Opening Day be better than New York? Than Chicago? LA? It was and it is.
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  74. Wanted for Aggravated Robbery at Vine and ThillTue, 01 Apr 2014 10:09:23 EST
    Wanted for Aggravated Robbery are the occupants of new body style(2014) Chevrolet Impala. The Impala in described as Black with a high gloss shine. The driver was a male black with light skin, the 2 rear passengers are dark skinned male blacks. The passenger who committed the robbery is described as a brown skinned male black 6' tall and slender. All four were described as in their early 20's. The passenger exited the Impala and asked the 16 year old victim for a lighter, he then sucker punched the victim and the victim was knocked out, falling to the concrete with serious facial injuries.
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  75. OPENING DAYMon, 31 Mar 2014 09:56:24 EST
    IT'S OPENING DAY IN CINCINNATI! And it's a beautiful day. But remember when opening day in Cincinnati meant Opening Day in Major League Baseball and Cincinnati had the privilege (well deserved) of actually playing the first game to kick off the season? For those of us who do remember it's not quite the same today. Take a look at this article from the New York Post and let us know what you think.http://bit.ly/1hbrho2
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  76. CELBRATE OPENING DAY WITH THE LIBRARYThu, 27 Mar 2014 10:38:42 EST
    Its time to play ball in the Queen City, and Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is once again teaming up with the Cincinnati Recreation Commission for the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade starting at noon Monday, March 31.Be sure to wave at Rufus the Reading Dog, RED Card and all the CRC kids on a float that celebrates summer fun, reading and the Reds.
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  77. CONCEPCION AND LARKIN TO THROW FIRST PITCHES ON OPENING DAYWed, 19 Mar 2014 12:07:21 EST
    The Cincinnati Reds today announced that The Captains, David Concepcin and Barry Larkin, will throw out simultaneous first pitches prior to the Reds vs St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day game on Monday, March 31 (4:10 p.m.) at Great American Ball Park. Considered two of the best shortstops in the history of the Reds and the National League, Concepcin was named team captain in 1983 and Larkin was named captain prior to the 1997 season.
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  78. FURMAN INDUCTED INTO NORTHERN KENTUCKY SPORTS HALL OF FAMETue, 18 Mar 2014 09:02:09 EST
    Our sports columnists (Smoke Rings), Andy Furman, has been selected for induction into the Northern Kentucky Sports Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be Wednesday, March 19th at 1:00pm at the Villa Hills Civic Club. Andy has long served the sports community in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.Congratulations Andy!
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  79. TEEN DRAWING CONTEST WINNERS RECOGNIZED AT MAIN LIBRARY'S TEENSPOTMon, 17 Mar 2014 10:02:50 EST
    More than 260 teens participated in Januarys Teen Drawing Contest held by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in partnership with Elementz Urban Arts Center. The theme was Fan Art and teens were encouraged to bring their favorite books, comic characters and anime figures to life.First-, second-, and third-place winners, along with 12 honorable mention winners, were selected from two age categories: 12-14 and 15-18. Prizes, including art supplies and gift cards to Chipotle, were awarded at a winners reception March 1 in TeenSpot at the Main Library, 800 Vine Street.
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  80. AREA PHOTOGRAPHER, ERIC HATCH WINS AWARDWed, 12 Mar 2014 11:01:27 EST
    For the second time, Cincinnati-area photographer Eric Hatch has won an award in the Montgomery Photography Competition. His black-and-white photograph "The Oligarchs of Cincinnati" depicts the corner of 5th and Vine using a fisheye lens for striking effect. The picture was honored for composition, tonality, and creative point of view. The prize was a $100 check. Hatch's picture will be displayed along with other winners' works in the TriHealth Pavillion on Pfeiffer Rd, between March 10 and March 31.
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  81. DO YOU KNOW THIS SUSPECT?Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:51:40 EST
    On February 12, 2014, at 7:30p.m., the pictured female suspect entered the Kroger on Delhi Road. The suspect fraudulently purchased groceries with a credit card, and when that transaction went through she proceeded to purchase an additional four ($500) Visa gift cards with the same card. The suspect left the store with $2000 in gift cards. The suspect then went to the CVS in Florence and used the gift cards to purchase other gift cards.
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  82. TEEN TECH WEEKTue, 11 Mar 2014 10:45:19 EST
    The Young Adult Library Services Associations annual Teen Tech Week is March 9-15, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering special tech-based programs at select branches. During Teen Tech Week, libraries nationwide showcase all of the great digital resources and technology programs that are available to teens and their families. This years theme, DIY @ your library theme extends learning beyond the classroom. From maker spaces to coding classes, teens are encouraged and explore and create through technology at their local library.
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  83. ST PATRICK'S DAY AT THE LIBRARYMon, 10 Mar 2014 09:09:20 EST
    Get out your ghillies because St. Patricks Day is here and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County have plenty of programs to get keep you tapping your toes and wearing green. Be sure to join us downtown at 11:45 a.m. Monday, March 17, for the 32nd Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration of Song and Dance at the Main Library. Irish Cincinnati Tuesday, March 4, 7 p.m. , Delhi Township Branch, 5095 Foley Road, 513-369-6019Local author Kevin Grace will talk about his book. A book signing will follow.
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  84. PARKING PLANSThu, 27 Feb 2014 13:25:12 EST
    Just a small update on the city's parking plans. Mayor John Cranley has instructed the administration to unwind the current parking lease deal with the port and to pay the city and port's costs of doing so.Instead, Mayor Cranley, with the support of the Council has proposed a new bare bones parking plan. The plan includes buying new parking meters that will allow credit card payments and construction of a new garage at Seventh and Broadway.
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  85. MY FURRY VALENTINEMon, 24 Feb 2014 16:02:06 EST
    The regions largest pet adoption event, My Furry Valentine, successfully hosted its third annual super adoption celebration Valentines weekend. Of the nearly 500 adoptable animals that attended the two-day event, 66% of them found homes. Many more have adoption applications pending; and final adoption numbers from the 50 satellite adoption locations are still being compiled. All of the adopting families received a professional photo of their new pet, pet supplies, toys, treats, and coupons, an Alcott leash and collar, and a large bag of IAMS pet food.
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  86. Telecommunication FraudWed, 19 Feb 2014 12:15:21 EST
    On and between the dates of January 30th, 2014 through February 7th, 2014 Mr. Rashawn Jones posted fraudulent ads listing several different properties for rent. The ads were placed on Craig's List with the listed contact number being (513) 526-0964.Mr. Jones met with four victim's who answered the ads, provided them with a lease agreement, took application fee's and security deposits and issued them move-in dates. All four victim's attempted to move-in, but were advised by the actual owner that Mr. Jones does not work for him, nor is he authorized to post the ads.
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  87. CONCEPCION TO BE GRAND MARSHALL OF FINDLAY MARKET OPENING DAY PARADEThu, 13 Feb 2014 15:29:40 EST
    The Cincinnati Reds and Findlay Market announce that Reds Hall of Famer Dave Concepcion will be the Grand Marshal of the 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, which kicks off at Noon on Monday, March 31. Considered one of the best shortstops in history, the Venezuelan-born Concepcion was a nine-time All-Star and winner of five Gold Gloves during his 19 seasons with Cincinnati. He was named team captain in 1973.
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  88. SMOKE RINGS 2-7Tue, 11 Feb 2014 09:47:15 EST
    Andy Furman...I cant wait. The drama.The competition. The passion. And, I'm not talking Bengals football. The next two weeks will give me the greatest athletes and competitors on one stage...The Winter Olympics. Yup, those organizers got it right this time, talk about your drama. The security and safety issues hey, people will tune in to see that alone. Let's face it; Sochi, Russia might be a great place to vacation on the Black Sea but an Olympic site? I don't think so.
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  89. UC HEALTH PRIMARY CARE OPEN HOUSE - FEBRUARY 11TH @ 4:30PM-6:00PMMon, 10 Feb 2014 10:40:28 EST
    UC Health Primary Care is excited to announce the opening of our newest location in Downtown Cincinnati located across the street from Fountain Square. Located in the US Bank Tower at 425 Walnut Street, our newest office opened on Friday, January 24th, and Bernard Lenchitz, MD, joins UC Health as a General Internal Medicine physician. Dr. Lenchitz is accepting new patients now.
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  90. Regional Summit on Rail & Transit IntegrationWed, 05 Feb 2014 14:18:21 EST
    Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune and Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley would like to invite you to participate in the Regional Summit on Rail and Transit Integration on February 20, 2014 at the Union Terminal.Seats for this event are limited.Speakers and panelists include
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  91. I DO'S ON THE DIAMONDWed, 05 Feb 2014 11:12:37 EST
    I know it's hard to even imagine summer on a day like today, but this could be fun.Whether youre saying I Do for the first time or renewing your vows, join the Reds for the second annual I Dos On The Diamond group wedding on Friday, Aug. 22 at Great American Ball Park.
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  92. CARTHAGE UDF ROBBERYThu, 30 Jan 2014 13:44:06 EST
    The United Dairy Farmers located at 7111 Vine St in Carthage was robbed at gun point at 2:45 am Thursday morning. A description of the suspect is a Male Black 5'10" to 6 foot tall with a thin build with dark skin and a broad nose. He was wearing a brown hoodied jacket with a black skull cap and an green checkered scarf that he wrapped around his lower face. he was also wearing black pants and brown boots possibly Timberlands. He was armed with a Silver handgun .
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  93. LOVE IS IN THE AIR AT THE LIBRARY THIS FEBRUARYTue, 28 Jan 2014 13:42:24 EST
    What better way to express your love for that special someone than by making him, or her, a craft at your local library branch? Its free, its easy and its fun. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering a wide range of children, teen and adult Valentine programs this February. Visit http://programs.cincinnatilibrary.org/.
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  94. TRAFFIC ALERTThu, 23 Jan 2014 11:02:31 EST
    A message from the Cincinnati Police Department: Fourth Street between Walnut & Vine will be closed this weekend (Friday, January 24 after 6:00 PM - Sunday, January 26) for a large crane lift at 36 East 4th Street (Bartlett Building). In order to erect the crane and complete the work in time for the Monday commute, crews will need to work into the evening on Friday and Saturday night. There will be some noise later into the night hours.
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  95. DO YOU KNOW THIS WOMEN?Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:45:07 EST
    This woman is wanted for questioning in a theft from automobile. On December 30th, 2013, unknown person removed property from a parked vehicle in the 5200 block of Riverwatch Drive. A bag of clothing from Kohls, stolen in the offense, was returned to Kohl's by the female in the picture.
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  96. ELDERLY VICTIM HAS CAR STOLENTue, 21 Jan 2014 14:00:58 EST
    An elderly woman was robbed of her car at 151 W. Galbraith Rd at 8:11 am on 1/20/14. A Male Black described as 5'6" and thin wearing dark black coat with what appears to be a dark gray hoddie under the black coat, and black pants, physically removed the victim from her red 2012 Volkswagon Jetta 4 door, the car had Ohio license plate FPT5773. The suspect fled the scene in the victim's car. The victim received minor injuries.
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  97. THE LIBRARY CELEBRATES BLACK HISTORY MONTHMon, 20 Jan 2014 09:50:53 EST
    Come explore and honor the contributions African Americans have made to our countrys history and culture during one of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Countys programs.Finding a Sense of Place: From the Plantation to Property OwnershipConsidered property, African American slaves were legally bound to their owners. Yet decades prior to the Civil War, African Americans began to forge new possibilities: escaping slavery and aiding fellow slaves, purchasing their own and family members freedom, and renting along with owning propertyall within the restraint of limited opportunities and the lack of Civil Rights.
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  98. LET'S WORK TO KEEP T.J. MAXX IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODMon, 13 Jan 2014 09:58:15 EST
    T.J. Maxx has announced that it plans to close their Downtown store on 4th St. and open a new store in the new Newport Plaza, just one more incident in the recent trend of Downtown retail stores moving out. Let's use our voices to encourage TJ's to stay. Thanks to two of our DRC neighbors, David Siders and Alison Kamine, here's how you can contact them to let them know why they should stay.
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  99. CSO ARTIST IN RESIDENCE VISITS LIBRARYMon, 13 Jan 2014 09:49:43 EST
    CSO Artist-in-Residence Alisa Weilerstein, cello, presents a lecture and demonstration for MyCincinnati Orchestra 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Price Hill Branch, 3215 Warsaw Ave. 513-369-4490. Visit http://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/branches/pricehill.html. For details about the CSO Artist-in-Residence, visit http://cincinnatisymphony.org/Content.php?id=281.
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  100. PUBLIC LIBRARY HONORS DR. KINGWed, 08 Jan 2014 15:21:49 EST
    Public Library offers insights, programs on the life of Dr. King This year marks the 20th anniversary of Congress transforming the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday into a national day of community service, and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering special programs Monday, Jan. 20, at selected branches to honor the life of the Civil Rights leader.
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  101. WHAT NEXT?Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:18:20 EST
    Here's a cold weather problem I bet you never thought of. I dressed in my woolies this morning, put on my hat, gloves and boots and prepared to face the subzero temperatures. I went to the garage and pushed the button for the garage door opener. Then I heard a noise that sent a shudder down my spine. The door started to rise, was apparently frozen so didn't rise properly. I watched with mouth open, as the door buckled, windows shattered and it stopped dead about 2 feet off the ground.
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  102. SPECIAL TREAT FOR DOWNTON ABBEY FANSThu, 02 Jan 2014 15:02:23 EST
    Good news for Downton Abbey fanatics, including me.The niece of Downton Abbey Creator to will visit the Main Library to discuss the popular PBS dramaYou might say Jessica Fellowes has the inside scoop on everything Downton Abbey. Shes literally written the book (two books, actually) on the show. And, as it so happens, the creator and writer of Downton Abbey-Lord Julian Fellowes- is her uncle.The shows fourth season will celebrate its U.S. premiere in less than two weeks (January 5) and now, The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is pleased to announce that Downton fans will get the chance to hear Jessica Fellowes speak at Main Library on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m.
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  103. SAVE THE DATE FOR DISTRICT ONE & CENTRAL BUSINESS SECTION TOWN HALL MEETING - JANUARY 9THMon, 30 Dec 2013 09:13:48 EST
    Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell cordially invites residents and business people to the combined District One and Central Business Section Town Hall Meeting on January 9th, from 6:30 to 8:00 PM, at the River of Life Church, 2000 Central Parkway.Captains Gary Lee and Paul Broxterman will give a "year-in-review" presentation for 2013, discussing the successes and challenges that were experienced throughout the past year. Attendees will also have an opportunity to speak in an open forum about topics of importance for the coming year.
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  104. HUNTINGTON BANK NEW YEAR'S EVE BLAST - FOUNTAIN SQUAREMon, 23 Dec 2013 09:10:52 EST
    I know you are all busy getting ready for Christmas, but once that holiday is over, you'll want to be making plans for New Year's eve. Think about coming downtown to celebrate.Ring in 2014 with friends and fellow Cincinnatians at the Huntington Bank New Year's Eve Blast on December 31. DJ Tweet provides the evening's soundtrack, and the New 94.9 is on hand to judge the annual dance contest. Food vendors, beverage stations and New Year's Eve souvenirs are available throughout the event, which culminates at midnight with a spectacular fireworks display from Rozzi's Famous Fireworks.
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  105. CINCINNATI WILL HAVE A STREETCARThu, 19 Dec 2013 15:46:33 EST
    Whether you are for or against, it looks like Cincinnati is going to have a streetcar. In a vote by Council today, 6 council people voted in favor of the project, P.G. Sittenfeld, Wendell Young, David Mann, Yvette Simpson and Chris Seelbach. Even though Mayor John Cranley is still opposed to the project, council now has enough votes to override his veto. So, for better or worse, Cincinnati is going to have a streetcar. It will be interesting to see how it all works out.
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  106. DESIGN YOUR OWN SHOESWed, 18 Dec 2013 14:59:39 EST
    Hey girls,I found a new website today, by listening to CNBC if you can believe that. The site lets you design your own shoes, color, heel size, trims, everything. The website is www.milkandhoneyshoes.com. Apparently, I am not the only one who listens to CNBC because the site was down for a while due to heavy traffic. I designed these lovely purple pumps with a 3" silver metallic heel and bow.
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  107. SMOKE RINGS 12-15Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:41:57 EST
    By Andy Furman...Days prior to this years Crosstown Classic it will always be the Crosstown Shootout for me all the talk was where this game should be played. People from the University of Cincinnati camp lobbied for the game to be played downtown at the U.S. Bank Arena. Xavier administrators favored the on-campus route. After Saturday night's blowout by Xavier, 64-47 the answer, at least for UC and their head coach Mick Cronin is quite clear. That game should have been played in a dark alley so no one could see. It was that bad for the Bearcats.
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  108. Bengals QB Andy Dalton today was named by the NFL as the AFC Offensive Player of the WeekWed, 11 Dec 2013 15:00:41 EST
    In a clash of division leaders on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium, Dalton led a 42-28 win over Indianapolis with a 120.5 passer rating. He completed 24-of-35 (68.6 percent) for 275 yards, with three touchdowns and no interceptions, and he also had an eight-yard rushing TD. His TD passes went 29 yards to WR Marvin Jones, one yard to TE Jermaine Gresham and nine yards to WR A.J. Green.
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  109. REDSFESTWed, 11 Dec 2013 10:26:56 EST
    Ohio Redsfest presented by PNC Bank drew more than 14,000 fans Dec. 6 and 7 the Duke Energy Convention Center. The weather certainly affected turnout for Friday based on the timing of when the snow fell, said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. But we were pleased with the crowd of over 10,000 on Saturday and I think everyone who ventured out had a great experience and got to connect with their favorite players.
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  110. REDSFESTFri, 06 Dec 2013 11:40:26 EST
    Don't forget Redsfest at the Convention Center this weekend. It will go on snow or shine. Just be careful getting there.
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  111. JOEY VOTTO FOUNDATIONFri, 06 Dec 2013 11:37:28 EST
    At a press conference held yesterday, Cincinnati Reds first baseman Joey Votto has launched the Joey Votto Foundation to support the healing of active service members, veterans, and military families affected by Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in the Greater Cincinnati and Toronto areas.
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  112. BRING A TOY TO THE BENGALS GAME ON SUNDAYThu, 05 Dec 2013 11:24:44 EST
    The Cincinnati Bengals and the Unites States Marine Corps Reserves are teaming up again for the Annual Toys for Tots Collection on Sunday, December 8th before the Bengals/Indianapolis Colts game at Paul Brown Stadium. U.S. Marine Corps Reserves will be at all entrances to Paul Brown Stadium with Mobile Storage Depot Containers to collect new, unwrapped toys and cash donations. All contributions benefit the less fortunate children in our community.
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  113. REDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEESWed, 04 Dec 2013 09:56:20 EST
    Outfielders Ken Griffey, Jr. and Dave Parker, second baseman Ron Oester and 19th century first baseman Jake Beckley will be the next four players inducted into the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Griffey, Jr. was the top vote-getter selected by fans, alumni and media through the Modern Player Ballot, presented by Clark Schaefer Hackett. Parker, Oester and Beckley were selected by the Veterans Committee, comprised of Reds Hall of Fame members and executives, baseball historians and members of the media.
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  114. PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLIDAY PROGRAMS FOR TEENSMon, 02 Dec 2013 11:39:37 EST
    Is your teen ready to start the holiday season? Whether theyre looking for gifts to make ahead of time or just need some entertainment over their school break, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton is offering a variety of fun programs for teens at their local branches. For a complete calendar of December and January events for teens as well as ones for younger sibs, toddlers, adults, and families go to www.cincinnatilibrary.org/programs. Heres a sampling of events especially for ages 12-18.
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  115. 28TH ANNIVERSARY OF PANORAMA OF CINCINNATI ART XXVIIIMon, 02 Dec 2013 09:57:07 EST
    Please join us at Cincinnati Art Galleries, LLC Friday, December 6th from 5 pm to 8 pm for a special opening featuring over 80 paintings by artists of Cincinnati's Golden Age. This Panorama of Cincinnati Art is a benefit for Cincinnati Symphony. Opening night ticket sales as well as a portion of all painting sales from the month of December will go to benefit Cincinnati Symphony. Paintings by Tom Bacher, Paul Chidlaw, Victor Casenelli, Julie Morrow DeForest, Frank Duveneck, Henry Faulkner, Charles Kaelin, Kevin T. Kelly, T.C. Lindsay, Frank Myers, Elizabeth Nourse, Edward Potthast, Dixie Selden, Leslie Shiels, L.C. Vogt, Edward Volkert, Bessie Wessel, Herman Wessel and others will be for sale.
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  116. LIGHT UP THE SQUAREWed, 27 Nov 2013 10:07:02 EST
    If you can pry yourself off the couch after a day of overeating and over shopping, c'mon down to Fountain Square on Friday, November 29, for the Macys Light Up the Square event. Make your way down to Fountain Square for the official lighting of the 2013 Macys Holiday Tree. Festivities include live music from Archers Paradox, ice skating, a special appearance from Santa Claus, fireworks and more! Channel 5s Sheree Paolello and Q102s JonJon will host the celebration, which is free and open to the public. Festivities start at 6pm.
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  117. TURKEY BOWLTue, 26 Nov 2013 10:12:09 EST
    Don't forget the Turkey Bowl on Fountain Square at noon time today. Maybe it will bring a smile to your face on this gloomy day. See more details in "Round the Square" on Cincipulse.com
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  118. SUSPECT WANTED FOR THEFTMon, 25 Nov 2013 09:22:07 EST
    Robert Scalf, a Male White 38 years old, is wanted for Theft. He is suspected of stealing over $16,100 in jewelry.Roberft Scalf is 5'9" and 195 lbs.
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  119. THE SEASON SPARKLES DURING DAZZLE DAYS AT THE MAIN LIBRARYThu, 21 Nov 2013 14:14:29 EST
    Tis the season to be jolly at the Main Library during Dazzle Days. Enjoy activities from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday Dec. 15, that include a holiday craft, refreshments, and family storytimes.New this year is a special model train display provided by the Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club. The layout is a 17-by-10 foot O gauge with a peninsula in the middle. It will loosely resemble the Cincinnati Northern Railroad (Division of the New York Central Railroad) around Paulding, Ohio, in the mid-1950s.
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  120. 5/3 BANK STANDS UP TO CANCERWed, 20 Nov 2013 14:46:45 EST
    5/3 Bank is partnering with "Stand UP to Cancer" for a great promotion this holiday season. According to research from Stand Up To Cancer, two people in the United States die from cancer every three minutes. Thats about as long as it takes to stand in line to buy holiday gifts for friends and family. But as shoppers make those purchases, they could also be making a huge difference in the lives of those fighting cancer just by using their Fifth Third MasterCard debit or credit cards.
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  121. DRC DECORATES PIATT PARK FOR THE HOLIDAYSMon, 18 Nov 2013 11:57:18 EST
    Join your city neighbors Saturday, November 30 from 11AM-1:30PM for our annual tradition of decorating Piatt Park. For more information or to volunteer, contact David Siders @ dbsiders@gmail.com
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  122. MAIN LIBRARY HOSTS EXHIBIT OF WILL HILLENBRAND ILLUSTRATIONSMon, 18 Nov 2013 11:42:32 EST
    From drawing pictures for the stories he overheard as a boy in his family's College Hill barbershop to the 2012 Parents'Choice Silver Honor award for a book he illustrated, TerracePark artist Will Hillenbrand has led a life full of colorful images and characters. Those images and characters are on display in the exhibit The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014.
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  123. TOWN HALL MEETING ON CINCY STREETCARThu, 14 Nov 2013 11:49:15 EST
    A small group of concerned citizens, activists and elected officials will be holding a town meeting tonight, November 14 at 7:00 pm at the Mercantile Library to discuss the repercussions of Mayor-elect John Cranley's opposition to the Streetcar. If you are concerned about the ramifications to the city of cancelling the streetcar, this is your opportunity to make your feelings known and determine next steps.
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  124. SHOPPING IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATIWed, 13 Nov 2013 14:06:42 EST
    I guess most of you have seen the news that Saks is moving from downtown to the "Kenwood Collection" in late 2015. They will be in the space near Kenwood Town Center that was formerly, and briefly, occupied by Krogers. Not that I do a lot of shopping at Saks, it's a little above my pay grade, but I am sorry to see the store leave downtown. I do like to stroll through there and plan what I am going to buy when I win the lottery. And, if you wait long enough, they have some pretty great sales. If I win the lottery after 2015, I'll have to drive my Mazerati to Kenwood.
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  125. INTERNATIONAL GAMES DAY AT THE LIBRARYWed, 13 Nov 2013 10:41:50 EST
    Celebrate International Games Day @ your Library Saturday, Nov. 16, with video games, board games, card games, trivia, puzzles and other activities at all 41 locations of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.Formerly known as National Gaming Day, this annual event was created by the American Library Association to help communities reconnect to the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games. In 2012, ALA renamed it International Games Day @ your Library to reflect the growing interest from libraries outside of the U.S.
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  126. VETERANS DAYMon, 11 Nov 2013 09:51:50 EST
    To all of those have served, thank you for your dedication and your sacrifice.
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  127. CCM DEPARTMENT OF DANCE OPENS 50TH ANNIVERSARY SEASONFri, 08 Nov 2013 12:06:28 EST
    The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Department of Dance (CCM Dance) opens its 50th Anniversary Season with a demanding and impressive Fall Dance Concert on Saturday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 17, in Corbett Auditorium. Department Chair and Professor of Dance Jiang Qi directs. As part of the departments yearlong anniversary celebration, CCM Dance welcomes honored guests from Cincinnati Ballet for a special performance on Sunday.
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  128. DAV 5KFri, 08 Nov 2013 12:00:55 EST
    DAV (Disabled American Veterans) will hold its first national 5K event on Saturday, November 9th in downtown Cincinnati to honor the nations veterans and raise awareness for veterans issues and programs. In order for this race to be held downtown, the following streets will close at 8:30 AM and remain closed until approximately 12:00 PM*:
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  129. VETERAN'S DAY AT THE MAIN LIBRARYWed, 06 Nov 2013 11:44:15 EST
    For most of us, Heartbreak Ridge and Pork Chop Hill are only Hollywood movies. But for Korean War veterans like Anderson Township resident Robert Stachler, the names call to mind battles that were very real. Stachler, who was a first lieutenant in the 32nd Infantry Regiment, 7th Division will be the keynote speaker for the 59th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the Main Library.Veterans Day Commemoration program highlights:
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  130. SMOKE RINGS 11-5Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:13:41 EST
    By Andy Furman...You would think the locker room in sports is a place of peace. A place where old veterans, young rookies, whites, blacks, Hispanics and whatever come together for a common goal. To win games. That's what Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin were hired to do by the Miami Dolphins. It didn't work out that way. Incognito is a 30-year veteran with a reputation for dirty play and a history of rough-house behavior. He was suspended indefinitely by the Dolphins Monday while the team and the National Football League investigate his so-called bullying tactics towards Martin.
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  131. MASONIC CENTER BREAKFAST LECTURE SERIESMon, 04 Nov 2013 12:56:55 EST
    The Cincinnati Masonic Center in conjunction with UBS Financial Services, Inc. invites you, your family, friends and business associates to The Breakfast Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Masonic Center on Wednesday, November 6. Featured Speaker: University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono, PhD University of Cincinnati's 28th president will discuss the university's impact locally and globally. As one of the region's largest employers, the university partners with industry and employers to attract new businesses and expand employment in Greater Cincinnati.
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  132. ANDY DALTON NAMED AFC PLAYER OF THE MONTHThu, 31 Oct 2013 11:39:11 EST
    Bengals QB Andy Dalton today was named by the NFL as AFC Offensive Player of the Month for October. Dalton has posted a 116.8 passer rating while leading the Bengals to a 4-0 record in four October games. The team has moved to 6-2 on the season and taken a two-and-one-half game lead in the AFC North Division. Tonight's Bengals game at Miami does not figure into the league's calculation of the October Player of the Month awards. It is the only Week 9 game not scheduled in November and will count toward any possible November awards.
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  133. ANDERSON TOWNSHIP LIBRARY HOLIDAY AND NEARLY NEW USED BOOK SALEWed, 30 Oct 2013 16:01:30 EST
    Do you have a bibliophile in the family? Or maybe just a relative who enjoys hobbies such as military history, gardening, sports or cooking? If so, then the Anderson Township Library Associations Holiday and Nearly New Used Book Sale is for you.The book sale is Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 7-9, at the Anderson Township Branch Library.As always, the November sale features the best in all categories: DVDs, CDs, fiction, many categories of nonfiction and a separate room for childrens titles. Many items are suitable for gifts. Of special note this year are:
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  134. GOODBYE CINCYMon, 28 Oct 2013 09:18:00 EST
    As all good things come to an end, the time has now come for me to say goodbye to Cincinnati, the city that has been my home for the past six months. Even being the travel-addict that I am, saying goodbye to places and people that I have come to love is always hard for me. Therefore, the last few days before leaving a place are also the most stressful not because I have to prepare for my trip or pack my suitcase, but because there are always still so many things that I just HAVE to do before I leave (with so little time).
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  135. BARK OUT AGAINST BATTERINGWed, 23 Oct 2013 15:42:26 EST
    The 4th Annual Bark Out Against Battering is to be held on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Washington Park, 1230 Elm Street, Cincinnati. The benefit for YWCA Cincinnati is to raise awareness of the partnering between SPCA Cincinnati and the local YWCA Domestic Violence Shelters. This event is fun and educational for children, adults, pets and especially those interested in pet adoption.
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  136. SHARE YOUR NEWSTue, 22 Oct 2013 09:27:35 EST
    Do you have a birth, wedding, anniversary or other event announcement that you would like to share with the community. Just send a photo and text to carol@ourtown.com and we will feature it on our new community news page.
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  137. CCM PRESENTS SINGIN' IN THE RAINMon, 21 Oct 2013 16:05:31 EST
    The University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) brings one of Hollywoods most-loved musicals to life with a graceful stage adaptation of Singin in the Rain, running Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 in UCs Corbett Auditorium.Based on the 1952 American musical comedy film of the same name, Singin' in the Rain offers a lighthearted depiction of Hollywood during the transition from silent films to talkies. The story centers on popular silent film star Don Lockwood (originally portrayed by Gene Kelly, who also choreographed and co-directed the classic film), his shallow leading lady Lina Lamont, his sidekick Cosmo Brown and aspiring actress Kathy Selden.
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  138. SMOKE RINGS 10-19Sat, 19 Oct 2013 22:50:27 EST
    By Andy Furman...Christmas came about two-months early this year. It arrived by UPS in the form of the book and I thank Santa, er Hal Bock, for the pleasure. The book, Willard Mullins Golden Age of Baseball, a pictorial of drawing by perhaps the best in the business, Fantagraphics Books. Bill Gallo was tremendous.He did the cartoons in the New York Daily News for years. And for the youngsters aboard today the Daily News is a newspaper something you might not be too familiar with. And cartoons in a newspaper on the sports page. As common as a two-dollar tank of gas. But Willard Mullin was the best with a bottle of ink and a pen. Give him an easel and he was downright dangerous. Not only talented but he brought his own sense of humor to his work.
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  139. THE DISCOVERY OF FRISBEEWed, 16 Oct 2013 20:37:17 EST
    This week I discovered Frisbee. Given my pitiful attempts, I don't really want to say that I can throw a Frisbee, so let's just say that I started to learn how to throw it. I had seen people play it in the park before. They were tossing the Frisbee back and forth, and some of them were throwing it into some sort of basket, but I had no idea what that was. When I found out it was an actual game called Frisbee golf, I was surprised. In Germany, Frisbee is considered something for kids, and I am not sure how many people know Frisbee golf even exists. At the least, I can honestly say I had never heard of it before coming to Cincinnati. It looked like it was a lot of fun though, so I wanted to try it myself.
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  140. BOOKS BY THE BANKSThu, 10 Oct 2013 22:34:59 EST
    One of the nations most prestigious book festivals, Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival, is proud to celebrate its 7th year. This years festival promises to be its greatest ever with bestselling authors such as R.J. Palacio, author of Wonder; James McBride, author of The Color of Water and his latest, The Good Lord Bird; Maria Semple, author of the bestseller Where'd You Go, Bernadette; and Bob Shea, childrens book author and illustrator of Unicorn Thinks Hes Pretty Great and the Dinosaur vs. series.
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  141. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY IN MOUNT AUBURNThu, 10 Oct 2013 22:34:17 EST
    On September 22, 21013, an aggravated robbery incident occurred in the 500 block of Boal Street in Mount Auburn. Two black males robbed the complainant at gunpoint. The complainant's credit cards were used in various stores in Cincinnati and Covington. Surveillance video was obtained of the suspects using the victim's credit cards. Surveillance video shows the suspects in a large dark colred vehicle.
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  142. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WALK ON OCTOBER 11THMon, 07 Oct 2013 09:34:26 EST
    The first-ever Purple Lights Domestic Violence Walk will be on Friday, October 11th from 5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Cincinnati Banks District.The walk is completely FREE to all organizations and participants. Each walker will be provided with a purple glow stick to carry during the walk and the first 100 participants who register for the event will receive a free t-shirt.
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  143. SMOKE RINGS 10-4Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:08:38 EST
    By Andy Furman...Bob Castellini didn't fire Dusty Baker. Nope, the COO and owner of the Cincinnati Reds didn't issue the Reds manager his walking papers after six seasons. And don't blame his players for giving him a copy of the home game. Some may point a finger at Walt Jocketty, the Reds General Manager for the demise of Dusty. Wrong again. You know who got Dusty Baker canned? You did. And you know it. And, really you got what you wanted.
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  144. BURGLARY IN CORRYVILLEThu, 03 Oct 2013 10:58:34 EST
    On September 29, 2013, a burglary offense occurred in the 100 block of McMillan Street. A suspect broke into the residence and stole a dark gray Focus bicycle. The suspect placed the bicycle inside of his vehicle and drove away. If anyone has information on the crime please contact CrimeStoppers.
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  145. SMOKE RINGS 10-2Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:22:31 EST
    By Andy Furman...Pain. That's what I feel today. Not only my own pain, but for each and every Cincinnati fan in the tri-state. Yeah, I watched that debacle that 6-2 loss in PNC Park to the Pirates Tuesday night. It hurt. But anyone who followed this ball club this season was ready for it. I think.
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  146. AGGRAVATED ROBBERY ON EDEN AVENUEWed, 02 Oct 2013 11:26:08 EST
    On September 20, 2013, an aggravated robbery incident occurred in the 2800 block of Eden Avenue. Three suspects approached the victim and demanded money while displaying guns. The suspects fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of property. All three suspects are black males, approximately 23-25 years of age and range in height from 5'05"-5'10. Attached is a sketch of one of the suspects.
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  147. BURGLARY INVESTIGATIONTue, 01 Oct 2013 14:18:31 EST
    On August 18, 2013 a burglary occurred in the 2200 block of Burnet Ave. in Mt. Auburn. A great deal of property including electronic equipment was taken. Some photos of a person of interest were captured by some of the property taken. The Cincinnati Police Department would like to identify the person in the photo concerning this burglary investigation.
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  148. Of Pitchers and Catchers or: My First Baseball GameMon, 30 Sep 2013 13:35:09 EST
    When it comes to American sports such as baseball or football, I am a real German. Meaning: I have no clue.I can name the exact minute when the German soccer team scored the winning goal against Argentina in the World Cup of 2006, but I have only a very rough idea of what the Super Bowl is, and I just heard the name Reggie Jackson for the first time this week. I had never watched a baseball or football game, either at the stadium nor on TV. And, while people might forgive you once or twice for not knowing what a touchdown is, I feel that if you want to understand American culture, or simply don't want to be the only one who didn't get the sports joke (again), at some point you just HAVE to get into US sports. For me, the time came this week.
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  149. MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVALFri, 27 Sep 2013 11:42:12 EST
    It's going to be a beautiful fall weekend, so c'mon downtown and enjoy the Midpoint Music FestivalRoam 12th Street, blocked off between Vine and Walnut, for three days of live music, local food and beer, plus the ArtWorks Box Truck Carnival, ArtWorks ArtCars and KidPoint. FREE and ALL AGES WELCOME
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  150. AUTO THEFT IN CORRYVILLE 9-22-13Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:34:27 EST
    On September 22, 2013, a silver 2007 Toyota Corolla was stolen from the 2800 block of Vine Street in Corryville. The suspect was captured on video by surveillance cameras. The vehicle was recovered on September 24th, but police are still attempting to identify the suspect in the surveillance photographs.
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  151. KING RECORDSTue, 24 Sep 2013 10:31:17 EST
    This month marks the 70th anniversary of the first songs recorded for the Cincinnati label, King Records. In September 1943 Syd Nathan convinced two WLW radio performers, Grandpa Jones and Merle Travis, to go along with his latest brainstorm - a record company based in Cincinnati. This four-song session would lead to King Records producing nearly 30 years of music in all genres while based out of the Queen City. September will be a month long celebration, honoring the founding of Syd's company, and its contribution to American music, with events planned for every weekend. Over a dozen events include concerts, displays, author visits, album listening parties, radio shows, and even a chance to buy your own King vinyl or compact discs at a discounted price.
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  152. OKTOBERFEST IN ZINZINNATIMon, 23 Sep 2013 08:24:20 EST
    As a German, in all my 20 years of living in Germany, I never went to the Oktoberfest in Munich. Not once. And I am confident that I belong to the not too low percentage of Germans who really don't care too much about this very Bavarian tradition. Why? First, I am not from Bavaria. Second, I really don't like Bavarian-style beer. Finally, the prospect of spending a lot of money just to see how millions of tourists (mainly from Japan and the US) party in Munich never seemed too appealing to me.
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  153. OKTOBERFESTFri, 20 Sep 2013 12:08:24 EST
    It's Oktoberfest weekend in Cincinnati! If you get a chance stop downtown Friday, Saturday or Sunday and enjoy the music, the people and the food, especially the cream puffs (a personal favorite of mine). Octoberfest starts tonight. Don't miss the fun.
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  154. BRENNAMAN AGREES TO CONTRACT EXTENSIONFri, 20 Sep 2013 11:58:10 EST
    The Cincinnati Reds have signed Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman to a three-year contract extension through the 2016 season to serve as the play-by-play voice of the Reds on Radio Network. "We are big believers in baseball on the radio, which is why we've built our Reds On Radio Network into one of the largest and most prolific in Major League Baseball", said Phil Castellini, Reds Chief Operating Officer. We are proud to have Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman as the foundation around whom we build the rest of our broadcast team.
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  155. HUSH THE FIELDSTue, 17 Sep 2013 09:56:11 EST
    After major exhibitions at museums, libraries and galleries across the American South, "Hush the Fields", a mixed media art exhibition by the artist Robert Claiborne Morris opens today at the Cincinnati Museum Center. This 34-piece exhibit opens at 1301 Western Avenue and will be available for viewing Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with free admission.
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  156. THE CINCINNATI CHILI EXPERIENCEMon, 16 Sep 2013 10:11:42 EST
    I feel that people in Cincinnati are usually very laid-back about most things until it comes to Cincinnati chili. Cincinnatians take their chili seriously. Everybody has a favorite chili place and if you don't want to end up in a fist fight, you should never, under any circumstance, even hint at liking a different place more! I have even heard rumors of friendships breaking apart over this. So, much ado about chili? Well, its delicious! I have tried Cincinnati chili in quite a few restaurants, and if you think they are all the same, you're wrong!
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  157. CONEY ISLANDWed, 11 Sep 2013 23:18:51 EST
    How do you know when summer in Cincinnati has come to an end? When Coney Island closes its gates for the season! This past Saturday was the last day of the official season at Coney Island. I was shocked when I found out. Shocked because after so many months in Cincinnati, I still hadn't been to Coney Island. As a local, you might wonder why I care so much about going to Coney Island. As a German though, amusement parks in the US are exciting. In Germany, parks and pools come only in very very very small sizes; a big pool for us is probably what people here have in their back yard. So, anything bigger than this seems GIANT to me, and I definitely want to see it. Thus, I really couldn't miss my last chance to go to Coney Island. I declared Saturday to be Coney Island day, packed my bathing suit and towel, grabbed my boyfriend and off we went.
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  158. BURGLARY ARRESTWed, 11 Sep 2013 23:11:51 EST
    On 9-8-2013 District One third shift Officers responded to a reported burglary in the 1600 block of Race Street at 1:00 AM. Upon arrival officers discovered the front door of the dwelling had been kicked in and a flat screen television had been taken. A search of the area by uniformed officers and canine patrol revealed a witness who observed a male black with a red skunk stripe in his hair running from the home south on Republic Street with a TV under his arm.
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  159. JOE MORGAN WEEKENDThu, 05 Sep 2013 11:09:50 EST
    The starting eight members of the 1975-76 Cincinnati Reds World Series Championship teams will reunite Sept. 6 and 7 as part of Joe Morgan Weekend. This is the first time the "Great Eight" will appear together at Great American Ball Park.
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  160. LIBRARY COMMEMORATES 160TH ANNIVERSARYWed, 04 Sep 2013 15:33:53 EST
    In honor of the 160th anniversary of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, weve cleaned out our archives and searched our shelves for the fascinating exhibit 160 Years of Innovation: Celebrating the Past, Present and Future of the Public Library.On display in the atrium of the Main Library Sept. 10 through Oct. 23, the exhibit examines the evolution of the Library and features historic photos and memorabilia illustrating the Librarys transformation into one of the best, busiest and most-used library systems in North America.
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  161. ICE CREAM SOCIAL - FRIENDS OF THE ANNA LOUISE INN - SEPTEMBER 6THTue, 03 Sep 2013 09:11:38 EST
    The Friends of the Anna Louise Inn is hosting an ice cream social on September 6th, at 4:30 p.m., in Lytle Park, the corner of 4th St. and Pike downtown. Guests will enjoy Dojo Gelato and live music by St. Therese Brass. All are welcome to this free event. The rain location is Christ Church Cathedral at 318 E. 4th St.
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  162. GOODBYE SUMMERTue, 03 Sep 2013 08:44:31 EST
    It's Labor Day weekend, y'all, the last weekend of the summer! I have to say, whoever came up with this holiday was a genius. Where else do you get a long weekend to celebrate the last warm days before the fall? I know, I know, officially we are celebrating the social and economic achievements of the workers and labor unions in the US, which, don't get me wrong, is a great reason to celebrate too. But honestly, it always seemed a little strange to me that the US and Canada set their own date for Labor Day, while the whole world dedicates May 1st to the workers.
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  163. SMOKE RINGS--MARTY BRENNAMANThu, 29 Aug 2013 15:24:30 EST
    By Andy Furman...Our town had a Marty Day last week. A day dedicated to the voice and probably THE face of the Cincinnati Reds the past 40 years--Marty Brennaman. Perhaps the day was more for promotional and ad revenue for the local radio station; nevertheless it was for a man who has sat behind a microphone and painted a picture to all Cincinnati Reds fans day and night throughout the summer. Forty years is a long time to do anything especially catching planes and living out of a suitcase watching baseball games. Sure, there are worse things to do. But while Brennaman was entertaining us, he missed those Memorial Day gatherings; Fourth of July barbecues and Labor Day picnics. That's the price he paid. And what a price.
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  164. SUNDAY HOURS NOW AT 3 LIBRARY BRANCHESThu, 29 Aug 2013 15:24:14 EST
    Starting Sept. 1, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will offer new Sunday hours at three additional locations: the Monfort Heights, North Central, and Sharonville branches. These three locations join the Clifton Branch and the Main Branch as the only locations open on Sundays.
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  165. I SCREAM ICE CREAMMon, 26 Aug 2013 09:28:31 EST
    This week I had one of these hot summer days where I could either spend the entire day in the pool or just eat ice cream non-stop. Since up to now, I haven't really indulged in the famous Cincinnati dariy delights, I decided to go with the sweeter of the two options, ice cream it was. And once I decide to do something, it has to be done right! So we are not talking trying out one ice cream place in Cincinnati, we are talking three famous places in one day! All of which, I have rated on my personal Cincy ice cream newbie rating scale.
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  166. BURGLARY SUSPECTTue, 20 Aug 2013 08:44:17 EST
    On July 21, 2013, a burglary occurred in the 500 block of Corporation Alley, Cincinnati, Ohio 45219. The suspect entered the complainant's residence and stole property. The suspect was captured on video surveillance at a local business using the complainant's stolen credit card.
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  167. CINCINNATI PARKSMon, 19 Aug 2013 09:24:17 EST
    After a little vacation on the East Coast, I am now back in Cincinnati and it actually feels a little bit like coming home (even after only 4 months in Cincy).One of the things I missed the most during my vacation was the parks. Cincinnati has over 100 parks and one of the highest parks-per-capita ratio in the US. So far, I have probably only made it to 15 of them. However, I have to admit that at first, I wasn't the biggest fan of the parks of Cincinnati.
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  168. ATTEMPTED ROBBERY AT DELHI KROGER'SMon, 19 Aug 2013 09:15:18 EST
    On Saturday August 17th, 2013, the male subject in the picture entered the Delhi Kroger's at approximately 6:30 pm. The subject attempted to exit the store with a grocery cart of beer and Tide Pods. Employees attempted to stop the subject, but he fled on foot.If you know the identity of the subject you are encouraged to contact the Delhi Police Department at 513-922-0060, Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040.
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  169. CHECK YOUR MEGA MILLIONS TICKETS!Wed, 14 Aug 2013 15:50:50 EST
    Apparently, a Mega Millions ticket matching five numbers in Tuesdays drawing was sold at the Jungle Jims Dixie Highway location in Fairfield. Because the ticket also had the Megaplier number, the prize increased to $1 million.
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  170. BOOKS BY THE BANKS POSTER DEBUTWed, 14 Aug 2013 10:58:42 EST
    Join us for the 2013 Books by the Banks poster debut and celebrate the seventh year for the book festival. Every year the posters now considered unique collectors' items capture the essence of what Books by the Banks means to the community.Meet this years artist, Jeffrey Ebbeler of Mount Washington, during the poster debut at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion, Norwood, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5. Following the discussion, artists from previous years will join Ebbeler in a Q&A about their work and sign posters for purchase. The cost of the new 2013 poster is $15, and the previous years posters are $10 each.
