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4:04 pm
Tue February 14, 2012

Cincinnati Museums to Merge in Money-Saving Effort

The Cincinnati Museum Center and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center are merging in an effort to prevent the civil rights institution from closing its doors.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the merger will allow the Freedom Center to close a $1.5 million annual budget hole and the Museum Center to increase efforts to pay $8 million debt.  About 15 jobs will be eliminated.

The Museum Center houses a history museum, a children's museum and a natural history and a science museum.  The Freedom Center will be its fourth wholly owned subsidiary.

Books
11:58 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Book Nook: All There Is - Love Stories from Storycorps, by Dave Isay

Over the past eight years Storycorps has recorded over 40,000 stories inside their recording booths. These recordings preserve memories and evoke emotions. One recurrent theme is the subject of love. Love that was found. Love that was lost. Precious love.

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Business & Technology
10:42 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Governor to Tout Business Expansions in SW Ohio

Ohio's governor plans to join in announcements of the expansions of two businesses based in the Cincinnati area.

Gov. John Kasich has stops Tuesday in suburban Loveland and in downtown Cincinnati.

In the first, he'll be at Bioformix, a company that makes and distributes environmentally sensitive adhesives, coatings, sealants and ink.

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Nature
8:45 am
Tue February 14, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: February 14 - 20, 2012

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Flickr Creative Commons user K. W. Sanders

Poor Will's Almanack for the first week of Early Spring.

By this point in the year, my daybook of events in nature reveals many of the pieces of the fabric which forms Early Spring.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Mon February 13, 2012

Conrad's Corner: February 13, 2012

Noah Falck reads his poem, "Staring Contest."

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