• Man kept women locked up, forced them into prostitution

    Nov 20, 2014, 4:23 p.m.

    A dozen women were beaten, kept under lock and key in an Avondale home and forced into prostitution in a human trafficking ring that went on for more than a year. Christopher Hisle, 45, on Nov. 14 accepted a plea deal in U.S. District Court in Louisville, Ky., that will send him to prison for at least 15 years for his alleged involvement in locking sex slaves in his home. He is being held at the Oldham County jail in Louisville.
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  • HHS Secretary Burwell here to discuss Affordable Care Act enrollment period

    Nov 20, 2014, 4:40 p.m.

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell was joined by Mayor John Cranley at a press conference Nov. 13 at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to discuss the Affordable Care Act and the upcoming open enrollment period in the Health Insurance Marketplace that runs from Nov. 15 to Feb. 15. 2015.
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  • More than 400 students attend youth summit

    Nov 20, 2014, 5:11 p.m.

    Intention! This was the word of the day at the 2nd Annual Youth Summit held recently at the University of Cincinnati. Intention started with Councilwoman Yvette Simpson and her office as she pursued a path to understand the issues that the youth of our region are facing today. Her office brought youth together to create a day for the youth led by the youth. Intention continued as a group of leaders from the Cincinnati Chamber’s Leadership Cincinnati Class 37 took the Youth Summit on as their project to help take the program to the next level. Cincinnati Police Department graciously helped make this event possible as the lead sponsor of the day.
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  • Bond Hill Academy students learn how to be ‘Champions against Bullying’

    Nov 20, 2014, 4:16 p.m.

    Students at Bond Hill Academy on California Avenue on Bond Hill recently learned how to become Champions against Bullying in an assembly held in the school gymnasium. The program titled “Be a Buddy; Not a Bully” was led by parent leader Brenda Gray-Johnson, volunteer leader Darlene Tyler, and volunteers Ranah Few, Victoria Few and Shirley Bolar.
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  • Math and Science Academy awarded high honor

    Nov 20, 2014, 4:29 p.m.

    The Hamilton County Mathematics and Science Academy was one of 130 schools statewide awarded the School of Honor High Progress Award from the Ohio Department of Education for maintaining high academic achievement in 2014.
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