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  171. GOING EASTMon, 12 Aug 2013 09:29:29 EST
    Summer only feels like summer to me when I get to go on vacation. For me, it only qualifies as vacation if I get to pack my suitcase and a bikini. So, while you are reading this column in (probably) muggy Cincinnati, I am getting a tan on a beach on the East Coast. Obviously, the nice breeze and the ocean waves are not the only things that are different here.
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  172. SMOKE RINGS 8-9Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:04:27 EST
    By Andy Furman...This is one of those clip and save columns. Ill clip it and if Im wrong, I know you'll save it. I watched the Bengals pre-season opener, a 34-14 dismantling of the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday night. And the one thing that I came away from that game was this Josh Johnson. Why?Or better yet, who? Josh Johnson is battling for a second-string quarterback position for your Cincinnati Bengals. Hes a fifth-year pro who is tangled with John Skelton, who started for the Arizona Cardinals last season.The so-called experts say Skelton isnt ready for the West Coast offense the Bengals employ. Others say Johnson may have the edge because he played for John Gruden in Tampa. John is the brother of Bengals offensive coordinator, Jay. Perhaps.
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  173. TASTE OF OTRWed, 07 Aug 2013 15:48:59 EST
    When making your weekend plans, dont forget to include a visit to Taste of OTR sponsored by Tender Mercies, a local group working to provide homes to the homeless and services to the mentally ill. The event will be held at Washington Park (1230 Race Street, across from Music Hall) on Saturday, August 10 from 11 A.M. til 11 P.M.
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  174. GAPPER'S GRAND TOURMon, 05 Aug 2013 08:58:46 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting a special event to celebrate the launch of the book Gapper's Grand Tour at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the Childrens Learning Center at the Main Library. The event features baseball-related crafts and a storytime with book author Joel Altman and none other than Cincinnati Reds mascot Gapper himself. The first 50 families will receive a free book courtesy of PNC Bank (one book per family, while supplies last).
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  175. CINCY BLUES FESTThu, 01 Aug 2013 11:32:01 EST
    The Cincy Blues Fest is being held this weekend, August 2 and 3 at Sawyer Point. More than 40 acts have been booked for this event. For further information about the schedule and tickets click www.cincybluesfest.org.
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  176. ROBBERY IN DELHIMon, 29 Jul 2013 16:43:18 EST
    On July 29, 2013, at 1:05a.m., the subject pictured gained access into Cubbys Drive Thru in Delhi (4545 Foley Road) by cutting a hole in the rear garage door. The suspect removed both, Ohio Lottery tickets and cigarettes, prior to fleeing the scene. It appears the subject may have a distinctive nose, and thin build.
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  177. LUMENOCITY AND OTR FESTIVALMon, 29 Jul 2013 12:15:40 EST
    The Cincinnati Symphony & Pops Orchestra is pleased to host LumenoCity in Washington Park on August 3rd and 4th. This is a first-of-its kind experience that marries a live orchestral concert with mind blowing visual elements. Lumenocity kicks off a community-wide celebration of Louis Langree's arrival as the next CSO Music Director. It will be spectacular!
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  178. DRINKING BOURBON IN KENTUCKYMon, 29 Jul 2013 10:07:35 EST
    I have always had a troubled relationship with whiskey. Even though I had tried it many times, I never liked it and could not understand the big hype around this drink. Until I came to Cincinnati. All of a sudden, whiskey, or to be more accurate, bourbon, was everywhere even in beer. Honestly, I had never heard of bourbon before, so I definitely didn't know the difference between bourbon and whiskey (bourbon is made of 50% more corn and is aged for four years). I decided to give Kentucky bourbon a shot. And that's when everything changed. This smooth bourbon had nothing of the bitter taste that I remembered it was actually really good and I had found my new favorite drink.
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  179. DELHI ROBBERYThu, 25 Jul 2013 11:16:34 EST
    On July 24, 2013, at 5:24 p.m., two subjects entered the Rapid Run Carry-Out, located at 5179 Rapid Run Road, and demanded money. Both subjects were armed with firearms. Suspects obtain an undetermined amount of currency, and fled.Suspects described as:#1
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  180. BRIDGES FOR A JUST COMMUNITY CEASING OPERATIONSTue, 23 Jul 2013 15:32:42 EST
    BRIDGES for a Just Community will be closing its office and ceasing operations by early September.BRIDGES, founded as the Cincinnati chapter of the National Conference of Christians and Jews, has been at the forefront in this regions human relations crises and diversity developments since 1944, promoting and fostering inclusion and diversity in the workplace, schools and community. Since that time and especially in recent years, the community has seen improvements in attitudes toward diversity and inclusion with many specific accomplishments listed below.
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  181. BACK YARD WILDERNESSMon, 22 Jul 2013 08:45:08 EST
    don't like nature. Don't get me wrong; I enjoy a nice hike in the mountains, a picnic in the park or a swim in a lake, but having to spend more than two hours in the company of bugs or any other creepy, crawly or winged little creatures is not my idea of a good time. I admit it, I am a city girl and even animals that most people consider cute like mice, squirrels or racoons terrify me. However, even though I live in the CITY of Cincinnati, since the beginning of summer, the border between city and nature has become somewhat blurry, and I have been exposed to more wildlife than I ever imagined to be possible in a back yard. This is what I have to endure almost every day:
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  182. NATIONAL ICE CREAM DAY - SUN., JULY 21Wed, 17 Jul 2013 16:07:32 EST
    National Ice Cream Day is coming up this Sunday, July 21, and our hometown ice cream maker, Graeter's, is marking the occasion by offering customers a single scoop of ice cream on a sugar cone for $1.43 at their locations on that day. The price is in honor of the company's 143 years in business.
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  183. CINEMA IN THE CITYMon, 15 Jul 2013 15:13:25 EST
    t's time for the Mount Adams Cinema in the City next week. On Thursday, July 25 you can see one of my all time favorite movies, Singin' in the Rain with Gene Kelley, Debbie Reynolds and Donald O'Connor. If you haven't seen it, this is a great opportunity. This movie is a classic. Live music begins at 7:00p.m and the movie starts at dusk. There are park benches for seating, snacks for sale and it is great free fun for all. This all happens at the Seasongood Pavilion in Eden Park.For details about parking and shuttle service click www.mtadamstoday.com
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  184. A NOSY GERMAN IN KENTUCKYMon, 15 Jul 2013 10:51:06 EST
    Are you a curious person?- I am! (notoriously) Do you like to go on trips?- I do! Would you therefore like to know what your neighbors in Kentucky are up to on a summer afternoon?- I sure would! If you add all these things up, what do you get?- A nosy German in Kentucky! So, this week, I decided to finally satisfy my curiosity and see for myself what life is like across the Ohio River: I went to Newport, Kentucky.
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  185. CITY FLEAFri, 12 Jul 2013 10:09:24 EST
    Tomorrow promises to be a beautiful day. So, if you are looking for something different to do, why not come on down to Washington Park for City Flea. The Flea market offers a wide variety of vintage articles as well as hand crafted items. City Flea only happens once a month, so don't miss this opportunity to pick up some great bargains for yourself or for gifts. City Flea is open from 10-4.
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  186. Public Library & Cincinnati Reds team up for Redlegs Reading WeekWed, 10 Jul 2013 14:21:20 EST
    Summer Reading concludes with a Grand Slam as the Cincinnati Reds and the Library team up for Redlegs Reading Week. From July 22 to July 27, kids can meet the Reds mascots and the Reds Rover at selected Library locations.
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  187. INDEPENDENCE DAY; HOW I LEARNED TO PARADE IN THE RAINMon, 08 Jul 2013 09:49:44 EST
    As a teenager I used to listen to a song by Chalee Tennison called Parading in the Rain. The song tells the story of a woman who won't let anything come between her and her goals. Even though I always liked the song, I only fully grasped its meaning this week, on Independence Day. It was my first Independence Day in the US, and I was determined to have the best 4th of July ever! However, the weather disagreed. It decided on a 24-hour Independence Day rain shower. I decided not to let it bother me.
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  188. BUNBURY MUSIC FESTIVALWed, 03 Jul 2013 14:23:43 EST
    Mark your calendars for the Bunbury Music Festival to be held July 12-13-14 at Sawyer Point/Yeatmans Cove on the Cincinnati side of the River. This alternative music festival, featuring 80 live performances across six stages along the Ohio, features such groups as Fun, MGMT, the National, Cake and many more. Performances are scheduled to begin around 2 pm each day, running through the afternoon and evening, with late night shows beginning at around 10 PM on Friday and Saturday and 9 PM on Sunday.
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  189. FIREWORKS ON FOUNTAIN SQUARETue, 02 Jul 2013 23:20:40 EST
    In celebration of America's birthday, bring your family and friends to Fountain Square on Wednesday for a spectacular Independence Day Fireworks Show from the rooftop of Macy's downtown store. Rozzi's Famous Fireworks will light up the Cincinnati skyline at 10PM, after Wednesday's Reggae concert.
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  190. HOMER BAILEY PITCHES A NO-HITTERTue, 02 Jul 2013 23:16:36 EST
    Homer Bailey pitched a no-hitter against the SanFrancisco Giants tonight. That's number 2! Congratulations Homer and the Reds.
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  191. GAY PRIDE PARADEMon, 01 Jul 2013 13:56:40 EST
    This Saturday was the Gay Pride Parade in Cincinnati. Despite the rain, large crowds turned out to watch the festivities. For those of you who decided to stay dry, our intrepid photographer, Janet took some great pictures.
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  192. GOING SWIMMING IN CINCINNATIMon, 01 Jul 2013 13:53:35 EST
    It is summer in Cincinnati and it is hot. Incredibly, impossibly, intolerably hot. Naturally, all I can think of is: How, and more importantly, where can I cool off? While it is quite refreshing to pop your head into the freezer, the good feeling lasts only for a short time and being surrounded by frozen turkey breast is not the most pleasant experience. Clearly, I need a more effective method: cool, fresh water. There is the Ohio River, of course, but its brown color and funky smell convinced me very quickly that it has very little to do with fresh water. Idea dismissed.
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  193. PRIDE FESTIVALFri, 28 Jun 2013 09:51:07 EST
    While you are enjoying the summer weather this weekend, be sure to stop by Sawyer Point for the 40th annual Pride Festival. The parade is Saturday at 2 p.m. and will feature the grand marshals from the past 40 years. Festival supporters include include Fifth Third Bank, P&G, and Kroger.
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  194. MAYBERRY GASTRO PUBFri, 28 Jun 2013 09:47:38 EST
    Joshua Campbell, owner of the Mayberry Gastro Pub in Over-the-Rhine has announced that the restaurant will be serving its last meal at brunch on July 7. The reason is simple, just not enough patrons to keep the business going. Mr. Campbell urged Cincinnatians to continue to support local business "because it is the backbone of this community." Cincipulse endorses that sentiment and wishes Mr. Campbell best of luck in future ventures.
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  195. NIPPERT STADIUM EXPANSIONWed, 26 Jun 2013 09:54:20 EST
    Proposed renovation and expansion plans for the University of Cincinnati's Nippert Stadium have been formally approved by the UC Board of Trustees earlier today, director of athletics Whit Babcock announced Tuesday. The renovation and expansion project, which is estimated to cost $80-85 million in total, will utilize private donations and premium seating revenues to fund the project over a period of years. No University general funds will be allocated. Construction on both the west and east sides of the stadium is due to begin in December 2013 and is scheduled for completion in August 2015.
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  196. SUMMER IN THE CITYMon, 24 Jun 2013 09:39:17 EST
    With this week's midsummer day marking the longest day of the year (June 20th), as funny as it sounds, winter has officially begun. From now on, days will only get shorter and colder. Supposedly.In Cincinnati, however, it seems that summer has just arrived in full force. Summer in this city is brutal, at least for somebody from Germany, where summer temperatures peak at 77 degrees. Cincinnati is a hot town and yes, the back of my neck IS getting dirty and gritty! But, summer in Cincinnati also means: whenever you decide to leave your air-conditioned house, it is very likely that you will run into one of the many summer events in the city! I call it Eventopoly and it has become one of my favorite Cincy summer games: leave your house, do not plan anything, just go and see what event you end up at! Following this game plan, this week I came across the following:
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  197. PADDLEFESTThu, 20 Jun 2013 15:49:23 EST
    This weekend is the 12th annual Paddlefest at Coney Island. There is something for everyone in the family and the weatherman is promising it will be hot and dry. On Friday, June 21, the Ohio River Music & Outdoor Festival takes place in the picnic grove at Coney Island. Listen to live music from 5 great bands, participate in the kayak fishing contest, cardboard boat races, Dragonfest, big raffle ACA SmartStart kayak lessons, all day boat demos, Gearfest, climb a tree, buy a raffle ticket for great raffle items, enjoy refreshments while spending the evening with friends! Register for the Saturday Paddle the Ohio trip on the Ohio River or Pedal it or both and store your boat at our secure boat check area.
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  198. SUMMER SOLSTICE @ VENUE 222Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:22:16 EST
    Join us for a beautiful Summer Solstice evening @ Venue 222!Enjoy the sounds of Benjamin Thomas & Peter Gemus Jazz Duo and an art exhibition by the The Art Circle from Essex Studios. Special appearance by festival founder, violinist Tatiana Berman. For this event we are partnering with Madisono's Gelato, featuring the exclusive Constella flavor - Dark chocolate chili! Food by the bite - Silverglades and S & J Bakery
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  199. CITY PARKING DEALTue, 18 Jun 2013 11:56:20 EST
    How do you feel about the Cincinnati 30 year parking lease deal? One of our readers, Roger Ach, a Cincinnati businessman and downtown resident has written the following: Let us know what you think. "The latest deception by our city leaders is that a majority of our elected City Council "can't" stop a 30 year parking deal. They have plenty of options. 1. The lease says that all referendum rights have to expire. City Council can put the lease on the ballot as they put 4 year terms on the ballot last year for themselves.
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  200. DISCOVERING DOWNTOWN CINCINNATIMon, 17 Jun 2013 09:06:31 EST
    You would think that I would have gotten to know my way around downtown Cincinnati right off the bat, but the truth is, other than going to a few events like Cinco de Mayo or The Taste of Cincinnati, I hadn't given this part of the city too much attention. So it was about time I dedicated one full day to downtown Cincy. Climbing up the Carew Tower in the morning...I am really scared of heights, and when I say really, I mean that standing up on a chair is a dreadful experience for me. Yet, there is something about having a top view over a city that fascinates me. It gives you a different perspective on things literally.
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  201. CDC ASSOCIATION ANNUAL AWARDS CELEBRATIONFri, 14 Jun 2013 15:33:15 EST
    June 14, 2013 Yesterday, Community Development Corporations Association of Greater Cincinnati (CDC Association) honored community development professionals in 8 categories.Michael Cervay, City of Cincinnati, received a Career Achievement Award for his long-time service in the public sector of community development. City Manager Milton Dohoney presented the award, mentioning Michaels persistence in support of the homeless in Cincinnati and for the Anna Louise Inn.
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  202. FROM ANIMAL HOUSE TO OUR HOUSEThu, 13 Jun 2013 15:11:44 EST
    Most guys would buy the girl they liked candy, flowers, or even a ring. Award-winning writer Ron Tanner bought his girlfriend a house. That house would become the inspiration for his book From Animal House to Our House: A Love Story. Tanner will discuss this love story at the Main Library 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, in the Reading Garden Lounge.
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  203. FUEL CINCINNATIWed, 12 Jun 2013 13:54:12 EST
    Local micro-grant funder, FUEL Cincinnati, is holding its annual Fuel the Fire event to support local philanthropic entrepreneurs on June 27, 2013 at 6:30pm at the Christian Moerlein Tap Room located at 1621 Moore Street Cincinnati, OH 45202.
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  204. CLOUDS OVER CINCINNATIMon, 10 Jun 2013 08:55:24 EST
    When is this rain going to stop!!? Dear Clouds over Cincinnati,I can tell that you are all doing well and that's exactly why I am writing you this letter. Since I got to the city you have given me nothing but trouble. Don't get me wrong you are splendid clouds. However, I am afraid that that is exactly the problem. I don't want to hurt your feelings, but I have to be honest: there are far too many of you out there! People had warned me about you, but I thought they were exaggerating. They weren't!
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  205. CONSTELLA FESTIVALFri, 07 Jun 2013 10:41:52 EST
    This weekend, Constella Festival, MainStrasse Village Association and PAR-Projects will present "Brass Meets Bronze" in the heart of MainStrasse Village to highlight each group's desire to engage the public in new creative ways.Similarly to their annual wine festival, MainStrasse Village association will be transforming their main island (behind the Goose Girl Fountain) into an intimate, outdoor venue by spanning the area with a continuous row of high-top tents, floating tables throughout the space and providing the public with a cash bar.
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  206. DELHI ROBBERYWed, 05 Jun 2013 19:42:25 EST
    Delhi Police would like your help to identify a suspect for a burglary that occurred on 5/28/13 on Upper Rd. The vehicle appears to be a mid to late 1990s Chevrolet Suburban. Attached are additional photos of the male suspect and the vehicle. If anyone recognizes the male and/or the vehicle, please contact Delhi Police at 513-922-0060.
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  207. ROBBERY AT CHIPOTLE IN CORRYVILLETue, 04 Jun 2013 07:58:43 EST
    On June 1, 2013, at approximately 11:30p.m., the Chipotle Restaurant located at Martin Luther King and Highland in Corryville was robbed at gunpoint. A suspect entered an unlocked door after closing. The suspect displayed a handgun and assaulted an employee. The suspect fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money. The suspect was a male black twenties, 5'08" 200lbs. The suspect was wearing a black hoodie with a white Air Jordan emblem on the front. The suspect also had a red gym bag.
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  208. ILLUSTRATOR WILL HILLENBRAND CREATING AN E-BOOK OF LOCAL CHILDREN'S ARTMon, 03 Jun 2013 16:00:35 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is pleased to be partnering with acclaimed illustrator Will Hillenbrand to create an e-book based on the theme "Everyday Heroes: Local Children and the People Who Inspire Them." Children age 12 and under are invited to visit any Library location this summer, draw a picture of their hero, and submit it for possible inclusion in the e-book. Entries are being accepted June 11 through Aug. 31. A committee of judges will select the entries to be included in the e-book.
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  209. ON THE ROAD IN CINCINNATIMon, 03 Jun 2013 08:06:16 EST
    I would like to take a minute to write about driving in Cincinnati. To put it simply: it is nerve-racking (or literally nerve wrecking)! At least for me...If, on the other hand, you think that driving in Cincinnati is smooth and easy, let me tell you: if you are a German girl from the countryside, it is NOT!For starters, I have to deal with more than one lane. Where I am from, you have a total of two lanes, one going one way and one going the other way. That's it. Nice and easy. Here, all of a sudden I am faced with two, three, or even four lanes. This in itself wouldn't be so hard if it worked like back home on the Autobahn.
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  210. REDLEGS RUNWed, 29 May 2013 11:51:39 EST
    Its not too late to register for 12th annual Redlegs Run on Saturday, June 1, 2013. Participants can still sign up at the following packet pickup dates: Wednesday, May 29: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Thursday, May 30: 3 to 8 p.m. outside the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum. Friday, May 31: Noon to 4 p.m. outside the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum Race Day - Starting at 6 a.m. inside GABP Gate 3 on Pete Rose Way
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  211. SUMMER FUN AT SMALE RIVERFRONT PARKTue, 28 May 2013 08:49:38 EST
    Did you know that the Cincinnati Park Board is hosting Family Summer Fun Events at Smale Riverfront Park. They are offering family friend movies, music and theatre. Upcoming events include: FAMILY SUMMER FUN EVENTS AT SMALE RIVERFRONT PARK- May 31st - Movie--Brave - Cincinnati Circus performers at 7pm to 9pm - Movie at 9pm
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  212. DEEP DOWN SOUTH - OR MY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND IN KENTUCKYTue, 28 May 2013 08:38:50 EST
    Officially, Memorial Day is a holiday to commemorate the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Unofficially, it is the weekend where you have a big barbecue with your family and friends to celebrate the beginning of summer.In Cincinnati at least in my case that meant: Let's go to Kentucky. And I am not talking about Newport or Covington, Kentucky. I am talking about a farmhouse-somewhere-out-in-the-woods, Kentucky. I had no idea what I was getting myself into
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  213. MEMORIAL DAYFri, 24 May 2013 11:44:38 EST
    It's Memorial Day weekend. The official start to summer fun and there is a lot going on in Cincinnati...A Taste of Cincinnati--Yum, the Reds are in town playing the Cubs and there are parades in many parts of town. Have a great weekend, but give a thought to what we are celebrating today and say at least a silent thank you to all of those who have fought and died to make sure that we are free to celebrate this weekend.
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  214. BEING GERMAN IN CINCINNATIMon, 20 May 2013 09:33:08 EST
    Cincinnati is a city with a great German heritage. Or so I had been told. However, after three weeks in Cincinnati, I hadn't seen anything that struck me as particularly German, other than street names. Sure, many German immigrants settled in Cincinnati about 200 years ago, but what did they leave the city? What is so German about Cincinnati? Since I couldn't find an answer to these questions myself, I decided to do the next best thing: I asked people in Cincinnati what they thought was German about their city. This is what they told me:
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  215. CAROUSEL AT SMALE RIVERFRONT PARKThu, 16 May 2013 15:31:49 EST
    From nature preserves and parkways, to regional and neighborhood parks, Cincinnati has a long and proud history of enhancing the quality of life through outdoor recreation. In keeping with this tradition, Cincinnati Parks, in partnership with ArtWorks and the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, is gathering community input on the design of a new carousel to be built at Smale Riverfront Park.
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  216. UNITED WE WRITE AT THE MAIN LIBRARYThu, 16 May 2013 15:21:19 EST
    United We Write teaches various writing genres at Main Library No matter what style of writing you want to try your hand at fiction, non-fiction, humor, poetry, memoir weve got a program for that. Come hear professional authors share their expertise during United We Write at the Main Library. All programs are in the Popular Library Reading Lounge Tuesdays at 7 p.m. The Main Library is located at 800 Vine Street. Call 513-369-6900 or visit www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.
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  217. STATUS OF THE ANNA LOUISE INN LITIGATIONTue, 14 May 2013 13:52:51 EST
    Cincinnati Union Bethel and Western & Southern appear to have resolved their 2 year litigation over the future of the Anna Louise Inn. Anna Louise Inn is a safe and affordable residence for disadvantaged women and children who are trying to establish themselves and get back on their feet. In an announcement made yesterday, Cincinnati Union Bethel said that they have entered into a purchase agreement with Western & Southern that settles the litigation and gives them a new site for the Anna Louise Inn. Neither the new site nor the conditions of the agreement were revealed.
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  218. MY FIRST VISIT TO THE HORSESHOE CASINOMon, 13 May 2013 11:25:08 EST
    Our German on the loose in Cincinnati, Marinela, made her first visit to the Horseshoe Casino this weekend. What did she think?"It is flashy, it is glamorous, and it is Cincinnati's latest attraction: the Horseshoe Casino.To be honest, I don't like casinos. I usually try to stay as far away from them as possible. Don't get me wrong I am a passionate player; cards, roulette, Scrabble you name it, I play it! As long as there is no money involved, I do great. But this changes as soon as I start to play for money; my luck packs its bags, takes a plane and flies far, far away.
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  219. A GERMAN ON THE LOOSE IN CINCINNATI: EATING MY FIRST CHEESE CONEYMon, 06 May 2013 22:51:17 EST
    We want to welcome a new resident to Cincinnati. Born in Romania and raised in Germany, Marinela Potor will be giving us her insights on life in Cincinnati. Her first column is shown below:"There were three things people had told me about Cincinnati: 1. They have the best milk shakes in the country 2. It is the city of the flying pigs 3. People in Cincinnati are crazy about a certain type of food called chili cheese dogs
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  220. CHATEAU MON REVESun, 05 May 2013 20:49:02 EST
    For over a year now,, I have been driving in to work 5 days a week down Turkeyfoot Rd.past the "mansion" under construction just south of Turkeyfoot School. Well the construction is almost complete and Saturday I got to take a close up look during the Cavalcade of Homes. It did not disappoint. Builder Tim Burks and interior designer, Grace Jones did an unbelievable job. The home is huge, over 15,000 square feet, but it is a home. It is light, airy, and beautifully functional. The crystal chandeliers are beautiful. The finishes are gorgeous, right down to the crystal embellished door and drawer pulls. The pool and patio are amazing, even now when the pool house is not quite finished. There is a lake in the front of the house with what looks like a moat, giving it a truly castle-like feel. Chateau Mon Reve is truly fit for a king.
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  221. NEW BOOKSTORE ON VINE STREETThu, 02 May 2013 12:10:40 EST
    If you are wondering what is happening in the old Brooks Brother's space next to Tiffany's on Vine Street, don't despair, it is not just going to remain another empty store front. We're getting a bookstore and cafe. The Booksellers on Fountain Square will open in July and will not only carry books but will also be a creperie and coffee bar.Renovations on the space started this week.
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  222. FLYING PIG MARATHONThu, 02 May 2013 12:02:27 EST
    It's Flying Pig Marathon this weekend in Cincinnati. This is the 15th annual race and whether you are a runner, a walker or a spectator, it's an exciting weekend with lots of fun for all. For a full schedule of this weekend's event visit http://bit.ly/YN82Ox.
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  223. PARTY IN THE PARKTue, 30 Apr 2013 16:10:10 EST
    Tomorrow, May 1. Is the first 2013 Party in the Park. It is supposed to be a warm, sunny day tomorrow so head on down to Yeatman's Cove after work and join the Party. Hours are from 5pm to 10pm. Entertainment by the Naked Karate Girls.
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  224. COMIC CON AT THE LIBRARY ON MAY 5Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:53:22 EST
    Comic book fans assemble! Its time for the first Comic Con event Sunday, May 5, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m. in the atrium at the Main Library. The Library is joining forces with Arcadian Comics & Games and the Friends of the Public Library to present an afternoon filled with a comic book swap, booths, a comic book exhibit, a panel discussion with writers and illustrators, the Comic Con Drawing Contest award ceremony, the opportunity to take pictures with your favorite characters (Stormtroopers, Mandalorian Mercs, X-Men characters and more), and free comic books in celebration of Free Comic Book Day. Call 513-369-6900 or visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2013/comiccon.html.
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  225. HEATHER SHUMAKER VISITS BLUE ASH LIBRARYWed, 24 Apr 2013 14:43:27 EST
    Author Heather Shumaker will be at the Blue Ash Branch Library at 7 p.m. Monday, April 29. She will talk about her book, Its OK Not To Share and Other Renegade Rules for Raising Competent and Compassionate Kids. The Blue Ash Branch is located at 4911 Cooper Road. Call 513-369-6051 for further information.
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  226. KENZIE'S CLOSETTue, 23 Apr 2013 09:52:01 EST
    Kenzie's CLOSET, a nonprofit organization located in OBryonville, is celebrating its eighth year and dressed close to 550 financially-disadvantaged local high school junior and senior girls this spring for the girls' proms. Kenzie's Closet held a recent fundraiser "Girls Night Out" at the Hyde Park Country Club and wanted to share some of the pictures with you.
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  227. BREAKFAST LECTURE SERIES--MAY 1Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:26:30 EST
    The Cincinnati Masonic Center invites you, your family, friends and business associates to The Breakfast Lecture Series at the Cincinnati Masonic Center...Featured Speaker: Jim Neil, new Hamilton County Sheriff. Sheriff Neil, will discuss his administration's initiatives to improve efficiencies and the ways in which the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office can partner with citizens, businesses, civic groups, elected officials, and law enforcement personnel to keep our county moving in the right direction.
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  228. A CINCINNATI "DESIGN STAR"Tue, 16 Apr 2013 09:58:05 EST
    Remember when little girls looked like little girls and not miniature rock stars? A local designer and entrepreneur, Mary Helen Boeddeker, is bringing back that look. Mary Helen wants to bring youthfulness and joy back to childrens clothing. Mary Helen has formed a company called Mary Helen Clothing. Her main focus is designing clothing for young girls, but she has a few items for young boys and is slowly branching out into womens clothing. Mary Helen is a 2012 graduate of DAAP. While attending school she interned at Abercrombie, Carters and Justice so she learned a lot about the childrens clothing industry. Mary Helen has been sewing since she was 8 years old. She comes from a family of clothing designers. Two of her aunts are in the design business. One attended DAAP and the other is a graduate of Parsons. With their guidance and inspiration Mary Helen knew that she wanted to combine her design talents and her business acumen to form her own business.
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  229. BARK IN THE PARKTue, 16 Apr 2013 09:00:54 EST
    The Reds are "going to the dogs" tonight. Bark in the Park: Over 600 dogs and their owners will be at the ballpark tonight for the *sold out* Bark in the Park, presented by Iams and Kroger. Free Reds basebowl mat to the first 5,000 pet owners. Dog tickets for tonight are sold out, but fans can purchase dog tickets for the next Bark in the Park on Sept. 23: www.reds.com/dogday.
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  230. MUSIC AND MEASLES? BENEFIT - APRIL 19TH AT 7:00 P.M.Mon, 15 Apr 2013 09:53:09 EST
    The MYCincinnati Youth Orchestra is proud to present a concert that will benefit the Red Cross Measles & Rubella Initiative. Thanks to MYCincinnati students, more children around the world will be vaccinated against Measles and Rubella. Half the proceeds from this concert will go towards supporting the continuation and growth of MYCincinnati, which provides the opportunity for children in Price Hill to learn an instrument and play in an orchestra.
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  231. CCM PRESENTS EXECUTION OF JUSTICEFri, 12 Apr 2013 11:41:29 EST
    The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) proudly presents the final installment of the 2012-13 Studio Series with a production of Emily Manns powerful docu-drama Execution of Justice, directed by CCM Professor of Drama Michael Burnham. Execution of Justice runs April 18-20 in UCs Cohen Family Studio Theater. Admission is free, but reservations are required. This production contains mature subject matter.
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  232. KEEP CINCINNATI BEAUTIFUL - ELECTRONIC WASTE RECYCLING APRIL 13THMon, 08 Apr 2013 08:59:28 EST
    On Saturday, April 13, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful is hosting a one-of-a-kind recycling event at the Whole Foods Market in Rookwood Commons. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. you'll be able to safely recycle electronic waste like computers, TVs, and cell phones for free. These materials, when not properly disposed of, leach chemicals into the ground. When recycled, plastics, metals, and raw materials are reused in the manufacturing process, and we reduce the need to mine new material. For more information, see: KeepCincinnatiBeautiful.org
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  233. ROBBERY AT FINDLAY AND VINE STREETSMon, 01 Apr 2013 16:55:47 EST
    Cincinnati Police are looking for a black male age 25-30, height approximately 5"8" and weight approximately 165 lbs in connection with an incident that occurred at approximately midnight at 1800 Vine Street on March 30.The victim was riding his bike in the area of Findlay and Vine Streets when he was approached by a male black brandishing a knife. The suspect fled with the victims white Huffy bike, wallet, passport and cell phone.
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  234. OPENING DAYMon, 01 Apr 2013 08:39:48 EST
    By Andy Furman...Football has it all over baseball. Except in Cincinnati. Maybe thats what makes our town special. Especially on Opening Day. The Reds roll out their season, Monday, April 1st against an American League opponent for the very first time the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Doesnt matter a lick. They could be playing the Bad News Bears, tickets in Cincinnati for Opening Day will always be at a premium. The tradition, the love affair between a city and its baseball team, and of course the passion of the area fans is no better than in Cincinnati.The birth place of major league baseball always puts it best foot forward on Opening Day. And its a shame one of the long lasting traditions of the game has gone by the boards. That of Cincinnati opening their season prior to every other ball club.
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  235. EASTER EGG ROLL AT WASHINGTON PARKThu, 28 Mar 2013 12:10:45 EST
    Saturday is supposed to be a beautiful day. So bring the kids down to the new Washington Park to joinin the fun at the Easter Egg Roll. The event is scheduled fro 10am to noon. There will be over 6,000 Easter Eggs just waiting for the kids to scoop them up. I understand the Easter Bunny will be there as well.
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  236. BOOKS BY THE BANKS LOOKING FOR AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORSThu, 28 Mar 2013 11:42:46 EST
    The 7th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013 (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.) at the Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati.Books by the Banks is one of the Tristate regions most popular literary events attracting book lovers of all ages who come together for a day of celebrating the joy and reading of books.For those authors and book illustrators interested in participating, the Books by the Banks 2013 author selection team is currently accepting submissions via their website at www.booksbythebanks.org.
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  237. FINDLAY MARKET OPENING DAY PARADEWed, 27 Mar 2013 10:41:25 EST
    The annual Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will begin at 12:00 PM so fans will have plenty of time to enjoy the parade before heading down to Great American Ball Park for the Opening Day Game against the Los Angeles Angels, which begins at 4:00 PM. In order to accommodate the staging area of the parade, the following streets in the Findlay Market area will close at 8:00 AM on Monday, April 1:
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  238. YWCA WOMEN'S ART GALLERYTue, 26 Mar 2013 08:48:35 EST
    The YWCA Women's Art Gallery is pleased to present surreal photographs by Audrey Ann and fascinating paperclay sculptures by Lisa Merida-Paytes. The combination of their works in the gallery gives a sense of archeological and mystical exploration.
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  239. YARDHOUSE OPENINGSun, 24 Mar 2013 16:55:02 EST
    There is a new restaurant/bar opening at the Banks today...The Yardhouse. I was there for the pre-opening party on Friday night and if the opening was any indication, it will be a great success. Samples of their best dishes were offered Friday night and everything was yummy. There is a large patio on the southwest side of the restaurant and even though it was chilly on Friday night, they have huge heaters on the patio that kept it toasty. There are plenty of tv's for all of you basketball fans and the atmosphere is casual and friendly.
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  240. WASHINGTON PARK'S OPENING DAY PARTYFri, 22 Mar 2013 14:08:13 EST
    Monday, April 1 - 11AM to 7PMJoin your fellow Reds' fans at Washington Park as we celebrate Opening Day! Festivities begin at 11AM with beverage sales, live DJ Music, games and MORE.
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  241. LOUISE BORDEN TO SPEAK AT THE MAIN LIBRARYWed, 20 Mar 2013 14:42:11 EST
    On Sunday, March 24, 2:00 pm, author Louise Borden speaks about her latest book, His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg, at The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Main Library. The acclaimed young adult author will present about her creative journey to write about the inspiring life of Raoul Wallenberg.
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  242. CITY HALL MOBILETue, 19 Mar 2013 08:47:39 EST
    If you have a smartphone, City Hall has announced a new mobile app to give you easy access to city services. For those smartphone users out there, be sure to download the new Cincinnati City Hall Mobile App for your city services on the go. See download details below!This app can be used to report everything from trash and potholes on the street to broken windows, graffiti, and crumbling vacant properties or garages.
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  243. OPENING DAY TICKETSTue, 19 Mar 2013 08:29:54 EST
    Fifteen hundred Opening Day tickets will go on sale Saturday, March 23 at 9 am at the Great American Ball Park ticket windows only. The available tickets to the April 1 season opener vs. the L.A. Angels (4:10 pm) are limited to 1,000 View Level and 500 Standing Room Only. Ticket prices are $32 for View Level and $20 for Standing Room Only.
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  244. ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADEThu, 14 Mar 2013 13:15:49 EST
    This Saturday, March 16 is the annual St. Patricks Day Parade (hope it warms up a little). So put on your favorite green shirt and head downtown for the festivities.The parade will stage on Culvert Street and southbound Eggleston Avenue, and will travel north on Eggleston Avenue, then west on Central Parkway, then south on Sycamore Street, then east on Fifth Street to the demarcation area on Sentinel Street. In order to allow the parade participants to stage, the following streets will close at 10:00 am:
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  245. A CUPCAKE AFFAIR WITH KENYAN FLAIRWed, 13 Mar 2013 16:01:06 EST
    SOTENI International, a Cincinnati-based non-profit that works in rural Kenya to reduce the incidence of HIV/AIDS and improve the lives of those affected by the disease, is hosting their 3rd annual A Cupcake Affair with a Kenyan Flair on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM at the Peterloon Estate in Indian Hill located at 8605 Hopewell Road. Guests will delight in live African music and authentic Kenyan cuisine while participating in a silent auction featuring goods and services from Cincinnati to Kenya.
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  246. CONNECT OHIOFri, 08 Mar 2013 15:18:58 EST
    Obviously you can navigate the Internet or you would never have found this article. But if you know someone who could use a few tips, Connect Ohio is offering free classes at the Library.Did you know that only 66% of Ohioans subscribe to an Internet service at home? Connect Ohio, in collaboration with the Ohio Broadband Task Force, is working to change that number by bringing the benefits of Internet access and knowledge to everyone in the state.
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  247. INTERNATIONAL WINE FESTIVALThu, 07 Mar 2013 11:33:31 EST
    Last weekend was Bockfest, this weekend it's the Cincinnati International Wine Festival. I think I recognize a theme here. Anyway the main event of the Wine Festival, the wine tastings, are being held this Friday and Saturday at The Duke Energy Center. More than 700 wines from over 100 wineries are available to sample, while guests enjoy live music, delicious food and a silent auction.
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  248. BOCKFEST 2013Thu, 28 Feb 2013 11:30:28 EST
    This weekend is Bockfest in Cincinnati. Festivities begin with a parade on Friday night. Led by a goat pulling a key of bock beer and the Sausage Queen the parade begins at Arnold's Bar and Grill and ends at Bockfest Hall where the ceremonial first keg is blessed. There will be live entertainment, great food, walking tours, a homebrew competition, a 5K and lots of bock beer.
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  249. FELONY THEFTWed, 27 Feb 2013 11:13:53 EST
    The Cincinnati Police Department's Financial Crimes Unit is investigating a theft offense where in the unidentified suspect, who is described as being a male black in his mid to late tweenties through early thirties, between the dates of March 16th, 2012 and June 22, 2012, made numerous ATM withdrawls and merchant purchases, using a stolen credit card.
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  250. PUBLIC MEETINGS ON CINCINNATI PARKINGTue, 26 Feb 2013 15:17:56 EST
    The City Manager Milton Dohoney, will be having three Public Meetings to briefly discuss the parking project that is being evaluated for the City of Cincinnati. They are scheduled as follows:* February 25, 3-5 pm, Oakley Community Center* February 28, 6-8 pm, Invest In Neighborhoods meeting, Cincinnati Fire Museum, 315 West Court Street* February 28, 6-8 pm, Corryville Community CenterOfficial public notices of these meetings will be distributed by the City Managers office.
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  251. CET ACTION AUCTION ART SHOWTue, 26 Feb 2013 15:11:31 EST
    CET is excited to announce that the station will be hosting the first ever CET Action Auction Art Show & Sale later this month. The event, which is open to the public, will be held from 6pm to 8pm Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Champion Window showroom at 12121 Champion Way in Sharonville.Artwork is on display and available for viewing during regular showroom hours through Thursday from 9am to 7pm. The show is sponsored by Champion and Montgomery Inn and will include wine, cheese and appetizers.
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  252. FIRST COMIC CON AT THE LIBRARYFri, 22 Feb 2013 13:49:02 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is pleased to announce its first Comic Con will be held May 5 at the Main Library. However, until that illustrious day arrives, writers and illustrators can get their superhero-sci-fi-zombie-manga fix with a wide range of workshops and contests being held during March and April. Learn firsthand from published comic book experts and try your own hand at creating characters and stories.For details, visit www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2013/comiccon.html or call 513-369-6900.
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  253. AN AFTERNOON WITH BOBBY MACKEYWed, 20 Feb 2013 14:35:29 EST
    Take a look into the vibrant, exciting, talented, and sometimes mystical life of a local legend during An Afternoon with Bobby Mackey at the Main Library March 9 at 1 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge.Hear Mackeys music as well as stories from his Northern Kentucky bar Bobby Mackey's Music World and what its like to own one of the most haunted destinations in America.
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  254. CINCINNATI MAN NEEDS BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTFri, 15 Feb 2013 14:58:09 EST
    The Florence Freedom are asking for your help to save the life of a fellow peer in the baseball world. Chris Herrell is 39 years old and is a member of the Cincinnati Reds front office staff. He is the husband of wife Laurie for 15 years and they have three young children: eight-- year--old Chase, two--year--old Rickson and Alani, who was just adopted this past September right before Chris became sick. Chris has worked in ticket sales for the Cincinnati Reds the past 15 years and was recently diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS), a rare form of blood cancer. His only cure is a bone marrow transplant. Presently, no donors in the bone marrow registry match Chris. A match must be found to save his life. Without it, his wife and children will lose him to this battle.
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  255. CET PRESENTS THE CINCINNATI BOYCHOIRFri, 15 Feb 2013 14:35:02 EST
    CET will be presenting THE CINCINNATI BOYCHOIR: A TREATURE OF YOUTH AND SONG on digital channel CET Arts at 8:30pm on Sunday February 24.This special program, which was recorded at the Queen Citys historic Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine, features the renowned Cincinnati Boychoir singing a collection of classic and contemporary songs such as Let There Be Peace on Earth, Lift Evry Voice, Amazing Grace, The Sally Garden, Climbin Up the Mountain and more.
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  256. LIBRARY CARD NIGHT AT THE CYCLONES Thu, 14 Feb 2013 11:25:02 EST
    Hey hockey fans have you heard about Library Card Night at the Cyclones game1. Get a discount! Show your RED Library card at the Box Office and save on tickets to the Cincinnati Cyclones vs. Evansville Icemen game on March 9. Or, order tickets online to get a discount by entering the password READ at http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/160048EC87EC424D
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  257. REDS POWER PACK TO GO ON SALETue, 12 Feb 2013 09:14:20 EST
    Can't wait for the baseball season to start?Guarantee your seats to Opening Day and Opening Night, plus eight weekend games with the Reds Power Pack on sale Saturday, Feb. 16 at 9 a.m. only on reds.com. The 2013 Power Pack starts with two games against the Angels and also includes great weekend matchups with the Cardinals, Cubs, Brewers, Pirates, Dodgers and Mariners. Five of the games have post-game fireworks shows.
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  258. MORE MARDI GRAS CELEBRATIONSFri, 08 Feb 2013 10:19:13 EST
    You can begin Mardi Gras Celebrations tonight at MainStrasse in Covington. There will be live music in the entertainment tent, featuring Nake Karate Girls on Friday and 4th Day Echo on Saturday. Music begins after the parades each night
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  259. CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS AT FINDLAY MARKETFri, 08 Feb 2013 10:08:56 EST
    Celebrate Mardi Gras this Sunday at Findlay Market. Celebrations will be held on the south side of the market house along Essen Street. Bring the whole family to this free event. There will be four bands and a traditional lowland seafood boil. The OTR Biergarten will be open, selling Christian Moerlein beers, and Market Wines will host a special winetasting.
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  260. MAN ROBBED AT GUNPOINT ON W. 4TH STREETWed, 06 Feb 2013 15:57:17 EST
    "At approximately 6:25 today an employee, male white in his forties, of DBest Printing was robbed at gunpoint. He was loading printing boxes into the doorway at 316 West Fourth Street when he was approached by the suspect. The suspect pointed a small caliber weapon possibly a .25 caliber and stated " Give me your wallet and keys or I'll shoot you."A short struggle ensued and the victim gave up the keys and wallet. The suspect fled on foot east toward Plum Street, where the keys were found on the sidewalk.
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  261. 2013 WINTER BLUES FESTMon, 04 Feb 2013 08:57:06 EST
    On February 8 and 9, 2013, Cincinnati will be rocking with more than 25 blues bands. The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues. This year's festival showcases the best local and regional Blues musicians for two nights, from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati.
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  262. STREETCAR PROJECT IS SET TO GOFri, 01 Feb 2013 14:53:59 EST
    Well it looks like the City and Duke Energy have finally reached an agreement to begin moving utilities so that the Streetcar Project can move forward. Just this week, Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, asked the administration for a report on the possibility of getting the Streetcars operational for the All-Star Game in Cincinnati in 2015.Today, Mayor Mark Mallory and City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. announced that the City of Cincinnati and Duke Energy have reached an agreement on the Streetcar project.Under the agreement, Duke Energy will begin moving its utilities now, while a court determines responsibility for the relocation costs later. The City and Duke have also agreed to an operations plan for how Duke and the City will work in partnership once the Streetcar is operational.
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  263. NO MORE DOUBLE COUPONS...AWW DARN!Fri, 01 Feb 2013 11:43:48 EST
    Kroger announced today that they are going to be lowering prices on their private label and name brand products. That's a good thing, I guess. Somehow those lower prices never seem to be on the products I want to buy. But, and this is the killer, no more double coupons. How could you Kroger? How will we spend those wintery Sunday afternoons, if we can't clip coupons and plot how to get the most out of them?
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  264. MORE SUPER BOWLThu, 31 Jan 2013 16:21:16 EST
    By Andy Furman...NEW ORLEANS --- You might argue about the restaurant serving the best Cajun food here. But honestly, theres no argument about who is the leader spiritual on and off the field for the Baltimore Ravens. And with the Super Bowl just three days away Ray Lewis' name looms bigger than life as the game approaches. He's a magician. A pied piper if you will. Proof positive came just the other day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, during Media Day. No less than 500 media members packed around his podium to find his final thoughts for the big game.Yes, final thoughts.
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  265. STREETCARS TO THE ALL STAR GAMEThu, 31 Jan 2013 15:28:42 EST
    Wanna take a streetcar to the All Star Game when it is played in Cincinnati in 2015? If it is up to Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls, you will be able to do just that. Due to various reasons the start date for the project is sometime in the spring of 2016. But, Roxanne Qualls is asking City Manager Milton Dohoney to develop a plan to have the streetcar up and running in time for the 2015 game.
