Five blocks of Fifth Street in downtown Cincinnati will turn into what's billed as the nation's longest running culinary arts festival this weekend. The Taste of Cincinnati runs tomorrow through Memorial Day. Lance Barry with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber said there will be about 40 restaurants at the event, and 8 food trucks.
"That's actually a new addition with the Food Truck Alley," said Barry. "Certainly the food trucks have taken off all over the country, including Cincinnati, so we wanted to incorporate them."
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) announced today that Alan George "A.G." Lafley has rejoined the Company as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. He has also been elected to the Board of Directors and will serve as its Chairman. Mr. Lafley joined Procter & Gamble in 1977 and served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 2000 to 2009. He succeeds Robert A. “Bob” McDonald, who is retiring from the Company on June 30, 2013, after 33 years of service.
Matthew 25 Ministries of Blue Ash is preparing a third shipment for tornado victims in Moore, OK. The disaster relief organization says it has had more than 600 volunteers since the tornado hit. WVXU photographer Holly Yurchison took pictures as adults and children filled personal care kits.
Grace Wu and 4-year-old daughter Ellie of Kenwood, have volunteered at Matthew 25 Ministries for more than two years. She says, "We love what they are about. This is a great way for us to do a little bit to help."
Hamilton County Commissioners Chris Monzel and Greg Hartmann are calling on the Ohio Kentucky Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI) to pull promised dollars from the Cincinnati Streetcar project.
In a letter, the pair say that because of "significant cost overruns" they believe OKI's $4 million could be better spent elsewhere. They also request alternative options for the money's use be brought before the OKI executive council.
A Labrador Retriever puppy named Maggie is recovering at home after undergoing the first minimally invasive heart procedure of its kind ever preformed in the Tri-State.
The four-month-old was born with a Patent Ductus Arteriosis (PDA), a congenital heart defect.
Typically the defect is fixed through open-chest surgery but Drs. Megan McLane and Maggie Schuckman of the Care Center in Blue Ash used a minimally invasive intravascular technique that drastically reduces the animal's recovery.