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Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:41

Preserve Pick-Up

   CINCINNATI (AP) - Officials are beginning to focus on restoration as crews clean up remnants of thousands of gallons of oil that leaked into a nature preserve near Cincinnati.
 
   Traces of oil could be seen on rocks along an intermittent stream in the Oak Glen Nature Preserve as media were allowed to tour the site Monday for the first time since a pipeline leaked in mid-March.
 
   Federal officials estimated more than 20,000 gallons leaked. The parks agency that owns the preserve estimates that 80 to 90 percent of the oil has been removed from the site.
 
   Officials say they have not detected negative effects on local air and water quality because of the leak, though it affected some animals. About 31 small creatures have died, and officials say more were contaminated.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 09:40

Clinton Coming to Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton will headline an Ohio Democratic Party event this summer.
 
   The party says Clinton will speak at its annual state dinner in Columbus on June 13. State Democratic chairman Chris Redfern says the party is thrilled to have a speaker he calls a great leader and a lifelong fighter for working families.
 
   Clinton carried Ohio both times in his presidential elections. Wife Hillary Rodham Clinton won the state's Democratic primary in 2008 over eventual nominee and president Barack Obama.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 08:43

Gay Marriage Judge May Issue Stay

Couples would not immediately gain rights
 
Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:18

Penguins ready for postseason

Real season just beginning for Penguins

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:17

Blue Jackets to face Penguins Wednesday

Blue Jackets say just making playoffs not enough

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:15

Cavs season coming to an end

Cavs, Irving staggering to finish

Tuesday, 15 April 2014 05:14

Reds, Pirates game suspended Monday

Pirates, Reds hit 10 HRs before game is suspended

Monday, 14 April 2014 10:26

Transportation Head to Tour Ohio

  COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx planned to get a close look at projects in two Ohio areas.
 
   Foxx was scheduled to be in central Ohio Monday Morning. There, he planned to view the Pickaway East-West Connector Project, near the Rickenbacker Intermodal Facility in the Columbus area.
 
  Foxx plans Monday Afternoon to be in the Cincinnati suburb of Norwood. He will review transportation-related manufacturing projects, involving Amtrak Cities Sprinter 64 electric locomotives, at Siemens Motors Manufacturing.
 
   President Barack Obama last year nominated the mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina, to join his second-term Cabinet.

Monday, 14 April 2014 10:24

Cincinnati Eyeing RNC

CINCINNATI (AP) - Officials in Cincinnati say their bid for the 2016 Republican National Convention hinges on fixing up their arena and raising the $55 million in private money required.
 
   A site visit by Republican officials is scheduled for later this month for Cincinnati, which must spruce up U.S. Bank Arena and figure out how a host committee can raise the millions in private money.
 
   The others in the running - Cleveland, Dallas, Las Vegas, Kansas City and Denver - are all bigger cities that have made past pitches or even hosted political conventions.
 
   Convention experts, local leaders and political insiders tell The Cincinnati Enquirer raising the money is the biggest hurdle. All of it goes to the RNC for event costs - lighting, security, transportation and catering.

Out-of-state marriages to be recognized
 
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