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  266. NEW ORLEANS--SPORT OR SPOTWed, 30 Jan 2013 11:56:17 EST
    By Andy Furman...NEW ORLEANS --- Lets be real here. The Super Bowl isnt about the game to kick-off Sunday at 6 pm (eastern).The game is played all week long here, inside the New Orleans Convention Center. Thats where merchants peddle their wares, and former athletes are here to serve as spokespeople and radio row with something like a 1,000 local, national and international outlets gobble up these jocks for their guests. Its a simple cycle. And it runs the entire week. The game, really, is secondary. Even Boomer Esiason, the former Bengal quarterback who is here covering the game for CBS Television, marvels at the growth of the game and the game within the game.
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  267. BOBBY FLAY'S GOURMET BURGERS AT THE HORSESHOE CASINOWed, 30 Jan 2013 10:17:04 EST
    Even if you don't want to spend hours at the Blackjack table or if playing the slots bores you, you will still want to drop by the Horseshoe Casino when it opens in March, just to sample the food. In addition to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, and Jack Binion's Steak, famous TV chef Bobby Flay will also be opening Bobby's Burger Palace at the Casino. And it features, guess what, BURGERS. Yummy, delicious gourmet burgers. There are only 13 other BBP locations in the U.S. at this point, mostly on the East Coast, but now we will have our own.
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  268. ANDY IN NEW ORLEANS--DAY 2Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:41:53 EST
    By Andy Furman...NEW ORLEANS --- Yes, its everything its hyped to be. Im not talking about the Super Bowl Im talking about my stay here. Certainly you cant starve here and if I were a few years younger, I could probably get myself in a heap of trouble. In short, this place has it all great food, bars, parties, and did I mention bars? Seems like theres one on every corner and everyone is crowded. Could be the magic of the Super Bowl come Sunday or maybe no one works here? And that could be a good thing. I will say this smoking in the streets is fine. And, yes you can carry a drink in the street, too. Are you listening Cincinnati? Doesnt make these people bad, you know.
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  269. CCM PRESENTS Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:46:36 EST
    The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) proudly presents a sprawling, elegant production of American playwright William Saroyans award-winning five-act play The Time of Your Life, running Feb. 6 (preview) - 10 in UCs Patricia Corbett Theater.Set in a run-down waterfront dive bar on the docks of San Francisco (Nicks Pacific Street Saloon, Restaurant and Entertainment Palace) in October of 1939, The Time of Your Life is filled with colorful characters, love and the follies of humanity. CCM Associate Professor of Drama Diane Kvapil directs.
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  270. FRONTIER AIRLINES COMES TO CVGMon, 28 Jan 2013 15:24:16 EST
    Frontier Airlines, a low cost airline based in Denver, will begin offering flights out of Cincinnati International airport beginning beginning May 17. Now before you get too excited, it is only two flights a day, one to and one from Denver. We have a beautiful airport. Regrettably it is only half full. Hopefully this is a start back to its glory days. If you are planning a trip to Denver after May 17, you might want to make reservations now because they are offering introductory fares as low as $99 each way if you book by February 2. You will be flying on a 168 passenger Airbus 320.
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  271. FURMAN FROM NEW ORLEANSMon, 28 Jan 2013 14:07:24 EST
    This is Andy Furman from the Super Bowl in New Orleans. NEW ORLEANS. Eat your hearts out. Its 71 degrees here today and not a cloud on the sky. Just returned from a walk on Canal Street, and most of the people, ugh, tourists are wearing shorts. In January? Go figure. The Super Bowl hasnt been in this city for 11 years. Places like Jacksonville, Dallas and Indianapolis have served as first-time hosts since then.So what does that mean? More and more locales want to host this event. And why not? Exposure. Money flushed into the economy and tourism. A city just cant buy this exposure. James Carville, a New Orleans native is co-chair of the Super Bowl Host Committee. He summed it up perfectly when he said, We have 23,000 hotel rooms within walking distance; and nobody does hospitality like we do. I agree.
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  272. CAMELOT AT THE CARNEGIESat, 26 Jan 2013 14:39:31 EST
    Last night I had the pleasure of seeing "Camelot in Concert" at the Carnegie in Covington. I wasn't sure what the "in concert" meant, but because I love the music , I decided to take a chance. I was delightfully surprised.The orchestra was on stage, but so were the actors. Including dialogue with the songs they presented the entire play in costume. The only thing missing was the staging, but the actors were so good, you didn't even notice. Their beautiful voices made you forget about the orchestra on the stage and took you straight to Camelot.
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  273. REDS MLB URBAN YOUTH ACADEMYThu, 24 Jan 2013 10:18:25 EST
    Baseball Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig today announced that Major League Baseball is committing $1.5million to the development of the Reds MLB Urban Youth Academy, a future state-of-the-art facility that willprovide free, year-round baseball and softball instruction and educational programs to Greater Cincinnati youthfrom ages six to 18. The Reds MLB Urban Youth Academy, which will be located at Roselawn Park in Cincinnati,is also supported by Procter & Gamble, the City of Cincinnati, the Cincinnati Recreation Commission, and Redsowners and players.
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  274. SMOKE RINGS 1-19Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:31:19 EST
    By Andy Furman...NOTICE:ANDY FURMAN WILL BE AT THE SUPER BOWL IN NEW ORLEANS FOR CINCIPULSE.COM SENDING DAILY BLOG/REPORTS.AND HE MAY BE THE ONLY MEDIA MEMBER IN CINCINNATI AT THE SUPER BOWL KEEP READING. Theres so much news perhaps it should be put in a book how about a movie?What do you make of this Manti Teo deal?A make-believe girlfriend?Look, Ive watched, written and talked about sports for years, and Ive never, ever heard of anything like this.Lets face it; sports are no longer discussions of on-the-field activities. When was the last time you read, or even heard the actual play-by-play account of a game unless you were actually watching the game on TV or listening on radio?
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  275. HAT MAN Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:00:25 EST
    If you are in downtown Cincinnati on a regular basis, you are sure to have seen the Hat Man, Avtar S. Gill . Mr. Gill passed away this weekend. Mr.Gills body was found at the Budget Host Hotel on Central Parkway on Saturday.Goodspeed Mr. Gill.
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  276. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAYThu, 17 Jan 2013 10:58:09 EST
    Monday, January 21 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and in honor of Dr. King a number of activities are taking place downtown. The Commemorative Civil Rights Walk begins at 10:30 a.m. at the Freedom Center and continues to Music Hall. The Freedom Center will offer free admission, with special programs all day, thanks to sponsor PNC. The Main Library has programs highlighting Dr. King's achievements and values throughout the afternoon as well, all free of charge. If you haven't been to the Freedom Center yet, this is a great opportunity.
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  277. KENZIE'S CLOSET GETS READY FOR PROM SEASONWed, 16 Jan 2013 08:54:04 EST
    Kenzie's Closet is gearing up for this year's prom season and needs your help to make a prom dream come true for Cincinnati girls who might otherwise miss the experience. I visited Kenzie's Closet last year during a "shopping day" for the girls. If you could have seen the smile on these girl's faces when they were all decked out in their prom finery, you could not help but wanting to be involved. Kenzie's Closet provides the dress, shoes, jewelry, the girls provide the smiles. If you have happy memories of your own prom, help make that feeling happen for these girls.
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  278. WINTER BLUES FESTTue, 15 Jan 2013 09:12:55 EST
    On February 8 and 9, 2013, Cincinnati will be rocking with more than 25 blues bands. The Cincy Blues Society's Winter Blues Fest celebrates over two decades of supporting the Blues. This year's festival showcases the best local and regional Blues musicians for two nights, from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am at The Phoenix in downtown Cincinnati. Great Local Lineup With Special Touring Acts More than 25 local and regional blues bands will perform over two nights. Headlining Friday night is award-winning guitar player Sonny Moorman. Saturday night features a Cincinnati homecoming for the Nashville-based Stacy Mitchhart Band.
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  279. KNOW THEATRE PRESENTS WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLINGTue, 15 Jan 2013 08:36:39 EST
    Know Theatre is excited to announce When The Rain Stops Falling by Andrew Bovell, acclaimed Australian playwright and author of Speaking in Tongues (recently seen at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park in 2012). Time Out Magazines Best New Play of 2010, When the Rain Stops Falling opens on February 8, 2013 and runs through March 16, 2013. Cincinnati Shakespeare Companys Producing Artistic Director Brian Isaac Phillips will direct the production, with scenic and lighting design by Andrew Hungerford, costume design by Noelle Wedig, and sound design by Doug Borntrager.
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  280. CHILI COOK-OFF AT FINDLAY MARKETFri, 11 Jan 2013 15:31:01 EST
    This Sunday is the Gold Star Chili Cook-off at Findlay Market. There are 30 entrants in the competition, which will be held at noon in a tent on Elder Street. First Prize: Chili Meister $100 Findlay Market Gift Certificate and one year membership to the Cincinnati Fire Museum. Second Prize: Chili Monarch $50 Findlay Market Gift Certificate. Third Prize: Master Chiliologist $50 Findlay Market Gift Certificate. The public is invited after the competition from 1:30-3:oopm to sample the chili and listen to Chuck Brisban and the Tuna Project.Sounds like fun!
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  281. FORMER SCPA BUILDING TO BE REDEVELOPEDThu, 10 Jan 2013 12:05:09 EST
    The old School for Creative and Performing Arts Building (former location of Woodward High School) has been vacant since the new school opened a few years ago. In December the property was purchased at auction by Core Redevelopment for $1.3 million. Last night, Core presented its preliminary plans for the building in a public meeting held at the Main Public Library. John Watson, CEO of Core, revealed that the preliminary plans for the building are to build 170 apartment units ranging in size from 500 to 1100 square feet with rents ranging from $775 to $1600/month. The renovations would preserve many of the historic features of the building.
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  282. REDS CARAVANWed, 09 Jan 2013 11:08:27 EST
    The 2013 Reds Caravan, presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network, kicks off Thursday, Jan. 24 and is scheduled to make 15 fan stops in four states covering more than 2,800 miles over four days. The annual Caravan consists of three separate tours traveling simultaneously through Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and West Virginia and provides fans with the opportunity to interact with current and former players, broadcasters and members of the Reds front office staff. At each fan stop, the group will field questions from fans and sign autographs while time allows. All Caravan fan stops open to the public are free, and at each fan stop listed below the Reds will raffle two tickets to the 2013 Opening Day game on Monday, April 1 (4:10 pm) vs. the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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  283. GOT TALENT?Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:50:17 EST
    Got talent Ohio? Then start practicing your scales, juggling those oranges, or practice pulling that rabbit out of the hat, because Americas Got Talent is coming to Columbus, Ohio on January 19 and 20 to hold auditions for the show.
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  284. ATKINS AND WHITWORTH VOTED TO HONORS BY CINCINNATI PRO FOOTBALL WRITERS .Mon, 07 Jan 2013 16:17:40 EST
    The Cincinnati Chapter of the Pro Football Writers of America today named DT Geno Atkins as the Bengals 2012 Most Valuable Player and OT Andrew Whitworth as the recipient of the organizations annual Good Guy award. The voters are the beat writers who cover the team on a daily basis. In his third season, Atkins has gained recognition as one of the NFLs elite DTs, earning his second Pro Bowl spot and his first as a starter. His 12.5 sacks led all NFL interior linemen and was a team record for a Bengals defensive tackle, topping Dan Wilkinsons 8.0 from 1996.
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  285. POETRY CONTESTMon, 07 Jan 2013 10:47:59 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is partnering with Grailville Retreat & Program Center to discover new and talented poets from Cincinnati during the second annual Poetry in the Garden Contest.Adults, ages 18 and up, are invited to enter their creative verses through February 28 using the Librarys online form. Participants can ONLY enter the contest using the online form. For complete rules, go to www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2013/poetry-contest.aspx.
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  286. TRAFFIC JAM ON I-75Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:00:20 EST
    Chris, our OurTown.com marketing director was stuck in traffic for over 50 minutes this morning due to the accident on I-75 at Sharon Rd. He spent the time answering his e-mail and watching the cars around him try every way in the world to get around the traffic jam. He took this picture while waiting.When the traffic jam was cleared, Chris wondered why his lane was still not moving. He changed lanes and drove past the front car in his lane...the woman driving had fallen asleep.
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  287. ARREST MADE IN SMOKE SHOP B&E (CORRYVILLE)Wed, 02 Jan 2013 15:07:16 EST
    On September 28, 2012, the Smoke Shop located at 2824 Jefferson Avenue was broken into by an unknown suspect. The suspect used a rock to break the glass to the front door of the business. An undisclosed amount of U.S. currency was taken during the offense. The suspect also stole various tobacco products before fleeing the scene. On January 2, 2013, Cincinnnati Police from District 4 arrested and charged Billy Mullins m/w 29 with one count of Breaking & Entering for the September 28th offense. Billy Mullins was recently charged with three counts of breaking & entering by the Reading Police Department.
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  288. RANDY EDELMAN RETURNS TO CCMWed, 02 Jan 2013 11:44:04 EST
    The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) welcomes distinguished UC alumnus Randy Edelman (CCM '69, HonDoc '04) back to Corbett Auditorium for one unforgettable evening beginning at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 27. A prominent singer, songwriter, arranger and film scorer, Edelman will bring his film scores to life during this special event concert featuring CCMs acclaimed Philharmonia Orchestra andJazz Ensemble.As a singer/songwriter, Edelman has recorded dozens of solo albums and has toured with popular music acts like the Carpenters and Frank Zappa. His pop songs have been covered by major recording artists including Barry Manilow (Weekend in New England) and Olivia Newton-John (If Love is Real).
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  289. NEW YEAR'S EVE IN DOWNTOWN CINCINNATIFri, 28 Dec 2012 10:59:49 EST
    No plans for New Year's Eve? Why not come down to Fountain Square to ring in 2013? Hosted by Tricia Macke and Ben Swan of Fox19 along with Jay Kruz of Rewind 94.9, the 2012 New Years Eve Blast will take place on December 31, from 8:00pm to 1:00am on Fountain Square. In addition to an entertainment line-up including live music and DJs, the event features traditional favorites such as all-night free ice skating on the US Bank Ice Rink (courtesy of Strauss Troy), a giant dance party, Rozzis Famous Fireworks and a special midnight reveal and holographic holiday light show by Partech Lighting.
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  290. UC BELK BOWL HELMETS ON SALEFri, 28 Dec 2012 09:37:04 EST
    The football helmets worn by the Bearcats in the 2012 Belk Bowl will be made available to UC fans. The new-look helmets will go for a $1,000 special contribution to UCATS, the proceeds of which will be earmarked for an enhancement of the strength and conditioning program which will benefit all 18 sports.The Bearcats took the field in Charlotte in a red carbon fiber helmet with black C-paw and claw mark logos, UCs first time in a red helmet since the 1982 season. UC worked with Hydro Graphics Inc., an Oregon based water transfer printing facility which utilized its proprietary HydroSkin system of finishing to create the unique design.
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  291. PUBLIC LIBRARY HOLDS TEEN DRAWING CONTESTWed, 26 Dec 2012 14:17:21 EST
    Get out your paper and pencils, its time once again for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Countys annual Teen Drawing Contest. The contest runs January 1-31 for teens ages 12-18. The theme is Fan Art! and teens are encouraged to re-create a scene from their favorite book. Original drawings or paintings may be submitted at any Library location.
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  292. CHRISTMAS IN THE CITYMon, 24 Dec 2012 11:58:07 EST
    I had the best day yesterday. It was a beautiful day in Cincinnati. All the gifts were bought, wrapped and under the tree, so I took a day to relax and enjoy the city. First stop, the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park. As always the Christmas display is beautiful and don't forget to stop and enjoy the Nativity scene. Krohn has a $6 admission fee, but it is worth the price. Next stop downtown at the ice rink, take a look at the beautiful Macy's tree and a stroll around the downtown hotels to see the Christmas decorations and the beautifully decorated carriages. After that hop back in the car and ride past Lytle Park, Washington Park and Piatt Park to see all the holiday lights.
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  293. NRA PRESS CONFERENCEFri, 21 Dec 2012 13:46:12 EST
    The answer to the gun problem in the United States is more guns, at least that's the opinion of Wayne LaPierre, Executive VP and CEO of the National Rifle Association. During Mr. LaPierre's press conference today, he advocated putting an armed guard in every school in the United States. How about snipers on the school rooftops, Mr. LaPierre, would that work for you? According to Mr. LaPierre there is no reason to limit access to guns, those guns like the one that killed the children in Connecticut are not that dangerous, that's just the media exaggerating the whole thing.
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  294. A MOVEABLE FEASTFri, 21 Dec 2012 10:56:26 EST
    Cincinnatis premiere fundraiser returns in early 2013 when the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) presents A Moveable Feast! The festivities begin at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 18, and this years Feast celebrates the theme A Star is Born.A star-powered showcase of CCMs world-class performing and media arts programs and state-of-the-art facilities, the fundraiser features samplings of artistic and culinary delights throughout CCM Village. Guests can enjoy backstage tours and plan their own schedule of 20-minute samplings of student entertainment, including Jazz, Musical Theatre, Piano, Opera, Drama, Dance, Orchestra and Chamber Winds performances, along with E-Media video productions and much more. This years artistic menu also includes a performance by CCMs Steel Drum Band and entertainment by local CCM Alumni.
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  295. KNOW THEATRE'S SPEAKEASY PARTYThu, 20 Dec 2012 12:28:51 EST
    This New Years Eve, get your fedoras and flapper dresses ready for the 7th Annual Know Theatre CityBeat NYE Speakeasy Party! Attendees can look forward to raucous back room games, tasty appetizers, and two bars serving up classic martinis, and a champagne toast at midnight! Entry to the event is $15 in advance and $25 beginning December 24 at noon. All proceeds support Know Theatre of Cincinnatis mission of creating a playful artistic community where artists can collaborate and grow. This December 31, the party starts at 8pm and jazzes away into the New Year, or until 1am.
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  296. ART SHAPES USThu, 20 Dec 2012 12:14:18 EST
    The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting a free four-part workshop series, Art Shapes Us, led by local artists and educators Cedric Michael Cox and Marcus Fletcher. The workshops will expose young students to different art mediums and processes, and inspire their creativity.Students age 10 to 16 are invited to attend this four-week series each Saturday in January (Jan. 5, 12, 19 & 26) in the Childrens Learning Center at the Main Library, 800 Vine Street, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. A reception for the artworks created during this series will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, on the first floor of the North Building.
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  297. NIPPERT STADIUM RENOVATIONWed, 19 Dec 2012 10:56:06 EST
    University of Cincinnati president Dr. Santa Ono and director of athletics Whit Babcock jointly announced a proposed plan to renovate Nippert Stadium Tuesday.All of our expansion at this time will be in the form of premium seating," Babcock said. "This project will also include improving the fan experience on the concourse level. This will entail opening up some concourses and improving our point of sale, traffic flows, restrooms, concessions and making Nippert a little more fan friendly than when it was built in 1924.
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  298. CINCINNATI SENIORS PROTEST SOCIAL SECURITY CUTSTue, 18 Dec 2012 16:15:05 EST
    Cincinnati area seniors and community members will deliver thousands of petition signatures to the Office of Senator Rob Portman urging him to protect vital programs, such as social security and Medicare, in the ongoing fiscal cliff negotiations. As the negotiations intensify as the end of the year approaches, these seniors will be delivering the petition signatures that have been gathered from concerned Ohioans over the past few weeks.
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  299. HOLIDAY DAZZLE ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREThu, 13 Dec 2012 10:32:26 EST
    If you haven't been downtown for the holiday festivities yet, this weekend is a great opportunity. It is Santa's final rappel of the season is this Saturday. The free festivities begin at 5:45 p.m. with a performance by the Cincinnati Men's Chorus on Fountain Square, followed by Macy's Downtown Dazzle at 6:30 p.m. After Santa makes his way down the 525 Vine Building and the spectacular fireworks display, you can head inside Macy's for Story Time with Mrs. Claus and to visit with Mr. Claus himself.
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  300. DOWNTOWN STREET CLOSURE THIS SATURDAYThu, 13 Dec 2012 10:28:12 EST
    A helicopter lift completing maintenance activity for US Bank will take place downtown on December 15, 2012. In order for the helicopter to safely complete its work the following streets will close* on December 15 at 8:00 AM and remain closed until approximately 1:00 PM or until the area is safe to reopen:
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  301. HORSESHOE CASINO OPENS ON MARCH 4Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:44:19 EST
    The Horseshoe Casino will open Monday, March 4, 2013 in downtown Cincinnati. It will be the 4th casino opened in the state.A pre-opening controlled demonstration will take place Feb. 27 before the casino control commissioners and staff. The casino is a $400 million development and will include several restaurants in addition to full-service gaming. There will also be 33,000 square feet of space fsor social, corporate and private and live entertainment events.
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  302. FINDLAY MARKET TASTE THE WORLD TOUR - DECEMBER 15THWed, 12 Dec 2012 12:05:49 EST
    Invite a friend to join you for a foodie tour at Findlay Market. A 90-minute Taste the World tour is the perfect way to introduce visitors to one of your favorite Cincinnati landmarks. You'll meet your guide at Daisy Mae's and then visit the shops or stands of six specialty merchants. At each stop, you'll sample sips and bites and learn more about the market. Cost of the tour is $15 with an optional $5 add-on for wine tasting at Market Wines. Last tour Saturday, December 15 at 3:00 pm.
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  303. REDS ACQUIRE TWO NEW PLAYERS, TRADE STUBBSWed, 12 Dec 2012 09:47:12 EST
    Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced acquisition of leadoff hitter and CF Shin-Soo Choo, IF Jason Donald and cash from the Cleveland Indians in exchange for CF Drew Stubbs and SS Didi Gregorius. "It was very difficult giving up home-grown talent, but we think Choo can fill the missing parts in our lineup both offensively and defensively," Jocketty said. "He is an exciting player, and we expect him to set the table for Phillips, Votto, Bruce, Ludwick and the rest of our run producers."
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  304. CELEBRATE THE HOLIDAYS IN OTRSat, 08 Dec 2012 11:28:08 EST
    Everyone has his or her favorite holiday tradition. This weekend in Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnatians have the opportunity to create new family traditions . Avoid the hustle and bustle of malls and shop local in OTR, visit Santa at Washington Park and listen to the 4th Annual Caroling in the Quarter and hear popular Christmas songs throughout OTR. Take a Spirit of Christmas Tour, watch the windows of OTR sparkle as part of OTR AGLOW, or take a fun bike ride around neighborhood decked out in bright lights. All this and much moreMore details:
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  305. SMOKE RINGS 12-7Fri, 07 Dec 2012 11:04:54 EST
    By Andy Furman...Stop whining. For those asking that ridiculous question why did Butch Jones leave the University of Cincinnati to coach football at the University of Tennessee I have three million reasons. Yeah, three million. As in bucks.The green cabbage. Gelt. Dinaros. Sure, theres more to life than money but money will give Jones and his family security for life. Yeah, he said he believed and bled for the C at the University of Cincinnati. I believed that, too. But hell do the same for the Orange in Knoxville. The only difference, hell have a much different stage. How big, you ask? The Vols attract close to 105,000 fans a game on Saturdays. The University of Cincinnati might attract that number in three games.
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  306. FRAUDULENT CHECK RINGFri, 07 Dec 2012 09:47:23 EST
    On and between the dates of November 2nd, 2012 and November 7th, 2012 there were at least 10 fraudulent payroll checks cashed at various banking institutions, both here in the Greater Cincinnati area and Northern Kentucky. The suspects vary in age, sex and race and all the checks were made out for approximately $800.00.
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  307. TOYS FOR TOTSThu, 06 Dec 2012 10:13:02 EST
    The Cincinnati Bengals and the United States Marine Corps Reserves are teaming up again for the Annual Toys for Tots Collection on Sunday, December 9th before the Bengals/Dallas Cowboys game at Paul Brown Stadium. U.S. Marine Corps Reserves will be at all entrances to Paul Brown Stadium with Mobile Storage Depot Containers to collect new, unwrapped toys and cash donations. All contributions benefit the less fortunate children in our community.
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  308. CAN ANYONE IDENTIFY THIS WOMAN?Mon, 03 Dec 2012 09:59:11 EST
    The Cincinnati Police Department is attempting to identify the individual in the photos. The female subject used stolen credit cards at various banks receiving cash advances from stolen credit cards. Anyone with information is asked to call Cincinnati Police Department or Crimestoppers.
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  309. BEARCATS GO TO THE BELK BOWLSun, 02 Dec 2012 16:44:12 EST
    The University of Cincinnati football team has accepted a bid to play a team from the Atlantic Coast Conference in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 27, 2012 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The game will kickoff at 6:30 p.m. ET and air on ESPN. "We are pleased to accept a bid to the Belk Bowl," head coach Butch Jones said. "We are excited by the prospect of a great number of Cincinnati fans being the team behind the team and helping us celebrate the holiday season in Charlotte.
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  310. CHRISTMAS IN THE CITYThu, 29 Nov 2012 12:29:17 EST
    Fountain SquareCorner of Fifth and Vine Streets Saturdays, November 24, December 1, 8, 15; 6:30 p.m. (choirs at 5:45 p.m.)FREE! Forget coming down the chimney, now Santa comes down the side of a building! Each Saturday Santa rappels down the 525 Vine Building office tower to the Macys rooftop to kick off a spectacular holiday fireworks display. Macys Downtown Dazzle takes place Saturdays on Fountain Square The 20-minute family-friendly program also features holiday music. (513) 421-4440
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  311. REDS SIGN BROXTONWed, 28 Nov 2012 09:42:51 EST
    Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the signing of free agent RHP Jonathan Broxton to a three-year contract through the 2015 season with a club option for 2016. Broxton, 28, is a 2-time All-Star (2009 & 2010). Since 2006 among Major League Baseball relievers (min 400ip) he ranks fourth in strikeouts (526), fourth in lowest homers allowed per 9 innings (0.56) and sixth in ERA (3.01).
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  312. REDS COMMUNITY FUND & P&G TAKING NOMINATIONS FOR RECREATION MAKEOVERMon, 26 Nov 2012 21:35:48 EST
    Do you know of a park, ball field or neighborhood recreation area that is in need of a renovation? This summer, P&G and the Reds will makeover one special community in the surrounding Greater Cincinnati area. Nominate your community today! 1. Interested communities should complete the application at reds.com/community by Jan. 15, 2013. 2. Communities must be located within the surrounding Greater Cincinnati area. 3. Projects must include a minimum of one baseball and/or softball field and should also include a significant community park or asset in need of renovation. 4. Please also provide photographs, site maps and/or additional narratives to highlight relevant information regarding the project needs.
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  313. CINCINNATI OPERA'S ANNUAL ONLINE AUCTION Mon, 26 Nov 2012 11:31:59 EST
    This fundraising auction featuring exclusive, luxury items at http://www.cincinnatiopera.org . All proceeds from winning bids directly benefit Cincinnati Opera. Perfectly timed for holiday shopping, the auction features over 150 items, including many luxury items such as Herms scarves, Jimmy Choo shoes, and bags by Prada and Valentino, as well as restaurant gift certificates, performance tickets, and hotel stays. A number of priceless, one-of-a-kind experiences are also up for bid, including a three-night stay at Hotel Monteverdi in the medieval village of Castiglioncello del Trinoro in Tuscany and a one-week stay at La Garde-Freinet Village House in Provence.
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  314. IMPORTANT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITYMon, 26 Nov 2012 11:27:44 EST
    CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL DINNER - NOVEMBER 27TH...On November 27th, the DRC will be helping with the dinner at Christ Church. The hours involved are anytime between 3:00pm and 7:00pm.People can choose the time they want to work and the chore.Earlier hours would involve preparing the meal. (3pm-5pm)Setting up the tables would be next . (around 4:30-5)Serving the meal (5:30pm-6:30pm)Clean up (usually finished by 7:30pm)
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  315. LIBRARY OFFERS HELP FOR E-READER SHOPPERSSat, 24 Nov 2012 11:31:34 EST
    Thinking of buying an eReader or tablet for the book lover on your holiday shopping list? Now's a great time to buy! Prices are dropping and lots of new devices have hit the market. But when it comes to picking the right device, the choices can be overwhelming. Thats why the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is holding a series of eReader Petting Zoo programs at select branches.Stop by and try out an iPad, Nook Tablet and Kindle Fire and learn more about the Librarys downloadable books and music. Staff members will be available to answer your questions.
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  316. FINDLAY MARKET BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPER APPRECIATION GIVEAWAYS - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23RDWed, 21 Nov 2012 12:13:40 EST
    Visit the Market as a part of your after-Thanksgiving Day activities. The Market is open and you might win some great holiday gifts in our free Black Friday drawing! It's our way of thanking shoppers for supporting the merchants of Findlay Market all year long!From 9:00am 2:30pm, stop by the center tower, just across from Taste of Belgium, and enter a free contest to WIN a variety of great prizes. You do not need to be present to win.
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  317. DAZZLE DAYS AT THE LIBRARYWed, 21 Nov 2012 11:57:41 EST
    Tis the season to be jolly! So why not make a visit to the Main Library part of your downtown holiday tradition? Whether you are 2 or 92, theres something for all ages. Bring your entire family to enjoy all the excitement surrounding Dazzle Days during the first three Saturdays in December. From 1-4 p.m., there will be lively music a
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  318. CINCINNATI BENGALS CANNED FOOD DRIVEMon, 19 Nov 2012 15:35:21 EST
    The Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore Foodbank are teaming up again for the Annual Meijer Canned Food Drive. Canned foods and monetary donations will be collected at Paul Brown Stadium Sunday, November 25, prior to the Bengals home game against the Oakland Raiders.Gates open at 11:30 AM. Non-perishable foods and cash donations will be accepted at each entrance to Paul Brown Stadium by Freestore Foodbank volunteers. Food products will be collected in Mobile Storage Depot Pods.
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  319. CELEBRITREESFri, 16 Nov 2012 11:38:19 EST
    It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Beginning Friday November 30 through Sunday December 9, you will b able to stroll through the 40+ wreaths and Christmas trees that have been decorated by local decorators, companies and friends.This is the 10th anniversary of Celebritrees, a fundraiser for Tender Mercies. Admission is free and open to the public and the hours are Mon-Sun 11am-7pm, except for December 9 when the hours are 11am-4pm. Celebritrees is being held at the Hyde Park Plaza on Paxton Rd. There is a preview party on Thursday, November 29 from 6pm-9pm and admission for the event, are $50. You can purchase tickets at http://bit.ly/ZY8BCt
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  320. NEW GM AT THE CINCINNATIANFri, 16 Nov 2012 11:13:24 EST
    The Cincinnatian Hotel and its long-time General Manager, Denise Vandersall, have parted company. The new General Manager is Martin Pittman. He has already begun his duties at the hotel. Mr. Pittman was formerly with DesiresHotels/Tecton Hospitality and Omni Hotels. Welcome to Cincinnati Mr. Pittman.
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  321. HOLIDAYS ON THE SQUAREThu, 15 Nov 2012 14:23:14 EST
    The beginning of the holiday season is almost here and Fountain Square is gearing up with a lot of great events. Tuesday November 20 is the Annual Turkey Bowl. The ice rink is turned into a bowling alley. All are welcome and eligible for prizes. You need only bring two non-perishable food items or $5 cash to be donated to the Freestore Food Bank. The Turkey Bowl will be held from 11:30am to 1:30pm.
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  322. LITTLE GOLDEN BOOKS ILLUSTRATIONS ON DISPLAY AT MAIN LIBRARYTue, 13 Nov 2012 11:40:53 EST
    Remember the Poky Little Puppy? Or maybe you were more of a Tootle the Train fan. Whichever Little Golden Book character was your favorite, you now have the chance to revisit your old friends.The Main Library is hosting the Golden Legacy exhibit, the most extensive public showing ever of original illustration art from American publishings best-loved and most consequential picture-book series, Little Golden Books.The exhibit runs through Feb. 21, 2013, in the Main Librarys Atrium, 800 Vine Street. Hours are: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
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  323. BEYOND CIVILITY KICKS OFF THE Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:00:27 EST
    An antidote to contentious and often toxic political rhetoric Side-by-Side kicks off with Vice-Mayor Roxanne Qualls and State Senator Bill Seitz sharing the stage. Date/Time: Monday, November 12, 2012, 6-8 pm Location: College Theatre, College of Mt St Joseph - 5701 Delhi Rd, Cincinnati OH 45233 Cost: Free with Advance Registration - call 513-244-4220. Light Refreshments offered at 6:00pm. Program begins at 6:30pm. "Side By Side" - an antidote to contentious and often toxic national political rhetoric that polarizes society - invites local political leaders to reflect on the people and experiences that helped to form their political beliefs and positions"Beyond Civility" believes we are less likely to demonize people we know personally. That's why we're pleased to offer this opportunity to get to know our public officials on a more personal level - away from party campaign platforms and political personas.
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  324. VETERANS DAYSun, 11 Nov 2012 14:14:48 EST
    Our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to all who have served our country in both times of war and times of peace. We remember and celebrate you always but especially today on Veteran's Day.
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  325. JAY BRUCE WINS SILVER SLUGGER AWARDFri, 09 Nov 2012 10:11:05 EST
    Cincinnati Reds right fielder Jay Bruce has been named winner of the National League Louisville Silver Slugger Award for his position. In 2012, the 25-year-old was selected by National League manager Tony LaRussa for his second All-Star Game appearance, was the Reds nominee for the Hank Aaron Award and was a finalist for the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. In 155 games for the Reds, Bruce hit .252 with 35 doubles, 34 HR and 99 RBI.
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  326. ANOTHER TERM FOR PRESIDENT OBAMAWed, 07 Nov 2012 11:14:01 EST
    Well, it's over. No more political commercials. President Obama has won another term, pretty convincingly too. It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out during the coming months. Whether your candidates won or lost last night, once the glee of the winners and the doom and gloom of the losers all settles down, it will be okay. The country is strong and we will all come together in some way. If you missed what happened in some of the local races, the Cincinnati Chamber has put together a list of the winning candidates in our area. You can click here to see the list http://bit.ly/SSIn2N
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  327. DON'T FORGET TO VOTEMon, 05 Nov 2012 14:31:38 EST
    I was at the Obama rally yesterday (well sort of anyway). I was in the overflow crowd and wound up going home and watching it on the Internet. The crowd was unbelievable. I saw more of the UC campus while trying to find the end of the line than I have ever seen before. The crowd was enthusiastic and they had been waiting for hours to get one of those 15,000 seats inside Fifth Third Arena. Whether you are an Obama or a Romney supporter, I am sure that you are as excited about the election tomorrow at least in part because it finally means an end to this everlasting campaign season. National reporters are in town today showing us the long lines at the early voting stations in Ohio. People are waiting for hours to get the chance to vote in this election. That can only be a good sign. Whether Democrat, Republican, people in Ohio and across the nation are passionate about this election.
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  328. PRESIDENT OBAMA AND STEVIE WONDERThu, 01 Nov 2012 14:08:35 EST
    If you were disappointed that the President didn't make it to Cincinnati yesterday, we get another chance. Not only will President Obama be coming to Cincinnati this Sunday, but he is bringing Stevie Wonder with him. The President and Stevie Wonder will appear Sunday at the Fifth Third Arena at the University of Cincinnati. Doors will open at 4 pm.
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  329. MEET JOANI LACYThu, 01 Nov 2012 10:53:58 EST
    Meet local author Joani Lacy at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, at the Main Library and learn about the newest and final installment to her Hollister House series, "The Witch and the Banyan Tree." The author will be signing books.The event takes place in the Reading Garden Lounge, Main Library, 800 Vine Street. For more information, call 513-369-6900.
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  330. JERMELL HUGHES ARRESTED FOR CORRYVILLE ROBBERYThu, 01 Nov 2012 10:47:58 EST
    On December 5, 2011, the Unique Convenience store located at 2726 Vine Street was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects. An undisclosed amount of property was taken from the business.On October 30, 2012, District 4 Investigators arrested Jermell Hughes and charged him with aggravated robbery of the Unique Convenience store. The arrest was made after investigators obtained a DNA hit from the Hamilton County Crime Laboratory.
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  331. NATIONAL GAMING DAYTue, 30 Oct 2012 15:08:11 EST
    I had never heard of National Gaming Day, but apparently we have one and it is November 10. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is participating in National Gaming Day Saturday, Nov. 10, with plenty of events for the whole family at select branches.Young gamers can interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others, and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Activities include video games, board games, card games, trivia, puzzles and much more.For details, visit www.CincinnatiLibrary.org.
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  332. ANTIQUES ROAD SHOWThu, 25 Oct 2012 11:39:07 EST
    Cincinnati Were you one of the thousands of people to attend the Antiques Roadshow taping in Cincinnati this summer? Wondering what treasures the Queen City holds? Ready to search the TV for someone you know?Then mark your calendars!
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  333. YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF NERVE MR. MOURDOCKWed, 24 Oct 2012 15:39:05 EST
    This is a quote from Indiana Senatorial candidate Richard Mourdock. I find it unbelievable that an educated man who has been paying even the slightest attention to what goes on around him could make such a statement: "The only exception I have to have an abortion is in that case of the life of the mother," Mourdock said. "I struggled with it myself for a long time, but I came to realize that life is that gift from God and I think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something God intended to happen."1) Whatever happened to personal responsibility? Is the rapist not responsible for his actions because God intended it to happen? Maybe there should be no repercussions for the rapist; after all he is only doing what God intended.
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  334. UNDECIDED VOTERS?Tue, 23 Oct 2012 15:24:28 EST
    How can there possibly be any undecided voters in this years Presidential election. Have you people been living under a rock? We have two candidates who, at least from what they have been telling us for months, are polar opposites on economic and social issues. Until last nights debate, I also thought they were nearly as far apart on foreign policy. After the first 30 minutes, I thought Mitt Romney was an Obama supporter! He agreed with the President all night long. If you are a Romney supporter you must be thoroughly kerfluxed.
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  335. ROBBERY AT CINCY DELIMon, 22 Oct 2012 13:03:10 EST
    The Cincy Deli located at 2832 Jefferson Avenue was broken into on October 19, 2012. The suspect removed an undisclosed amount of property from the business. Please review the attached surveillance photographs of the suspect. Anyone with information about this or any other crime is asked to call Police Dispatch at 513-765-1212 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 513-352-3040.
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  336. YOU SAY ELECTION, WE SAY VAGINAWed, 17 Oct 2012 11:57:13 EST
    Local comedians are presenting a benefit performance for Planned Parenthood Southwest Ohio Region on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at Below Zero Lounge at 1122 Walnut St. in Over-the-Rhine. The show, titled You Say Election, We Say Vagina: A Night of Legitimate Comedy, starts at 8 p.m.Motivated by the record number of attacks on womens health over the past year, supporters of Planned Parenthood recruited local comedian Alison Rampa to gather some of Cincinnatis funniest people for a response.
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  337. CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN AT THE LIBRARYMon, 15 Oct 2012 09:54:41 EST
    From the littlest ghost to the biggest ghoul, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering up a cauldron full of Halloween events at select branches starting Oct. 23 and running through Oct. 31. Some SPOOKtacular highlights are: Mystical Nights - Tarot Card Readings: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct 24, at the Main Library,Reading Garden Lounge. Experience the magic of Patricia Garry, local mystic, as shereads tarot cards. See what the future holds for you. For entertainment purposes only.Adults.
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  338. TYLER SHIELDS EXHIBIT AT MILLER GALLERYFri, 12 Oct 2012 16:59:00 EST
    Photographer Tyler Shields has the pop culture world a-buzz. His photo shoot with Heather Morris from Glee was one of the biggest news stories in American entertainment television; his exhibition in London made headlines in the UK papers; and his work with Lindsay Lohan made international news. His body of work often features his muse and girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood, daughter of Hollywood veteran, Clint Eastwood. Open to the general public, Tyler Shields is the guest of honor at the opening party for Tyler Shields: Controlled Chaosexhibition Friday, October 12, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Miller Gallery in Hyde Park Square. Controlled Chaos is Miller Gallerys contribution to Fotofocus, the 2012 photography biennial.
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  339. SUSPECT IN CHECK CASHING SCHEMETue, 09 Oct 2012 11:49:14 EST
    The police are looking for Kevin Sullivan, a suspect in a fradulent check cashing scheme. Sullivan has one felony warrant for probation violation out of Warren County and has six open warrants here in Hamilton County, with the charges ranging from Theft and Passing Bad Checks to Failure to Comply with a Police Officer.
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  340. ARREST IN DOMINO'S DELIVERY ROBBERYMon, 08 Oct 2012 14:48:01 EST
    On September 25, 2012, at approximately 2350 hours a Domino's delivery person was robbed at 227 McGregor Avenue. At least two suspects were involved in the robbery. Two male black suspects punched and choked the victim. The suspects were armed with a knife during the attack. The suspects fled the scene with the victim's wallet. One of the suspects dropped his wallet leaving behind his personal information. District 4 Investigators signed aggravated robbery charges on Cortez Sloan age 19. On October 3, 2012, the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Cortez Sloan in the 100 block of Malvern Place. Police are still trying to identify his accomplice.
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  341. WEAR RED FOR THE REDSSat, 06 Oct 2012 09:49:24 EST
    In celebration of the Cincinnati Reds Central Division Championship, fans caught wearing red next week could receive an ice-cold surprise, compliments of Coca-Cola.Volunteers will be taking to the streets of Cincinnati and Dayton on Tuesday, October 9th with coolers full of ice-cold Coca-Cola aluminum bottles. They will be on the look-out for fans who are celebrating the Reds division championship by wearing red attire, whether to work, play or just running errands.We are thrilled to congratulate the Reds on an outstanding season and look forward to joining fans across Southeast Ohio to celebrate post-season play, said Mark Rahiya, Sr. VP of Sales for Coca-Colas Great Lakes Region. And we know nothing goes better with baseball than an ice-cold Coca-Cola!
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  342. STREETCAR SATURDAYSTue, 02 Oct 2012 22:58:56 EST
    STREETCAR SATURDAYS - GET ON BOARD!Join the city in celebrating the Cincinnati Streetcar in six business districts along the new route. Each Streetcar Stop will issue a "Transit Pass" that you can redeem for real rewards when the streetcar's real route is running. Come and show your support for the streetcar and Cincinnati's downtown businesses!October 20th - Main Street (12th and Main)November 17th - Findlay Market (Race and Elder)December 15th - Fountain Square (5th and Walnut)Follow us on Twitter for updates @Streetcar_Sat
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  343. THE FIRST LADY IS CAMPAIGNING IN CINCINNATIFri, 28 Sep 2012 12:30:36 EST
    Michelle Obama will be coming to Cincinnati next Tuesday and speaking at a public campaign event at the Duke Energy Center. Tickets are necessary free and can be picked up at the following locations this Saturday from 9-9. East Walnut Hills - 2718 Woodburn Ave. Forest Park - 1240 West Kemper Road College Hill - 5846 Hamilton Ave. Over-the-Rhine - 1130 Main Street
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  344. EVERYTHING UNDER THE CRUSTThu, 27 Sep 2012 12:06:45 EST
    My aunt Edna, who lived upstairs from me when I was a little girl, used to make the best peach cobbler. Aunt Edna went to her just reward several years ago and it has been a long time since I have had any peach cobbler, but I am going to get the chance again.A new pastry shop is opening downtown next month. Everything Under the Crust will open on 4th Street between Elm and Plum in October and as the name suggests, specialize in cobblers. In addition to peach cobbler, they will also serve pies, cakes and casseroles.It sounds so good. I can hardly wait.
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  345. EAT, PLAY, GIVEWed, 26 Sep 2012 11:55:42 EST
    October is National SIDS month. Jean Robert and Annette deCavel are hosting the best fundraiser of the year on October 14 at the Midwest Culinary Institute on Central Parkway. Just come and graze the delicious offerings being presented by Cincinnati's best chefs. Participating restaurants include Jean Robert's Table, Daveeds Next, Mayberry, Taste of Belgium, The Coffee Emporium, Keegan's Fresh Seafood, Oriental Wok, Orchids at the Palm Court, Via Vite and many more.
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  346. TEEN PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST AT LIBRARYTue, 25 Sep 2012 14:14:54 EST
    The Public Librarys 11th annual Teen Photography Contest is running Oct. 1 through Oct. 31 and offers teens an opportunity to show their creative side. This years theme is Harmony Is and teens are encouraged to snap pictures of harmony wherever they may find it in their music, in their environment, or in their friends and family.The Library is partnering with the Art Academy of Cincinnati to provide free programs for teens as part of the contest. The Art Academys professional photography instructors will inspire ideas while guiding teens to think outside of the box when conceptualizing ideas for the contest. Basic digital editing instruction will be covered as well as time for critiques of provided examples to help teens to shoot a winning photo.
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  347. FINDLAY MARKET - CINCINNATI FOOD TOURS Mon, 24 Sep 2012 11:13:08 EST
    This Sunday, SEPTEMBER 30TH and again on AND OCTOBER 26TH, you have a great opportunity to learn more about our city. Experience a foodie trip around the world during a 90-minute guided tour of Cincinnati's historic Findlay Market. Your $15 ticket includes stops and tastings at six specialty merchants where you'll meet the merchants, learn their history and products, and sample sips or small bites. Optional $5 add-on completes your tour with wine tasting at Market Wines. Upcoming tour dates include Sunday, September 30 at 12:00 pm and Friday, October 26 at 2:00 pm. Visit www.cincinnatifoodtours.com for more information and online reservations
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  348. MIDPOINT MUSIC FESTIVALMon, 24 Sep 2012 11:05:46 EST
    The MidPoint Music Festival continues its 11-year tradition on the region's frontline of music exploration. MidPoint's embrace of emerging artists reflects the same pioneering ethic of Cincinnati's celebrated music history and its present day music-makers.MPMF.12 is Thursday through Saturday Sept. 27-29 in downtown Cincinnati and the adjoining Over-the-Rhine district.
