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The University of Cincinnati says an internal investigation about whether two police officers lied during a former colleague's murder trial is on hold to protect the integrity of the retrial.

The school's vice president for safety and reform tells The Cincinnati Enquirer the investigation will wait because the officers probably will testify in Ray Tensing's second trial.

Tensing is scheduled for retrial in May over the July 2015 shooting of unarmed black motorist Sam DuBose. Tensing, who is white, said he feared being run over.

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A federal judge has refused to lift his order delaying Ohio's executions after declaring the state's new lethal injection process unconstitutional.

Magistrate Judge Michael Merz last month rejected Ohio's use of a sedative used in problematic executions in Arizona and Ohio.

The judge also barred Ohio from using drugs that paralyze inmates and stop their hearts.

Attorneys for Ohio's prison system asked the judge to lift the order, saying his decision would likely be overturned on appeal.

Robert Bly: Shaping American Literature

Feb 8, 2017
Robert Bly at Antioch College in 1968
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Poet Robert Bly visited Antioch College in 1968, the same year he won the National Book Award for a collection called The Light Around the Body.

Suzanne Kelly reads her poem, "Deadman's Hand."

Three Malayan tiger cubs were born on Friday, February 3, at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden and are now being cared for in the Zoo’s nursery.
Cincinnati Zoo

Three Malayan tiger cubs are being cared for in the Cincinnati Zoo's nursery.

The zoo says the first-time mother's maternal instincts didn't kick in, raising the threat to the cubs that their body temperatures would get too low without their mother's warmth. The zoo says nursery staffers are keeping them warm and feeding them .

Mammals curator Mike Dulaney says such reactions aren't uncommon for first-time tiger mothers, and that they can be aggressive and harm their cubs.

The zoo expects the cubs to be playing in their outdoor habitat by early spring.

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Since I came to southwestern Ohio in the late 1970s, I have recorded the dates for many of the earliest snows. There is no scientific method here, but rather a shaping of personal context.

The earliest flurries fell on October 5 of 2014. The first snow of almost half a foot came on October 30 of 1993. On November 11, 1984, I made the first snowball of the winter. This year the first snow, about four inches, arrived on December 13. The latest first snow came on December 31, 1998.

Elizabeth Schmidt reads her poem, "Where Are My Shoes and Socks"

Today on WYSO Weekend, Dayton Youth Radio and commentary from the University of Dayton's Bob Brecha. We’ll serve up small helping of politics and later in the program, Bill Felker has this week’s Poor Will's Almanack. See full details below.

Cathy Essinger reads her poem, "What the Black Cat Is Not."

We have had some famous astronauts on the program. John Glenn made an appearance that became the longest interview in the history of the Book Nook. It ran over an hour. I rolled over NPR's news headlines at the top of the hour because I was still talking to John on the telephone and it was a live interview!
 

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