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Inside Pitch
8:00 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Four Cincinnati Democrats on statewide ballot?

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson
Michael Keating

On Friday night, at the Columbus Athenaeum, the Ohio Democratic Democratic Party will hold its annual "Legacy Dinner," one of the party's largest fundraising events of the year.

"Let's celebrate our 2014 talent,'' says the announcement on the party's website, ohiodems.org.

In other words, it is a "cattle call" for potential statewide candidates.

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Pope Named
4:52 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Catholic leaders react to choice of Pope Francis

Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr says he was surprised by the selection of Pope Francis and will do research to learn more about him.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Cincinnati's Archbishop says he is rejoicing with the Hispanic population on the selection of Pope Francis. Dennis Schnurr sees it as recognition of the importance of Latin America. He says Latin America and Africa are the two fastest growing Catholic regions of the world. 

He says, "Right from the get go there was speculation that the cardinals would be looking to either Latin America or Africa and that speculation proved to be true."

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Heather Mitts
2:22 pm
Wed March 13, 2013

Cincinnati's Heather Mitts retires from professional soccer

US National Team defender Heather Mitts played for several teams in several iterations of women's professional soccer leagues, including for the Atlanta Beat.
Credit Atlanta Beat

United States national soccer team member and Cincinnatian Heather Mitts is retiring. The 34-year-old, three-time Olympic gold medalist says it's time to move on to the next stage of her career.

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Local News
8:46 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Springer and Blackwell: Old allies, differing views

Ken Blackwell and Jerry Springer

One could hardly find two political figures whose beliefs are more far apart than Ken Blackwell and Jerry Springer.


Blackwell, the conservative Republican and believer in limited government and the power of the private sector.


Springer, the liberal Democrat, who went on from a career in Cincinnati politics and TV news to become an internationally known talk show host, and a liberal Democrat who believes that government is not the enemy but the friend of those trying to their lives.


Both come from vastly different backgrounds.

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Traffic cameras
3:28 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Judge: Elmwood Place can't collect from camera speeding tickets

A Hamilton County Judge says Elmwood Place cannot use its speed cameras and must pay back people who have gotten tickets from them. Elmwood Place will likely appeal.
Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Elmwood Place has received a second blow to its traffic enforcement cameras. A Hamilton County Judge ruled Tuesday the village cannot collect fines from any traffic violations the cameras recorded in the past.


Just last week Judge Robert Ruehlman said Elmwood Place had to stop using the cameras.


Police Chief William Peskin says the village will appeal. 

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