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  349. MOVIE NIGHT AT WASHINGTON PARKFri, 21 Sep 2012 22:19:27 EST
    If Oktoberfest is not your thing and the Reds game is not your cup of tea, how about a great movie. You can see "The Hunger Games" for free at Washington Park on Saturday night. The movie starts at 8:30 and is scheduled to be over at 11. Bring a chair and a blanket. Tomorrow night promises to be chilly. For details about other activities at the new Washington Park, click http://www.washingtonpark.org
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  350. OKTOBERFEST CINCINNATIThu, 20 Sep 2012 10:58:04 EST
    It is Oktoberfest weekend in Cincinnati and the fun starts at noon on Friday on Fountain Square with the 6th Annual Running of the Wiener dogs. Saturday hours are from 11:00am to midnight and are kicked off with the Worlds Largest Chicken Dance at 1:30 on Fountain Square. Sunday hours are from 11am to 10pm. It should be a great weekend for the event so grab your lederhosen and get on downtown to enjoy the beer, brats and cream puffs. For a complete list of events check out www.oktoberfestzinzinnati.com.
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  351. DINER EN BLANCMon, 17 Sep 2012 19:09:36 EST
    Diner en Blanc is a fancy pop up dinner for 1,100 people at a secret location. Cincinnatis first ever Diner en Blanc was on September 15th in Lytle Park. Everyone wears white and brings his or her own food, chairs, and table. Guests arrive on bus from various spots throughout the city. After tables were set at approximately 7 pm all guests participated in a Napkin Wave to signal time for dinner to begin. Throughout the evening music played as guests dined, danced and released over 1,000 white balloons.
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  352. THE PRESIDENT IN EDEN PARKMon, 17 Sep 2012 13:01:02 EST
    President Obama spoke to a packed house today at the Seasongood Pavillion at Eden Park. He centered his remarks on economic policy, criticizing his opponent for his tyring to solve all problems with tax cuts. He reiterated President Clinton's remarks at the Democratic Convention that "the arithmetic doesn't work". You cannot spend more money and give tax cuts at the same time.
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  353. PRESIDENT OBAMA IN CINCINNATIMon, 17 Sep 2012 12:13:06 EST
    The President arrived at the DHL runway at CVG at about 11:30am today. He was greeted by Mayor Mallory and Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls before leaving for the Seasongood Pavillion in Eden Park where he will speak today at approximately 12:25pm. These are pictures of the President's motorcade as it made its way to Eden Park.
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  354. HAMILTON COUNTY BUDGET FORUMS - DOWNTOWN ON SEPTEMBER 20THMon, 17 Sep 2012 10:15:38 EST
    Join the County Administrator and Budget Director for a brief presentation discussing county responsibilities and the 2013 general fund budget with a question and answer period to follow. Learn about the competing forces that shape the county budget, and contribute your voice to the difficult choices ahead for county leaders.
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  355. SCION EXPOSEDThu, 13 Sep 2012 15:26:12 EST
    This Saturday, September 15, is a great time for you to "go Underground." Saturday is the 8th annual Toyota Scion Underground Party..."Scion Exposed." Not only does it sound like a lot of fun, but it's free!. The entrance to the 1/2 mile long tunniel is at 220 Central Avenue between Third Street and West Pete Rose Way, under the Second Street Overpass. Don't worry if you don't know exactly where that is, Scion promises plenty of signs. Doors open at noon and the party ends at midnight.
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  356. EXPERIMENTAL MUSIC AT THE LIBRARYWed, 12 Sep 2012 12:17:30 EST
    If you think of Ross playing his keyboard synthesizer on Friends when you hear the words experimental music, then you need to swing by the Main Library and listen to some real musicians push the limits of genre and sound.Electric Inertia...Jonathan Hancock will play trumpet and piano simultaneously, accompanied by a cellist, while manipulating reel-to-reel projectors. 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, Reading Garden Lounge
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  357. REMEMBERING 911Tue, 11 Sep 2012 10:54:02 EST
    I was in the car this morning at 8:46am, the exact time at which the first plane hit the World Trade Center 11 years ago. I dont think any of us who were alive on that day will ever forget where we were at that moment. I was in my office, when a co-worker ran in and said a plane had just struck the World Trade Center. We immediately all ran into the conference room to turn on the tv and see what had happened. At first, we all thought that it was an accident, until while watching we,in disbelief, saw the second plane strike.
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  358. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL TONIGHT ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREMon, 10 Sep 2012 13:40:35 EST
    One of the biggest figures in Cincinnati Bengals franchise history is throwing a huge event for a good cause. In his effort to increase autism awareness, Ken Anderson will be hosting a charity event on Fountain Square during the Bengals first game of the season on Monday Night Football against the Baltimore Ravens. Other former Bengals, including Issac Curtis, Max Montoya, Ickey Woods, Anthony Munoz, and Bob Trumpy will be there to support Anderson and the cause. All will be available for autographs for a suggested donation to IMPACT Autism.
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  359. PUBLIC INDECENCYThu, 06 Sep 2012 11:31:58 EST
    The Cincinnati Police Department - District Two is experiencing multiple offenses of Public Indecency. The offenses are occurring in the early morning hours. The suspect is targeting female victims that are jogging alone. The suspect is described as a male-black late 20's early 30's. He is medium built and usually wears something on his head, possibly a bandana.
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  360. SKETCH OF RAPE SUSPECTTue, 04 Sep 2012 09:33:56 EST
    This is a composite sketch of the rape suspect from Delhi Township's Robbery, Kidnapping, and Sexual Assault from yesterday. We are asking if anyone recognizes the suspect, to contact Delhi Township Police at 513-922-0060 or CrimeStoppers at 513-352-3040.
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  361. BRIGHT RIDE TONIGHTFri, 31 Aug 2012 11:58:26 EST
    There's a blue moon on August 31 and it's Final Friday with all sorts of fun stuff happening in Over the Rhine and Downtown Cincinnati.Dozens of Cincinnati area cyclists are decorating their bikes (and themselves!) with all kinds of shiny, shimmery & sparkly things. Many of these cyclists rode in BRIGHT Ride events last December and in July for the World Choir Games. This will be a short, flat, happy, smile-making ride. We're gathering at 8:30 PM by the mural on the north side of Know Theatre, just off 12th Street at Jackson. At 8:45 we're leaving to tour past Washington Park, the shops, pubs, and galleries of Main and Vine Streets. We'll conclude the ride at Night Owl Market at Central and Main Streets. Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/126987814113616/
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  362. BEACH VOLLEYBALL AT WASHINGTON PARKWed, 29 Aug 2012 14:38:10 EST
    The worlds pro beach volleyball stage shifts back across the pond from Londons Historic Horse Guard Parade to Cincinnatis Washington Park. Riding the wave of record-breaking Olympic media exposure, television ratings, and fan enthusiasm, the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) is hosting the top U.S. and Olympic beach volleyball stars to compete at its 2012 AVP Cincinnati Open. The AVP Cincinnati Open, touting U.S. pro beach volleyballs highest 2012 regular season prize purse to date of $175,000, will serve as the official qualifiying event for the AVP Championships in Santa Barbara, California, will showcase the 24 mens and 24 womens pro beach teams. Beyond beach volleyball, the AVP Cincinnati Open will feature nationally renowned music acts as well as an array of regional talent after 8:00 PM Friday and Saturday.
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  363. GUINNESS OYSTER FESTWed, 29 Aug 2012 10:32:19 EST
    The arrival of the 2012 Guinness Oyster Fest on Fountain Square also marks the return of another oyster-filled tradition...the annual oyster-eating challenge. The contest is FREE and open to the public, provided you love the delicious taste of raw oysters. Event registration will remain open until Wednesday, August 29, at 5PM. Oyster Fest will be held on September 1 from 5pm until 10pmIn addition to the competition, this years Guinness Oyster Fest will offer everything from raw oysters and ice-cold Guinness to authentic Irish merchandise and great live music. Washington Platform & Saloon will also be providing several other cooked dishes, including Southern Fried Oysters and Creole Oyster Gumbo, served with a side of their world-famous Cajun Dirty Rice. Prices for oyster dishes will range from $2-$6.
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  364. BREW HA-HAFri, 24 Aug 2012 12:05:48 EST
    Downtown Cincinnati and the riverfront will be hopping again this weekend. In addition to the Reds at Great American Ballpark, tonight is the first of two nights of the 6th annual Cincinnati Brew Ha Ha beer and comedy festival.. There will be more than 100 brands of beer and 50 comedians on four stages at Sawyer Point. The entertainment is free, but you need to buy a wristband to buy beer.
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  365. LET'S MOVEWed, 22 Aug 2012 10:23:22 EST
    C'mon down to Smale Riverfront Park on this Saturday to participate in the national Let's Move! Campaign. The City of Cincinnati will join the national Campaign with a kick-off event at the beautiful new Smale Riverfront Park on August 25 from 8:30 till noon.
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  366. BEST SELLING AUTHOR AMOR TOWLES TO VISIT MAIN LIBRARYWed, 22 Aug 2012 10:19:18 EST
    Amor Towles, author of Rules of Civility, will visit the Main Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. His debut novel, Rules of Civility, was published by Viking/Penguin in July 2011 and reached the bestseller lists of The New York Times, the Boston Globe and the Los Angeles Times. The book, which is being translated into 15 languages, was rated by The Wall Street Journal as one of the 10 best works of fiction in 2011
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  367. LIBRARY'S SUMMER READING PROGRAMMon, 20 Aug 2012 16:20:04 EST
    Congratulations to the 328 Summer Readers who won a four-pack of tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game or two tickets to a performance by the Cincinnati Symphony or Pops orchestras. And the grand prizes - LeapFrog Tags, iPod Touches, $25 Gold Star Chili certificates, and Sony e-readers- have been awarded to 246 winners.Nearly 38,500 readers of all ages took on the challenge of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton Countys 39th annual Summer Reading Program - Reading Rocks! From June 1 to July 31, the Librarys youngest Superstar Readers read more than 500,000 books while teens and adults logged over 2 million hours of reading.
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  368. DATE NIGHT MOVIEThu, 16 Aug 2012 14:33:31 EST
    Did you know that Saturday is "Date Night Movie" at Washington Park. Bring your blanket, your snacks and your "date" and c'mon down to Washington Park tomorrow night to watch "Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows", starring Robert Downey Jr. I've seen it and its a great movie. The movie starts at 9pm.
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  369. HORSESHOE CASINO-THE REAL DEALWed, 15 Aug 2012 15:39:06 EST
    The Horseshoe Casino, which will be opening on Broadway in the spring of 2013 will begin hiring next week. They will be accepting resumes for dealers and dealer supervisors through their website at www.horseshoe.com/info/cincinnati/careers from August 22 through September 16. There are about 750 positions open.
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  370. MIDWEST BLACK FAMILY REUNIONTue, 14 Aug 2012 15:24:55 EST
    The 24th Annual Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion Celebration will be held August 17th and 18th, 2012 . This year's theme is "Bringing Families Together". The outdoor event continues to grow and is one of Cincinnati's largest family-focused events drawing over 40,000 patrons.
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  371. CINCY BLUES FESTFri, 10 Aug 2012 12:04:58 EST
    The Cincy Blues Fest is at Sawyer Point this Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 for each day and will give you access to the entertainment on the various stages. Two day pass will be sold at the gate on Friday night. It all starts at 5:00pm tonight. Head to the Riverfront for a great time. For more information and a complete entertainment schedule click www.cincybluesfest.org.
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  372. MR. REDLEGS AT LIBRARYFri, 10 Aug 2012 11:41:51 EST
    Celebrated Cincinnati Reds Mascot Mr. Redlegs and author Joel Altman will be on hand to promote his new book, Mr. Redlegs and His Great Adventure: A Journey Through Cincinnati Reds History, during a storytime at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in the Childrens Learning Center at the Main Library, 800 Vine Street.Free copies of the book will be given out while supplies last to kids ages 14 and under. Mr. Redlegs and Mr. Altman will be signing copies of the book. PNC also will be donating 40 copies of the book to the Public Librarys collection.
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  373. 11 DAYS OF LARKINWed, 08 Aug 2012 09:43:11 EST
    National Baseball Hall of Famer Barry Larkins career with the Cincinnati Reds will be honored with 11 Days of Larkin," a series of celebrations from August 16-26 that will include the retirement of his uniform number 11 on Saturday, August 25. That pre-game ceremony at Great American Ball Park will begin at 3:00 p.m., preceding that afternoon's 4:05 p.m. game vs the Cardinals. Larkins #11 will be the 10th jersey number retired by the Reds, joining Fred Hutchinsons #1, Johnny Benchs #5, Joe Morgans #8, Sparky Andersons #10, Dave Concepcions #13, Ted Kluszewskis #18, Frank Robinsons #20, Tony Perezs #24 and Jackie Robinsons #42.
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  374. RESTAURANT WEEKSun, 05 Aug 2012 20:31:40 EST
    Restaurant week begins in downtown Cincinnati tomorrow. Take the opportunity to treat yourself to that great downtown restaurant you have been wanting to tryl Restaurants are offering either a 3 course prix fixe meal for $35 or two meals for $35. For a complete list of participating restaurants, click www.dodowntowncincinnati.com.
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  375. CHARLIE SHEEN DONATES $50,000 TO REDS COMMUNITY FUNDSun, 05 Aug 2012 20:20:18 EST
    We have all heard by now that Red's broadcaster, Marty Brennaman, shaved his head on Friday night and raised $50,000 for the Reds Community Fund. You may not have heard that father and son Martin and Charlie Sheen, long time Red's fans were also in town for the game. Charlie Sheen has pledged $50,000 to the Reds Community Fund, matching the amount raised by Marty.
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  376. CONCERT IN WASHINGTON PARKFri, 03 Aug 2012 11:29:16 EST
    Have you seen the new and improved Washington Park yet? Well tonight is a great opportunity. The Cincinnati Pops, the May Festival Chorus and the Cincinnati Ballet will be performing in a free concert tonight beginning at 7:00 pm. And Saturday c'mon back downtown for the 27th annual Over The Rhine Community Festival. The festival will feature games, face painting, food, fundraising raffles, childrens talent show, DJ music and other live entertainment.
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  377. RUBBER DUCK REGATTAWed, 01 Aug 2012 14:27:46 EST
    You may have stopped by Fountain Square sometime this week and noticed that giant rubber duck taking center stage. That's right, it's Rubber Duck Regatta time again.Prior to the WEBN Fireworks on Sunday, September 2 the 18th Annual Rubber Duck Regatta will take place during the P&G Riverfest. That afternoon, as many as 150,000 ducks will be dropped into the Ohio River to race along the Serpentine Wall. The owner of the first duck to cross the finish line will win a 2012 Honda Civic LX Sedan and possibly $1 million,
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  378. MARVIN LEWIS CONTRACT EXTENDEDTue, 31 Jul 2012 13:22:40 EST
    The Bengals today signed head coach Marvin Lewis to a two-year contract extension, running through the 2014 season. Lewis has led the Bengals to the playoffs in two of the last three seasons, including 2011, and to three postseasons overall, with two AFC North Division championships.
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  379. GRUFF RHYS AT CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTERMon, 30 Jul 2012 14:19:53 EST
    Welsh musician Gruff Rhys has announced his second investigative concert tour of the Americas. The Contemporary Arts Center in Cincinnati on August 9th is the ONLY STOP IN THE REGION. Tickets on sale now.
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  380. DOWNTOWN DASH & BLOCK PARTY - AUGUST 3RDMon, 30 Jul 2012 10:16:18 EST
    The Downtown Dash & Block Party at St. Xavier Church began in 2007 as a block party for the entire community with the 5K run being added the following year. The event is non-profit with all proceeds benefitting downtown organizations that assist and/or educate those in need. Proceeds of the 2012 Downtown Dash will benefit the local efforts of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We will also have a SVdP Trailer onsite at the Dash before the race. Bring your gently-used items and help us give back!RACE
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  381. GET YOUR KICKS AT THE MAIN LIBRARYThu, 26 Jul 2012 14:07:02 EST
    Kick your lunch hour up a notch at the Public Library of Hamilton County and Cincinnati.Darlene Chaffins, head instructor at the Blue Ash Tai Chi Academy, will lead an introduction to the soft martial arts, such as Tai Chi, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug 9. Then from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, Darlene explores the hard martial arts such as karate.Both programs take place in the Popular Library Lounge of the Main Library.
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  382. FORMER BENGAL BRUCE KOZERSKI WINS PAUL BROWN COACHING AWARDTue, 24 Jul 2012 15:19:16 EST
    Former Bengals offensive lineman Bruce Kozerski, now head football coach at Holy Cross High School in Covington, Ky., was announced today as the 2011 season winner of the Paul Brown Excellence in Coaching Award. The award, given annually by the Bengals to an outstanding high school football coach in the region, includes a $5000 donation by the Bengals to the Holy Cross athletic department.
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  383. REDS MOURN DEATH OF LOUISE NIPPERTTue, 24 Jul 2012 10:51:45 EST
    The Cincinnati Reds offer condolences to the family and friends of Mrs. Louise Nippert, an owner of the team since 1966 who died earlier today at age 100. Reds President and Chief Executive Officer Bob Castellini said, "The Nippert family has been a proud steward of this great franchise for decades, and its influence is woven into the fabric of our long and storied history. No person loved the Cincinnati Reds more than Mrs. Nippert, and her players loved her for her devotion to the family atmosphere she fostered within the organization. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time."
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  384. NO ROOM FOR THE INN?Mon, 23 Jul 2012 09:42:44 EST
    The Downtown Residents Council is sponsoring STAND UP FOR THE ANNA LOUISE INN this Wednesday, July 25 from 5:30-6:30 at Lytle Park.This family-friendly gathering with speakers representing a variety of organizations, singing, candy, theatre and fun for lots. If you want to join others in their mission to save the Anna Louise Inn, this is your chance to participate.
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  385. MUSIC PROGRAMS OFFERED AT THE LIBRARYFri, 20 Jul 2012 10:18:28 EST
    The World Choir Games and Bunbury Music Festival may be over, but you can still enjoy good music during two programs offered by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.The family musical group Muddy River Consort will perform at the Pleasant Ridge Branch Library, 6233 Montgomery Road, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, July 30.
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  386. BENGALS SINGLE-GAME TICKETS FOR PITTSBURGH AND DALLAS EXHAUSTEDWed, 18 Jul 2012 12:09:50 EST
    Single-game tickets for the Bengals 2012 season went on sale one week ago, and initial results have been strong. Based on those initial results, the Bengals Ticket Office today announced that the supply of single-game tickets for home games against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Oct. 21 and the Dallas Cowboys on Dec. 9 has been exhausted. A limited number of tickets remain for those games through season ticket sales and Ticket Packs. Single-game tickets and Ticket Packs remain on sale for all other games.
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  387. Redlegs Reading Week is July 23-31 at the Library!Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:02:18 EST
    Summer Reading concludes with a Grand Slam as the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Reds team up for Redlegs Reading Week. From July 23 to July 31, children can enter a Redlegs coloring contest, collect mascot trading cards by attending Library programs (while supplies last), and enjoy baseball storytimes crafts at various Library locations.
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  388. PRESIDENTIAL RACE COMES TO MUSIC HALLMon, 16 Jul 2012 13:51:13 EST
    A small group of Romney supporters, 150 or so, gathered on Fountain Square at 1:00 today. They were passing out signs and placards and are on their way to Music Hall to greet President Obama when he arrives today to give a speech this afternoon at 2:20. The group looked a little disorganized so I'm not sure how many will make it up to Music Hall in the heat, so I've attached some pictures.
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  389. CLOSING CEREMONY OF 2012 WORLD CHOIR GAMES IS A WINNERSun, 15 Jul 2012 23:33:18 EST
    Brendan Keefe and Tanya ORourke of WCPO acted as hosts for the closing ceremony of the 2012 World Choir Games at the U.S. Bank Center on Saturday evening. The festivities were sponsored by the Horseshoe Casino.After the singing of the National Anthem, the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra played the World Choir Games Fanfare and members of the Cincinnati Boys Choir paraded into the auditorium with the various flags of all the participating countries.
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  390. BUNBURY MUSIC FESTIVALSat, 14 Jul 2012 14:10:16 EST
    The first ever Bunbury Music Festival is being held this weekend at Sawyer Point. Headliners include Janes Addiction, Weezer and Death Cab for Cutie.The Festival will feature 100 live performances on six stages throughout Sawyer Point andYeatmans Cove.For more information, click www.bunburymusicfestival.com
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  391. SONG FILLS FOUNTAIN SQUAREFri, 13 Jul 2012 16:07:46 EST
    Fountain Square was alive with the sound of music today when another in a series of free concerts were given by 2012 Choir Games participants. At 11 A.M. a Global Village concert was presented, with five choral groups taking part. A large crowd was on hand to greet the singers and musicians from Canada, Hong Kong, Poland and the U.S. The first group was Vox Juventutis from Poland, who performed a mix of popular American songs and selections in their native language in their coral and white costumes.
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  392. Erlanger Library Hosts Friendship ConcertThu, 12 Jul 2012 21:40:51 EST
    Thursday night the Erlanger branch of the Kenton Co. Public Library hosted a free Friendship Concert in conjunction with the 2012 World Choir Games. A large crowd attended the event, which featured four choral groups.
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  393. GLOBAL VILLAGEThu, 12 Jul 2012 14:32:06 EST
    Fountain Square was the place to be today at 11 am for the Global Village event. Several choirs gave free concerts and there was a huge crowd on Fountain Square to celebrate the day. I didn't get to hear the whole event, but did hear the Young Women's Chorus from Charlottesvile, Va. The girls, all from Burley Middle School, gave a great performance.
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  394. WORLD CHOIR GAMES 2012 CONTINUESWed, 11 Jul 2012 15:24:27 EST
    Festivities at the World Choir Games 2012 continued yesterday evening with the Celebration of Nations parade presented by Fifth Third Bank. The parade began at the Duke Energy Convention Center, which has been the base of operations for the Games, and continued down Fifth Street to Fountain Square. Check out our pictures showing several of the visiting choral groups. Numerous participating choir groups from dozens of countries participated, along with Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bootsy Collins.
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  395. KARIN SLAUGHTER VISITS MAIN LIBRARYWed, 11 Jul 2012 09:42:30 EST
    Internationally bestselling author Karin Slaughter will visit the Main Library (in the Atrium Reading Garden Lounge) on Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m. With millions of copies of her books in print worldwide, this thriller/crime fiction author has wowed readers and critics alike with the gritty forensic detailing, all-too-human characters, and stark rendering of crime found in her lacerating thrillers.Widely credited with first coining the term investigoogling,
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  396. RE-OPENING OF WASHINGTON PARKFri, 06 Jul 2012 12:27:24 EST
    This morning was the official re-opening of the new and very much improved Washington Park. Situated in front of Music Hall, this area has been undergoing extensive rehab and the results are beautiful. I have some pictures to share with you, but you really need to take a stroll through the park yourself. Bring the kids. There is beautiful new fountain for them to splash around in.
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  397. CINCINNATI IS LOOKING GOOD!Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:38:55 EST
    Today is the second day of the World Choir Games in Cincinnati and you can feel the excitement in the air. The sun ducked behind the clouds this afternoon so I decided to take a walk around the city. I strolled up through the Westin Hotel and saw the pig carousel in the lobby. Then walked across Fifth Street to Fountain Square to snap other pigs. I was pleasantly surprised to see giant fans spraying cooling water all over the Square.
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  398. OPENING OF THE WORLD CHOIR GAMESThu, 05 Jul 2012 10:37:41 EST
    The World Choir Games got off to a rousing start yesterday with a parade of the participants to the U.S. Bank Center for the opening ceremonies. The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and the May Festival Chorus put on a terrific show and paid tribute to the late Erich Kunzel who was instrumental in bringing the Games to Cincinnati. This promises to be a tremendous week in Cincinnati. Enjoy and try to stay cool.
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  399. FRAME CINCINNATI Mon, 02 Jul 2012 14:26:05 EST
    Enter The Public Librarys 2012 Frame Cincinnati Photography Contest Through July 31! The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is pleased to announce its participation in FotoFocus Cincinnati, a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography and lens-based art, which will be held in October. To celebrate, we are going to showcase works from some of the regions best photographers. Through July 31, photographers can enter our Frame Cincinnati Photography Contest. The best entries will be displayed in the Atrium of the Main Library from September 5 through November 4.
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  400. CINCINNATI PRIDE PARADESun, 01 Jul 2012 12:47:36 EST
    Capping off Cincinnati Pride week in Cincinnati was the Pride Parade downtown on Saturday followed by a festival at Sawyer Point. What a great way to celebrate diversity in our community. Take a look at the parade pictures.
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  401. CINCINNATI PRIDE WEEKThu, 28 Jun 2012 15:50:02 EST
    This is Pride week in Cincinnati. There have been festivities scheduled all week and they willl be capped off this weekend by the Pride Parade and festival at Sawyer Point on Saturday.
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  402. UPDATE ON WORLD CHOIR GAMESMon, 25 Jun 2012 12:05:55 EST
    There will be several opportunities for star sightings during the 2012 World Choir Games.The largest international choral competition in the world takes place July 4-14 in Cincinnati USA, and the event will feature three Grammy Award winners, one Tony Award winner, a Grammy-nominated Dancing with the Stars champion, a Las Vegas headliner, some of the top choral music stars in the country, as well as Cincinnatis own Cincinnati Pops Orchestra, May Festival Chorus and Cincinnati Opera. When and where can you see all this star power?
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  403. REDS HALL OF FAME INDUCTIONFri, 22 Jun 2012 09:42:27 EST
    The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has an exciting weekend planned in celebration of the Reds Hall of Fame Class of 2012: Sean Casey, Dan Driessen and the late John Reilly.The official induction of Casey, Driessen, and Reilly into the Reds Hall of Fame will take place at Great American Ball Park before the 4pm Cincinnati Reds Minnesota Twins game this Saturday, June 23rd.
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  404. THESE LITTLE PIGGIES (AND MORE) WENT TO FOUNTAIN SQUARE!Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:31:30 EST
    Part of the sprucing up of the Downtown Area for the World Choir Games to be held July 4-14 includes a revival of 2000s Big Pig Gig. Then, over 400 of the artsy fiberglass pigs found temporary homes throughout Cincinnati, Newport and Covington. This time, Artworks, a community art program, is placing 100 of the painted pigs in the Downtown Area at venues including Fountain Square, Music Hall, the Banks and the Hamilton Co. Public Library.
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  405. WORLD CHOIR GAMES SCHEDULETue, 19 Jun 2012 15:49:59 EST
    There are more than 200 events the public can attend during the 7th World Choir Games from July 4-14 in Cincinnati USA, including competitions, concerts, workshops, free public performances and more. The Cincinnati Organizing Committee and INTERKULTUR, the International Organizing Committee, today released details of the event schedule and a list of choirs expected to perform at the Games.Expected are 15,000 participants from 64 countries and 22 U.S. states, including 362 choirs, 61 judges, choral and INTERKULTUR officials. There will be 68 sessions of competitions, more than 60 Friendship Concerts
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  406. OUR OHIO TV SERIESTue, 19 Jun 2012 15:43:08 EST
    CET and ThinkTV have teamed up for a series call Our Ohio. They want to hear your stories about what makes your Ohio town unique. Check this out. In the course of our Our Ohio journey, series producers have visited farms and zoos, explored the history of flight and fairs, and learned the stories of people like Charles Kettering. Now were looking for your story!
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  407. LOOMIS TO DISCUSS ANTIQUES AT SHARONVILLE LIBRARYFri, 15 Jun 2012 14:50:27 EST
    Appraiser Frank Farmer Loomis to talk about antiques July 21 at Sharonville Branch LibraryWell-known antiques appraiser, writer and media personality Frank Farmer Loomis will be speaking at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Sharonville Branch Library, 10980 Thornview Drive.He will talk about what makes an antique an antique, with entertaining stories from his show, his career, and the last Cincinnati visit of Antiques Roadshow.
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  408. CET PRODUCTION NOMINATED FOR REGIONAL EMMYTue, 12 Jun 2012 23:27:58 EST
    CETs local production, Ault Park: Emerald in the Crown has been nominated for a regional Emmy Award in the historical documentary category. Nominations were announced today, Tuesday, June 12, by the Ohio Valley Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
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  409. MORE WORLD CHOIR GAMESTue, 12 Jun 2012 11:22:10 EST
    Cincinnati native Drew Lachey a member of Grammy-nominated 98 Degrees and winner of the second season of ABCs Dancing with the Stars will emcee the two Champions Concerts for the 2012 World Choir Games.Lachey, who was emcee of the Countdown to the Games event on July 11, 2011, on Fountain Square, will play host to the Champions Concerts on July 8 (2-4 p.m.) at Aronoff Center for the Arts and July 14 (2-4 p.m.) at Music Hall. Tickets to all World Choir Games events are available at www.2012worldchoirgames.com or by calling 513.977.6363.
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  410. BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERSMon, 11 Jun 2012 09:59:39 EST
    Big Brothers Big Sisters is in need of Site-based mentors for an hour a week: Be a lunch buddy to a student at St Francis Seraph or mentor at the LeBlond Boys and Girls Club from 530-630pm on Thurs. Make a difference in the life of a child who lives near downtown. For more information contact info@bigsforkids.org
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  411. NEXT POP STARThu, 07 Jun 2012 14:59:39 EST
    Jake Kolesar, a fifteen-year-old ninth-grade student at Walnut Hills High School, was selected as the winner of a $500 award at the Cincinnati Arts Associations inaugural Overture Awards Next Pop Star competition at the Aronoff Center on Saturday, June 2. A talented guitarist and singer-songwriter, Jake played and sang one of his original songs Floating during the competition.
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  412. IDINA MENZEL TO APPEAR AT THE WORLD CHOIR GAMESWed, 06 Jun 2012 11:11:08 EST
    Thanks to our new Horseshoe Casino, Broadway and television star, Idina Menzel, will appear at the closing ceremonies of the World Choir Games in Cincinnati. Months before opening its doors, Cincinnatis newest downtown entertainment destination is proudly opening its star-studded black book to the 2012 World Choir Games (WCG) hosted in the Queen City on July 4-14, 2012.
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  413. PEDRO BORBON DIESTue, 05 Jun 2012 11:06:06 EST
    Long time friends of the Reds will remember Reds pitcher Pedro Borbon. Pedro died today of cancer at the age of 65 at his home in Pharr, Texas. Borbon appeared in more games than any other National League pitcher from 1970 to 1978. He holds the Reds club record with 531 career appearances. He pitched in 20 playoff games during his career and had a 2.42 postseason earned run average.
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  414. WORLD CHOIR GAMES CELEBRATION CONCERTSFri, 01 Jun 2012 13:30:58 EST
    The lineup of choirs scheduled for the eight Celebration Concerts during the 2012 World Choir Games includes eight former champions, including two of the most decorated choirs in World Choir Games history, an all-star collegiate choir and a Cincinnati Public Schools Honor Choir that will perform with the Cincinnati Childrens Choir.
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  415. SMOKE RINGS 6-1Fri, 01 Jun 2012 13:09:46 EST
    By Andy Furman...I hardly knew Jack Twyman. Oh, in basketball circles you would see him around; you would say hello and he would, more often than not, smile back. He was that kind of guy. Unassuming. Downright normal. A regular mench. A guy you would love for a neighbor. In fact, his family was the same. Same genes I guess.
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  416. OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVALThu, 31 May 2012 11:31:24 EST
    The Ohio Renaissance Festival will hold auditions on Saturday, June 23rd and Saturday, June 30th at the festival grounds. The festival is looking for men and women 16 years and older to perform as street characters, stage combatants, singers, dancers and musicians for its 23rd annual season operating Saturdays, Sundays, and Labor Day, September 1 through October 21. Experience is a plus, but not necessary, as workshops will be offered for all categories during rehearsals held Saturdays and Sundays, July 7th through August 26th.
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  417. TASTE OF CINCINNATIMon, 28 May 2012 00:21:21 EST
    Tomorrow, Memorial Day, is your last chance to visit the 2012 Taste of Cincinnati. It operates tomorrow from noon to 9 pm. It's a great way to celebrate the beginning of summer in Cincinnati. There's music, food, drink, rides, street performers and a place to run into people you haven't seen all winter long.
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  418. MUSIC HALL TECHNICAL DIRECTOR DIESThu, 17 May 2012 14:28:40 EST
    The Cincinnati Arts Association, the Music Hall resident arts organizations, and friends and family of Music Hall mourn the loss of Roger Adams, Music Halls beloved Technical Director since 1994. Roger died at his home on Monday, May 14. Born on New Years Day in 1944, the youngest of five children, Roger was the son of a stone mason, who apprenticed to learn his fathers trade. In January of 1960, he began working with Cincinnatis stagehand Union (IATSE Local 5), a decision that would lead to a life-long career in the entertainment industry. An active member of Local 5, Roger served as an officer and executive board member, and under his stewardship the Union established its health and welfare fund.
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  419. Tender Mercies 20th Anniversary Chris Hall Memorial Golf OutingWed, 16 May 2012 15:34:47 EST
    Join us on Monday, June 18th at the Heritage Club, Mason Ohio for our 20th Anniversary Golf Outing to benefit Tender Mercies. The scramble format starts at 2pm and includes a lunch prior and dinner after. Be a sponsor, bring your friends to make a foursome or come alone to network with new friends. Cost is $225 for individual golf. All proceeds benefit Tender Mercies which provides housing and related services to homeless adults with histories of mental and/or emotional disorders.
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  420. LIFE COULD BE A DREAMMon, 14 May 2012 14:27:42 EST
    The Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati takes us back to the Fabulous 50s with Life Could Be A Dream, the musical story of a group of teenagers with big dreams of becoming a famous rock group. The plot's a bit thin in this two-act charmer, with all the action taking place in the basement of one of the teens, Denny. Along with his cute but nerdy friend, Eugene, Denny has hopes of entering a radio singing contest, with the winner receiving a record contract. The duo becomes a trio with the addition of Wally, the preachers son, and finally, a quartet when garage mechanic, Skip, gets in on the act.
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  421. OTR FLAGSMon, 14 May 2012 11:44:28 EST
    This sounds like a lot of fun and a great way to participate in a downtown Cincinnati project.OTR FLAGS is an art installation of over 126 hand-painted silk flags that will adorn the renovated Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine. Residents, friends and visitors of OTR can paint their very own personal silk flag in one of two final community workshops. Each flag will be exhibited in the park during July and August for a total of eight weeks. After the exhibit, individuals can retrieve their personalized creation or donate to the Emanuel Community Center to be auctioned and help generate funds for like minded programming.
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  422. Les Miserables at the Aronoff is a WINNERWed, 09 May 2012 11:38:51 EST
    Last evening I went to see the current offering at the Aronoff Downtown. It was the 25th Anniversary Production of Les Miserables, a musical based on the novel by Victor Hugo. The story, if you aren't familiar with it, is a classic. In revolutionary era France, Jean Valjean has been just been released from 19 years of hard labor for stealing a loaf of bread to feed his starving nephew. He breaks his parole out of desperation, to start life anew.
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  423. FLYING PIG MARATHONWed, 09 May 2012 11:14:13 EST
    The Flying Pig Marathon weekend was another great success this year. Nearly 31,000 people registered to participate in the various events. Marathon winners were Sergio Reyes of Palmdale, California, a two time Flying Pig winner, with a time of 2:22:04 and Rachel Bea of Taft, Ohio with a winning time of 2:54:38. This Friday is Flying Pig Night at Great American Ballpark. Bring your medals and parade around the park celebrating your own great finish.
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  424. ANNA LOUISE INNTue, 08 May 2012 09:32:06 EST
    Since 1909, the Anna Louise Inn has been providing affordable housing for women in transition who are making their way back into the work force. It is the only facility of its kind in Cincinnati. Rooms, while not fancy, offer these women a safe harbor till they get their lives back in order. The renovation would install bathrooms and small kitchens in the dormitory-style rooms. Sounds like nothing but good news for a worthy organization, right? Not so fast.. it seems that Western & Southern was waiting for the opportunity to transform that building into luxury condominiums. Western & Southern sought to have the City revoke its operating permits due to zoning violations. So several of the Anna Louise residents filed suit in Federal Court against Western and Southern citing harassment of its residents. Disputes over zoning ensued and renovations were put on hold.
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  425. FLYING PIG WEEKENDFri, 04 May 2012 14:24:12 EST
    GOOD LUCK RUNNERS! The Flying Pig Marathon takes place on Sunday, May 6. Motorists are advised to plan ahead and avoid streets along the race route. Spectators are encouraged to watch the race and cheer for the runners at various points along the route.Beginning Sunday at 1:00 AM for staging, and at 5:00 AM on the course, and continuing until approximately 3:00 PM, various city streets will be closed or have parking and traffic restrictions to allow for the Marathon. Race participants desiring near-by parking are advised to arrive early (before the streets close) to ensure there is plenty of time to park and to get to the starting line of the race. The course will be opened to traffic as the race proceeds and the runners are clear.
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  426. ROBBERY IN CORRYVILLE 5-2-12Thu, 03 May 2012 09:44:29 EST
    The Hair Depot Beauty Supply was robbed on May 2, 2012 at approximately 12:00 p.m. The store is located at 2633 Vine Street in Corryville. An unknown suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk suffered minor injuries during the robbery. The suspect was seen fleeing the scene on a dark colored mountain bicycle. An undisclosed amount of U.S. currency was taken during the incident. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a gray hooded jacket, blue jeans, and a red bandanna. The suspect dropped a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat. The hat was recovered by District 4 Investigators and submitted to the Hamilton County Crime Laboratory for DNA analysis.
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  427. ROBBERY IN CORRYVILLE 5-2-12Thu, 03 May 2012 09:44:09 EST
    The Hair Depot Beauty Supply was robbed on May 2, 2012 at approximately 12:00 p.m. The store is located at 2633 Vine Street in Corryville. An unknown suspect entered the store and demanded money from the clerk. The clerk suffered minor injuries during the robbery. The suspect was seen fleeing the scene on a dark colored mountain bicycle. An undisclosed amount of U.S. currency was taken during the incident. The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 20 years old, wearing a gray hooded jacket, blue jeans, and a red bandanna. The suspect dropped a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat. The hat was recovered by District 4 Investigators and submitted to the Hamilton County Crime Laboratory for DNA analysis.
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  428. NEW RESTAURANT SCHEDULED TO OPEN IN OTRFri, 27 Apr 2012 16:07:49 EST
    There will be a new Japanese restaurant coming to Over The Rhine this fall. Restaurateurs, Jon Zipperstein (Embers) and Cincinnatian and Sycamore High alumni Hideki Harada Zipperstein will be opening a Japanese GastroPub and sushi bar that will include a bar/lounge, a dining room and a landscaped beer garden. With the help of 3CDC, the partners have chosen the Color Building at 14th and Vine for their new enterprise and they will specialize in taking American favorites into the Japanese style.
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  429. FISH TOSSING ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREThu, 26 Apr 2012 10:11:37 EST
    In Seattle, fish tossing at the Pike Place Market is a top tourist draw. In Cincinnati, its another wacky contest that brings people out to Fountain Square.Teams of four people have 60 seconds to toss whole, raw fish from person to person down a 50-foot course. The team that gets the most fish all the way down the line wins four $20 gift cards and a trophy.
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  430. DANCING FOR THE STARS BENEFITFri, 20 Apr 2012 12:53:38 EST
    Regina Carswell Russo (Director of Marketing and Communications, Cincinnati Art Museum) and her dance pro Brian McNamee (Cincinnati Ballroom Company) scored a PERFECT 10 from the four judges on Saturday, April 14 at the Music Hall Ballroom, taking first place at the Cincinnati Arts Associations sixth-annual Dancing for the Stars. With an audience of 750 guests (a new attendance record), the sold-out event raised $70,000 to benefit CAAs Overture Awards the nations largest locally-run high school arts scholarship competition.
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  431. ECOSCULPTFri, 20 Apr 2012 09:33:31 EST
    It was another beautiful day in Cincinnati yesterday, so I ventured back up to Fountain Square to see the rest of the Ecosculpt installation. Upon approaching the Square, I thought I was seeing a miniature golf course, see the windmill in one of the photos. I've attached photos of the exhibits, but I hope you will get to the Square to take a look for yourself. It is interesting to see how the artists have used the recycled materials.
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  432. YOUR FEEDBACK WANTED ON CINCINNATI'S BUDGETMon, 16 Apr 2012 10:08:40 EST
    This is your chance. If you are like me and others that I know, you are always complaining about how the city is spending "our" money. Well, the city of Cincinnati is giving us a chance to give our input. The City is implementing a Priority-Driven Budgeting process that relies on what you tell them are your strategic priorities.City programs and services will then be evaluated based on the contribution they make to the strategic priorities. The Cincinnati City Council will make final decisions on the priorities identified as part of the Citys budget process.
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  433. TODAY ON THE SQUAREFri, 13 Apr 2012 14:39:36 EST
    Since it is such a gorgeous day today, I decided to stroll up to Fountain Square to see what was going on. The Ecosculpt installation is in progress beginning today and I was able to snap pictures of three of the entrants. Award winners will be named on April 20. Also, Xavier students are on the Square today giving out free hugs. The official "free huggers" are wearing blue t-shirts and carrying signs that send free hugs. Running up to perfect strangers could result in getting more than you bargained for, so check for the shirts.
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  434. CET Action Auction returns for 45th yearWed, 11 Apr 2012 11:11:18 EST
    The best deals in town return this April with the 45th annual CET Action Auction!This years Action Auction will be broadcast from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, through Friday, April 20, and from 3 p.m. to midnight Saturday, April 21.The auction is one of CETs main annual fundraisers and involves volunteers from all segments of our community. Proceeds from the event help fund our programs for viewers at home and in classrooms as well as many of our outreach and arts initiatives, said Jack Dominic, CET station manager.
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  435. LET'S GO FLY A KITETue, 10 Apr 2012 10:29:27 EST
    Grab this kids this weekend and come out to the VOA Park and Museum in West Chester for the WGUC Airwaves Kite Fest. This years Kite Fest features the Chicago Fire Kite Team. They have been competing for more than 20 years and have won 50 competitions and 10 American Kitefliers Association National Championships.
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  436. REDS OPENING DAY PARADEThu, 05 Apr 2012 16:14:57 EST
    I don't think there is anyone in the Cincinnati area that doesn't know that today is Opening Day. There were thousands of people downtown today for the parade and to cheer the Reds on to victory. In case you couldn't make the festivities, I have snapped some pictures of the parade.
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  437. CROWD FUNDINGTue, 03 Apr 2012 12:52:33 EST
    Ever heard of crowd funding? Inventors and Entrepreneurs who have developed a new product or service are looking for some financial help in launching their creative effort into a full-fledged, marketable product.Websites like www.kickstarter.com and www.indiegogo.com encourage entrepreneurs to submit their project for display and to begin to gather attention and funding. There are some interesting products on these sites. Some will turn out to be winners and others will probably never see the light of day, but you might see something you like and when that product becomes the next big thing, you can feel great about being a part of it.
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  438. THEFT OF SERVICESTue, 03 Apr 2012 09:42:40 EST
    I can't decide whether this guy has a lot of nerve or is just plain stupid. Andrew Hayden was released from the Hamilton County Justice Center this morning at 5 am and walked to District 1 Station, where he asked the desk officer to call him a taxicab to take him to his apartment at 2701 Hill Vista in Mt. Airy near Colerain and North Bend Roads. Upon arriving at his home, Andrew ran from the taxi driver, failing to pay the $20.22 fare.
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  439. NEW MICRO-BREWERY IN EDEN PARK?Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:21:35 EST
    You know that old pumping station and tower on Martin Drive in Eden Park? It could soon become a micro-brewery. Jack and Bryon Martin, owners of the Cincinnati Beer Company, have approached the city about turning the facility into a micro-brewery. The city will have to determine if the building is structurally sound and there may be some zoning issues that need to be addressed, but it might just happen.
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  440. Sprite & NRPA Help DeHart Park in Cinti. Get Back in the GameThu, 29 Mar 2012 11:01:18 EST
    Sprite Spark Parks Project Launched To Refresh Basketball Courts Nationwide. DeHart Park Seeking Local Support To Earn Up To $15,000 In Grant Funding. Beginning today, local residents can help a well-worn neighborhood basketball court in Cincinnati transform into a refreshed play space where teens can express all their uncontainable moves. This spring, through the Sprite Spark Parks Project, Sprite and the NRPA are giving people an opportunity to get their local courts back in the game. DeHart Park has been selected as one of 25 courts nationwide to be refreshed through the program, and local residents can show their support and raise critical funds by voting at: www.SpriteSparkParks.com.
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  441. TACO BELL ROBBERYWed, 28 Mar 2012 10:06:02 EST
    On March 27, 2012, at about 10:45 p.m., the Taco Bell Restaurant located at the corner of Highland Ave. and E. McMillan St. was robbed at gunpoint. Three suspects entered the store and demanded money from the employees while holding them at gunpoint. Cincinnati police have asked that you view the attached photos and contact Crimestoppers with any information concerning this robbery.
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  442. AMERICA'S SONG BUTCHERS: THE WEIRD WORLD OF HOMER & JETHRO Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:04:06 EST
    C'mon down to the Main Branch of the Library this Saturday at 2pm and join authors Karen Raizor and Mike Martini for a look at Cincinnati music legends Homer & Jethro. Before they earned millions of fans, a Grammy, & an induction into the Country Music Hall of Fame, they were performers on WLW radio who started their recording career at King Records in 1947. Should be interesting and best of all, it's free. More information: (513) 369-6900 or http://bit.ly/GYkoZ0.
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  443. LEGO KIDSFESTFri, 23 Mar 2012 16:23:17 EST
    Looking for a fun family event for this weekend? How about the Lego KidsFest at the Duke Energy Convention Center.LEGO KidsFest brings all of the creative hands-on, minds-on fun of LEGO building and experiences together in one activity- and entertainment-packed family event for children of all ages and builders of all skills and interests.
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  444. CITY HOLDS PUBLIC HEARINGS ON PROPOSED CHANGES TO COUNCIL TERMSMon, 19 Mar 2012 10:36:43 EST
    You may remember an article published here a couple of weeks ago about a proposed change in terms for Cincinnati's City Council. Two proposals are on the table. The first would have all 9 council members running in a single election every 4 years and the second has the 9 members running in staggered elections every two years. Each proposal would retain 8-year term limits and 4 year terms. The city's Government Operations Committee would like to hear your feedback and will be holding a series of evening public hearings at City Hall and in several neighborhoods.
