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Howard Wilkinson Chat
8:50 am
Mon June 3, 2013

What effect will Cincinnati's budget have in the fall election? Howard Wilkinson has some thoughts

Michael Keating

Cincinnati has a new budget, but some compromises made could play a bit part in this fall's Council and Mayor's race.  Howard Wilkinson shares his thoughts.

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Custom made bass
6:00 am
Mon June 3, 2013

Top bassist chooses Cincinnati for new instrument

Adam Ben Ezra with his new 5-string bass.
Holly Yurchison WVXU

Tel-Aviv bassist Adam Ben Ezra is known worldwide as an upright bass virtuoso and composer. His longtime friend and manager Guy Dayan also helped established Ezra as a YouTuber. His YouTube videos have more than 4 million views.

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Local News
12:00 am
Sun June 2, 2013

Parties' council slates set - almost

Yes, the Cincinnati mayor’s race is the big-ticket item on this November’s ballot.


But there is a Cincinnati City Council race too, and there are going to be some serious choices for Cincinnati voters to make when it comes to picking nine people to set the policy for the city for the next four years.


Yes, four years. Since the late 1920s, council has had two year terms; but that changes with this election because of a charter amendment passed by voters last year.

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Highway construction
1:52 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Delays expected this weekend on SB471

The Daniel Carter Beard Bridge on I-471
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It could be a slow go for drivers on Southbound 471 in Northern Kentucky this weekend as crews get ready for Phase II of this summer's reconstruction project.  Officials are suggesting you find an alternate route.

Starting at seven Friday evening and continuing through Monday morning, traffic will be reduced to one lane between Kentucky 8 and US 27 in Highland Heights.  

Workers will be installing a temporary concrete barrier wall and pavement markings.  

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Transportation
1:32 pm
Fri May 31, 2013

Metro launching plan to boost ridership in Uptown

A small-scale display of the new Metro*Plus bus stops being built in the Uptown area near UC and the medical campuses.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Metro is rolling out its new Plus service and Uptown Transit District plan around UC and the hospital campuses.

Four new boarding shelters are being installed. They'll feature LED displays with real-time information.

The district will also serve as a transfer point for nine routes rather than going through the main hub downtown.

President and CEO of the Uptown Consortium Beth Robinson says the newly created Uptown Transit District is important for easing congestion.

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