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3:04 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Cincinnati Children's: heart assist device could add years to lives of Duchenne patients

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is announcing what it says could be the biggest breakthrough in muscular dystrophy treatment in years.  A patient at Children's is believed to be the first in the nation with Duchenne  muscular dystrophy to have a device implanted to help his heart pump blood to the body long-term.   

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Ohio can vote on final three days
2:25 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

Supreme Court says Ohioans can vote on final three days

Ohio voters will be able to cast ballots at their county boards of election on the final three days before the election, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted’s appeal of a federal court ruling.


Immediately after the decision was rendered by the U.S. Supreme Court, Husted, the Republican who is Ohio’s chief elections officer, issued a directive to all 88 county boards of elections setting uniform hours for voting in-person at the boards on the Saturday, Sunday and Monday before the Tuesday, Nov. 6 election.

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Cincinnati Zoo
2:15 pm
Tue October 16, 2012

This Cincinnati Zoo manatee is going home

Wooten will be released into the wild next month.

Wooten is saying goodbye to the Cincinnati Zoo. The 630-pound manatee will soon be headed to his native Florida. Next month he'll return to the wild as part of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Manatee Rescue, Rehabilitation and Release Program. Wooten has been at the Cincinnati Zoo for the last two years.

See a video of Wooten here.

Last year another zoo manatee, Illusion, was released. The Cincinnati Zoo still has one manatee. Right now there are no plans for Betsy to leave.

Cincinnati streetcar
11:03 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Duke wants operating agreement before beginning streetcar work

Jay Hanselman

The president of Duke Energy says the company will not provide a construction schedule for moving its wires and pipes for the city’s streetcar project until the two sides reach a deal on an operating agreement. 


Julie Janson expressed her concerns in an October 10th letter to City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr.


Janson said the operating agreement must allow the company to have immediate access to equipment during emergencies and enough time to resolve any issues. 

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Paul Ryan
4:05 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

Paul Ryan serves up politics and barbecue at Lunken Airport

Paul Ryan dishes up barbecue to supporters

Hundreds of Paul Ryan supporters who came to hear the Republican vice presidential nominee speak, were also on the receiving end of a barbecue lunch.


The campaign speech at Lunken Airport was short but there was plenty of time to meet and greet afterwards as surprised supporters were told to get in line to eat Montgomery Inn barbecue. Paul Ryan served it up.


Paul Ryan, in line serving sandwiches, said, "Nice to see you. What's your name? " Colleen. "Hey, Colleen, Paul. Chicken or pork?"

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