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  445. I LOVE A PARADESat, 17 Mar 2012 16:19:50 EST
    What a great day for a parade! Can you believe that we are having 70 degree weather in March. Well as someone who has shivered through many St. Patrick's Day parades, it was a relief. If you couldn't make the parade, we have some pictures that we want to share with you.
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  446. ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADEThu, 15 Mar 2012 13:58:19 EST
    This Saturday is St. Patrick's Day and you won't want to miss Cincinnati's St. Patrick's Day Parade that begins at noon that day. The route of the parade follows so you can choose where to stand to get the best view and plan your own route into downtown. The parade will last for about 3 hours, so you may want to bring a chair.
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  447. CAN YOU FIND THE POTHOLES?Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:07:42 EST
    Did you know that the City of Cincinnati has a Citizen's Service Request Website. Right now they are asking you to use it to report potholes so that they can repair them. You can also request other services at this site like recycling, traffic light issues, water problems, etc. You can access this website at http://cagismaps.hamilton-co.org/csrcincinnati/.
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  448. New Edgecliff Holds Second Annual "Luck of the Irish" EventThu, 08 Mar 2012 10:47:31 EST
    New Edgecliff Theatre continues the Irish flair of its recent production of "St. Nicholas" with its Annual "Luck of the Irish" Casino Night from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday March 17. Enjoy an evening of fun and excitement featuring Black Jack, Poker and Roulette. There will also be a silent auction, a blind raffle and a split-the-pot reverse raffle. Admission includes appetizers, cash bar (wine & beer) and $25 in casino chips.All proceeds benefit New Edgecliff Theatre's Operating Fund.
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  449. OVERTURE AWARD WINNERSMon, 05 Mar 2012 10:38:11 EST
    The Cincinnati Arts Association is pleased to announce the winners of its 2012 Overture Awards Scholarship Competition, held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Aronoff Centers Jarson-Kaplan Theater. The competition annually awards $2,500 scholarships to six area students for post-secondary education, with 18 runners-up each winning $500 scholarships. Students are nominated by their schools to compete in one of six disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Visual Art or Vocal Music. The scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the United States and was developed to recognize, encourage and reward excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12. There are three levels of competition: Regional, Semi-Final and Final.2012 Overture Awards Scholarship Winners
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  450. CANSTRUCTIONThu, 01 Mar 2012 16:14:29 EST
    If you have walked through the downtown Public Library yesterday or today, you may have noticed some interesting looking sculptures made of food cans. This is Cincinnati Canstruction 2012. Canstruction is an international community service project to benefit community foodbanks. Architects, engineers, designers and contractors compete to design and build fantastic giant-sized structures made entirely out of canned foods. The sculptures are entered in a competition and at the close of the competition all of the food used in the structures is donated to the local food bank for distribution to community emergency feeding programs.
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  451. SHOULD CITY COUNCIL TERMS BE EXTENDED TO 4 YEARS?Thu, 01 Mar 2012 13:02:15 EST
    City Councilwoman, Laure Quinlivan has made two separate charter amendment proposals to City Council to extend council terms from 2 to 4 years.The first option would be to have a council election every four years and the second would allow for staggered elections so that half of council would be up for election every other year. The first option would save taxpayers around $250,000 since there would be one less election but the second, the staggered option, would allow voters to change Council every two years, as they do now.
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  452. THE MIGHTY WURLITZERTue, 28 Feb 2012 13:04:41 EST
    Hollywoods greatest musical moments will live again when the Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) presents Hooray for Hollywood with the Mighty Wurlitzer at Cincinnatis Music Hall Ballroom on Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. As part of SPMHs popular annual theater organ series, the concert is being presented in cooperation with the Ohio Valley Chapter of the American Organ Society.Tickets are currently on sale at www.CincinnatiArts.ORG, (513) 621-ARTS 2787, and the Aronoff Center and Music Hall Ticket Offices. For groups of 10 or more, please call (513) 977-4157.
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  453. NEW SHOPPING FEATURE PAGEMon, 27 Feb 2012 16:28:17 EST
    CHECK OUT OUR NEW "SHOPPING WITH GABBY" FEATURE PAGE. Our fashion writer, Gabby Prescott, has been shoe shopping. Take a look and see what she's found.
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  454. COMMUNITY NEWSPAPERS SWITCHING TO PAY MODELSat, 25 Feb 2012 18:39:33 EST
    According to an article on the "Business Courier" website on Wednesday, Community newspapers to a pay model . You would be allowed to see a few articles for free, but the after you have reached a certain number of pages the rest of the articles would reside behind a paywall. The Wall Street Journal and the New York Times currently employ this model and I don't think it has been a rousing success of either of them, so I am a little surprised to see Gannett going in this direction.
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  455. MARDI GRAS AT FINDLAYMon, 20 Feb 2012 19:40:24 EST
    Findlay Market celebrated Mardi Gras yesterday complete with costumes, decorations and happy faces. It looks like a lot of fun was had by all. Our intrepid photographer was on hand so we can share pictures with you. Check out the trophy for best costume.
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  456. CINCINNATI MUSEUM CENTER & FREEDOM CENTER TO JOIN FORCESFri, 17 Feb 2012 22:00:41 EST
    The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center was the scene of a press conference today, to discuss the merger of the Freedom Center and the Cincinnati Museum Center. A large audience of press and other interested parties joined representatives from both museums.The first speaker was Reverend Damon Lynch, Jr., presiding Co-Chair of the Freedom Center, who stressed that the organizations could do more for the community as we work together. Francie Hiltz, chair of the Cincinnati Museum Center Board of Trustees agreed, saying we know that joining together will strengthen our respective organizations.Acknowledging that some mistakes had been made in the past, Kim Robinson, Freedom Center President and CEO also pointed out that the Freedom Center has brought many visitors to the area.
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  457. STREETCAR GROUNDBREAKINGFri, 17 Feb 2012 19:54:26 EST
    U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood was in Cincinnati today for the groundbreaking of the Streetcar project. Groundbreaking ceremonies were held at Memorial Hall today at 1:00pm. A large crowd was on hand for the ceremony.
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  458. PROPOSALS FOR COVINGTON RIVERFRONTThu, 16 Feb 2012 15:49:26 EST
    In response to a request for proposals for a project area on the north end of Madison Avenue issued late last year, the City of Covington received 3 propsals for the riverfront project.One from Corporex Corporex Latest from The Business Journals Corporex fires back against Bank of AmericaU.S. Bank donates M to N.Ky. development effortDenver-area commercial real estate leaders honored Follow this company Realty & Investment LLC and Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment, would reopen the Waterfront Restaurant in the first phase and a boardwalk and second floating restaurant in the second phase.A review team that will work with the city commission in the next 90 days to evaluate the proposed projects.
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  459. MUSEUM CENTER AND FREEDOM CENTER TO MERGETue, 14 Feb 2012 14:56:44 EST
    The Cincinnati Museum Center announced today that it will merge with the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The Freedom Center has been plagued with a $1.5 million annual budget shortfall and the Museum Center has an $8 million debt that they hope to pay down more quickly, while interest rates are at an all time low, as a result of the merger. Even after the merger the two museums will remain separate entities with separate missions and they will both remain in their current locations, but they hope to be able to save money through the centralization of certain administrative and financial functions.
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  460. DUNHUMBY USA TO MOVE TO 5TH AND RACEMon, 06 Feb 2012 16:31:59 EST
    Remember when we had dreams of a Nordstrom's on the corner of Fifth and Race? Then we settled for a parking lot. A very nice parking lot, but not a big draw for a prime piece of real estate. Well, we finally have a real tenant for that space. DunHumby USA has announced today that they will build their headquarters on that corner.
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  461. SALES POSITIONMon, 06 Feb 2012 15:14:15 EST
    CINCIPULSE IS LOOKING FOR A COMMISSIONED SALES REP TO SELL LOCAL ADS FOR THE WEBSITE. WORK ON YOUR OWN SCHEDULE FROM YOUR HOME. WE PROVIDE BUSINESS CARDS, BROCHURES, TRAINING AND SUPPORT. REPLY TO CAROL@OURTOWN.COM
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  462. KENZIE'S CLOSET MAKES PROM DREAMS COME TRUEFri, 03 Feb 2012 12:36:58 EST
    Remember your high school prom? You were nervous, excited and happy. You had the perfect dress, shoes and jewelry and you wanted to make sure that this was going to be a night to remember. You can help young girls in Cincinnati to make their own prom dreams come true. Kenzies Closet is a Cincinnati organization that helps high school girls, who could not otherwise afford to go their prom, by providing them with dress, wrap, jewelry and shoes.Girls are referred by their school principal, guidance counselor or social worker and are given an appointment to come and shop at Kenzies Closet during the month of February.Each girl is assigned to a volunteer who helps them put together a prom outfit. The girls can try on as many dresses as they like and the volunteers help them choose just the right dress, matching shoes, jewelry, purse, wrap and gloves. They smiles on the faces of the girls when they see themselves all dressed up are priceless.
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  463. BLACK HISTORY MONTHWed, 01 Feb 2012 14:20:21 EST
    February is Black History Month and today, February 1 is the day in 1960 when a group of black Greensboro, North Carolina college students began a sit-in at a segregated Woolworth's lunch counter."Americans have recognized black history annually since 1926, first as "Negro History Week" and later as "Black History Month." What you might not know is that black history had barely begun to be studied-or even documented-when the tradition originated.
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  464. SUPER BOWLTue, 31 Jan 2012 13:55:00 EST
    ANDY FURMAN IS IN INDIANAPOLIS THIS WEEK FOR THE SUPER BOWL. CHECK OUT HIS ARTICLE BY CLICKING "FURMAN/SPORTS."
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  465. 1937 FLOODThu, 26 Jan 2012 12:17:51 EST
    This is the 75th anniversary of the January 1937 flood in Cincinnati. Contrary to what some may believe, I was not there and did not take these pictures myself. The flood of 1937 was the highest the Ohio had ever risen since any type of records were kept. The very first recorded flood in 1773 was measured at 76', The official height of the 1937 flood is listed at 79.99 feet
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  466. BURGLARY ON CLEVES WARSAWThu, 26 Jan 2012 11:26:04 EST
    An aggravated burglary occurred on January 24th 2012 at 9:15pm in the 4900 block of Cleves Warsaw Av. The suspects forced their way into the victims home when the victim opened the door to see who was at the door. The suspects pointed handguns at the victims and demanded their property. The suspects were described as two male blacks. Suspect #1 was 506, wearing a white ski mask, black clothing, armed with a handgun. Suspect #2 was 510, wearing a black ski mask, black clothing, armed with a handgun.
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  467. IS MUSIC HALL HAUNTED?Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:11:50 EST
    You have probably all been to Music Hall at some time or other. I have watched Carol Channing sing Hello Dolly there, have enjoyed POP Concerts and even had my high school graduation and junior and senior proms there. We all have great memories of this beautiful building.Did you know that Cincinnati Research & Paranormal Studies hosts guided ghost tours of the building? Sorry to say I didn't and the tour scheduled for February has already sold out. The site does say to keep checking as additional tours will be scheduled. Some details of the tours are shown below:
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  468. FIRST PITCH RECEPTIONFri, 20 Jan 2012 15:30:14 EST
    In celebration to the start of the 2012 season, the University of Cincinnati baseball team will host its second annual First Pitch Reception on Friday, Feb. 10, at the Riverfront Club in Great American Ball Park.The festivities are scheduled from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. and admission is free, but attendees must register by Monday, Feb. 6. The event is limited to the first 200 guests and registration will be accepted until full.
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  469. 3 MURDERS IN ONE WEEKENDTue, 17 Jan 2012 11:36:57 EST
    There were 3 murders in Cincinnati this weekend. Suspects have been arrested in two of the crimes, but there has been no arrest in the murder of the convenience store owner. Aside from the obvious unacceptable horror of 3 murders in one weekend in our city, I found this quote from the Cincinnati police surprising "When you look at the first one occurred on the 14th, we hadn't had a homicide in this year. It took 14 days to have one and then unfortunately we had three within two days," Sergeant Gramke said.
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  470. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY CELEBRATIONSSun, 15 Jan 2012 23:20:01 EST
    There are celebrations in many communities tomorrow to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The celebration in downtown Cincinnati will begin at the Underground Freedom Center. There will be a Commemorative Civil Rights March, 10:30 a.m., National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. March to Fountain Square for 11 a.m. interfaith prayer service. Continues to Music Hall for noon commemorative program.
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  471. BANK ROBBERY AT COURT AND MAINFri, 13 Jan 2012 15:14:48 EST
    UPDATE: THE BANK ROBBER CALLED 911 AND TURNED HIMSELF IN. HE IS NOW IN CUSTODY. A bank robbery just occurred about 30 minutes ago at Court and Main (US Bank). The suspect is a male black aged approximately 27 wearing a black winter cap, black jacket and dark pants. He was of average build 197 lbs 511 in height. Suspect was last seen going out the door of the bank and possibly entered a cab that was green and white in color.
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  472. WARM WEEKEND ACTIVITIESFri, 13 Jan 2012 14:20:29 EST
    Brrr!, Baby it's cold outside! Not a good weekend for outdoor activities this weekend, so how about exploring some of our great museums.The Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park is featuring Picasso Master Prints and the Taft Museum is featuring a holiday favorite...Antique Christmas at the Taft Museum. This holiday favorite returns to the Taft this year.
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  473. CONGRATULATIONS TO BARRY LARKINWed, 11 Jan 2012 14:07:55 EST
    I thought I would share a snapshot of the Great American Ballpark scoreboard congratulating Barry Larkin on getting into the Baseball Hall of Fame. You can read Andy Furman's thoughts on Barry Larkin by clicking "Smoke Rings."
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  474. MARATHON GAS STATION ROBBEDTue, 10 Jan 2012 15:11:00 EST
    On Jan. 8, 2012, at about 7:05 p.m., the Marathon Gas Station located at 2340 Gilbert Ave. was robbed at gunpoint. A suspect described as a black male, in his twenties, about 5'06" tall, thin build, wearing all dark clothing, and brandishing a black pistol entered the store and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect held the store clerks and customers at gunpoint. He then removed cash from the register and fled on foot. The suspect was last seen running towards Florence Ave. Please review the attached photos and contact the Police if you have any information on the suspect's identity or the incident.
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  475. ROBBERY IN PARKING LOT OF FIFTH THIRD BANKMon, 09 Jan 2012 13:12:39 EST
    On 1-9-12, at approximately 9:00AM a victim was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of the Fifth Third Bank located at 2355 Victory Parkway. The suspect displayed a handgun and fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The suspect was seen fleeing the scene in what appeared to be an older black Chevy Impala. The suspect is a black male, 25-35, 6'00-6'02, thin, gray hooded sweatshirt, and blue jeans.
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  476. BE A TRAVEL GUIDE AT THE CINCINNATI USA VISITOR CENTERFri, 06 Jan 2012 15:00:25 EST
    Did you know that Cincinnati has a visitor's center? At the Visitor Center, you can find information on bus routes, walking tours, shopping, restaurants, events and just about anything else you might want to know about Cincinnati. If they don't readily have the information, the volunteers will happily find it for you. The Visitor Center is looking for volunteers who have a few hours a week or a month to staff the visitor center. You can pretty much set your own schedule, you'll learn a lot about the area and you will get to meet some very interesting people.
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  477. FUNERAL SERVICES FOR REV. JAMES R. LEOFri, 06 Jan 2012 14:58:29 EST
    Funeral services will be held tomorrow for Rev. James R. Leo. Reverend Leo was 79 years old. Born in Somers Point, New Jersey, Reverend Leo graduated from Bucknell University and the Episcopal Church's General Theological Seminary in New York City. In 1980 he became dean of the American Cathedral in Paris. Many prominent people attended services at the cathedral, but Reverend Leo's most famous communicant might have been the Duchess of Windsor, Wallis Simpson. Reverend Leo often privately gave communion to the Duchess at her home. In 1986, responding to a call from the Queen of England, Reverend Leo presided at the burial of the Duchess at Windsor Castle.
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  478. ROBBERY ON QUEBEC ROADWed, 04 Jan 2012 12:11:11 EST
    This suspect was arrested for an Aggravated Robbery which occurred in the 1200 block of Quebec Rd on January 3rd 2012 at 1:30pm. The suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and took the victims property from his pockets.Name: Charles Black
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  479. ROBBERY ON PARKSON PLACEWed, 04 Jan 2012 09:25:39 EST
    A Robbery occurred in the 1000 block of Parkson Pl on January 2nd 2012 at 5:45pm. The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and took money from her hand.Police are looking for the following suspect in conjunction with this robbery.Name: Kevin Freeman
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  480. BEARCATS WINSat, 31 Dec 2011 19:44:52 EST
    UC Bearcats defeat Vanderbilt 31-24 at the Liberty Bowl.
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  481. WATCH THE BENGALS ON SUNDAYThu, 29 Dec 2011 10:04:14 EST
    If you don't have tickets for the Bengals' game against the Baltimore Ravens this Sunday, you can watch it broadcast on the JumboTron. The game starts at 4:15, but come down early. The ice skating rink on Fountain Square will be open from 2:00pm until 10:00pm.
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  482. BREAKING AND ENTERING AT FAMILY DOLLAR STOREWed, 28 Dec 2011 09:44:01 EST
    A Breaking and Entering was reported on December 26th 2011, occurring at the Family Dollar store located at 2120 Ferguson Rd. The suspect entered the business by breaking the front door glass. The suspects were described as 510-6, 200lbs. Suspect #1 was wearing all black clothing, black hat, black mask and gloves. Suspect #2 was wearing a checked coat, black pants, light colored hat, black mask and gloves.
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  483. CHRISTMAS DAY ROBBERYTue, 27 Dec 2011 12:01:34 EST
    A robbery occurred on December 25th, 2011 at 11:40pm in the 3000 block of Brackenwoods Ln. The suspect approached the victim as he was walking down the street, punched the victim in the face and took his cell phone. The suspect was described as male black, 18-20, 511 180lbs, wearing all black clothing.
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  484. Elderly Woman Robbed in Hartwell 12-15-11Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:31:55 EST
    On 12-15-2011, at approximately 4:20P.M., an aggravated robbery occurred in the 100 block of Parkway Avenue in Hartwell. An unknown suspect approached an elderly female 80 years of age and robbed her with a blunt object. Polce recovered DNA evidence belonging to the suspect and sent it to the Hamilton County Crime Laboratory. The suspect in this case is described as a white male, blond hair, thin build, 5'10"- 6'00", approximately 20 years old. The suspect was last seen wearing a black coat with a white hooded jacket underneath, and blue jeans.
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  485. ROBBERY ON GLENWAY AVENUEWed, 21 Dec 2011 15:29:59 EST
    The Cincinnati Police are looking for the following suspects for an aggravated robbery. The incident occurred on December 20th 2011 at 5:34pm at Mages grocery located at 3316 Glenway Av. Two suspects entered the store brandished a handgun and ordered the clerk to give them money and store merchandise. Both suspects took property then fled on foot north on Elberon Av. Both suspects were described as male black 18 years of age. Suspect #1 was 52 wearing a black jacket with gold stripes down the sleeve armed with a handgun. Suspect #2 was 53 wearing all black clothes carrying a black duffle bag.
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  486. HOLIDAY TRAVEL SAFETYTue, 20 Dec 2011 14:17:35 EST
    Here is a message from the Cincinnati Police Department about holiday safety:Taking a trip this Holiday Season?Travel can be stressful; it is even more exaggerated by the holidays. Everybody is in a rush trying to make it from one place to another, and it can be hard to make sure that you have all your affairs in order while you worry about making it to your destination in one piece. The holiday traveling season is the busiest time to travel with many people on the roads. It is important to keep safety your number one concern when traveling this holiday season.Here are a few holiday travel safety tips for uneventful travel this season.
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  487. MASCOT BROOMBALL GAMEThu, 15 Dec 2011 10:24:27 EST
    At noon on Saturday, January 14, grab the family and venture down to Fountain Square to witness an epic broomball showdown between Cincinnatis favorite mascots. The match is scheduled to last about 30 minutes and promises to be filled with thrills and spills. Want to get in on the action before the game? The mascots will be available before and after the game for a meet & greet and photo opportunities! The event is free and open to the public.
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  488. ATTACK ON GOVERNMENT SQUAREWed, 14 Dec 2011 12:01:34 EST
    On Monday an autistic young man suffered on unprovoked attack at about 3:30 in the afternoon on Government Square. The incident occurred on 12/12/2011 The suspects are: Two male blacks in their early to mid twenties. #1 Black hoodie with white stripes. Black pea coat with design on back. blue jeans, dark gym shoes with white bottoms.#2 Moustache, large earrings, mid-length black coat Suspect #2 grabbed the victim in a chokehold pulling him to ground. Suspect #1 took book bag. Book bag later recovered on the skywalk. The Ipad that was taken is still missing.
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  489. NORWOOD POLICE LOOKING FOR SUSPECTWed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:05 EST
    The Norwood Police Department is attempting to locate the following individual:James Andrew Clemmons, who ran from the scene of a Norwood address where his 10 month old son nearly drowned in the bath tub. The child is in Intensive Care at Childrens Hospital and Clemmons is a witness needed by Norwood Investigators. Additionally Clemmons has outstanding warrants through Hamilton County for Misuse of a Credit Card, Theft and 2 traffic charges. If located please contact Crime Stoppers.
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  490. Xavier University Announces Suspensions For Four Mens Basketball Student-AthletesMon, 12 Dec 2011 10:52:25 EST
    Xavier University Associate Vice President and Athletic Director Mike Bobinski announced today that four XU mens basketball student-athletes will serve suspensions as a result of their parts in yesterdays incidents at the Crosstown Shootout. Bobinski made the announcement on behalf of Xavier and the Atlantic 10 Conference. Freshman Dezmine Wells, who had a mandatory one game suspension for being ejected from the game for fighting, has been given an additional three games by Xavier and will serve a four-game suspension. Sophomore Landen Amos has also been given a four-game suspension.Junior Mark Lyons will serve a two-game suspension. Senior Tu Holloway will serve a one-game suspension.
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  491. SANTACONThu, 08 Dec 2011 11:52:34 EST
    Cincinnati Santacon is a gathering of like-minded individuals who wish to both get into the Christmas spirit, as well as spread Christmas cheer to their fellow man. SIGN UP and follow Santa on Twitter....On the morning of the event you will be contacted via mobile phone text message through Twitter and instructed to descend upon a location while wearing your Santa Claus Suit. Throughout the day you will continue recieving text messages and Tweets guiding you through Cincinnati (on foot) from location to location. Many of these locations are bars so this is not an event for children. The group of Santa Clauses will sing songs, make merry, and generally spread good cheer through the city.
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  492. PEARL HARBOR DAYWed, 07 Dec 2011 11:09:00 EST
    I don't know how many of you have had an opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor. Not only was I lucky enough to visit but the day I was there, a veteran of Pearl Harbor actually led the tour. Hearing his thoughts on what happened that day was a privilege. Pearl Harbor is a beautiful location. When visiting you have mixed feelings of pride and sadness. It's hard to believe that so much horror and tragedy could have taken place in this spot 70 years ago. If you have a few moments today, say a prayer of thanks for all the heroes of Pearl Harbor, and all those who have served our country.
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  493. LIBERTY BOWLMon, 05 Dec 2011 16:20:15 EST
    UC is going to the Liberty Bowl. The game willl be played in Memphis on December 31.
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  494. DOWNTOWN DAZZLEFri, 02 Dec 2011 15:55:51 EST
    If you missed the tree lighting on Fountain Square last Friday, don't worry about it. You have another chance to join in the Christmas festivities downtown.This Saturday kicks off the Fifth Annual Macy's Downtown Dazzle. For the next three Saturdays, join us on Fountain Square at 6:30 p.m. and watch Santa and friends rappel down the side of the 525 Vine Building office tower followed by fireworks. Arrive early and enjoy live holiday music from registered World Choir Games choirs and a visit with mascots Whirl and Twirl. Immediately following the fireworks, head into Macy's for Story time with Mrs. Claus. This is a wonderful free event where the kids can enjoy stories from Mrs. Claus, cookies and craft activities.
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  495. WANTED FOR ROBBERY AND ABDUCTIONTue, 29 Nov 2011 10:25:40 EST
    Cincinnati Police are currently investigating an Aggravated Robbery and Abduction incident that occured 11/14/11 near the 900 block of Burton Ave in the Avondale area. Wanted for this offense is Curtis Boston male black 19 and Oliver Miller male black 22. Both subjects frequent the Price Hill, Cumminsville and Avondale areas.
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  496. TREE LIGHTING ON FOUNTAIN SQUARESun, 27 Nov 2011 22:43:29 EST
    I hope you were able to make the tree lighting on Fountain Square on Friday night. From the crush of the crowd, it seemed like everyone in the Cincinnati area was there. I didn't count them, but Channel 5 estimated that over 10,000 people spilled over the Square onto Fifth Street and Vine Street. Sheree Paolello hosted the event which began at 7:00p.m. Mayor Mallory flipped the switch on the tree at about 7:20. Santa floated from the U.S.Bank Tower onto the stage at Fountain Square and we were entertained by a band from New York, "Time Flies". I think we might have done better with a local band because this one murdered some terrific Christmas songs, but the fireworks show that ended the celebration was well worth the trip downtown.
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  497. SHOP LOCAL THIS HOLIDAY SEASONWed, 23 Nov 2011 13:47:06 EST
    Cincinnati shoppers can avoid the rush of the malls by shopping in Over-the-Rhine for unique, local gifts in a relaxed atmosphere. OTR is holding its fourth Holidays in the Bag event this Friday, November 25th. The official Holidays in the Bag, reusable shopping bag can be purchased for $5 the day of the event at all participating merchants. All proceeds of the bag go to the Freestore Foodbank, which distributes over 19 million pounds of food annually throughout 20 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana. With the purchase of the bag, shoppers will receive discounts at 20 locations in OTR.
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  498. LIGHT THE TREE ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREWed, 23 Nov 2011 09:55:06 EST
    We'll give you a little time to sleep off that Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday, but then come on downtown on Friday evening for the kick off of the holiday season! The 65' tree on Fountain Square will be lit at 6:30 p.m.There will be live music from Timeflies and ice skating. At 7:00p.m. hosts Brian Douglas of Q102 and Sheree Paolello of Channel 5 will emcee live from P&Gs Music Stage. Santa makes a special appearance, the Mayor himself lights the tree, and a beautiful fireworks show lights up the night! For those who cannot attend, Channel 5 will feature the event in a live 30-minute broadcast starting at 7:00 p.m.
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  499. SECRET ARTWORKSThu, 17 Nov 2011 14:55:23 EST
    You may have wondered what all that artwork that has been on display in the Westin Hotel Lobby for the past month is all about. It is the preview for the Secret Artworks Fundraiser being held tomorrow night. A lot of interesting people will gather tomorrow night to purchase miniature artworks that have been created and signed by artists from around the country. You just won't know who the artist is until after you have purchased the art. You may be purchasing art from the next Picasso. Friday, November 18, 20115pm-9pm (curtains open at 6) MCA Event Center (former location of the CAC, in the Mercantile Building)120 E. Fourth StreetCincinnati, OH 45202
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  500. CRIME PREVENTION TIPS FOR HOLIDAY SAFETYWed, 16 Nov 2011 11:17:34 EST
    The holiday season is always a special time of year. It is also a time when busy people become careless and vulnerable to theft and other holiday crime. We can never be too careful, too prepared or too aware.Driving - Avoid driving alone or at night.- Keep all car doors locked and windows closed while in or out of your car. Set your alarm or use an anti-theft device.- If you must shop at night, park in a well-lit area.- Avoid parking next to vans, trucks with camper shells, or cars with tinted windows.- Park as close as you can to your destination and take notice of where you parked.- Never leave your car unoccupied with the motor running or with children inside.- Do not leave packages or valuables on the seat of your car. This creates a temptation for thieves. If you must leave something in the car, lock it in the trunk or put it out of sight.- Be sure to locate your keys prior to going to your car.
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  501. POTENTIAL SCAM PHONE CALLSFri, 11 Nov 2011 09:22:54 EST
    The Police Department has made us aware of a scam that is connected with the Golden Buckeye card. If you have experienced a phone call of this nature, please contact the Cincinnati Police Department."We've been made aware of a potential scam in which an individual called a consumer and claimed to represent the State of Ohio and the Ohio's Best Rx program. The caller falsely said the state was issuing or re-issuing Ohio's Best Rx cards and that she needed information, such as bank account number or social security number, to verify the consumer's identity. Since the Golden Buckeye program is affiliated with the Ohio's Best Rx program, the Ohio Department of Aging is notifying consumers to be on the lookout for this scam and avoid falling victim.
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  502. VETERAN'S DAYThu, 10 Nov 2011 11:19:03 EST
    Tomorrow, November 11, is Veteran's Day. Please take a moment to remember and say a prayer for all of the people who have served our country in the armed services.Did you know that the celebration of Veteran's Day dates back to World War I. World War I known at the time as The Great War - officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of the war to end all wars.
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  503. SLOANE BOUTIQUE JOINS OTR RETAIL DISTRICTThu, 10 Nov 2011 11:18:27 EST
    Sloane Boutique, named after fashionable Sloane Square in London, opens in Over-the-Rhine Saturday, November 12. Located at 1216 Vine Street, in a building redeveloped by 3CDC and Urban Sites, Sloane Boutique will offer womens clothing and accessories priced from $50 and up. The store will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and Thursday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The grand opening party is Saturday, November 19 from 7pm to 10pm with music, appetizers, and cocktails.
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  504. YOUR NEW CITY COUNCILThu, 10 Nov 2011 10:37:49 EST
    Well Cincinnati, you have a new Democratically-controlled City Council...and the winners are:Roxanne Qualls, P.G. Sittenfeld, Wendel Young,Charlie Winburn, Cecil Thomas, Laure Quinlivan,Yvette Simpson, Christopher Smitherman Chris Seelbach. Four incumbent Republicans were ousted to make way for the newcomers, Sittenfied, Simpson, and Seelbach. Your new City Council will be sworn in on December 1.
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  505. STREETCARS IN CINCINNATIThu, 10 Nov 2011 10:37:03 EST
    It was close, but it looks like the plans for streetcars in Cincinnati are going to be moving forward. Issue 48, which would have stopped the city from moving forward with the streetcars when down to a 51.5% to 48.5% defeat on Tuesday. If Issue 48 had passed, the city charter would have been amended to prohibit the city from spending or appropriating any money on streetcars or passenger rail transit through 2020.
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  506. AUDITIONS FOR TITANIC THE MUSICALMon, 07 Nov 2011 16:16:03 EST
    Cincinnati Music Theatre announces Auditions for its spring production of Titanic the Musical, Sunday, December 4, 2:00-6:00 pm, and Monday, December 5, 7:00-10:00 pm at Clifton United Methodist Church, 3416 Clifton Ave. (just north of the Clifton and Ludlow intersection). Callbacks are Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from 7-10 pm.
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  507. TOMORROW IS ELECTION DAYMon, 07 Nov 2011 13:06:47 EST
    Tomorrow is forecast to be a beautiful day with temperatures in the upper 60's. So, you have no excuse for not voting. I know it's an off-year election and you may not think it is important, but voting is both a privilege and a responsibility. In the United States, we have the rare privilege of being able to determine how we want to live and how we want to be governed. There is no unimportant decision. So take today to read about the issues and the candidates on the ballot in your area and make an informed decision tomorrow when you go to the polls. We are lucky today. Information about the candidates and the issues is just a couple of keystrokes away. If you don't make your voice heard at the polls, you have no business complaining about how our government is being run.
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  508. WINTER CLOTHING DRIVEWed, 02 Nov 2011 10:29:21 EST
    It's time to clean out your closets and give your unused winter clothing to those who don't have closets to clean out. The Freestore/Foodbank is collecting winter cozats, hats and and will be distributing them to those less fortunate who are really in need. They will clean each item before it is distributed so you don't have to worry about that. Beginning this Friday there will be a one-week collection for these gently used items. You can drop off your donations at the Christ Church Cathedral at 318 4th Street or at the Freestore/Foodbank drive-through on Liberty Street.
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  509. HAVE A SAFE HALLOWEENFri, 28 Oct 2011 15:03:35 EST
    The Cincinnati Police Department offers some tips for a safe Halloween: Halloween is just around the corner and many neighborhoods will see ghosts, ghouls, and goblins floating through the streets on October 31, 2010. The Cincinnati Police Department along with the National Crime Prevention Council, home of McGruff the Crime Dog, suggests that parents follow these few tips to assure that their children enjoy a safe and fun-filled evening. Remember the following tips. Clear your yard and sidewalk of any obstacles or decorations that may be hard to see in the dark, lest someone go bump in the night.
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  510. THEFT OF AIR CONDITIONING UNITS IN DELHITue, 25 Oct 2011 12:59:08 EST
    Numerous air conditioning units, on top of Delhi Businesses, have been stolen. The thefts have occurred late night after the businesses have closed.Businesses at the interesection of Cleves Warsaw and Ebenezer, and Del-Fair Shopping Center have been hit.Please, if you see any suspicious late night activity around closed businesses please contact the police department.If you have any information in regards to recent thefts of air conditioning units please submit a tip and/or call the police department.
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  511. CONSTELLA FESTIVALMon, 24 Oct 2011 10:20:03 EST
    Ever heard of the Constella Festival? No, well I'm embarrassed to admit that I had not heard of it either. This is the inaugural season in Cincinnati and it is going on now. The Constella Festival was created to showcase and celebrate the depth and breadth of musical and artistic life in Cincinnati. Constella presents unique collaborations between international artists of the highest caliber, in partnership with eight of citys finest performing arts organizations, to spotlight the rich and vibrant musical fabric of Cincinnati. As well as traditional chamber music, Constella Cincinnati brings to audiences world premieres of several ground-breaking works, interweaving music, visual art and dance into multi-sensory artistic performances, presented in both conventional as well as unusual venues and surroundings.
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  512. PIMP THAT PUMPKINThu, 20 Oct 2011 11:44:44 EST
    Celebrate Halloween on Final Friday this year. Building upon last year's Pimp that Pumpkin success and recognition, Marsh Inc. will behosting Pimp that Pumpkin at the Pendleton Arts Center this year. Pimp That Pumpkin features artfully designed pumpkins created by Marsh employees, local artists from Pendleton and people from member companies of the 8th Street Design District. Marsh is partnering with ArtsWave whose mission and vision, much like that of the 8th Street Design District, is focused on making Cincinnati a better place to live, work, play and stay.
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  513. PEOPLE WORKING COOPERATIVELYWed, 19 Oct 2011 11:30:10 EST
    People Working Cooperatively will hold its 24th Annual Prepare Affair event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov.12, 2011. The Tri-State's largest single-day community event helps prepare homes in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and portions of Indiana for the long winter months ahead.
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  514. HAIRSPRAY: THE MUSICALTue, 18 Oct 2011 16:03:49 EST
    Hairspray the Musical is coming to the Aronoff Center (Jarson-Kaplan Theater) November 4-12.
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  515. BOOKS BY THE BANKSMon, 17 Oct 2011 11:10:07 EST
    This Saturday, October 22, is the fifth annual "Books by the Banks" bookfair being held at the Duke Energy Convention Center. Over 100 writers and illustrators will be on hand for you to meet. Among the authors will be Judy Collins, author of "Sweet Judy Blue Eyes", Matthew Reinhart and his latest book, "DC Super Heros", Dennis Lehane, author of "Moonlight Mile" and many more. Children and their families can also enjoy storybook characters, crafts, and other fun activities in the K12 Kids Corner.
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  516. FAMILY DOLLAR ROBBERYWed, 12 Oct 2011 11:00:28 EST
    On October 11, 2011, at about 6:30 p.m., the Family Dollar Store located at 3500 Reading Rd. was robbed at gunpoint. The individual used a pistol and demanded money from the cash register. The suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and fled east on Hutchins Ave. The suspect was described as a black male, about 6' tall, thin build, wearing a Cincinnati Reds baseball hat and a dark shirt.
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  517. MISSING CHILDTue, 11 Oct 2011 09:44:51 EST
    Cincinnati Police are looking for a missing 15 year old who is developmentally delayed. Missing from the Mt. Auburn area is Alexa Collins, female, black, light skin, 5'02" tall and 101 pounds, with her hair in a pony tail. Alexa was last seen wearing a maroon jacket and maroon pants carrying a gray backpack. Alexa is on medication for ADHD and she may have that medication with her. She functions at the level of an 8 year old. Alexa was traveling on foot, but she may be on the bus as she has a bus card.
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  518. OCCUPY WALL STREET COMES TO CINCINNATISun, 09 Oct 2011 20:00:21 EST
    The "Dream Italy" bocce ball tournament scheduled for Lytle Park on Saturday was cancelled when the "Occupy Wall Street" movement came to Cincinnati. Hundreds of protesters gathered at Lytle Park before moving on to Fountain Square in alliance with the protesters who have been organizing in New York City against Wall Street greed. Frustration with the gridlock in Washington and the perceived greed of large corporations these protesters have vowed to
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  519. BIRTHDAY PARTY ON FOUNTAIN SQUARETue, 04 Oct 2011 12:49:43 EST
    Friday, October 7 is the 140th birthday of the Tyler Davidson Fountain on Fountain Square. When I heard this my first question was "will there be cake?" The good news is yes! Servatti's is baking a giant cake to celebrate the day and will be passing out pieces to party attendees. So make sure you get down to Fountain Square this Friday from 5-9pm to join in the party.
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  520. DEVELOPMENT OF THE FORMER MAISONETTE RESTAURANT SPACEMon, 03 Oct 2011 14:43:21 EST
    The transformation of the buildings that formally housed the Maisonette, La Normandie and Barleycorn is now underway. The rebirth of these Cincinnati landmarks will bring back the vitality that was lost when these fine dining establishments closed in 2005. This mixed-use project is being undertaken by Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC), Four Entertainment Group (4EG), and BOCA Restaurant Group. This multi-building project will be converted into restaurants along with a lively entertainment venue. 4EG is creating a 7,500 square foot multi-level entertainment venue complimented with a very unique design and layout. It will cater to the business crowd as well as young professionals, patrons of the arts, the after dinner crowd, and service industry workers from neighboring restaurants.
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  521. FINAL FRIDAYFri, 30 Sep 2011 16:32:47 EST
    It's "Final Friday" so if you are looking for something fun and different to do tonight, why not take a stroll around the thriving Cincinnati arts district and the entertainment district on north Main Street. This is a chance to meet a lot of great people, see some very interesting art and mellow out for the weekend. See more about Final Friday at www.cincinnatiarts.com
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  522. PROTEST AT US BANK ON FIFTH AND WALNUTTue, 27 Sep 2011 15:41:38 EST
    I was strolling down Walnut Street on my way back from lunch at Potbelly at about 12:30 today and noticed a minor ruckus at the U.S. Bank at the corner of Fifth and Walnut. About 100 protesters, who had found their way into the lobby, were chanting "stop trashing our neighborhoods" and holding signs asking U.S. Bank to take responsibility for the properties on which they have foreclosed.
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  523. PRESIDENT OBAMA Thu, 22 Sep 2011 17:22:17 EST
    I was lucky enough to have a ticket to see and hear President Obama today when he gave his speech in the shadow of the Brent Spence Bridge. The President is a dynamic speaker and fired up the crowd leading a cheer of "Pass This Bill" referring to his jobs bill. The President, accompanied by Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, said that passing this bill would put workers like those at Hilltop (the location of the speech) back to work repairing our country's infrastructure with projects like the rebuilding of the Brent Spence Bridge. Although Mr. Paul received "boos" at his introduction, the President said that they were in agreement on infrastructure improvements like the bridges.
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  524. ROBBERY AND ASSAULT AT MARATHON GAS STATIONThu, 22 Sep 2011 11:12:40 EST
    On September 21, 2011 at approximately 11:A.M., the Marathon Gas station at Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road was robbed. Two black male suspects violently assaulted a female victim and took an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. The incident occurred in the parking lot as the store employee was walking to her vehicle. The suspects fled the scene in a gray Dodge vehicle. The female victim suffered minor injuries during the incident.
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  525. MURAL AT 2ND AND WALNUTWed, 21 Sep 2011 15:56:09 EST
    Tamara Harkevy of ArtWorks hosted the dedication of ArtWorks latest mural at a ceremony yesterday. The mural, inspired by a Duvenek painting that you can see at the Taft Museum is at 2nd and Walnut. The children shown in the photo are the kids who worked on the mural this summer. While the weather is good, why not take a stroll down to 2nd and Walnut to get a first hand look.
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  526. BENGALS VISIT ST. CECILIA SCHOOLWed, 21 Sep 2011 11:59:03 EST
    Cincinnati Bengals players Kevin Huber (Punter), Jonathan Fanene (DE), Jason Shirley (DL) and DeQuin Evans (LB) made a visit to St. Cecilia School in Oakley recently. As part of an arrangement set up through the players Marketing Agents, John Keuffer and Brian Redden; these young men wanted to spend some time on their off day encouraging young people.After a short introduction and a silly dance competition between two teachers; the players got down to business to offer their message to the kids. DeQuin Evans kicked off the mini-talks focusing on setting goals and keeping your eye on the prize. Jonathan Fanene focused on the importance of balancing football, family and faith. Kevin Huber offered advice on the important of dedication and persistence while Jason Shirley encouraged the kids to focus on their education.
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  527. CAB DRIVER ROBBED IN CORRYVILLETue, 20 Sep 2011 11:54:42 EST
    On September 19, 2011, a taxi cab driver was robbed in the parking lot of Krogers at 1 West Corry Street in Corryville. The suspect approached the driver of the taxi cab and pointed a gun at the victim. The suspect demanded money and fled with an undisclosed amount of cash.
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  528. CINCINNATI ONE OF THE BEST VALUE CITIESWed, 14 Sep 2011 17:03:36 EST
    Kiplinger has named Cincinnati as one of the 10 best value cities. There are many reasons why we landed in the top 10 and if you live here you already know all about them, but it's nice to hear someone else tell us how great we are. Kiplinger mentions our affordable housing, great schools, professional sports teams (well maybe) and other big city amenities. Let me share the article with you.
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  529. CINCINNATI BEERFESTWed, 07 Sep 2011 16:07:28 EST
    Don't forget the Cincinnati Beerfest this Friday, Saturday and Sunday on Fountain Square. Music, beer tastings and plenty of fun. See the official Beerfest song in the video show to the right.
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  530. BIKE AND RUNNER SAFETYTue, 06 Sep 2011 11:18:59 EST
    With several recent crashes involving pedestrians, the Cincinnati Police Department would like to urge residents who walk, run and bike to keep their minds on their safety.When it comes to traffic safety, information can save lives and prevent the hurt and injury caused by accidents. The majority of motorist/pedestrian/cyclist accidents occur in the evening between 6 p.m. and 12 a.m., with greater incidence on weekends.1. Be Aware of Yours and Others Visibility
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  531. AUTO THEFTS IN MT. LOOKOUTWed, 31 Aug 2011 09:31:22 EST
    There has been a rash of auto thefts in Mt. Lookout in the past two weeks. More than 50 offenses have been reported. Windows are being pried open and/or broken and the suspects are taking mostly loose change, GPS, and Ipods. All citizens are asked to report any suspicious acitivity to the police immediately by calling 911.
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  532. BLOOD DRIVE TODAYMon, 29 Aug 2011 10:28:45 EST
    Monday, August 29th from 11am 6pm, the Duke Energy Convention Center, Hoxworth and Tri-Health are teaming up to host the Queen City Blood Drive. The event will take place at the Duke Energy Convention Center centrally located in the downtown area. Not only will you be able to donate blood but lunch, snacks and door prizes will also be available for donors.
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  533. AGGRAVATED AUTO ROBBERYThu, 25 Aug 2011 13:42:24 EST
    On August 24th, 2011 at approximately 4:05 AM, an aggravated auto robbery occurred in the 600 block of Glenwood Ave. Taken in the robbery was a 2005 Mercury Mountaineer, a "Boss" radio and a I-Pad; however the vehicle has since been recovered. The suspects are described as: A black male in his early to mid twenties, he's approximately 6'4" tall and 220 pounds. He was wearing a white doo-rag, a gray T-shirt, blue jean shorts and white gym shoes. He has a medium to dark brown complexion and light facial hair; he was armed with a unknown caliber gun.
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  534. BLOOD DRIVE IN SUPPORT OF POLICE OFFICER INJURED IN TRAFFIC ACCIDENTTue, 23 Aug 2011 10:17:13 EST
    SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR SGT. RON SCHAEPER BY DONATING BLOOD...The Cincinnati Police have teamed up with Hoxworth Blood Center to encourage blood donations in a show of support for Sgt. Ron Schaeper. Sgt. Schaeper was injured in a traffic accident on Aug. 16th. Blood donations will not be designated for any particular patient; the drive is intended as a means to show support for a speedy and complete recovery.
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  535. NEW BIKE AND MOBILITY CENTER AT SMALE RIVERFRONT PARKFri, 19 Aug 2011 12:23:31 EST
    The Coca Cola Company delivered a $10,000.00 check to Cincinnati Parks today in an event held at Theodore M. Berry Friendship Park. The grant was made as part of Coke's "America is Your Park Campaign." The funds will be used to construct a Bike and Mobility Center at the new Smale Riverfront Park. Construction moved the event to Friendship Park.The new bike center will feature secure storage for 150 bikes, bike rental and repair. Notables attending the event were Congresswoman Gene Schmidt, State Representative Eric Kearney, Cincinnati Council members, Wendell Young and Laure Quinlivan, and Willie Carden, Director of Cincinnati Parks and Mark Rahiya, Sr. VP of Coca Cola Refreshments. Channel 5's Todd Dykes led members of the Greater Cincinnati Boys and Girls Club and Queen City Bikes on a ceremonial bike ride at the close of the ceremonies.
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  536. CORRYVILLE DELI ROBBEDWed, 17 Aug 2011 14:11:42 EST
    On August 15, 2011, the Cincy Deli Store located at 2832 Jefferson Avenue was robbed. Two male suspects entered the store and threatened the clerk with guns. The suspects fled the store with an undisclosed amount of U.S. currency. Surveillance cameras captured the images of both suspects.
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  537. SECOND SUNDAY ON MAINFri, 12 Aug 2011 09:47:30 EST
    Join the block party and celebrate Second Sunday on Main Street this Sunday, August 14th from noon to 5pm. This hip, eclectic neighborhood event is where you will want to spend your Sunday afternoon with live music, food and craft vendors, and ice cold beverages in the official Christian Moerlein biergarten located at the corner of Woodward and Main streets. Thanks to Jon Powell and Prospect Hill Neighbors for serving as the official Beer Ambassadors this month!
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  538. GREAT INLAND SEAFOOD FESTIVALThu, 11 Aug 2011 09:13:53 EST
    Starting today is the Great Inland Seafood Festival on Riverboat Row in Newport. Highlight of the festival is whole Maine lobsters for $10.95. Don't miss this great opportunity for great seafood, great entertainment. The Seafood Festival is free to the public. Click on http://www.greatinlandseafoodfest.com/ for the full entertainment schedule. 15 area restaurants are partiipating.
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  539. WALK THE WALK - BENEFIT FOR YOUTH SHELTERMon, 08 Aug 2011 14:41:33 EST
    Lighthouse Youth Services is hosting its first Walk the Walk on Saturday, August 13th. Proceeds benefit the new youth shelter opening this fall on Highland Avenue in Clifton. Starting at 9:15am on Fountain Square and following Vine Street north for 2.5 miles to tour the new shelter, walkers will follow the route taken by many homeless youth to obtain services.
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  540. 2011 CINCY BLUES FEST ARTISTS Fri, 05 Aug 2011 14:33:23 EST
    The Cincy Blues Fest is starts tonight. Check out the schedule: On August 5 and 6 , Sawyer Point is the Place to be. The Budweiser Main Stage will feature Eden Brent, Big James and the Chicago Playboys, Rick Holmstrom, Moreland & Arbuckle, Ben Prestage, and Tad Robinson, as well as Cincy Blues Challenge winners Miss Lissa & Company and Brian Keith Wallen.
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  541. GOETTA FESTFri, 05 Aug 2011 13:41:31 EST
    Double up on your cholesterol medicine. Beginning at 5:00pm today, you can treat yourselves to all things goetta at Glier's Goetta Fest at Newport on the Levy. In addition to the tasty goetta treats, there will be live entertainment, games and fun for the whole family. For more information click http://www.goettafest.com/
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  542. INTERNET CAFES IN OHIOThu, 04 Aug 2011 14:57:38 EST
    You may have heard about Sweepstakes Cafes that are opening up around Ohio. Well there is one scheduled to open in Cheviot soon. Locations in strip malls, gas stations and store fronts havebeen opening mostly in the northern parts of our state. Some offer other services, some are just the Sweepstakes Cafes that offer free food and drink to players. Ohio doesn't have a sweepstakes law and Internet cafes are not specifically covered under Ohio's gambling laws.
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  543. AMBASSADOR PROGRAM EXPANDED TO OVER-THE-RHINETue, 02 Aug 2011 10:14:33 EST
    To accommodate the rapid growth of residential and commercial activity in Over-the-Rhine, 3CDC with help from the Over-The-Rhine Chamber has created a clean and safe ambassador program to assist in the ongoing renaissance. Two different ambassador teams started working on the streets of Over-the-Rhine the week of June 13. The clean team consists of one ambassador that works Monday through Friday 6am to 2:30pm and Saturday & Sunday 8:30am to 5pm. They focus on litter patrol, graffiti removal, weed abatement, and pressure washing.
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  544. DOWNTOWN DASH AND BLOCK PARTY Mon, 01 Aug 2011 13:57:34 EST
    This Friday, August 5th from 5:00pm til midnight is the Downtown Dash & Block Party at St. X Church. Begun in 2007 as a block party for the entire communitythis celebration has grown over the past 4 years.. With the addition of the 5k in 2008, the event took shape and remains the biggest block party and fastest 5k in downtown Cincinnati.The Downtown Dash is a non-profit event and all proceeds benefit downtown organizations that assist and/or educate those in need. So mark your calendars for August 5th, because you dont want to miss the best party of the summer.
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  545. HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT DOWNTOWN CINCINNATITue, 26 Jul 2011 13:23:04 EST
    Downtown Cincinnati Inc. is requesting your help in taking a survey about Downtown Cincinnati. They want your perceptions on safety, cleanliness, hospitality, etc. Why not take this opportunity to make your opinions know. Click "MORE" and then click the link to take the survey.
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  546. MACY'S MUSIC FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND.Mon, 25 Jul 2011 11:10:10 EST
    The 2011 Macy's Music Festival features an absolutely outstanding lineup with some of today's hottest performers. Come out Friday, July 29 and Saturday July 30 to hear and see them liveor better yet, come for both nights of show-stopping rhythm & blues, jazz, hip-hop, and soul. No matter when you come, you're going to see the best of today's music!
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  547. FREAKY FRIDAY WATER BALLOON TOSSFri, 22 Jul 2011 09:53:09 EST
    It's Freaky Friday in Cincinnati and time for the Servpro Water Balloon Toss on Fountain Square beginning at 11:45 a.m. The toss will be the traditional distance challenge, with players in two parallel lines tossing a water balloon across a short space that grows longer as the game continues. If your balloon breaks, you're out! There will be a maximum of four heats, with the winners of each heat competing in a toss-off for the prize of four tickets to The Beach Waterpark.
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  548. Professional Development for Teaching ArtistsThu, 21 Jul 2011 16:35:04 EST
    August 16 & 17, 2011Aronoff Center, Fifth Third Bank Theater
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  549. PART II OF A THREE PHASE DEVELOPMENT NOW COMPLETE IN OTRTue, 19 Jul 2011 17:14:48 EST
    3CDC, Over-the-Rhine Community Housing, EBER Development and the City of Cincinnati announce the opening of the second phase of City Home
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  550. Graeters Ice Cream Gives Sweet Satisfaction for $1.41 on National Ice Cream DayFri, 15 Jul 2011 12:27:20 EST
    WHO & WHAT: Satisfy your sweet tooth with Graeters on National Ice Cream DaySunday, July 17! To celebrate, Graeters will offer single-scoop ice cream cones for just $1.41 in honor of the 141 years that Graeters has been the worlds best tasting ice cream. Come join the bash as the fourth generation of the family-owned company gives thanks for 141 great years! WHEN & WHERE: Dates: Sunday, July 17Time: Regular store hours Where: All Graeters Locations
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  551. CINCY APPAREL T-SHIRT MARKET ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREThu, 14 Jul 2011 17:09:01 EST
    Celebrating and Supporting Cincinnati with Local T-shirts Back for the fourth year in a row, Cincy Apparel T-Shirt Market on Fountain Square is tomorrow, Friday, July 15, from 11am until 11pm produced by 3CDC. Enhance your t-shirt collection by shopping at Cincinnatis one and only, all day T-shirt Market.
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  552. FUN AND GAMES ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREThu, 14 Jul 2011 13:21:22 EST
    In case you were wondering what all the fun and games were about on Fountain Square yesterday, it was the annual corporate Olympics. Teams of people representing various Cincinnati corporations like Sara Lee, U.S. Bank, P&G and others competed in lighthearted Olympic-style contests for the benefit of the Hamilton County Special Olympics.
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  553. DECEPTIVE DOOR-TO-DOOR MAGAZINE SALES CREWSMon, 11 Jul 2011 17:06:22 EST
    The Cincinnati Police Department would like to warn residents of deceptive door-to-door magazine sales crews are in the City of Cincinnati looking to earn a quick buck this summer.Crews have been on the east side of town going door-to-door soliciting funds under the guise that proceeds would go to local charities. A check with two of these charities reveals they have no working relationship with out-of-town magazine groups.
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  554. SECOND SUNDAY ON MAINFri, 08 Jul 2011 22:26:08 EST
    Join the block party and celebrate Second Sunday on Main Street this Sunday, July 10th from noon to 5pm. This hip, eclectic neighborhood event is where you will want to spend your Sunday afternoon with live music, food and craft vendors, and ice cold beverages in the official Christian Moerlein biergarten located at the corner of Woodward and Main streets. Thanks to 85 Broads for serving as the official Beer Ambassadors this month!
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  555. 2011 CINCY BLUES FEST FEATURES ROCKABILLY THEME STAGE ON FRIDAY NIGHT Fri, 08 Jul 2011 11:03:47 EST
    July 7, 2011: Guys, grease up those pompadours, and ladies, pull out your best vintage dress -- the first night of the Cincy Blues Fest will feature five Rockabilly acts on the Arches Stage on Friday, August 5. Tri-state favorites Straw Boss, The Wastewheelers, the StarDevils, and Crazy Joe & the Mad River Outlaws will bring their swingin' sounds to the stage, along with Ann Arbor, Michigan guitar slinger George Bedard.
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  556. ROBBERY AT POPEYE'S CHICKENThu, 07 Jul 2011 09:21:35 EST
    This incident occurred on July 5th, 2011 at 10:30 am at Popeyes Chicken located at 6225 Glenway Av. The suspects entered the restaurant, brandished handguns, took an undetermined amount of money and fled in a red sedan on Glenway Av. Both suspects were described as male black, 20-25, 6, 140-150lbs. Suspect #1 was wearing a black shirt, black pants, gray air force one gym shoes, with a red bandana over his face, armed with a silver handgun. Suspect #2 was wearing a black shirt, black pants, black Nike gym shoes, with a red bandana over his face, armed with a black revolver.
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  557. LOCAL AREA BOY ON NATIONAL TV TONIGHTTue, 05 Jul 2011 11:41:50 EST
    Dillon McCormick, a Northern Kentucky resident and student at Turkeyfoot Middle School in Edgewood, will be a contestant on JEOPARDY tonight.
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  558. WANTED FOR AGGRAVATED BURGLARYTue, 05 Jul 2011 09:53:52 EST
    This incident occurred on July 3rd, 2011 at 3:20 am in the 2600 block of Thomasville Dr. The suspect pointed a silver handgun at the victim and demanded his money. The suspect was described as male black, 20-25, 506-508, 150lbs, wearing a black baseball cap, white shirt and black shoes. The suspect fled in a white Honda.
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  559. LULAC CONVENTIONThu, 30 Jun 2011 11:35:56 EST
    Welcome to the more than 15,000 Cincinnati visitors who are in our city this week for th LULAC convention. LULAC is the League of United Latin American Citizens. LULAC will be hosting many events while they are in town that are open to the public, including a free Los Lobos concert tonight.We hope you have a great time while you are in our city. Thank you for coming and enjoy the week!
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  560. RED WHITE AND BOOMWed, 29 Jun 2011 15:47:52 EST
    One of my favorite ways to celebrate the 4th of July is with the Cincinnati POPs for Red, White and Boom at Riverbend. The show, on July 4th at 8:00p.m. at Riverbend includes our terrific Cincinnati POPs orchestra led by conductor, John Morris Russell followed by Rozzi fireworks. This year your ticket includes free admission to Coney Island (pool excluded). Kids sitting on the lawn are free. Tickets start at $15, including parking and are free for veterans and active military. Come out to Riverbend and enjoy the day.
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  561. NEW FARE BOXES ON METROFri, 24 Jun 2011 14:27:14 EST
    Great news busriders. Now it is going to get even easier for the Cincinnati Metro to take your money. A $3.6 million federal grant will allow Cincinnati Metro to buy and install new fare boxes. The whole project will cost $4.5 million. Sounds a little expensive you might think, but that's because you haven't heard all these new boxes will do....they talk. So, no more lonely bus rides. You can now talk to the fare box. If you don't have correct change, you will get a "change card" back. Just what you always wanted. Now you can put a $20 bill in the fare box with no worries because you will get $18 back on a "change card".
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  562. COVEDALE OR WEST PRICE HILLWed, 22 Jun 2011 13:58:57 EST
    You may have heard some of the flap about Covedale asking to be recognized as a separate community. I don't know how this all came up, but I lived on the west side of Cincinnati for over 30 years and I always thought Covedale was a separate community. Now it seems that they are part of West Price Hill and the City Manager, Milton Dohoney, says they cannot be recognized separately.
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  563. TEXTING AND WALKINGFri, 17 Jun 2011 15:43:32 EST
    I was walking back to the office from lunch at noon today and almost saw one of our citizens splattered all over 4th and Walnut Street. Now, I admit to occasionally jaywalking, maybe not so occasionally, but I do look to see if a car is coming before I venture out into the middle of the street.This young women was busy texting as a truck came perilously close to her. People on the sidewalk yelled for her to "watch out", but she was oblivious. Fortunately the truck was able to stop just a couple of feet from hitting her. She just looked up and smiled.
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  564. HOME IMPROVEMENT SCAMSWed, 15 Jun 2011 14:19:21 EST
    This is the season when scam artists drive through neighborhoods looking to find people in their yards. Once spotted, the victim is drawn into a conversation about the work that needs to be done on their home and then offered a "bargain" home repair. The National Association of Bunco Investigators (NABI) says to beware when a repairperson knocks on your door. Look for these telltale signs:
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  565. MCCARTNEY COMING TO CINCINNATIMon, 13 Jun 2011 21:03:06 EST
    Paul McCartney and his "On The Run" Tour will be coming to Great American Ballpark on August 4. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, June 17 at Noon. or by calling 1-513-381-REDS (7337).Tickets will be available only at the Great American Ball Park Box Office, or online at Tickets.com.The show usually runs about 3 hours. If you are a McCartney, this is your chance.
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  566. STUFF TO DO TODAYSun, 12 Jun 2011 11:20:20 EST
    Looking for something to do on this beautiful Sunday in Cincinnati? How about the Concourse D'Elegance at Ault Park in Cincinnati? If that's not your cup of tea, you might like Italianfest on the riverfront at Newport on the Levy.
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  567. REDLEGS RUN THIS SATURDAYThu, 09 Jun 2011 10:08:18 EST
    The 10th anniversary of the Subway Redlegs Run is Saturday, June 11, 2011. In celebration of this milestone there has been a 10K option added. All proceeds benefit the Reds Community Fund.
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  568. BEST FRIENDS DAYWed, 08 Jun 2011 14:31:13 EST
    Did you know that today, June 8 is officially "Best Friends Day"? Me neither. Sounds like a Hallmark moment to me.Anyway, you are supposed to get together with your best friends and "celebrate the day".
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  569. EAST ROW GARDEN WALKTue, 07 Jun 2011 09:47:59 EST
    Get ready for one of the most beautiful events of the summer...The East Row Garden Walk. For 15 years, curiosity, a passion for gardening and desire for unique ideas have enticed thousands of visitors to tour the charming gardens showcased on the East Row Garden Clubs annual Garden Walk in Newport. This year, the 2011 Garden Walk is Saturday and Sunday, June 25-26, in the East Row Historic District, the second largest local historic district in Kentucky. The Walk will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days.
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  570. FELONIOUS ASSAULT IN CLIFTONSun, 05 Jun 2011 17:37:48 EST
    THE CINCINNATI POLICE ARE INVESTIGATING AN AGGRAVATED ROBBERY AND FELONIOUS ASSAULT WHICH OCCURRED AT 3232 JEFFERSON AVE . THE SUSPECT IS A MALE BLACK ABOUT 5' 06" WITH A SLIM BUILD. HE APPEARS TO HAVE A MEDIUM COMPLEXION. THE SUSPECT ROBBED THE CLIFTON INTERNATIONAL MARKET ON JEFFERSON AT KNIFE POINT, THEN FLED. THE SUSPECT WAS SEEN AND THEN CONFRONTED BY A CITIZEN AS HE FLED ON FOOT FROM THE STORE. THE SUSPECT TURNED AND STABBED THE CITIZEN IN THE CHEST WITH THE KNIFE.
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  571. INTERNATIONAL MUSEUM DAYTue, 17 May 2011 11:04:52 EST
    The Taft Museum of Art will offer free admission and stay open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 19 as part of the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The Taft joins more than 90 other museums across North America celebrating International Museum Day.
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  572. REDEVELOPING DOWNTOWN--RESHAPING THE FUTURESun, 15 May 2011 21:21:22 EST
    On Wednesday May 18, 2011 there will be a Breakfast Lecture at the Cincinnati Masonic Center 317 East Fifth Street downtown featuring Cincinnati Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls. The title of her lecture is "Redeveloping Downtown - Reshaping the Future"Complimentary Breakfast begins at 7:45am. The program is stated for completion by 9am.The Cincinnati Masonic Center can be reached at 513-421-3579 for more information
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  573. ALICIA'S BENEFIT WALK IN LAKOTAMon, 09 May 2011 09:25:44 EST
    I know this is not technically about downtown, but it is a good cause and I wanted to let you know about it. Alicia Lang graduated from Lakota West High School in 2010, but has been fighting the lung disease cystic fibrosis since she was 5 years old. From the age of 14, Alicia has been going into Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center every six to eight weeks for a fourteen day treatment of lung clearance and intravenous antibiotics to help break down the mucus in her lungs. Alicia is now 19 years old and cystic fibrosis is winning the fight she needs a double-lung transplant. Alicia is listed for a double-lung transplant at Cleveland Clinic and Loyola in Chicago and when the lungs are available, needs to pay over $350,000 out of pocket.
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  574. PRE-DERBY PARTY ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREThu, 05 May 2011 16:31:50 EST
    Bring out the big hats and stylin attire, its time to party for the Kentucky Derby. Tomorrow, May 6th from 5pm to 11pm the Square will turn into a traditional pre-derby event produced by 3CDC. Listen to award-winning bluegrass music and enjoy mint julep drink specials as well as derby themed food. The Kentucky Oaks race will be aired on the Fountain Square big screen at 5:45pm. Its a great way to celebrate the fastest two minutes in sports before heading to Louisville the next day.
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  575. POLICE LOOKING FOR RAPE SUSPECTThu, 28 Apr 2011 14:18:59 EST
    Police are looking for the following person in connection with 5 counts of rape. Devore DeJanette ALIAS: Devore Christopher DOB: 05/03/88 RACE: Black HEIGHT: 511 WEIGHT: 160 HAIR: Black EYES: Brown His last known addresses are: LKA ADDRESS: 1809 DeArmond Ave. North College Hill, Oh. 45239, 3339 Bowling Green Ct. Cincinnati, Oh. 45225, 6587 Glen Orchard Ave. Cincinnati, Oh. 45237The suspect frequents the downtown West End area
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  576. FIRE AT WENDY'S ON 4TH STREETWed, 27 Apr 2011 16:39:17 EST
    If you visited Wendy's on 4th Street at lunch time today, you may have noticed that things were a little discombobled. There was a fire at the location last night around midnight. Fire crews reported that a mop was placed too close to an electrical panel causing it to catch fire. Besides damage to the electrical panel there was no major damage to the restaurant and it was open by lunch time. Fortunately, no one was hurt.
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  577. ARREST IN DOWNTOWN AGGRAVATED ROBBERYFri, 22 Apr 2011 23:14:32 EST
    On April 21, 2011, at approximately 1:42pm, at Seventh and Vine Streets, a District One Motorcycle unit was flagged down by a victim of an aggravated robbery. The victim was robbed at gun point inside Magic Nails, 10 B W. Seventh Street, with a shot being fired inside the location. Fortunately, no one was injured as a result of the shot being fired. The victim of the offense identified a vehicle used by the assailant to flee the scene. The investigating officer followed the suspect vehicle, and with covering Vortex Unit officers, initiated a traffic stop at 800 West Court Street.
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  578. MISSING JUVENILEWed, 20 Apr 2011 10:50:52 EST
    Cincinnati Police Department request assistance in locating a missing child; Staleek Niko Hudson, male, black, 11 years of age. He is 4'11" tall and weighs 125lbs. He has brown eyes and brown hair. He was last seen in the Pleasant Ridge area wearing a blue t-shirt, blue jean shorts and white sneakers.He suffers from Obstuctive Defiance Disorder and does not have his medication with him.If he is seen please contact Det. L. Sellers from District 2 at 979-4400 or the Personal Crimes Unit at 352-6474
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  579. SAMBA ON FOUNTAIN SQUARESun, 17 Apr 2011 13:07:43 EST
    I hope you were able to make the Samba on Fountain Square this Friday. The event was the kickoff for the Krohn Conservatory show Butterflies of Brazil. Over 300 people participated in the Samba. It is unclear at this point whether we set a new Guinness Book record or not. It seems the official record is 205 participants. Photographs of the event will be examined by the Guinness Book to see if we have set the record.I have some pictures and a video in case you were not able to make it to the Square or maybe you will be able to see a picture of yourself or a friend doing the Samba.Click this link for the video http://short.vadz.com/5309
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  580. ROBBERY AT THE HUSTLER STOREWed, 13 Apr 2011 21:53:29 EST
    Cincinnati Police District One is investigating the Aggravated Robbery of the Hustler Store at 411 Elm St. on April 11, 2011 approx midnight. A male black subject is seen on video entering the store and committing the offense. One shot was fired during the robbery and a bullet was recovered. Any information on this suspect please call Crime Stoppers at 513-352-3040 or Detective Dan Kreider at 513-352-4565.
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  581. NO STREETCARS IN CINCINNATITue, 12 Apr 2011 12:02:09 EST
    After Governor Kasich said he would not support streetcars in Cincinnati, the Ohio Transportation Committee, which formerly supported the project, rejected it this morning in a 6-1 vote.
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  582. GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP DOWNTOWN THIS SATURDAYMon, 11 Apr 2011 09:35:29 EST
    JOIN THE DRC VOLUNTEER TEAM FOR THE GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP on APRIL 16!Beautifying Downtown during the Great American Cleanup each April is a DRC tradition. Join us for this year's Great American Cleanup on Saturday, April 16, from 10AM-1PM. We will meet at the Path to the Taft. To volunteer or for more information, contact DRC Clean, Safe, and Green Committee Chair David Siders @ dbsiders@gmail.com
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  583. WANTED FELON -- BRANDON HARRELLFri, 08 Apr 2011 10:41:21 EST
    Cincinnati Police are attempting to locate the following person, who is wanted for multiple felony counts: NAME: Brandon Harrell RACE: Black D.O.B: 9/13/85 HEIGHT: 511 WEIGHT: 165 LAST KNOWN ADDRESS : 654 Strand LN. 45232 Brandon Harrell is known to frequent the O.T.R. area and Winton Terrace. He should be considered armed and dangerous. He has the number (4) tattooed between his eyes and several other tattoos on his face and neck.
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  584. ECOSCULPTThu, 07 Apr 2011 22:45:43 EST
    3CDC is bringing back EcoSculpt for the second year in a row. It is a three-week installation of original sculptures made of recycled and/or recyclable materials. Thanks to this years presenting sponsor Greater Cincinnati Energy Alliance!Twelve artists ranging from sculptors to students have been selected and invited to install their sculpture on Fountain Square April 8 beginning at 9:30am. The sculptures will be on display until April 28.The sculptures may be as large as 10 feet tall and 10 feet wide and will be made entirely of a recyclable material.
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  585. SERVATII'S TO OPEN ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREMon, 04 Apr 2011 16:39:11 EST
    As if today's news about Graeter's reopening in Northern Kentucky wasn't sweet enough, we have even more good news for all you pastry lovers in downtown Cincinnati. Servatii's will be opening another pastry and deli shop on Fountain Square in the Fifth Third Center Tower
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  586. GRAETER'S TO REOPEN IN NORTHERN KENTUCKYMon, 04 Apr 2011 11:37:10 EST
    For all of you northern Kentuckians who have to get your Graeter's fix downtown every day, there is good news. Graeter's has just signed a lease on two northern Kentucky locations. There is no definite date set for opening yet, but the Ft. Mitchell store will open first, followed by the Grand Avenue store."The Graeter family is excited to announce that they are bringing Graeter's Ice Cream back to Northern Kentucky, Summer 2011. The company has signed leases for two of the locations operated by its former franchisee. The first location to reopen will be the retail store at 301 Buttermilk Pike in Fort Mitchell/Lakeside Park, Kentucky. This was the first Graeter's store to open in Kentucky, so it is fitting that it will be the first to reopen. The Grand Avenue store in Newport/Ft. Thomas, Kentucky, will soon follow.
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  587. REDS WIN IN THE 9THFri, 01 Apr 2011 10:00:18 EST
    Can you believe those Reds? Down 3 runs in the 9th and they come back to win, with a home run yet. I have to admit that I was a fair weather fan. I turned off the tv in the bottom of the 8th and went out to do a few errands, but i did turn the radio on in the car so I was able to hear about the winning home run. What an exciting way to start the baseball season in Cincinnati.Though we were not at the game yesterday, Janet, our intrepid photographer, and her grandaughter, Bella, did manage to get some great photos of the parade which they have shared with all of us.
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  588. WANNA PLAY BASEBALLWed, 30 Mar 2011 21:58:25 EST
    The Florence Freedom have invited the Bengals Players to tryout for the Florence Freedom team this summer. Check out the letter from the Freedom to the Bengals players shown below:With an official lockout looming and a Collective Bargaining Agreement seemingly out of reach, NFL players are preparing for a summer without organized workouts and an uncertain future. The Florence Freedom Professional Baseball Team would like to help out Cincinnati Bengals players by giving them the opportunity to stay active and employed this summer. Please accept our invitation to attend our team tryout on April 23rd!
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  589. OPENING DAYTue, 29 Mar 2011 14:16:36 EST
    You wouldn't know it from the weather, but it's spring and spring in Cincinnati means baseball! This Thursday is opening day. For those lucky people who have the day off to attend the game, good for you. Be sure to get downtown early as crowds will be heavy and parking will be at a premium. The gates at the ballpark are opening at 11:40am. this year, so you can get inside, find your seats, watch batting practice and get a hot dog or two for lunch before watching the 2:10pm game between the Reds and the Milwaukee Brewers.For those of us who don't have tickets, we can still join in the festivities. The Findlay Market Opening Day Parade starts at 11 am. Check the maps for the parade route,
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  590. MISSING CHILDENFri, 25 Mar 2011 13:57:30 EST
    For some reason, there seems to be a rash of missing children or run-aways this week. If you know anything about any of these children, please phone the numbers shown below:CINCINNATI POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MISSING BOY NAMED SEANQUEZ ALEXANDER MALE BLACK 12 YRS. OLD 5'4 120 LBS. LAST SEEN WEARING: GRAY HOODIE, TEAL GREEN T- SHIRT, BLUE JEANS, AND POLO BOAT SHOES WITH A PLAD PATTERN. SEANQUEZ RAN AWAY FROM 4721 READING RD. CINTI. OH. 45237. ANYONE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF WHERE SEANQUEZ IS PLEASE CALL DISTRICT FOUR AT 569-8600. THANK YOU FOR ANY ASSISTANCE.
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  591. MISSING JUVENILEFri, 25 Mar 2011 13:53:36 EST
    CINCINNATI POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR A MISSING BOY NAMED ROBERT COOK . HE IS A MALE BLACK 16 YRS. OLD 5'9 165 LBS. LAST SEEN WEARING: RED SHIRT, TAN PANTS, RED/ WHITE/BLACK NIKE GYM SHOES. ROBERT RAN AWAY FROM 3603 WASHINGTON AV. CINTI. OH. 45229. ANY ONE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF WHERE ROBERT MIGHT BE PLEASE CALL DISTRICT FOUR AT 569-8600. THANK YOU FOR ANY ASSISTANCE!
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  592. WANTED FOR ABDUCTION AND ESCAPE: DAWN L. DIXONWed, 23 Mar 2011 08:55:06 EST
    On March 18, 2011, just before 9:00am, a vehicle was stolen from the Shell gas station on Fourth Street in Covington Kentucky. A four year old child was inside the vehicle when it was taken. Law enforcement officials from both sides of the Ohio River coordinated a response, safely locating the child at Cincinnati Fire Department Headquarters, Fifth Street and Central Avenue. Ms. Dixon was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital due to drug dependency, and the fact she is reportedly seven months pregnant. A police hold was placed on Dixon. On March 22, 2011, at approximately 10:15am, medical staff at the hospital discovered Ms. Dixon left the facility, against medical advice.
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  593. BID ON OPENING DAY TICKETSTue, 22 Mar 2011 16:55:31 EST
    A DRC (DOWNTOWN RESIDENT'S COUNCIL) member has offered several pairs of Reds Opening Day tickets to raise money for the DRC and the Cincinnati Symphony.Bid today on pairs of tickets in Section 134 (Field Box on the 1st Base line) and 511 (View Level in left field).
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  594. IN THE MOODFri, 18 Mar 2011 14:11:56 EST
    For all of us over the age of "Eminem", this looks like a good one and it only runs for two performances on April 2 at the Aronoff Theatre. So you are "in the mood" for some great music and dancing, check this out.In The Mood is coming to the Aronoff Centers Procter and Gamble Hall on Saturday, April 2 at 3:00 PM and 7:30 PM. In The Mood features a thirteen-piece big band orchestra and six singer/swing dancers including a high-energy Swing Dance couple performing the songs of the 1940s. The show is presented by not-for-profit arts presenter, Artbeat.
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  595. ST PATRICK'S DAY PARADESun, 13 Mar 2011 22:24:27 EST
    Saturday was a beautiful day for the St. Patrick's Day Parade. Our photographer, Janet Ach, captured some pictures of the event. We hope they will bring back memories for those of you who were there and make you feel like part of the celebration if you were not able to make it downtown.
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  596. ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADESat, 12 Mar 2011 16:03:00 EST
    Come rain, sleet, snow, or hopefully, sunshine, the Annual St. Patrick's Day Parade with be held this Saturday, March 12 in downtown Cincinnati. Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick's Day, so celebrate early and come on downtown this weekend. The parade kicks off at 1:00p.m.
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  597. CINCIDITERODMon, 07 Mar 2011 15:44:03 EST
    Most of us probably couldn't make it down to Fountain Square today for the Cinciditerod, but a little rain didn't keep our intrepid photographer, Janet Ach and those fun "Cinciditeroders" from enjoying the day. We thought this pictures would give you some idea of what a great event it was for all who participated.
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  598. THIS WEEKEND IN CINCINNATIFri, 04 Mar 2011 14:29:27 EST
    You can't say there is nothing to do in and around Cincinnati this weekend. There is Bockfest on Friday and Saturday, the Cinciditerod at Fountain Square on Saturday, Mardi Gras at Findlay Market on Sunday and the Home and Garden Show at the Duke Energy Convention Center all weekend. So get out there and enjoy yourself.
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  599. ASSAULT ON ELM STREETThu, 03 Mar 2011 16:08:09 EST
    District One detectives are currently investigating an incident which occurred February 18, 2011, at approximately 0230 hours in the 400 block of Elm Street, downtown. A male victim was assaulted while walking to his vehicle in the company of a female friend. The victim reported being assaulted by a black / male suspect wearing a white shirt underneath a tan jacket. The victim sustained a fractured Clavicle, Tibia and knee dislocation, the result of the assault. The suspect in question was captured on near-by surveillance video. At this time, District One is asking for any information regarding the identity of the suspect in the attached photographs.
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  600. CAA AWARDS 2011 OVERTURE AWARDSTue, 01 Mar 2011 22:18:29 EST
    The Cincinnati Arts Association is pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Overture Awards Scholarship Competition, held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Aronoff Center's Jarson-Kaplan Theater. The competition annually awards $2,500 scholarships to six area students for post-secondary education, with 18 runners-up each winning $500 scholarships. Students are nominated by their schools to compete in one of six disciplines: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theater, Visual Art or Vocal Music. The scholarship program is the largest of its kind in the United States and was developed to recognize, encourage and reward excellence in the arts among Tri-state students in grades 9-12. There are three levels of competition: Regional, Semi-Final and Final.
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  601. ARREST MADE IN CORRYVILLE AND HYDE PARK STREET ROBBERIESFri, 25 Feb 2011 00:59:24 EST
    On 2-24-11, District 4 and District 2 Investigators charged a male 17 years of age for two aggravated robberies. The juvenile was charged for pistol whipping a male victim in Corryville on 1-30-11. He was also charged for the aggravated robbery of a female in Hyde Park on 1-30-11, 45 minutes after the first incident. The juvenile was arrested by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department/Colerain Twp/Springdale Twp Police for robbing a female in the 2700 Block of Townterrace Drive in Colerain Township on 1-30-11, during the evening hours. An adult by the name of Markalo White 18 years of age was arrested as an accomplice in the Colerain Township incident. Markalo White was charged with aggravated robbery in that incident.
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  602. GEORGE CLOONEY ON FOUNTAIN SQUAREWed, 23 Feb 2011 18:39:20 EST
    Konrad, one of our programmers, came into the office this morning and told me that the George Clooney movie was filming on Fountain Square. I grabbed my Flip camera and headed on over to the Square to see if I could get a picture to share with you. This is the third time, I have waited to catch a glimpse of George Clooney, but the first time I had to wait outside in the cold. A glimpse is about all I did get...and the video I shot is horrible, unless you're really into movie crews. George is in the video, he is the person holding a cup of coffee and wearing earmuffs, but you will have to take my word for it. It was a cold, long wait to even get this close, but believe me, ladies, it was worth it. If anyone has better pictures and wants to share them, please e-mail them to me at carol@ourtown.com Please click this link to see my video http://short.vadz.com/5270
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  603. OTR STAR AWARDSMon, 21 Feb 2011 15:16:58 EST
    The Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, 111 East 13th Street, today announced the recipients of the Annual Star Awards. The Annual Star Awards recognize those organizations and/or individuals that have contributed to the revitalization of our grand historic neighborhood and for their outstanding accomplishments, and dedication to the Over-the-Rhine Community. WHY STAR AWARDS? Over-the-Rhine encompasses five unique neighborhoods: Washington Park, Mohawk, Central, Pendleton and Findlay Market. Each are diverse residential and business communities that are represented by a point on a Star!
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  604. ROBBERY ON BALTIMORE AVENUEThu, 17 Feb 2011 16:53:40 EST
    This incident occurred on 02/15/11 at 12:05 am in the 1700 block of Baltimore Av. One suspect distracted the victim as the other suspect snatched the victim?s purse. Suspect #1 was described as male black, early twenties, medium complexion, shoulder length braids, wearing a black skull cap with a red bandanna underneath, a black hooded sweatshirt, and a tan shirt with tan pants. Suspect #2 was male white, early twenties, also wearing a black skull cap with a red bandanna underneath, a black hooded sweatshirt, a tan shirt, tan pants and tan boots.
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  605. PLAYDATE WITH THE BEARCATSThu, 17 Feb 2011 16:31:37 EST
    Mitch's Mission along with the University of Cincinnati football team will play host to a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 16,2011 called Playdate With The Bearcats. The fundraiser will benefit pediatric cancer and blood disease patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. The event, held at UC's Campus Recreation and Wellness Center from 4-7 p.m. ET, is designed as a carnival-like, family-fun event, featuring UC student-athletes from the football team and other varsity sports along with the Bearcat mascot.
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  606. KZF DESIGN AWARDED 3 BIG PROJECTSFri, 11 Feb 2011 14:58:37 EST
    KZF Design, Inc., based in Cincinnati, Ohio, announces the awarding of three significant project contracts, the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution - Graterford, Pennsylvania, State Correctional Institution - Forest County and KZF's first project for the US Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Tallgrass Prairie Visitor Center, located in Cottonwood Falls, KS. The SCI Graterford East and SCI Graterford West Prison will be one of the largest correctional projects in progress in the United States. This 4,000 bed facility, located near Philadelphia, is part of a state-wide initiative to add 9,000 beds to Pennsylvania's overcrowded state prison system. KZF is providing architecture, sustainable design, security design, electrical and mechanical engineering as well as construction administration services to this $365 million project.
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  607. BREWING THE AMERICAN DREAMWed, 09 Feb 2011 10:06:48 EST
    Jim Koch, founder of the Samuel Adams Brewery will be in town on Friday at the Samuel Adams Brewery on Central Parkway to announce the launch of the Brewing the American Dream Program in Cincinnati. This program was started in New England in 2008 to provide much needed funding to small business owners. The program also provides one-on-one mentoring and coaching, as well as educational seminars to help small business owners make critical business decisions.
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  608. OVERTURE AWARDSFri, 04 Feb 2011 13:29:01 EST
    The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) is proud to present the 2011 Overture Awards Scholarship Competition the largest locally run arts scholarship competition in the country. The Overture Awards annually provides a $2,500 scholarship to six area high school students for education and training expenses, with 18 finalists each winning a $500 scholarship. The Overture Awards Finals Competition and Awards Ceremony will be held on Saturday, February 26, 2011 at the Aronoff Centers Jarson-Kaplan Theater at 1:00 PM. Winners will be announced immediately following the competition.
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  609. CREDIBILITYThu, 03 Feb 2011 09:28:12 EST
    By Andy Furman... Credibility comes in all shapes and sizes. A TV newsman would never put a spin on a story, for fear of losing his respect and credibility. Any audience would see through that. A coach in any sport needs to reflect his or her personality. If youre a screamer, then scream. If not, relate to your personnel as you would relate to anyone else. Its that simple. I think. But what about pitchmen? You know those so-called personalities on radio who push goods, services and products. When do they push their own envelope off the road? For example, the great morning man, Jim Scott on the so-called Nations Station, for the longest time was hawking his Lincoln, as a pitchman for the local Ford, Lincoln and Mercury dealers. I could have sworn I heard him plugging Buick just the other day. Does anyone have any shame? Whats next, Edsels? What can we believe?
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  610. GOLD STAR CHILI COOK-OFF WINNERSTue, 01 Feb 2011 10:01:34 EST
    The award-winning chili that took Findlay Market by storm has taken on a life of its own, and is making its way into the hands - and mouths - of Cincinnatians, one event/venue at a time. The chili will be served this week at Tom+Chee on Court St., and at an event benefiting the Cincy Blues Society's Blues in the Schools program. On the cold Sunday afternoon of January 23, several hundred people braved the icy chill to make their way to Findlay Market's 2011 Gold Star Chili Cook-off and warm up with the chili of 26 contestants. The chili was ultimately judged by a crack team of 'chiliologists' from Over-the-Rhine's own Engine Company No. 5, of the Cincinnati Fire Department.
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  611. CYCLONES CLASSICWed, 26 Jan 2011 16:43:50 EST
    If you are wondering what to do this Saturday, come on down to Fountain Square for the Cyclones Classic. This is an all-day youth pond hockey tournament, followed by a hockey skills clinic led by Cincinnati Cyclones head coach Jarrod Skalde and assistant coach Scott Fankhouser and an exhibition pond hockey game by the national-champion Cyclones. The Cyclones game will feature announcers and live camera, and Cyclones staff will turn Fountain Square into a mini-U.S. Bank Arena with Twister, fan activities and giveaways.
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  612. ANNA LOUISE INN RENOVATIONS Sun, 23 Jan 2011 15:08:49 EST
    The Anna Louise Inn in the Lytle Park area provides low-income housing for women and collaborates with Mercy Franciscan to host homeless families with children in its Family Living Center. The Anna Louise Inn has recently secured funding for a renovation. The majority of the money is from a HUD HOME Loan. This money from the Federal Government has to be passed through City Council to Cincinnati Union Bethel. It therefore requires a vote of Council. This will be before City Council Finance Committee this coming Monday, January 24th at 1pm at City Hall. No comments are allowed at this meeting and the full council is supposed to vote on the measure on Wednesday, January 26th. That meeting starts at 2:00 at City Hall and there will be a time for comment. There is opposition to this from Western Southern who would like to buy the property and turn it into luxury condos. The city council meetings are open to the public and public opinion can influence the results of this vote.
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  613. BENGALS TICKET PRICES WILL NOT INCREASE FOR 2011Fri, 21 Jan 2011 15:08:25 EST
    The Bengals announced today that ticket prices will not increase for 2011. They made it sound like they were doing us a favor. Considering the 2010 season, I think it would have taken a tremendous amount of nerve and a crazy amount of optimism to raise ticket prices. If I were the Bengals I would try to put a team on the field that someone wants to see before I even think about raising ticket prices. Their announcement is shown below: "BENGALS TICKET PRICES WILL NOT INCREASE FOR 2011
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  614. NEW VISITORS CENTER ON FOUNTAIN SQUARE - RESIDENT AMBASSADORS NEEDED!Thu, 20 Jan 2011 10:40:25 EST
    Are you an expert on Downtown Cincinnati? Or maybe you are just an enthusiastic resident who loves to talk about your town. Why not sign up to be a Resident Ambassador? Volunteers are needed to staff the Fountain Square Visitors Center. Training is on the first Saturday of the month. The Cincinnati Police Department, the Cincinnati USA CVB and the Downtown Residents Council are working together to make the new Fountain Square Visitors Center a success!
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  615. MLK MARCHTue, 18 Jan 2011 01:38:51 EST
    A large group of marchers made the trek from the Freedom Center to Music Hall this morning to begin the celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in Cincinnati.
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  616. HOLIDAYS ARE OVER AT PIATT PARKTue, 18 Jan 2011 00:55:40 EST
    Volunteers took down the decorations in Piatt Park this weekend, so I guess the holiday season is really over. Is it really only 3 weeks since Christmas? Thanks to all the volunteers who decorated and "undecorated" the park. It was beautiful.
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  617. NEW YEAR'S EVE ON THE SQUAREMon, 17 Jan 2011 19:28:28 EST
    Looking for an inexpensive way for the whole family to celebrate New Year's Eve together? How about the Toyota New Year's Eve Blast. There will be music, free ice skating and fireworks at midnight. The event begins at 8:00 p.m on December 31 and is free and open toall. Strauss and Troy is sponsoring the free ice skating. You can purchase beer, soda and snacks. There will be music from JD Pillo. Weather is supposed to warm up, so c'mon down and have a great time.
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  618. REDS RENOVATE FIELDS AT PIONEER PARKTue, 11 Jan 2011 22:20:11 EST
    The Reds Community Fund announced that Pioneer Park in Kenton County, Ky. is the winner of the inaugural Home Field Makeover contest. As the winner, Kenton County Parks & Recreation will receive a complete field renovation project, underwritten by the Reds Community Fund. The fields at Pioneer Park will receive infield restoration, new fencing and backstops, field grading and leveling, new infield dirt and grass. The approximate value of these renovations is $50,000. The project will include support from Reds field vendors and members of the Reds grounds crew. A groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 29 at 10 a.m.
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  619. BILL "TIGER" JOHNSON DIES AT FLORIDA HOMESat, 08 Jan 2011 16:47:44 EST
    The Bengals are saddened today to learn of the passing of Bill Tiger Johnson, whose 17 years as a Bengals coach included three seasons as head coach. Johnson died today at his home in Ft. Myers, Fla., after a long illness. Tiger was admired and respected by all during the length of his tenure with the Bengals, said Bengals president Mike Brown. He was a mans man in every way -- strong, firm and yet lovable at the same time. I could talk for hours about his time here, and his loss hits me in the heart.
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  620. FREE ICE SKATING FOR CINCINNATI STUDENTSThu, 06 Jan 2011 16:17:14 EST
    3CDC has brought together the partnership of First Student, provider of school transportation services to Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS), and the YMCA-led CincyAfterSchool Network to give more than 1,200 students an opportunity to participate in one of the citys most popular outdoor attractions ice skating at the U.S. Bank Ice Rink on Fountain Square. For many of the students in grades K through 12, participating in the School Skates Program will be their first time on the ice. During certain dates there will be skating instructors from the Northern Kentucky Skating Club to teach the students to lace up and glide on the ice! First Student is providing free round-trip transportation and FREE skating from each of the participating schools, ensuring safe and reliable bus service for the participants. The program begins today, January 6 and runs weekdays through February 18.
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  621. THINGS TO DO THIS MONTHMon, 03 Jan 2011 14:14:34 EST
    Happy 2011! Have you got the post-holiday blues? No more holiday parties, no gifts, just cold. At least the pain of watching the Bengals every Sunday is over for another season. We're going to try to find things for you to do in Cincinnati this winter to alleviate that winter boredom. 1) The skating rink on Fountain Square is open for another month and a half. 2) Bellevue Renaissance is holding some events, including a "Get Away From My Life Promotion" sponsored by the Weller Haus Bed and Breakfast. (See details below.) and a "Shop, Pub and Crawl" this Friday.
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  622. FREE COFFEE AT ALL THORNTON'S ON CHRISTMAS EVEWed, 22 Dec 2010 19:10:21 EST
    Thorntons Inc. is excited to announce its first-ever CofFREE Day Celebration on Friday, December 24, at all 165 Thorntons locations in Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Tennessee. From 3:00 p.m. to 12 midnight (Central & Eastern Standard Times) on Christmas Eve, customers may enjoy a complimentary coffee, cappuccino, or hot chocolate.
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  623. HOLIDAY TRAINSSat, 18 Dec 2010 02:23:39 EST
    Duke Energy Holiday Trains 65th Season www.duke-energy.com/train (513) 287-1500 Duke Energy building lobby, 139 East Fourth Street November 26December 31, 2010 (closed December 25) MondaysSaturdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sundays, noon - 5 p.m. Holly Jolly Downtown Trolley presented by Fifth Third Bank November 27-28, December 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 2010 Saturdays 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Sundays noon - 5 p.m. Two decorated trolleys provide weekend shuttle service in the heart of downtown
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  624. ENOUGH ALREADYThu, 16 Dec 2010 15:48:55 EST
    The snow is beautiful, but enough already. The weatherman has been freezing us out for a week and now he has decided to dump 6 inches of snow on us. It's only December and it feels like January or February. We've got things to do. Errands to run, presents to buy. We really don't have time for all of this. It's only 10:30 and already I'm bored. How many "judge" shows can you watch in a day? Maybe I'll go bake some Chrismas cookies. Hope to see you all back downtown tomorrow. Have a warm, cozy day.
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  625. PARVIS LOFTSTue, 14 Dec 2010 14:30:49 EST
    If you have lived in the Cincinnati area all of your life, like I have. You have seen the city undergo many changes. When I was a little girl, a hundred or so years ago, downtown was vibrant and exciting. There were many stores, theatres and restaurants and going "downtown" was a special occasion. To create more housing options to better serve urban dwellers, apartments are now available in addition to the successful condominium sales program in Over-the-Rhines Gateway Quarter. The Studio, One, Two and Three Bedroom units feature top quality finishes and preserved historic features such as Rookwood Tile fireplaces. A grand opening ribbon cutting for Parvis Lofts will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at 2pm at 1415 Vine Street in Unit 304.
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  626. CITY BUDGET PUBLIC HEARINGSMon, 13 Dec 2010 15:19:09 EST
    You have probably heard a lot about cuts in the city budget for next year. Well you have a couple of chances to make your feelings known. The Budget and Finance Committee will have public hearings to discuss the City Managers Recommended City of Cincinnati 2011-2012 Biennial Budget (Operating Budget, Capital Budget, and Consolidated Plan Budget/Action Plan) on the following dates: DECEMBER 13, 2010 6:00 p.m. @ Midway School - 3156 Glenmore Avenue - Cincinnati, OH 45211 DECEMBER 15, 2010 6:00 p.m. @ Clifton Cultural Arts Center - 3711 Clifton Avenue - Cincinnati, OH 45220
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  627. TOYS FOR TOTSWed, 08 Dec 2010 15:03:00 EST
    The Cincinnati Bengals and the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves are pleased to announce the results for our 2010 Toys for Tots collection held at the Bengals/Saints game on Sunday, December 5. Bengals fans very generously contributed 1932 new toys and $21,480 in cash donations. With more than 40,000 children in the 8 county Tri-State area being supported during this Holiday Season by Toys for Tots, the Bengals toy collection is one of our largest. We are very grateful for all the contributions, said U.S. Marine Sergeant Jonathan Briick 2010 Toys for Tots Coordinator.
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  628. PEARL HARBOR DAYTue, 07 Dec 2010 14:08:28 EST
    Today is Pearl Harbor Day...the day the Japanese bombed the Hawaiian naval base plunging the United States into World War II. Over 2400 American military personnel were killed in the attack and over 1200 were injured. For some reason Pearl Harbor Day seems to be a non-event this year...not much mention of it on the news or the search engines, not even a special logo on Google. The number of Pearl Harbor survivors is dwindling on this 69th anniversary of the attack, most of them are in their 90's, but I'm sure they will never forget that day and we shouldn't forget it either. Let's take a moment to offer a tribute to all of those who were at Pearl Harbor on that life-changing day. To them and all those who fought in World War II, we salute you.
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  629. REDSFESTMon, 06 Dec 2010 20:26:34 EST
    A record 21,781 fans attended this weekends FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest at Duke Energy Convention Center in downtown Cincinnati. The crowds of 8,747 on Friday and todays total of 13,034 both were single-day records. More than 60 former and current Reds players and coaches participated in this weekends events.
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  630. CCM'S EVITA NOMINATED FOR ACCLAIM AWARDSThu, 02 Dec 2010 14:44:35 EST
    The University of Cincinnati/College-Conservatory of Musics production of Evita (Nov. 17-21, 2010) has received six Acclaim Award nominations. This season, the Acclaims have added the Cincinnati Theater Awards (CTAs), which will invite the public to vote for favorite performers and productions by university theater programs and community theaters. The Acclaim Awards have recognized and celebrated excellence in greater Cincinnati theater since 2006. More than 30 Cincinnati-area theater experts critics, practitioners, producers and educators participate. Find 2010-2011 season Acclaim nominations, recommended productions and an explanation of voting procedures at www.CinStages.com.
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  631. TREE LIGHTINGTue, 30 Nov 2010 03:31:40 EST
    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I was out of town this weekend and didn't make it to the tree lighting on Fountain Square but some people who did have sent pictures that I thought Iwould share with you. If any of you have pictures you would like to share, send them to carol@ourtown.com
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  632. BENGALS FOOD DRIVETue, 23 Nov 2010 06:20:09 EST
    The Cincinnati Bengals and the Freestore/Foodbank are pleased to announce the results of the annual canned food drive which was held prior to the Buffalo Bills game on Sunday 11/21/2010. Bengal fans donated 7107 pounds of non-perishable and canned goods and $11390 in cash donations to help feed the hungry in our community.
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  633. BLACK FRIDAY SHOPPING SAFETY TIPSMon, 22 Nov 2010 14:12:01 EST
    This year many shoppers will be out early to find those big bargains on Black Friday or online for Cyber Monday, but the criminals will be out too. The Cincinnati Police Department and National Crime Prevention Council have 10 tips to help you shop safely while getting those great holiday bargains throughout the shopping season. 1. Do not buy more than you can carry. Plan ahead by taking a friend with you or ask a store employee to help you carry your packages to the car. 2. Shop online with companies you know and trust. Check a companys background if you are not familiar with it. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
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  634. FORKHEARTKNIFEMon, 22 Nov 2010 12:59:47 EST
    Alex Shebar at Yelp asked that we pass along a review of a new Cincinnati restauranT, ForkHeartKnife. Sounds yummy. You might want to give it a try. "You'll feel welcome at Fork Heart Knife the minute you set foot in the door. Even better than that; if there's a crowd waiting for a seat at brunch and you're waiting on the sidewalk in good weather, they'll have a cup of coffee for you to make your wait more pleasant. You start feeling welcome before you even get in the door. The food is wonderful and comforting. Try their strata or quiche for brunch, you'll be ready to crawl back into bed warm and content when you finish your meal.
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  635. CHRISTMAS AT PIATT PARKThu, 18 Nov 2010 15:56:04 EST
    You might wonder how our city seems to magically transform itself with holiday lights and decorations. Well, there is nothing magic about it. It is due to the hard work of volunteers like these from the Downtown Residents Council who decorated the Piatt Park recently. If you see any of them around town, thank them for helping to make the city beautiful for all of us.
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  636. REDS SIGN HERNANDEZTue, 16 Nov 2010 14:21:16 EST
    Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the signing of free agent C Ramon Hernandez to a 1-year contract through the 2011 season. "We wanted to provide our young pitching staff with some continuity. We felt all of our pitchers were comfortable pitching to Ramon," Jocketty said. "We also like his production at the plate. Our catchers were very solid last year offensively."
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  637. THE MOCKBEEMon, 15 Nov 2010 19:27:08 EST
    Our friends at Yelp, www.yelp.com have shared with us a review of The Mockbee in Clifton. The Yelp reviewer has given it 5 stars so you might want to try to get there for their next event. The Mockbee is located at 603 W McMicken Ave Cincinnati, OH 45214... A review of the Mockbee is a review of the space itself. A wide variety of events are held here and through out the last 8 years I've seen punk shows, peformance art pieces, an independent erotica film festival (don't ask), fundraisers of various sorts, tons of indie music festivals, burlesque shows, poetry readings....everything one can imagine. It's probably best known for housing the SSNOVA shows.
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  638. GILPIN'SThu, 11 Nov 2010 08:34:39 EST
    Cincipulse will be initiating a new feature this week highlighting downtown businesses. Our first featured business is Gilpin's Bagel and Deli on 7th Street between Walnut and Vine. They have been at this location for abour 18 months and I'm embarrassed to say this is the first time I've stopped in, but it won't be the last. . Gilpin's is a small deli that makes steamed sandwiches and steamed cheeseburgers making it unique in Cincinnati. There is a large menu and it even has a large vegetarian selection.
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  639. BENGALS LOSE 27-20 TO THE STEELERSTue, 09 Nov 2010 06:38:13 EST
    Well, it was fun while it lasted. The Bengals even made it exciting in the second half, but somehow I think we all suspected, from the moment of that fumble on the opening drive, that things were not going to go as we had hoped. Close is good, but it really only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades and the Bengals, unfortunately, lost 27-20 to the Steelers.
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  640. MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALLMon, 08 Nov 2010 14:17:11 EST
    If you want to celebrate what we hope will be a Bengal's win tonight, but you don't have tickets to the game, you can join in the festivities anyway. Stop by Fountain Square on your way home from work and join in the party. There's music, celebration and you can watch the game on the Big Screen. Have fun!
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  641. @THE UNDERGROUNDMon, 08 Nov 2010 14:05:04 EST
    Artemis Exchange is proud to announce the premiere of @ the Underground, part of Know Theatres Jackson Street Market, a new series which looks to provide independent theatre groups and artists in Cincinnati the opportunity to produce new works. @ the Underground will kick off at 7:30pm next Monday, November 15th, at Know Theatre, 1120 Jackson Street. As part of Know Theatres Jackson Street Market, @ the Underground aims to continue exploring the types of experimental theatre encouraged by the Cincinnati Fringe Festival, with a focus on productions that may be submitted to our Fringe, as well as others. Artemis Exchange co-Founder Chris Wesselman says, By providing this type of programming on a more consistent basis, its our hope that the audience base for these types of productions will continue to strengthen and grow, providing even more support for up-and-coming artists and independent groups. @
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  642. CCM PRESENTS EVITAMon, 08 Nov 2010 13:40:56 EST
    The College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) Musical Theatre department kicks off its Mainstage Season with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webbers rock opera Evita. This vivacious show runs from November 17 (preview) through November 21 in CCMs Corbett Auditorium on the University of Cincinnati campus. Winner of seven Tony Awards, Evita brings to life the dynamic, larger-than-life persona of Eva Pern, wife of former Argentine dictator, Juan Pern. Her huge political influence and widespread charity catapulted her into the hearts of the working class, but enraged the wealthy and the military of Argentina. This exuberant production creates a gripping theatrical experience and features the memorable songs High Flying, Adored and the legendary Dont Cry For Me, Argentina,
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  643. SPARKY ANDERSONThu, 04 Nov 2010 12:29:45 EST
    George "Sparky" Anderson died today of "complications from dementia." It was announced just yesterday that he was entering hospice care for his illness. Sparky brought a lot of excitement to Cincinnati in 1975 and 1976 leading the Reds to back-back World Series. Sparky Anderson brought a smile to a lot of Cincinnati faces and he will be missed. He died at his home in Thousand Oaks California. The Hall of Famer was 76 years old.
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  644. ELECTION DAY IS OVERWed, 03 Nov 2010 06:54:51 EST
    Well, Election Day 2010 is over and it's a tough day to be a Democrat in Ohio. Republicans will take over the state house, Mike DeWine will be our new Attorney General. Locally, Chabot, Portman and Schmidt will be representing us in Congress and Chris Monzel defeated Jim Tarbell to return Hamilton County to Republican control. Whether you are celebrating or distraught this morning, I think we can probably all agree that we are glad it's over and maybe our elected officials can get off television and get back to work doing what we pay them to do. Congratulations to all of the winners and condolences to those who fought a good race but came out on the losing end.
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  645. ELECTION DAYTue, 02 Nov 2010 06:11:02 EST
    No matter what else you do today, be sure to get out and vote. This is your chance to have your say. You have until 7:30p.m. to vote in Ohio. If you haven't been following the election, then get on the internet today and find out what the candidates stand for and make an informed decision.
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  646. RALLY TO RESTORE SANITYSun, 31 Oct 2010 16:59:06 EST
    Cincinnati took part in the "Rally to Restore Sanity" by watching the Washington DC Rally on the Big Screen on Fountain Square on Saturday afternoon. You can read more about the rally below with this excerpt from the www.rallytorestoresanity.com website.
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  647. HIRING FREEZEThu, 28 Oct 2010 10:27:39 EST
    Cincinnati City Manager, Milton Dohoney, announced a hiring freeze for city employees today. This includes transfers, promotions and other internal moves. The city faces a $60 million budget shortfall next year. This hiring freeze is expected to be followed by a reduction in force in early 2011. Already approved transfers and promotions will not be affected by the hiring freeze.
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  648. DALAI LAMA VISITS MIAMI UNIVERSITYFri, 22 Oct 2010 15:25:51 EST
    On Thursday His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama spoke in front of a sold out crowd at Millet Hall on Miami Universitys Campus. The 10,000 plus crowd was in a state of excitement and curiosity awaiting the arrival of His Holiness. They were not disappointed. As he came out on stage the crowd erupted into a roar to welcome him, and then the teaching began! His Holiness was not the typical guest speaker one would imagine, but then again most speakers are not considered to be enlightened beings who have postponed their own nirvana and chosen to take rebirth in order to serve humanity. He spoke in more of a conversational way sitting on a couch instead of standing at a podium. He was very fond of joking around and being able to see the people who he was addressing. He made many jokes and at one point during the speech he took off his shoes (without stopping the story he was telling) to become more comfortable.
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  649. ICE RINK OPENS NOVEMBER 24Wed, 20 Oct 2010 19:29:25 EST
    I'm not sure whether to be happy about this or not, but the Ice Rink opens on Fountain Square on November 24. Seems like Christmas and "brrr" winter are rushing toward us.
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  650. HAUNTED MUSIC HALL--25% DISCOUNTMon, 11 Oct 2010 06:18:24 EST
    More Halloween fun is scheduled with the Cincinnati POPS at Music Hall this month with special performances on October 29 and 30.. There will be two nights of music and mirth, just in time for Halloween! A costumed Orchestra is joined by a creepy cast of singers and dancers for a bagful of musical tricks and treats for all ages. Wear your costume for a chance to win great prizes.
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  651. HAUNTED TOURS OF OVER THE RHINEMon, 11 Oct 2010 06:12:54 EST
    Get into the mood of the season with a HAUNTED TOUR of Over The Rhine. The Queen City is Haunted walking tour is a one hour stroll through OTR that takes you inside historic buildings where paranormal activity has recently been documented and includes stories about ghostly sightings dating back to the mid-1800s. Learn about Cincinnati's Murder College, the ghosts of Music Hall and our areas most prolific killer.'
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  652. REDS SPECIALSFri, 08 Oct 2010 06:25:10 EST
    Lots of businesses around downtown are offering REDs specials this month. Check out the list below and join in the party. EAT Below Zero Lounge Special REDTINI = Red Apple Vodka Martini made with exclusive RED vodka Blackfinn Restaurant & Saloon Drink specials during the games will be $2.50 pints, $3 bottles, and $7 pitchers of Miller and Coors Light. Cadillac Ranch Wide variety of promos for Reds events including drink and food specials for the playoff games, plus unofficial after party for playoff games with crazy drink specials. Family friendly atmosphere for all pre game events.
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  653. REDS FEVERMon, 04 Oct 2010 19:23:31 EST
    Reds Fever is heating up Fountain Square today. When I was there the team had not yet arrived but there was a growing crowd, wearing red and cheering for the team. I managed to snap a few pictures that I thought I would share with you in case you can't make it to the festivities.
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  654. REDS WIN DIVISIONWed, 29 Sep 2010 03:41:44 EST
    WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS! The Reds clinched the NL Central Division in a 3-2 victory over the Astros tonight. Jay Bruce hit the winning home run and the crowd went wild. Our photographer was on Fountain Square watching the game on the big screen when the festivities began. Check out the pictures.
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  655. WALK TO STOP AIDSMon, 27 Sep 2010 12:44:35 EST
    Yesterday was the Annual Walk to Stop Aids. The Walk to Stop AIDS is more than just a walk each year. Its an event loaded with entertainment, festivities, prizes socializing, breakfast, lunch and refreshments. From Sawyer Point through five miles of scenic Cincinnati, Covington and Newport then back across the Purple Bridge and a return to Sawyer Point. It was a beautiful day and everyone had a great time. Check out the pictures.
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  656. CHRIS CROCKER HOSTS BENEFIT FOR VISIONS COMMUNITY SERVICESThu, 23 Sep 2010 14:41:54 EST
    Cincinnati Bengal, Chris Crocker is hosting a Happy Hour Fundraiser at Nada Restaurant to benefit Visions Community Services. Visions is a community-based organization committed to breaking the cycle of poverty by providing human services that strengthen families and promote self-sufficiency (http://www.visionscs.org/). It's Monday 9/27 from 608 at Nada Restaurant
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  657. PAINT THE STREETMon, 20 Sep 2010 06:46:16 EST
    Next Saturday is the second Annual Ta Da Celebration sponsored by the Fine Arts Fund. Last fall, people from across the region came together on Fountain Square to celebrate our city through the power of collective creativity. Cincinnatis first-ever Splash Dance became an Internet hit, getting over 50,000 views! You can participate this year and help to paint the street on September 26, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. It's an event for the whole family.
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  658. NEW VISITORS CENTERThu, 16 Sep 2010 09:03:42 EST
    There was a ribbon cutting ceremony on Fountain Square today for the Convention and Visitors Center's Visitor's Center Visitors to Cincinnati can stop at the Center to find out what to do and see in our city. The space and equipment for the Center was donated by Fifth Third Bank, IKEA, Waltz Business Solutions and Cincinnati Bell.
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  659. OKTOBERFEST ZINZINNATIWed, 15 Sep 2010 07:48:26 EST
    This weekend is Oktoberfest in Zinzinnati. You can take a sneak peek on Friday on Fountain Square starting at noon, but the real fun begins Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
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  660. DRAGON BOAT RACEFri, 10 Sep 2010 13:16:56 EST
    The first ever Kentucky Dragon Boat Race will be held at A.J. Jolly Park on Saturday, September 11. Join the Womens Wellness Center at St. Elizabeth Hospital and help to fight against breast cancer while having a great time. Dragon boating is the oldest continuously raced sport in the world, and the fastest growing in America. Teams of twenty individuals race by paddling in a 41 foot long canoe with a carved dragon head and tail.
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  661. BENGALS' BIG WHIT CHALLENGEWed, 08 Sep 2010 18:58:44 EST
    Bengals OT Andrew Whitworth is inviting fans and businesses in Bengals country to join him in supporting the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati through the Big Whit Challenge. For every offensive touchdown the Bengals score in the 2010 regular season and postseason, Whitworth and his Big Whit 77 Foundation will make a $250 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs. The clubs provide a vital community service, offer after school and summer programming to more than 12,000 deserving children each year.
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  662. AH SHUCKS!Fri, 03 Sep 2010 14:16:29 EST
    The weather forecast calls for an early fall-like day on Saturday. A perfect day for the Guinness Oyster Festival beginning at noon on Saturday on Fountain Square. McCormick & Schmicks, Arnolds, and Washington Platform will offer a variety of raw and cooked oyster dishes that are sure to pique your interest and tempt your palate. Salmon, tuna, and other non-oyster dishes will be available as well. Other attractions include specialty cocktails, a create-your-own Bloody Mary bar, and merchandise from Donkey Ts and the I Love Cincinnati Shoppe.
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  663. BOOKS BY THE BANKSWed, 01 Sep 2010 06:21:32 EST
    Tonight at Joseph Beth Bookstore in Rookwood Pavillion is the kick-off to the 4th Annual Books By the Banks event to be held next month at the Duke Energy Center. Festival organizers will present the 2010 Books By the Banks poster by Will Hillenbrand and Mr. Hillenbrand will be on hand to discuss his work. Illustrators John Maggard, Ryan Ostrander, and C.F. Payne creators of prior year posters will also be at the event.
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  664. OVERTURE ACADEMYTue, 31 Aug 2010 11:38:18 EST
    The Cincinnati Arts Association (CAA) will present its annual Overture Academy on two consecutive Saturdays: October 9 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts and October 16 at Glenwood Gardens (10397 Springfield Pike). The Academy helps talented artists in grades 7-12 improve their skills through interactive workshops and master classes, including such topics as improvisational acting, vocal audition techniques, jazz music for instrumentalists, and photography.
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  665. BREW HA HAThu, 26 Aug 2010 14:42:57 EST
    You'll want to head on down to Sawyer Point this weekend for the Fourth Annual Cincy Brew HaHa. Beer, lots of laughs and a beautiful weekend. Who could ask for more. Cincinnati has a proud brewing history and this event pays tribute to it. Brew Ha Ha is a one-of-a-kind event that brings together great comedic acts and a wide variety of beers to sample. The event takes place on Friday, August 27, from 5pm - 12 Midnight and Saturday, August 28, from 4pm - 12 Midnight. Dont miss out on this opportunity to sample the many varieties of beers - from ales to lagers and pilsners to stouts - plus food, music, and of course the constant flow of live comedians on three separate stages!
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  666. OHIO RENAISSANCE FESTIVALThu, 26 Aug 2010 13:59:47 EST
    The Ohio Renaissance Festival opens its gates on September 4 for another season of 16th Century fun for the whole family! To kick-off the 21st annual season, adults (ages 13 +) can receive buy one, get one free admission tickets a savings of $19.99 on September 4, 5, and 6, sponsored by Woodchuck Hard Cider. The special BOGO discount is available at the Box Office or online at renfestival.com where patrons can buy and print their tickets or send them to a mobile device.
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  667. GOT MILK?Tue, 24 Aug 2010 17:22:51 EST
    The "Milk The Moment Tour" is coming to Cincinnati next week...August 30-September 2. Events are being held all around town to encourage moms to set the table with milk. Events include: A contest for a family to win a trip to SanFrancisco and dinner with Tyler Florence, a football toss, milk mustache photos, free milk and health consultations The tour will stop at the following locations around Cincinnati: Monday, August 30 at Trip County Mall from 11-1p.m. Tuesday, Aaugust 21 at the Cincinnati Museum Center from 11-5 p.m. Wednesday, September 1 at Fountain Square from 11:30-1:30 p.m. Thursday, September 2 at ewport on the Levee from 11-1 p.m.
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  668. JOHN MELLENCAMP AT MUSIC HALLThu, 12 Aug 2010 18:01:29 EST
    John Mellencamp is coming to Music Hall on November 1 with his "No Better Than This" Tour. Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
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  669. CREATE A vADz, WIN A FLIP VIDEO CAMERAMon, 09 Aug 2010 14:29:06 EST
    Our sister site, www.vADz.com has launched a contest today for the best vADz created using its video editor. This is a great opportunity for small businesses, classified advertisers and anyone who has a product or service to sell to make a free advertising video and have a chance to win a Flip video camera. Entry is free. Just visit http://www.vadz.biz/Contest.html.
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  670. DOWNTOWN DASHSat, 07 Aug 2010 13:55:12 EST
    Last evening was the Downtown Dash and Block Party at St. Xavier Church. Our roving photographer, Janet Ach, was dashing around downtown snapping photos and has shared them with us. It was a beautiful night and Janet caught some beautiful people with her camera. Take a look.
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  671. BLUE BBQ AT FINDLAYThu, 05 Aug 2010 21:09:11 EST
    Looking for a great way to wrap up the Cincinnati Blues Fest this weekend? Then come on down to Findlay Market on Sunday for the annual Blue BBQ. From 11-4, you can stroll around Findlay and enjoy music and brews in the OTR Biergarten. The music lineup is shown below: 11:00am II Juicy 12:15pm Tempted Souls 1:30pm Voodoo Puppet, 2:45pm Chuck Brisbin & the Tuna Project.
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  672. FINE ARTS FUND PLANS STREET PAINTING FOR THIS FALLThu, 05 Aug 2010 21:00:52 EST
    The Fine Arts Fund will celebrate the benefits of the arts on Cincinnati area communities, bringing people together to design and create a colorful street painting this fall. On Tuesday, August 10, the Fine Arts Fund will host a community meeting to gather suggestions and design ideas for the street painting party. The meeting will be held in the Lecture Hall at the Art Academy of Cincinnati, located at 1212 Jackson Street, 45202. It will last from 5:30p.m. to 7:30p.m. and is open to anyone interested in helping to design the street art.
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  673. PLAY ME I'M YOURSMon, 02 Aug 2010 18:13:01 EST
    You may have heard about this event in other cities across the country and around the world, well now "Play Me I'm Yours" is coming to Cincinnati. You will see painted pianos on Fountain Square and around Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky and you are invited to play. In Cincinnati, the exhibition is being presented by 90.9 by Cincinnati Public Radio to celebrate the 50th anniversary of 90.9 WGUC, the 40th Anniversary of 91.7 WVXU and the 60th Anniversary of 88.5 WMUB.
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  674. SONGS FOR A NEW WORLDFri, 16 Jul 2010 11:43:38 EST
    Jersey Productions (JP) is thrilled to present SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD by Jason Robert Brown as a staged concert to benefit both Jersey Productions and the Cincinnati Acclaim Awards. SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD will be performed Friday, August 13, 2010 at 8pm at the Aronoff Centers Jarson-Kaplan Theater. This summer will mark Jersey Productions' third year at the Aronoff Center for the Arts as a resident company.
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  675. RYAN LYTLE FOR TWITTER JOCKEYFri, 16 Jul 2010 08:42:39 EST
    You are all familiar with Lytle Park, well beginning today for a very short time, it will be know as "@rlytle" Park. Ryan Lytle, a 22 year odl Cincinnati native has been selected as one of 20 finalists to be the first MTV "TJ" or "Twitter Jockey." One of Ryan's tasks is to build his base of Twitter "followers." So the Park is being temporarily renamaed using Ryaan's Twitter name "arlytle" to encourage the public to rally behind him. Council Member Chris Bortz, Willy Carden from the Cincinnati Parks and Mindy Rosen of DCI attended the renaming ceremony along with Ryan this morning.
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  676. CINCINNATI YOUNG PEOPLE'S THEATREWed, 14 Jul 2010 10:37:27 EST
    I just experienced an unexpected treat while eating lunch on Fountain Square today. The Cincinnati Young People's Theatre performed selections from this year's production of Les Miserables. When I first heard the program announced, I cynically thought, "now this should be good." If you haven't seen Les Miz, it is an ambitious production challenging for the most seasoned performers. What a delightful surprise. these kids are terrific. They have beautiful voices and they performed like true professionals in spite of the traffic noise and sirens in the background.
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  677. REDS PLAYERS ANNOUNCED FOR HOF INDUCTION EVENTSTue, 13 Jul 2010 01:12:02 EST
    The Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum has announced the Reds players and Hall of Famers who will be in attendance at events for the 2010 Induction Weekend, July 16-18. Reds Hall of Famers: Johnny Bench, Jack Billingham, Pedro Borbon, Tom Browning, Leo Cardenas, Eric Davis, George Foster, Cesar Geronimo, Wayne Granger, Tommy Helms, Barry Larkin (Sat./Sun. only), Jerry Lynch, Jim Maloney (Sat. only), Lee May, Joe Morgan (Fri./Sat. only), Gary Nolan, Jim OToole, Chris Sabo and Mario Soto.
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  678. OWL'S NEST PARKFri, 09 Jul 2010 20:53:43 EST
    After five years of planning and construction, the new baseball field at Owls Nest Park will be dedicated on Thursday, July 15 at 6 p.m. This vital inner-city baseball field at a unique city park will be used by baseball and softball teams from the Evanston, OBryonville and East Walnut Hills communities. Owls Nest Park is located at 2000 Fairfax Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio, 45207. The dedication was rescheduled from Saturday, June 12.
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  679. EQUINOX CINCINNATI PARADETue, 06 Jul 2010 17:42:51 EST
    The Cincinnati Equinox FunFare wasn't the only party that the organization sponsored this past weekend. If you weren't downtown on Sunday you missed a great parade. From the pictures of the crowd, it looks like a good time was had by all. If you are not familiar with Equinox, check out their website at www.equinoxcincinnati.com.
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  680. HAPPY 4TH OF JULYFri, 02 Jul 2010 09:33:53 EST
    There will be lots of Independence Day Celebrating on Fountain Square this weekend. There's something for everyone. On Sunday, July 4, you can begin the evening with the PNC Summer Music Series, Smooth Sunday from 6pm to 9pm. This weeks performers are Adam Joseph, Alfred Beasley & Purple Rose, Sjuwana Byers & The Children of God and DJ Easz. Then stick around to end the night with a bang at 9pm, P&G Fourth of July Bash.
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  681. EQUINOX FUN ZONEWed, 30 Jun 2010 14:05:56 EST
    This one sounds like fun for the whole family. It is the Equinox Fun Zone being held on Fountain Square this Saturday from 11-3. Come downtown in your bathing suit. There will be a bouncy house and slide for the kids, a giant inflatable slip n slide, a giant inflatable twister game, and inflatable obstacle course, a dunking booth. Hotdogs, snow cones and bars. What more could you want on a sunny Saturday. Oh, I know, DJ Chris Mercier. AND ITS FREE!
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  682. PADDLEFESTThu, 24 Jun 2010 06:10:09 EST
    The 9th Annual Cincinnati Paddlefest begins today through Saturday at Coney Island. Paddlefest is the largest paddling event in the US and includes the largest water safety and environmental education event for children and teens in the Midwest! There are loads of events...too many to repeat here...so check out www.ohioriverway.org. Have fun!
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  683. PETE ROSE JR. NEW HITTING COACH FOR FLORENCE FREEDOMSun, 20 Jun 2010 20:02:17 EST
    Pete Rose Jr., son of Major League hit king Pete Rose, has been hired by the Florence Freedom as the new hitting coach effective immediately during the 2010 season. Rose Jr. or PJ, 40, brings 21 years of professional playing experience to the Freedom dugout which includes a 1997 call-up to the big leagues with the Cincinnati Reds. Were thrilled to bring in Petey to be our hitting coach, Freedom Manager Toby Rumfield said. Hes been by voluntarily before to work with our guys and theyve been really receptive. Hes going to be a great addition.
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  684. STERLING CUT GLASS ON GROUPONThu, 17 Jun 2010 14:20:50 EST
    There is a great coupon on Groupon today for Sterling Cut Glass. You can buy a $50 certificate good for purchase of merchandise in the store or on the website for only $25. Click on our Groupon widget or go to www.groupon.com.
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  685. FIRE MUSEUM OF GREATER CINCINNATITue, 15 Jun 2010 14:25:54 EST
    The Fire Museum of Greater Cincinnati is celebrating its 30th year with the opening of a new exhibition "30 Years of Collection." The exhibition features unique Cincinnati-related artifacts including picutres of the the 1919 Cincinnati Fire Department baseball team with Fire Chief Henry C. Bunker and former US President William Howard Taft and a pocket watch owned by Lt. Joseph R. Campbell that was crushed and melted in the 1910 Sycamore Street fire.
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  686. FUNDING FOR SCPAWed, 26 May 2010 00:21:10 EST
    State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) today announced the State Controlling Board has approved spending $4 million to aid in the construction of the new, state-of-the-art building for the School of Creative and Performing Arts in Over the Rhine. For nearly forty years, the School of Creative and Performing Arts has been a shining star in our community that attracts students from every corner of the state and region, said Rep. Mallory. The states investment in the new building marks a continued commitment to our talented young people who have an interest and passion for the arts.
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  687. FRINGE FESTIVALTue, 25 May 2010 11:19:36 EST
    The Cincinnati Visual Fringe Festival will take place this year at the Art Academy of Cincinnati's Chidlaw Gallery. Visual components include paintings, photography, and mixed media. The exhibit (June 1-12) will be available for viewing weekdays from 6 pm- 10 pm and weekends from 12 pm-10 pm. A special visual exhibit, Body Language III: Walk in Our Shoes, will be presented at Switch (1207 Vine Street) weekdays 11am -7 pm and Saturdays 11 am-6 pm with a special performance on Saturday, June 12 at Duveneck 2. The Visual Fringe opening reception will take place June 1st from 6 pm-9 pm at the Chidlaw Gallery.
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  688. FRINGE FESTIVAL THEATRICAL PERFORMANCESTue, 25 May 2010 11:10:41 EST
    In addition to the theatrical performances of the Fringe Festival, there are also Visual Fringe and Film Fringe components. The Cincinnati Film Fringe Festival will take place this year at Media Bridges (1100 Race Street, 45202). Six films will be featured on two days this year: June 6 and 10. Having looked at all the entries, all we can say is that there are some beautifully different people out there. And with that, we celebrate the differentthe randomthe non-Hollywood films of our time. Or, as we like to call them: the Film Fringe." Chris Strobel & Sara Drabik Mahle, Co-Chairs of the Film Fringe Committee Film Fringe Line-up
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  689. DEMOLITION Ax THE MASKED SUPERSTAR AT JAKE SWEENEY CHEVROLET MAY 28THSun, 23 May 2010 22:28:26 EST
    Demolition Ax the Masked Superstar will appear with mask at Jake Sweeney Chevrolet, 33 West Kemper Road, Friday, May 28th from noon to 2 p.m. Demolition Ax, a former WWE Tag Team Champion, will see action Saturday evening May 29th at DAV Chapter 131, 4610 Trenton Franklin Road, Middletown, Ohio. He will also perform Sunday (May 30th) at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Avenue. He will have tickets to distribute to Jake Sweeney showroom customers for both events.
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  690. WASHINGTON PARK PLAN - PUBLIC MEETINGMon, 17 May 2010 07:03:36 EST
    There will be a public meeting hosted by 3CDC and the Cincinnati Park Board detailing the final plan for Washington Park. The long-awaited renovation and expansion project is finally ready to begin. The meeting will be at: THURSDAY MAY 20, 6:30pm to 8pm Art Academy of Cincinnati, 1212 Jackson St. ALL ARE INVITED.
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  691. DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE ISSUES WITH DENISE DRIEHAUSFri, 14 May 2010 19:33:46 EST
    State representative Denise Driehaus will be hosting coffee and conversation at the Front Porch Coffee House at 5245 Glenway Avenue this Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m.
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  692. OHIO WILL SPEND $2 MILLION ON PROJECTS AT GE AND MAVERICK CORPTue, 11 May 2010 02:15:14 EST
    State Representative Connie Pillich today announced the state will spend $2 Million on redevelopment and research projects at General Electric and Maverick Corporation that will save 5,000 jobs and position the Cincinnati area as a leader in the high-tech aviation materials industry. GE will use funds from a Rapid Outreach grant to purchase new machinery and equipment in the companys $161 Million redevelopment plan of their Aviation Divisions worldwide campus headquarters in Evendale. Through the project, 5,000 high-paying jobs will be saved
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  693. STATE CONTROLLING BOARD APPROVES 4 PROJECTSTue, 11 May 2010 02:08:46 EST
    State Representative Dale Mallory today announced that the State Controlling Board has approved spending more than $8.7 million on four projects that will support the local economy by saving and creating jobs in Cincinnati. The state will spend $7.5 million as part of the renovation project that will turn Vernon Manor Hotel into office space for the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center. Specifically, the funds will be used to construct a 440-space public parking garage. The garage is part of a $37 million investment in the community. As a result of state support, CCHMC will retain 360 at-risk jobs.
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  694. PHOTOS FROM CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATIONWed, 05 May 2010 17:39:01 EST
    The Urban League started off the festivities in style today with Karaoke on Fountain Square. Volunteers from the lunchtime crowd belted out MoTown tunes.b Tonight the celebration continued with a Cinco De Mayo celebration on the Square beginning at 5:00 p.m. By 5:15 a large crfowd had already gathered to sway to the salsa beat of Zumba. The dancing started out slow but as the evening moves on and those margaritas kick in, I'm sure there will be dancing on the square.
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  695. WWW. VADZ.COMMon, 03 May 2010 12:07:28 EST
    A Cincinnati-based company, vADz, Inc. is introducing the beta version of their new video editing website today. With vADz you will be able to use your own pictures, videos and music to create a video ad that can be used on social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter as well as on classified ads sites. You can create your own video ad at WWW.VADZ.COM for just $19.95. Seems like a perfect answer for small businesses to promote their business for for classified advertisers to sell their products. Shown below is a video that tells you a little more about vADz. http://bit.ly/cKLSXW
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  696. THE FLYING PIG MARATHONMon, 03 May 2010 12:05:37 EST
    The weather outside was frightful, but it didn't keep thousands of people from running in the rain on Sunday morning for the Flying Pig Marathon. I'm not sure if they were running for the finish line or merely for shelter. The rain was falling heavily at the start of the race and though it slowed from time to time, it never really let up. Nearly 20,000 people participated in the race, running either the full or half marathon. The winner in the men's division was Brian List of Milford with a winning time of 2:34:41. Women's division winner was Lexington's Cynthia Arnold with a winning time of 2:55:09. And, if you can believe it, both were still able to speak as the crossed the finish line. I would have been comatose for days.
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  697. STATE CONTROLLING BOARD APPROVES 2 CINCINNATI PROJECTSTue, 20 Apr 2010 07:18:18 EST
    State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) announced that the State Controlling Board has approved spending more than $14.5 million on two Cincinnati projects: the Hudepohl Brewery Redevelopment, slated to create 650 jobs over the course of the project, and the University of Cincinnati plan to upgrade and expand its Medical Science Building. Queensgate is at a crossroads, said Rep. Mallory. As our economy has shifted away from manufacturing, the area has seen many factories close and sit unoccupied for years, and become blights on the community. Investing in the Hudepohl Brewery is our commitment to bringing the area back.
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  698. YOUR INPUT IS NEEDED ON THE CITY BUDGETMon, 19 Apr 2010 06:31:13 EST
    BUILDING THE CITIZENS' BUDGET - FOUR MEETINGS PROVIDE FOR CITIZEN INPUT! Heres the challenge! + The City of Cincinnati needs to balance a 2011 budget that currently projects a $51 million deficit. How can we balance the budget while still providing the services you need? Your voice is important! + City Council wants and needs your input to make budget decisions that best reflect the values of our citizens.
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  699. TOWN HALL MEETING ON JOBSThu, 15 Apr 2010 11:12:53 EST
    State Representative Connie Pillich (D-Montgomery) will host a Town Hall meeting on jobs Thursday, April 22nd at the Lincoln Heights Village Hall. The Town Hall will feature guest speakers from local organizations that help people with their job search. Representative Pillich will give a legislative update focusing on job creation initiatives at the Statehouse. All are welcome. Rep. Pillichs district includes Arlington Heights, Blue Ash, Evendale, Forest Park, Glendale, Lockland, Lincoln Heights, Montgomery, Reading, Sharonville, Springdale, Woodlawn, Wyoming and parts of Sycamore and Springfield Townships.
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  700. IZZY'S CELEBRATING TAX DAYWed, 14 Apr 2010 05:57:33 EST
    Izzy's is offering a special for tax day. Tomorrow, Thursday only, you can buy two reuben sandwiches at Izzy's for only $10.40. The sandwiches normally sell for $7.95 each. So grab a friend and get on down to Izzy's. Downtown locations are at 800 Elm and 612 Main.
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  701. OUR OWN STARS ARE DANCINGTue, 13 Apr 2010 08:52:27 EST
    Chad Ochocinco isn't the only famous dancer in Cincinnati. Check out the results of the Cincinnati Art's Association's 4th annual "Dancing for the Stars" benefit held on April 10. The dancers each danced the rumba. Donna Speigel (owner of The Snooty Fox, a local chain of upscale consignment shops) and her Dance Pro Doug Reynolds, were ready to rumba on Saturday, April 10 at the Music Hall Ballroom, taking the first place prize in the Cincinnati Arts Associations fourth-annual Dancing for the Stars. With an audience of 500 in attendance (an event record), the event raised more than $40,000 to benefit CAAs Overture Awards and Academy the nations largest locally run high school arts scholarship competition.
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  702. SPRING FLOWER DISPLAY AT KROHNSun, 11 Apr 2010 17:50:08 EST
    Nothing to do on a sunny Sunday afternoon? There's plenty to do and it doesn't have to cost a lot of money either. I took a drive up to Eden Park this afternoon to see the Spring display at the Krohn Conservatory and then took a walk through the Park. The flowers are gorgeous, the fountain was on in Mirror Lake and the early sunbathers were dotting the lawns. To finish off the afternoon, we stopped at the Sweets N Eats on Delhi Pike. It was a great afternoon and I wanted to share my pictures with you.
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  703. ECOSCULPT ON THE SQUAREFri, 09 Apr 2010 13:56:51 EST
    Installation of the Ecosculpt Exhibit began on Fountain Square today. There are some very creative and colorful entries. The giant flowers made from recycled snack bags is one of my favorites. I wonder who ate all of those potato chips. Look for someone waddling across the Square. The tree is made out of aluminum soft drink cans and the snake on the bench is made from bottle caps.
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  704. PLAY WITH YOUR LUNCHFri, 09 Apr 2010 12:45:17 EST
    If you live or work in the Wyoming area, on May 5 at noon you can relax and enjoy theatre and lunch at the Wyoming Civic Center . Actors Susan Emerson, Michael Bath, Jim Stump, Joshua Steele, and Lauren Shmalo and Blythe Walker.and Director Herb DuVal will present readings from the following 3 plays.
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  705. BOXING MATCHES FOR CHARITYWed, 07 Apr 2010 19:02:28 EST
    COLUMBUS State Representative Dale Mallory (D-Cincinnati) announced today that he has introduced legislation to allow police and firefighters to hold boxing matches for charity. The legislation follows another of Rep. Mallorys proposals, HB 356, which allows Olympic-style boxing to be eligible for local grants that are similar to those available for other sports.
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  706. CHAD'S PASO DOBLETue, 06 Apr 2010 05:45:33 EST
    Chad OchoCinco's Paso Doble was his best dance of the season on "Dancing With the Stars" last night, resulting in highest score yet, a 20. Judges complimented Chad on his improvement. We'll see tonight whether or not the viewers have advanced him to the next round.
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  707. BELLEVUE'S SCRAMBLED EGGSTue, 30 Mar 2010 19:33:30 EST
    The weatherman is predicting a beautiful weekend so you might want to get on over to Fairfield Avenue in Bellevue this Friday night from 6:00p.m. until 9:00p.m. for "Shop Bellevue's Scrambled Eggs." Eggs containing prizes and discount coupons have been "scrambled" between the merchants, so you won't have any idea what surprise you'll receive at each location. You could win a gift certificate, a free gift, a sweet treat or maybe you'll be the lucky winner who receives the "Golden Egg" filled with a $100 Bellevue shopping spree.
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  708. CHAD'S DANCINMon, 22 Mar 2010 18:36:52 EST
    The Bengal's Chad Ochocinco danced first on "Dancing with the Stars" tonight. His cha cha was a little lackluster, but the judges thought he showed great potential. He scored 18 out of 30. He has a great partner in Cheryl Burke who has won the competition twice, so I'm looking for great things from Chad.
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  709. KNOW THEATRE AND BELOW ZERO LOUNGE HOST FUNDRAISING EVENTMon, 22 Mar 2010 13:38:49 EST
    Know Theatre of Cincinnati and Below Zero Lounge are proud to announce a special fun-raising event to celebrate the coming of spring, botanical style. The event will feature beautiful floral hats created by local Cincinnati florists to show off what they can create. All of the hats will be auctioned off after the show, just in time for Easter. The event will take place on Friday, March 26 at Below Zero Lounge, during Final Friday in Over-the-Rhine. Doors will open at 8pm.
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  710. A KISS ON THE HANDThu, 18 Mar 2010 13:52:29 EST
    Bea Riggers, a resident of the Triple Creek Retirement Community on Pippin Rd. will be one lucky lady on Tuesday, March 23 at 10:00am when Guido Crescendo kisses her hand. 84 year old Bea has been granted a wish through Never Too Late, an organization that works similar to the Make a Wish Foundation for the elderly and terminally ill.
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  711. GOOGLENATIWed, 17 Mar 2010 07:51:38 EST
    Faster than a speeding bullet...more powerful than a locomotive. That's what Cincinnati will become, at least as far as the Internet is concerned if we are chosen to be Google's test city for their new ultra-high speed broadband network. The new network would offer internet speeds more than 100 times faster that most Americans are used to and allow us to download things like feature-length high definition moves in 5-minutes or less. It has some business and medical benefits as well, but who cares as long as we can download Avatar in under 5 minutes...just kidding of course.
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  712. KROGER RECALLS TWO SPICESTue, 16 Mar 2010 13:54:16 EST
    You might want to check your pantry. Two private labeled spices sold at Kroger have been recalled because of possible salmonella contamination. The Kroger Co. said today it is recalling Kroger California Seasoning Blend Garlic Powder and Kroger Special Seasoning Blend Lemon Pepper. No illnesses have been reported in connection with the Kroger products.
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  713. BOTH XAVIER AND SISTER ROSE ANN ARE WINNERSTue, 16 Mar 2010 12:26:07 EST
    No matter what happens during March Madness, the Xavier University basketball team is a winner thanks to Sister Rose Ann Fleming and the school's emphasis on academics. The New York Times featured an article on the team and Sister Rose Ann on its front page this morning. "Since Sister Rose Ann Fleming became the schools academic advisor in 1985 every men's basketball player who has played as a senior has left with a diploma. This is in stark contrast to overall statistics in the NCAA where 19% of the tournament teams have graduation rates below 40%. To read the rest of the story click www.nytimes.com/2010/03/16/sports/ncaabasketball/16nun.html
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  714. ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADESat, 13 Mar 2010 19:36:25 EST
    Didn't feel like standing in the rain to watch the St. Patrick's Day Parade today? Not to worry. Our intrepid and slightly soggy photographers, Roger and Janet Ach got some great pictures. Click "more".
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  715. WE'RE NUMBER 1Fri, 12 Mar 2010 07:51:14 EST
    Cincinnati has won another award! According to www.DailyBeast.com we are #1 of 57 cities in their ranking of Craziest Cities in the U.S. I must be crazy, because I am kind of proud of the distinction. Crazy is one of the better things that the national press has said about us in the last few years. See the Daily Beast article below:
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  716. LINDSAY LOHAN SUES E-TRADEWed, 10 Mar 2010 06:41:28 EST
    I misspoke yesterday, Lindsay Lohan is suing for $100 million, not $50 million. Why not! I know that this doesn't actually count as hyper-local and has no Cincinnati connection, but I just couldn't resist talking about it . Have you heard that Lindsay Lohan is suing e-trade for that E-Trade baby commercial that includes the "milkaholic baby Lindsay.
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  717. SARAH JESSICA PARKER AT THE ACADEMY AWARDSMon, 08 Mar 2010 12:00:26 EST
    Did anyone else stay up to watch the Academy Awards last night? Did you see the dress Cincinnati native, Sarah Jessica Parker was wearing. Don't think she got that one at Macy's. I have to say that the hairdo was a little weird, but it was kind of SJP.
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  718. CINCIDITAROD ON FOUNTAIN SQUARESun, 07 Mar 2010 11:01:31 EST
    It was a beautiful day downtown on Saturday as over 40 teams participated in the Cinciditarod. With team members tethered to their decorated shopping carts, the announcer began the countdown at Noon and at the sound of Mush all energized participants took off.
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  719. CHRIS CIANANELLIThu, 04 Mar 2010 13:51:32 EST
    Chris Ciancanelli celebrates 40 years of dedicated service with White Castle! After spending his summers working construction with his dad and brother, Chris decided to join the White Castle team on January 31, 1970. He began his work with the company at the Cicero Avenue Castle in Oak Lawn, IL before being promoted to Regional Assistant Director of Operations and assigned to the Greater Cincinnati area in July of 2004. Since then, Ciancanelli has worked diligently to ensure that all Greater Cincinnati Area White Castle restaurants operate at quality standards. In December 2008, Chris was again promoted to Regional Director of Restaurant Operations, Greater Cincinnati.
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  720. REPORT A POTHOLEWed, 03 Mar 2010 06:59:46 EST
    The snow is almost completely melted and hopefully we won't see anymore until next year, but we are left with some gaping potholes. If you have lost your car in a pothole lately and want to report it, here is how you go about it. The best way to ensure that a pothole gets repaired in a timely manner in the City of Cincinnati is to call the City's customer service line and report them. The customer service Center is staffed Monday through Friday form 7:00AM 7:00PM. The number is 591-6000.
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  721. RESTORATION OF MUSIC HALLMon, 01 Mar 2010 06:58:00 EST
    Many of us have happy memories of events held at Music Hall. My own high school graduation was held there and my junior and senior proms were held at the Topper Ballroom. The building, which was constructed in 1878 will be undergoing a restoration. As plans take shape for the restoration and renewal of Music Hall, Greater Cincinnatis historic performing arts center and community gathering space, the Music Hall Working Group (MHWG) announced today the creation of the Music Hall Revitalization Corporation (MHRC), a new organization that will assume leadership of the project.
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  722. BRIDAL SHOW AND AUTO SHOWSat, 27 Feb 2010 08:57:31 EST
    It's another cold, gray Saturday in Cincinnati, but at least it is not actively snowing, not yet anyway. If you are looking for something to do today, how about D.J. Buter's Bridalrama Showcase at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The event runs from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. today and tomorrow. Admission is $10 at the door. Runway shows are at noon and 3:30 each day. www.bridalrama.net After you have picked out your bridal gear, head on over to the Cincinnati Auto Expo and pick out your honeymoon car.
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  723. 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AT MILLER GALLERYWed, 24 Feb 2010 12:50:23 EST
    Miller Gallery on Hyde Park Square will be celebrating 50 years in business with an opening party this Friday for a new Exhibit, 50 YEARS, 50 PAINTINGS, 50 ARTISTS. Each of the artists that Miller Gallery represents has created an original painting especially for this exhibit. Miller Gallery would like to invite all to join in their celebration on Friday from 6-8 p.m. to join in the fun and enjoy this eclectic exhibit.
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  724. BLACK CHURCH WEEK OF PRAYER FOR HEALING OF AIDSMon, 22 Feb 2010 14:12:42 EST
    Phill Wilson, Founder and CEO of the Black AIDS Institute based in Los Angeles, California will be the Keynote Speaker for the kickoff of the Black Church Week of Prayer for the Healing of AIDS (BCWOPHA) which begins Sunday, March 7th, 2010.
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  725. JEREMY CARNS NAMED INTERNET SALES CONSULTANT FOR JAKE SWEENEY CHEVROLETSun, 21 Feb 2010 18:49:32 EST
    Jeremy Carns has been named Internet Sales Consultant for Jake Sweeney Chevrolet, according to General Sales Manager, Mark Dinkelaker. The 27-year-old native of Burlington, North Carolina will be responsible for answering internet leads, as well as follow-up for all new and used Chevrolet vehicles at the dealership.
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  726. BROADWAY AT THE CARNEGIE IN COVINGTONFri, 19 Feb 2010 11:31:53 EST
    I had the chance to see the show at the Carnegie last night. Mark Hardy, Jessica Hendy and Teresa DeZarn, shared their Broadway experiences and their talented voices with us for 90 minutes of Broadway melodies. These three performers not only have great voices, they are completely charming. Songs ran the gamut from very familiar songs like "All I Ask of You" from Phantom of the Opera to selections from new musicals like 2009 Tony Award winner, "Next to Normal."
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  727. VANITY FAIR AND THE CREATION MUSEUMFri, 19 Feb 2010 09:03:53 EST
    I guess you have all heard about the Vanity Fair writer who came to town to see the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky and not only did that but also did a hatchet job on Cincinnati, Kentucky and their residents. Just in case you haven't been able to find the article, I have been put the link in this article. http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/02/creation-museum-201002?currentPage=2
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  728. BROADWAY COMES TO THE CARNEGIEWed, 17 Feb 2010 07:30:18 EST
    If you are a lover of musical theatre, you won't want to miss the Cabaret at the Otto M. Budig Theatre at The Carnegie on February 18. Three Broadway performers will team up for an evening of musical theatre standards and contemporary favorites. Mark Hardy, Jessica Hendy and Teresa DeZarn will perform Cole Porter and George Gershwin as well as songs from Broadway productions such as SOUTH PACIFIC and ANNIE GET YOUR GUN. You will also get a backstage look at Broadway theatre as the 3 performers regale you with anecdotes from their audition experiences.
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  729. PETER STRAUSS Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:02:51 EST
    Former Cincinnati Vice Mayor, Peter Strauss, died on Friday. Mr. Strauss suffered from Parkinson's Disease and had battled the disease for almost 20 years. Mr. Strauss was only 67 years old. Mr. Strauss, a Democrat served on City Council from 1981 to 1993. A long-time proponent of campaign finance reform for City Council elections, Mr. Strauss led the 2001 Issue 6 campaign to set up a system of public financing for council campaigns. The issue failed by only 23 votes.
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  730. MESH CLOSINGWed, 10 Feb 2010 08:51:51 EST
    I know that it's not exactly downtown Cincinnati, but we all go out to eat, but Mesh Restaurant in West Chester is closing this Saturday. Apparently the current economic climate did not treat the high-priced restaurant very well. We hear that talks are underway with the Cunningham Restaurant Group to buy the restaurant. Cunningham Restuarant Group operates The Stonecreek Dining Company in Old Montgomery, which is great by the way and more reasonably priced than Mesh.
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  731. SWEETARTFri, 05 Feb 2010 11:15:09 EST
    Looking for something unique for your honey on Valentine's Day? You might want to take a look at the Contemporary Arts Center Gift shop. They have an eclectic collection of jewelry, ties, cufflinks books
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  732. CITY TWITTERMon, 01 Feb 2010 08:51:12 EST
    The City of Cincinnati announced the new City twitter page: http://www.twitter.com/cincinnatisnow. The Department of Public Services began tweeting relevant information in this format earlier this winter and is encouraged by the initial response. So for all you twitterers out there, follow CINCINNATISNOW to find out how we are handling snow emergencies.
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  733. PUB CRAWL FOR THE DOGSMon, 01 Feb 2010 06:34:22 EST
    This Friday is the 3rd Annual Pub Crawl of pubs on Vine and Walnut Streets betwee 6th and 7th Streets. This is the first year that the Pub Crawl will benefit the Downtown Dog Recreation Area Fund to provide our canine friends with a place to play leashless downtown. Organizers plan to fence the small dog area as soon as weather allows this year. 225 people have signed up for the PubCrawl and it is completely sold out, but you can still get in on the kick-off party from 6-7 on Friday at the Contemporary Arts Center.
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  734. GROUPONThu, 28 Jan 2010 19:08:32 EST
    Calling all coupon lovers. Have you ever heard of Groupon. Groupon is a new website that offers coupons on products and services in your particular area. You sign up for e-mail alerts for your area at www.Groupon.com. Their site says that Each day we feature something cool to do at an unbeatable price. You only get it if enough people join that day.
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  735. MAKING OUR CITY SAFERThu, 21 Jan 2010 07:24:24 EST
    Did you hear the news? Cincinnati has set a new record. We have now gone 42 days without a murder in the city. I'm not making fun of this...it's wonderful news that no one has been murdered for 42 days. My only thought is that what depths have we fallen to that we celebrate "no murders for 42 days?" Hopefully this is the just the beginning of a turn around and we won't be hearing nightly stories of people being shot down in the streets. Congratulations
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  736. QUEEN CITY SQUARETue, 19 Jan 2010 07:02:20 EST
    The skeleton of the Great American Tower at Queen City Square is officially completed today making this the tallest and greenest structure in Cincinnati. The crew will perform a "topping out"ceremony today when the last been is lifted to the top of the tower. The building's architect, Gyo Obata, designed the building to include a top inspired by Diana, Princess of Wales's tiara. That "tiara" will be installed in March. Scheduled to open early in 2011, the Queen City Square complex will feature 1 million square feet of office space and more than 20,000 square feet of retail space. The building is located at 301 East Fourth Street.
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  737. CINCINNATI HELPS HAITIThu, 14 Jan 2010 07:59:25 EST
    Seeing all those pictures on TV of the suffering in Haiti brings you to tears doesn't it? There must be some reason why this poor, poverty-stricken country has been hit once again with a natural disaster, but I can't imagine what it could be. Estimates of lives lost range from 50,000 to 500,000. That's mind-boggling! We all want to help, but just don't quite know what to do. Here are some suggestions for making donations that you can be sure will get through to the people of Haiti. InterAction.org has compiled a list of organizations that are responding to the situation in Haiti, including UNICEF, Catholic Relief Services, Lutheran World Relief and many others. Find more information at InterAction.org.
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  738. REDS WINTER CARAVANWed, 13 Jan 2010 06:23:14 EST
    The 2010 Reds Winter Caravan, presented by Cincinnati USA Regional Tourism Network and CincinnatiUSA.com, is scheduled to make 14 fan stops in four states covering four days and more than 2,600 miles. The caravan kicks off Thursday, Jan. 28 and will include stops that will be open to the public along with Hot Stove stops at Reds on Radio network affiliates.
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  739. REDS SIGN CHAPMANMon, 11 Jan 2010 13:13:35 EST
    Cincinnati Reds President of Baseball Operations and General Manager Walt Jocketty today announced the signing of free agent LHP Aroldis Chapman to a 6-year contract through the 2015 season. Chapman, who will turn 22 years old in February, was introduced at a press conference at Great American Ball Park. He will wear uniform number 54.
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  740. LEVEE WINE WALKMon, 11 Jan 2010 06:50:13 EST
    You can make reservations today for the Newport on the Levee's fourth annual WINE WALK. The walk takes place on Tuesday, February 2, from 6-10p.m. and benefits the American Heart Association. For a $25 donation you visit Levee restaurants, Brio Tuscan Grille, Brothers Bar & Grill, Jefferson Hall, Mitchell's Fish Market, Stonebrook Winery at Art on the Levell and Bar Louie and sample different types of wine. Many of the participating venues will offer free or discounted appetizers.
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  741. DOWN AND OUT IN NEW ORLEANSSat, 02 Jan 2010 07:25:45 EST
    So the Bearcats didn't win, disappointing yes, but so what. It was a great year for college football in Cincinnati. Thanks to the whole team, Tony Pike, Mardy Gilyard and the rest of the team who gave us another year to feel great about football in Cincinnati. We welcome you back home as our heroes. We'll get em next year.
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  742. MAYBERRYTue, 29 Dec 2009 12:45:53 EST
    Looking for a good, reasonably priced place to eat downtown, one of our readers has a suggestion. Read her review of Mayberry below: "If you are looking for delicious food at a reasonable price, visit Mayberry, the latest addition to the 900 block of Vine Street in downtown Cincinnati. Mayberry is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. but the highlight is Dinner served on Friday and Saturday only beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mayberry has no liquor license yet, so we were encouraged to bring a bottle of wine.
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  743. ENJOY THE SEASONSun, 27 Dec 2009 16:13:22 EST
    Christmas cards have all been sent, the Christmas rush is through, at least for me that was the story this past weekend. The presents are all bought and wrapped so I took the weekend to relax and enjoy the season. Our movie reviewer, Gabby, and I went to the movies on Friday night and saw Did you hear about the Morgans? It was very good, btw, you can read what she thought about the movie under reviews. On Saturday, we had enough snow to put us in the Christmas mood, but not enough to impede movement around town, so my sister and I went to the Krohn Conservatory to see the annual Christmas display and the Nativity scene. It was beautiful and if you get a chance, I urge you to make the stop, maybe when you are on your way to ice skate on Fountain Square.
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  744. WHERE'S SANTAThu, 17 Dec 2009 06:38:22 EST
    It's almost the weekend and Santa is coming to town again (I wonder where he is all week long). But anyway, Santa will be at Macy's Friday and Saturday. A little boy in Macy's earlier this week was asking his mom if he could stop and see Santa, but unfortunately Santa doesn't come to downtown Cincinnati except on the weekends...seems a shame. Except for the tree on Fountain Square, there seems to be a real dearth of holiday decorations downtown this year. When I was a little girl, our family used to make a big event out of coming downtown and looking at the holiday windows...no more. Macy's has a few decorations in the store and SAK's has some silver "cone shaped" things that they are passing off as holday decor, but they are "not exactly."
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  745. BOWLING ON THE LEVEETue, 15 Dec 2009 10:58:06 EST
    Lucky Strike Entertainment has been named as the operator of the boutique bowling alley that will be opened at Newport on the Levee this spring. The new facility will include 12 public bowling lanes, a full-service restaurant, patios, bar, billiards, high-definition televisions and a private party room and will be located across from Brio Tuscan Grill.
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  746. REDSFEST RECAPMon, 14 Dec 2009 14:10:27 EST
    FOX Sports Ohio Redsfest presented by Kahns attracted 17,830 fans to the Duke Energy Convention Center on Dec. 4-5, including a record 8,432 fans on Friday night. The weekend kicked off Friday evening with over 60 current and former players being introduced on the CincinnatiUSA.com Redsfest Main Stage, complete with Rozzis fireworks and a welcome to fans by Reds President and CEO Bob Castellini.
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  747. TWITTER OR TWODDLEFri, 04 Dec 2009 07:27:00 EST
    You must be pretty computer savvy, after all you are getting your news from the Internet. If you spend a lot of time online, you can't help but have noticed the explosion in social media. Personally, I'm not sure how I feel about people knowing where I am and what I am doing every minute of the day, so I am not particularly comfortable with Twitter. And anyway, I can't help but wonder about people who have nothing better to do than to read about my eating a baloney sandwich for lunch or the fact that I am bored, why would anyone care. I read about an award winning prototype for a new product today that I thought I would share with you. It is called the "Twoddler" and it allows your toddler to Twitter. According to the website, Twoddler, the Twoddler is a way for the toddler, through his activity on a toy, to "keep in touch with mommy and daddy."
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  748. THEY NEED A NEW TAG LINETue, 01 Dec 2009 06:49:35 EST
    Many companies have a tag line; i.e., "just do it", "the breakfast of champions", "when it absolutely positively has to get there overnight". Most of these tag lines have good connotations, but I've come up against one recently that just sets my hair on fire..."That will be $149.50." No matter what the question to my local Direct TV service, the answer is "That will be $149.50." I work in a downtown office building. We have access to the Direct TV satellite dish on the roof of the building. We pay a monthly fee to Direct TV for service, and yet, for the past two weeks, my television screen is black except for the words. "searching for satellite." At least half of the tv screens in my building are getting the same message.
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  749. HAPPY THANKSGIVINGWed, 25 Nov 2009 06:36:19 EST
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING CINCINNATI! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing day with your family. Rest up, the holiday's are just starting in full swing. There are loads of things going on this weekend if you are staying in town. Check out "Round the Square." I'll be traveling myself for the holiday, so see you back here on Monday.
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  750. METRO FARE INCREASEThu, 19 Nov 2009 11:52:19 EST
    That Metro fare increase was passed by City Council yesterday, so get out that extra quarter, the fare goes up to $1.75 today. The good news is that they did not approve a fare increase for the Access bus services for the handicapped. Metro will have to make up that deficiency somewhere else.
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  751. JIM KNIPPENBERGMon, 16 Nov 2009 13:59:45 EST
    Well-known and well-respected writer and columnist, Jim Knippenberg, died suddenly on Friday at his home in Covington. Mr. Knippenberg retired last year after 37 years at the Cincinnati Enquirer.
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  752. BENGAL AND BEARCAT BAGELSThu, 12 Nov 2009 10:52:04 EST
    A local business wants to show its supports for the Bengals and Bearcats. For a limted time, Bengal and Bearcat Bagels will be available at Marx Hot Bagels in Kenwood. With the success and popularity of both teams, it was only a natural, said John Marx, aka The Bagel Man. Weve always been one step ahead of the curve in this town when it comes to bagels, so no no one really should be surprised.
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  753. COUNCIL AND MAYORAL NEIGHBORHOOD FORUMMon, 28 Sep 2009 10:34:20 EST
    Keep up on what's going on in your city. INVEST IN NEIGHBORHOODS is conducting a candidate forum on behalf of community councils on Wednesday, September 30 at 7:00 p.m.. Those running for City Council and the Mayor's office will state their positions and answer question of neighborhood interest. The Forum will be held at the Cintas Center on the Xavier University campus. Gene Beaupre, professor of political science, will moderate. Put it on your calendar! For more information, please contact invest@investinneighborhoods.com
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  754. BENGALS PLAY PITTSBURGH ON SUNDAYMon, 21 Sep 2009 10:11:35 EST
    Can you believe it, the Bengals actually won yesterday, and they looked good doing it. Spirits should be high for the Pittsburgh Steelers game this Sunday. Tailgating on the Square starts at 11:a.m and you can watch the game on the Big Screen. The band, Eclipse will be on hand from 2:00 to 4:00 and refreshments will be available for purchase or you can bring your own.
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  755. HUDY'S TAILGATE ON THE SQUAREThu, 10 Sep 2009 11:32:50 EST
    Worn out from all that partying this Labor Day weekend. I hope you saved some energy. Summer may officially be over, but there is still a lot going on in town.
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  756. RIVERFESTThu, 03 Sep 2009 22:16:42 EST
    Don't forget Riverfest this weekend. It's one of Cincinnati's biggest celebrations of the year. Picnic and enjoy free entertainment all day at Sawyer Point. Cincinnati Bell/WEBN Fireworks begin at approximately 9:00. Lots of streets will be closed so public transportation is your best bet. The best news is that Monday is a holiday so if you get home late, you have a whole day to recover. Click on comments to see a list of street closures and parking information.
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  757. KEVIN SKINNER MOVES TO THE FINALSWed, 02 Sep 2009 22:48:59 EST
    35 year old Kevin Skinner sang Willie Nelsons Always on My Mind Monday night in the first semi-final round of Americas Got Talent. Tonight performance won him a spot in the the finals. He and 7 (maybe 8) other performers will enter the final competition for a $1 million Las Vegas contract.
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  758. SEPTEMBER IS DRESS FOR SUCCESS MONTHMon, 24 Aug 2009 15:37:19 EST
    During a ceremony on Fountain Square today, Mayor Mark Mallory read a proclamation declaring September to be "Dress for Success in Cincinnati Month." Mayor Mallory told an audience on hand to celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Dress for Success in Cincinnati" that each month 3,000 women move from Public Assistance into the work force. "Dress for Success Cincinnati" helps these women take this giant step by providing clothing, counseling and support.
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  759. Women of Over-The-RhineWed, 05 Aug 2009 21:14:46 EST
    Thursday, August 20 at the Phoenix is the time and location of this years luncheon to celebrate the Women of Over-The Rhine. These successful women mirror the rich diversity of OTR and this luncheon recognizes their efforts to make the OTR community a better place to live and work. The 2009 honorees are: Debbie Dent, president of Willow Creative Group; Cheryl Eagleson, marketing director, Corporation for Findlay Market; Kathy Jorgensen-Finley, manager of diversity & community engagement for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra; Lisa Roberts-Rosser, executive director, SmartMoney Community Services; Dacia Snyder, publisher, Soapbox Cincinnati; and Sally Stewart, executive director, Crossroad Health Center. The event is sponsored by the Emanuel Community Center. Tickets for the event can be purchased at www.emanuelcenter.org by call 241-2563. Emanuel Community Center has been serving Over-The-Rhine since 1871. Thanks and congratulations to all of these women.
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  760. Longest Yard SaleFri, 31 Jul 2009 09:41:02 EST
    For all of you "Yard Sale Junkies", next weekend is the one you've been waiting for...the 22nd Annual "World's Longest Yard Sale" runs from August 6-9 and travels through 5 states along the U.S. 127 corridor. Around this area, you can visit the sale in Covington's MainStrasse Village from 8:00 to 4:00 p.m. each day. There are also booths along Dixie Highway and U.S. 42 in Kenton and Boone Counties. There will be over 100 vendors along Sixth Street in Mainstrasse. There is free parking in the Fifth Street Parking Lot in Covington.
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  761. Freestore/Foodbank Celebrity Duck AuctionTue, 28 Jul 2009 11:12:06 EST
    Come on down to Jefferson Hall on Thursday night, July 30 from 5:30 to 8:30 to join in the kickoff of the Freestore/Foodbank's kick-off to their biggest fundraiser of the year, the 2009 Rubber Duck Regatta. On Thursday, more than 40 rubber ducks that have been signed by local and national celebrities and decorated by local artists will be auctioned off. Celebrity signatories include President Barack Obama, Elton John, Billy Joel, and Carson Palmer.
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  762. Macy's Summer Music FestivalTue, 28 Jul 2009 10:51:32 EST
    This Friday and Saturday, July 31 and August 1, there are going to be plenty of people downtown. It is the 2009 Macys Summer Music Festival at Paul Brown Stadium. Guest performers include Charlie Wilson, John Legend, Fantasia, Anita Baker and The Ojays.
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  763. Acoustic Thursday--Carla GoverMon, 27 Jul 2009 09:54:45 EST
    Thanks to the many corporate sponsors who have supported activities on Fountain Square this summer and to the Fountain Square Committee, we have free entertainment to enjoy during our lunch hour each day. This past Thursday, July 23 as part of the PNC Summer Music Series, Singer/Songwriter, Carla Gover entertained us with her mountain music.
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  764. Go Cold Turkey!Fri, 24 Jul 2009 16:52:11 EST
    Go Cold Turkey!, No, Im not cautioning you about giving up smoking, though thats not a bad idea. Cold Turkey is a new downtown lunch and late night restaurant on the northern side of 6th Street, between Walnut and Main. Run by two young restaurateurs, Jameson Stewart and Michael Perrich, Cold Turkey not only has good food, but it is a fun dining experience.
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  765. Vine-L FridayFri, 24 Jul 2009 13:48:14 EST
    I foresee a great night of shopping in your future...big sales, great fun! If you are looking for a more personal prediction of your future, stop by The Little Mahatma tonight, Friday, July 24 and have your Tarot Cards read by Mickey Morgan. Mickey will be on had at The Little Mahatma from 5-8p.m.
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  766. A Great Place To BeMon, 20 Jul 2009 10:58:14 EST
    New Yorkers have finally discovered the charms of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. An article in the Sunday edition of the New York Times features an article on "36 Hours in Cincinnati. Recommended places to visit include Spring Grove Cemetary, The Playhouse in the Park, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, and the bars, restaurants and shopes of Newport, Northside and Over-The Rhine." The reporter needs to pay us another visit, she has missed all the great downtown spots and all the activities on Fountain Square. For a reprint of the article by New York Times Reporter, Kassie Bracken, click "More" below: (The misspellings are theirs)
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  767. Oklahoma!Fri, 17 Jul 2009 10:46:53 EST
    One of my favorite musicals, Oklahoma, is playing at the Jarson-Kaplan Theatre at the Aronoff this week. It features beautiful music by Rodgers and Hammerstein, "Surrey with the Fringe on Top," People Will Say We're in Love" and, of course, "Oklahoma." Oklahoma is being presented from July 17-July 25. Evening performances are at 8:00p.m., with matinees on Sunday and Thursday. Tickets are $25. You can find more information at www.cincinnatiarts.org.
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  768. Who Are All Those People in Town?Thu, 16 Jul 2009 10:29:15 EST
    If you live or work downtown, you may have noticed all the people filling our restaurants and stores this week. There are 3,000 educators and reading professionals from around the country who are here for a 3 day conference at the Duke Energy Center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education.
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  769. Shakespeare in the ParkWed, 15 Jul 2009 09:34:59 EST
    The Cincinnati Shakespeare Company will be presenting Romeo and Juliet this Friday at 7:00 p.m. in Lytle Park. Sponsored by National City Bank, the production is free and open to the public. Concessions will be available from Miss Sweet Confections.
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  770. Nordstrom's Hiring for Kenwood LocationMon, 13 Jul 2009 09:51:29 EST
    If youve been to Kenwood Town Center anytime over the past year, you cant help but notice the construction of the new Nordstrom store at the corner of Montgomery and Kenwood Rds. The store is scheduled to open on September 25, but they are starting their hiring process this week and have 250 open positions. You can fill out an on-line application at http://careers.nordstrom.com/careers/JobList_stores.asp.
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  771. Cincinnati InnovatesFri, 10 Jul 2009 10:59:05 EST
    Are you just one idea away from fame and fortune? Do you have an invention or idea that could change the world, or at least your world? If the answer is yes, then you should definitely check out Cincinnati Innovates.
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  772. Home for SaleFri, 10 Jul 2009 10:02:28 EST
    If you are looking for a new home and you have a couple of bucks, you might want to check out Marge Schott's former home in Indian Hill. The castle-like home, located on Blome Rd., is on the market for $3.9 million. It has been empty since Mrs. Schott's death. the home was built in 1928 and has 19 rooms sitting on 15 acres.
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  773. No More CinWeeklyThu, 09 Jul 2009 10:19:44 EST
    No more Cin Weekly. Though it is unclear exactly what the Enquirer has in mind, it appears that the staff of CinWeekly has been let go and that the weekly known as CinWeekly has published its last paper. The Enquirer says it has rebranded the paper as Metromix, a similar product with a new name and apparently a new staff.
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  774. Vice President Coming to NorthsideTue, 07 Jul 2009 22:07:50 EST
    Vice President Joe Biden will be coming to Cincinnati this Thursday at 10:00 a.m. to highlight the progress of the Recovery Act. He will be speaking at The American Can Company, a formerly abandoned factory that is being converted into 100 loft apartments and 30,000 square feet of commercial and office space.
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  775. OceannaireTue, 07 Jul 2009 12:02:21 EST
    Oceanaire, the upscale seafood restaurant on Sixth and Walnut Streets, announced that it is closing its doors. The company that owns Oceannaire has filed for Chapter 11 and will be closing five of its restaurants. This location, the only one in the Cincinnati area, is among those being closed. The restaurant opened last June.
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  776. Godspell! at Covedale Center for the Performing ArtsMon, 06 Jul 2009 14:49:18 EST
    The CYPT (Cincinnati Young Peoples Theatre) has announced its production of this years summer musical Godspell!. Based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Godspell presents a creative and ultimately inspiring view of Jesus, as His disciples re-enact the parables in a lively rock musical. Songs include the chart hit Day By Day."
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  777. 4th of July DowntownThu, 02 Jul 2009 13:43:09 EST
    Downtown is the place to celebrate Independence Day this year. The Reds play St. Louis at 1:10p.m. so if you're a baseball fan, you might want to take in the game. While you're downtown, don't forget to join in the celebrations on Fountain Square.
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  778. 4th of July at Sawyer PointWed, 01 Jul 2009 15:42:43 EST
    Bring the family and come on down to Yeatman's Cove at Sawyer Point on Saturday to celebrate the 4th of July Cincinnati-Style. There will be food, games and entertainment. The celebration starts at 4:00p.m. and runs until 11:00p.m. Fireworks are at 10:00p.m. Entertainment includes Twist Lock and P.Ann Emerson Price and the All Star Band.
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  779. Newport Motorcycle RallyMon, 29 Jun 2009 15:46:45 EST
    This 4th of July weekend is going to be a busy one in Cincinnati. Among the many events scheduled to celebrate the day is theNewport Motorcycle Rally being held July 3-5 on Riverboat Row. There will be fireworks on Friday night, live music and a charity Motorcycle Ride.
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  780. Marilyn Monroe Look-AlikesFri, 26 Jun 2009 15:33:47 EST
    I hope you had a chance to come down to Fountain Square at lunchtime on Friday for the Marilyn Monroe Look-Alike Contest. Hollywood Casino (formerly Argosy) celebrated the opening of their new casino by sponsoring the contest and awarded $1,000 in prizes to the winners. The contestants answered questions from the 3 judges and had to "strut their stuff" down the red carpet on the Square. It was a lot of fun and a great kick off for the new Hollywood Casino. In case you couldn't make the event, click "more" to see the photo gallery.
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  781. Big Race WeekendThu, 25 Jun 2009 16:16:49 EST
    There's something for everyone downtown this weekend, including the Soap Box Derby and Mini Grand Prix go cart race. The two events will combine for THE BIG RACE WEEKEND on June 27 and June 28. The race will be held in Parking Lot 1 at the southwest corner of Third Street and Central Avenue. For more information see www.cincsbd.com/bigrace/index.html
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  782. The Big To Do!Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:31:48 EST
    If you love food and have wanted to try out some of Downtown Cincinnati's great restaurants, you won't want to miss "The Big To Do! this Friday from 5-8. For a the price of a $20 wristband, you can stroll to such downtown favorites as JeanRo Bistro, Jeff Ruby's, Black Finn, Via Vita, Palomino, The Oceanaire, Boi Na' Braza and more and taste a generous sampling of some of their signature dishes.
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  783. PaddlefestTue, 23 Jun 2009 09:57:15 EST
    Did You know that Paddle Fest is coming to Yeatman's Cove and Coney Island this weekend, June 26-27. This is the 8th Annual Ohio River Way Paddlefest. Enjoy two days of paddling, education, entertainment, competition and fun. This is America's largest on water paddling event.
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  784. Civil Rights GameWed, 17 Jun 2009 23:19:00 EST
    It's all about baseball this weekend in Cincy as the Reds team up with Major League Baseball to host the 2009 Civil Rights Game. Bill Cosby, Mohammed Ali and Hank Aaron will be honored at the Beacon Luncheon on Saturday that is part of the festivities and it is even rumored that President Obama may pay a visit as well.
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  785. OTR/Gateway Summer CelebrationMon, 15 Jun 2009 15:39:39 EST
    This Saturday, June 20 is the third annual OTR 5K Run/Walk in Over the Rhine. The walk begins at the corner of 12th and Vine Streets, and travels past OTRs historic architecture. You will be able to get a first hand look at the exciting revitalization taking place in the area. ..
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  786. Bridal ShowFri, 12 Jun 2009 11:35:52 EST
    Planning a wedding? Then you won't want to miss the Bridal Show and Sale at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center this Sunday. "Your Bridal Show & Sale" benefitting the Susan G. Komen For the Cure will bring some of the finest wedding vendors in Greater Cincinnati together to help make your wedding dreams come true.
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  787. Federal Stimulus FundsTue, 31 Mar 2009 09:25:52 EST
    As we all count our pennies trying to come up with enough cash to get through another month, we are hearing a lot of discussion about ways in which Cincinnati should spend the millions of dollars in federal stimulus money it will be receiving from the Federal Government. Our mayor is in favor of streetcars, others protest that this is just a black hole.
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  788. Legend of the Haunted Honky-Tonk GrowsWed, 28 Jan 2009 12:33:31 EST
    The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventure crew returns to Bobby Mackey's Music World with more ghostly results.
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  789. Cincinnati Eyes on InaugurationFri, 23 Jan 2009 11:16:48 EST
    UPDATED: Obama's Day to be Watched by Locals in D.C. and Downtown
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  790. Inauguration was 'Magnetic'Thu, 22 Jan 2009 14:02:31 EST
    Kennedy Heights resident Calvin Daniels Returns from the Inauguration of President Obama, with Pictures for All to See.
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  791. Not Everything Can Go As PlannedTue, 20 Jan 2009 21:06:51 EST
    People scrambled to find a place to watch the inauguration of President Barack Obama when the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center had difficulty with its internet feed.
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  792. Cincinnati Witnesses History with Obama InaugurationTue, 20 Jan 2009 17:03:47 EST
    Residents and workers gathered at public spots Tuesday to witness the historic event of President-elect Barack Obamas inauguration.
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  793. Obama's Inaugural AddressTue, 20 Jan 2009 14:30:18 EST
    Read the full text of President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address.
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  794. Ex-Loveland Schools Treasurer SentencedFri, 16 Jan 2009 13:37:32 EST
    Manville Gets Probation, Fines, Community Service
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  795. Cold Snap Draws Homeless IndoorsFri, 16 Jan 2009 12:22:28 EST
    Shelters Report Crowds, Efforts on Streets to Bring In Homeless
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  796. A Bailout That HealsThu, 15 Jan 2009 14:58:51 EST
    A Northern Kentucky tax lawyer thinks he has at least part of the solution to righting the countys economic meltdown: Tell the IRS to loosen up.
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  797. Enquirer Employees Stung By FurloughsWed, 14 Jan 2009 16:21:34 EST
    Enquirer employees are being furloughed for one week in a cost-cutting move across parent Gannett.
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  798. Portman Running for U.S. SenateWed, 14 Jan 2009 11:33:09 EST
    Rob Portman, a former congressman and U.S. trade representative, ended speculation about his political future by announcing today he is running for U.S. Senate.
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  799. Stages in Cincinnati Take a Hit With EconomyTue, 13 Jan 2009 11:20:03 EST
    Stages came alive during the holiday season in Greater Cincinnati, but for some venues at least, ticket sales were down, sponsorships dropped and donations dipped leaving performance arts groups scratching out shows and eyeing budgets for further cuts this season.
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  800. Harris Replaces Cranley Mon, 12 Jan 2009 17:13:00 EST
    Three-time Candidate to be Sworn in to Council Seat on Wednesday
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  801. Penny PassesMon, 12 Jan 2009 13:43:40 EST
    One of the most entertaining voices in Cincinnati was silenced forever with the passing today of columnist Catherine Penny.
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  802. Biting Issue with Bed BugsFri, 09 Jan 2009 11:09:09 EST
    City Inspections Cut Despite Health Officials Prediction that Complaints Will Rise
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  803. The Changing Landscape for NewspapersThu, 08 Jan 2009 15:25:24 EST
    If you're in the news business, buckle up; 2009 looks to be a bumpy ride. Indeed, this might be a pivotal year for survival.
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  804. Cranley Leaves CouncilThu, 08 Jan 2009 12:42:29 EST
    John Cranley is leaving City Council to focus on two major developments that are expected to break ground this year on the city's west side.
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  805. The Future is Now in Journalism SchoolsWed, 07 Jan 2009 16:37:10 EST
    Journalism Schools Struggle to Adapt to Evolving News Platforms
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  806. IMPACT Making an Impact, says Local OrganizerWed, 07 Jan 2009 09:34:47 EST
    Group Joins Equality Organizations for Columbus Rally
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  807. Food Distribution Tops PredictionTue, 30 Dec 2008 09:42:14 EST
    FreestoreFoodbank Says Numbers Show 'Harsh Reality' of Need in Tri-State
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  808. City Jobs News MixedMon, 29 Dec 2008 16:14:56 EST
    A shade more than 2,500 new jobs were created in the city despite a tough economic meltdown this year, according to Mayor Mark Mallory.
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  809. Shuttlesworth HospitalizedMon, 29 Dec 2008 14:47:35 EST
    Civil rights leader The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was hospitalized in Birmingham, Alabama.
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  810. Michigan Pols Push Local Native for Surgeon GeneralMon, 29 Dec 2008 11:59:41 EST
    Dr. Herbert C. Smitherman Jr., an area native with familiar family ties, is being considered for the next U.S. surgeon general.
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  811. FreestoreFoodbank Sees Dramatic Rise in Food NeedsTue, 23 Dec 2008 10:20:58 EST
    Distribution Continues Today, Christmas Eve
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  812. NAACP Sues City Council for Alleged 'Power Grab'Mon, 22 Dec 2008 16:02:49 EST
    The local NAACP is alleging City Council members overstepped their authority by taking away sole appointment power from City Manager Milton Dohoney.
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  813. Opera Singer's Trial Delayed by Pop Singer's AppearanceMon, 22 Dec 2008 10:19:33 EST
    Opera Singer's Assault Trial Delayed
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  814. Census Bureau to Fill 1,000 JobsFri, 19 Dec 2008 14:38:31 EST
    There is finally some good news for local job hunters. The U.S. Census Bureau needs to fill 1,000 new jobs immediately to conduct the 2010 census.
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  815. Freedom Center Faces CutbacksThu, 18 Dec 2008 15:22:04 EST
    17 Full-time Employees Laid Off as Economy Slacks
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  816. Performer Dies From Accident At Nativity PlayThu, 18 Dec 2008 15:10:35 EST
    A 22-year-old Xavier student was killed when she fell about 20 feet during the opening performance of a nativity play at Crossroads Community Church in Oakley.
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  817. Reaching Out to Families in CrisisWed, 17 Dec 2008 10:02:59 EST
    GCF Notes Tremendous Response, Warns of Continued 'Heat or Eat Dilemma'
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  818. Haunted Honky-Tonk InvestigatedMon, 15 Dec 2008 10:38:22 EST
    It's been just a tad over 30 years since country singer Bobby Mackey opened the doors to his Music World in Wilder, Ky. We investigate: Is it the gateway to Hell that some believe?
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  819. Ghost Hunters Return to Bobby Mackey'sMon, 15 Dec 2008 10:28:10 EST
    Zak Bagans, host of the Travel Channels Ghost Adventure, is returning in January to Bobby Mackey's Music World a place many believe contains a gateway to hell. This time, you can go inside with Bagans and his crew on an overnight search for evidence of spirits that are believed to haunt this popular nightclub.
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  820. Giving in CrisisWed, 10 Dec 2008 16:42:43 EST
    Cincinnati, NKy Donors Reach Out to Less Fortunate
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  821. Korean Madam ConvictedMon, 08 Dec 2008 08:04:31 EST
    A Korean mother was convicted of operating an illegal massage parlor. Her business, The Trend, was among several raided in May in a federal crackdown.
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  822. Man identified in Covington Taser DeathWed, 03 Dec 2008 16:48:05 EST
    Police have identified Leroy G. Hughes as the man who died after being tased by police Wednesday morning.
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  823. A New Grocery Store for Price HillWed, 03 Dec 2008 09:43:19 EST
    Opening of Kroger Signals Revitalization for Neighborhood
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  824. NAACP Chief: Case Demonstrates 'Justice Isnt Free'Tue, 02 Dec 2008 11:55:41 EST
    A Westwood father, once held on high bond for endangering, may be reunited soon with his children. It will be a bittersweet victory for the NAACP, which came to the mans aid.
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  825. Mayor's Spending Plan Won't Impose Trash FeeWed, 26 Nov 2008 14:28:04 EST
    Mayor Mark Mallory rejected the city manager's plan to begin charging for trash collection as a means to balance the budget.
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  826. Foreclosure Aid on the WayTue, 25 Nov 2008 23:30:12 EST
    Sen. George Voinovich got a first-hand look Tuesday at the foreclosure crisis threatening property values throughout the region. Federal help is on the way to stabilize neighborhoods.
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  827. Bleak Budget May Get Bleaker Still Mon, 24 Nov 2008 15:16:33 EST
    A bleak Hamilton County budget may get bleaker still, forcing even deeper cuts than projected.
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  828. A New Face of CrisisFri, 21 Nov 2008 15:40:54 EST
    Brighton Center Client Surge Shows Hurt from Economy in the Region
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  829. Economic Crisis Hits HomeThu, 20 Nov 2008 17:35:33 EST
    GCF Grants Safety Net Dollars for Basic Services and requests the public's help.
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  830. Living in Someone's GameThu, 20 Nov 2008 15:37:27 EST
    If you're a fan of mystery -- especially somewhat strange and quirky mystery -- then it's game on in Greater Cincinnati.
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  831. Making Mulch Out of MuchThu, 20 Nov 2008 14:50:14 EST
    Residents Welcome to Cart Away Recycled Windstorm Debris
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  832. Smitherman Takes Second Term as local NAACP Chief Wed, 19 Nov 2008 10:52:26 EST
    Christopher Smitherman is ready to take on a new term as president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
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  833. Mayor Mallory to Stay PutTue, 18 Nov 2008 15:52:19 EST
    Mayor Mark Mallory ended speculation that he was leaving his post to become the state's treasurer.
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  834. Northside Taliband Under SiegeMon, 17 Nov 2008 18:33:28 EST
    Police have dealt a crushing blow to the Northside Taliband, a notorious and dangerous criminal gang that caught the attention of investigators after a murder last December.
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  835. Public Hearings Set for County Budget Mon, 17 Nov 2008 16:15:33 EST
    County Commissioners are asking for public input on the proposed 2009 budget, which will include severe cuts in every department.
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  836. Metro Bus Ridership Jumps from a Year Ago Mon, 17 Nov 2008 15:04:00 EST
    Many more people are commuting to work by bus now than a year ago, and Metro expects the trend to continue.
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  837. Man Treated for Gunshot Wounds After Exchanging Shots with Police Mon, 17 Nov 2008 12:25:31 EST
    Police continue their investigation today of gunfire outside Annie's Night Club early this morning that led to an officer shooting and wounding the gunman after a chase.
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  838. Christ Hospital Joins Center for Closing Health GapSun, 16 Nov 2008 11:22:12 EST
    The Christ Hospital has pledged $1 million toward resources that promote healthy lifestyles
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  839. City Officials Tour Streetcar in PortlandFri, 14 Nov 2008 15:14:18 EST
    City Manager Milton Dohoney is leading a group from Cincinnati today to experience the Portland, Ore., Streetcar system.
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  840. Hunger is Unacceptable Campaign Kicks Off Thu, 13 Nov 2008 16:23:31 EST
    FreestoreFoodbank Expects Greater Need This Year
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  841. CSO Hosts Sounds and Stories at Music Hall Thu, 13 Nov 2008 12:28:48 EST
    More than 3,300 children attended the first Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Young People's Concert of the 2008-2009 season Wednesday morning.
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  842. Preservationists Honored for Commitment to CincinnatiThu, 13 Nov 2008 12:05:12 EST
    Those who have accomplished outstanding achievements in preservation of historic architecture in Cincinnati were recently recognized by the Cincinnati Preservation Association.
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  843. Scuba Santa Dives Back Into Aquarium Thu, 13 Nov 2008 11:05:58 EST
    Special Report on Scuba Santa: He is practicing his underwater swimming skills at the Newport Aquarium.
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  844. Dusting Off a LandmarkWed, 12 Nov 2008 12:01:32 EST
    The once-brilliant Emery Theatre may shine again. The Emery Center Corporation wants to restore the nearly century-old hall that has been dormant for about a decade.
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  845. Holocaust and Humanity Center Remembers Kristallnacht Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:53:42 EST
    Kristallnacht Remembered at Plum Street Temple
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  846. Family, Career, Community Leaders to Convene in Cincy Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:50:45 EST
    Young leaders will meet at the Duke Energy Convention Center
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  847. Shoe Box Gifts Collected for Children Tue, 11 Nov 2008 12:49:33 EST
    An area family is among those collecting for Operation Christmas Child, a relief program for suffering children.
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  848. Painful Cutbacks in Proposed County BudgetMon, 10 Nov 2008 14:29:43 EST
    The countrys economic meltdown is forcing deep, painful cuts for Hamilton County government workers and residents.
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  849. From Reflection to Action at CinciPulse.comMon, 10 Nov 2008 10:51:04 EST
    Four people sat down on Friday at CinciPulse.com and relaxed, for a very short time, after a week of moving from stunned to saddened, numbed to hopeful, frozen to active.
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  850. Shoot Into Skyline for Crosstown CupsMon, 10 Nov 2008 10:32:36 EST
    The 2008 commemorative Crosstown Shootout basketballs and cups are available now at area Skyline Chili locations.
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  851. Cincinnati Pledges to Eliminate InjusticeMon, 10 Nov 2008 10:14:17 EST
    A committee dedicated to eliminating injustice and discrimination reminded Monday that its formal pledge will come Tuesday, Nov. 11.
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  852. Veterans Honored in CincinnatiFri, 07 Nov 2008 11:24:03 EST
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  853. Folding Up the Paper for the Last TimeThu, 06 Nov 2008 14:57:52 EST
    CinciPulse.com Columnist Andy Furman comments on Pulse's new life online
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  854. Pulse Exits Inky Past, Remakes Itself as Invigorated Online CinciPulse.comTue, 04 Nov 2008 13:26:01 EST
    Today begins a new era for Pulse. The longtime downtown news weekly is bidding adieu to its print editions and is fully embracing the future as an online information hub.This is our last print edition, said Managing Editor Terry DeMio.
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  855. McCain, Palin Stops In Cincy To Fight For Ohio VotesTue, 28 Oct 2008 14:23:59 EST
    If John McCain is behind in his race for president, thousands who crowded to see him and running mate Sarah Palin inside a hanger at Lunken Airport apparently didnt get the memo.
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  856. Going Green in the Gateway QuarterWed, 22 Oct 2008 11:16:27 EST
    There is already a certain cache to having an address in the Gateway Quarter in Over-the-Rhine living in New York-style lofts, being at the center of an urban lifestyle in an evolving neighborhood. Soon, an address in the Quarter may have another distinction: Living ecologically sensitive.
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  857. Living and Dying Amid Violence And FearTue, 14 Oct 2008 13:35:41 EST
    The stuffed animals still piled outside the front door of a Camp Washington apartment are bittersweet reminders of a life dedicated to social service and a life violently taken.
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  858. Historic Election Gets Big Jumpstart Thu, 09 Oct 2008 08:57:46 EST
    Charles Williams was the 20th person in Hamilton County to cast his ballot when the doors opened for the first day of early voting. He was joined in line at 5:30 a.m. by 22 friends from his neighborhood making it something of a voting party.
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