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Ted Kremer, the Cincinnati Reds batboy with Down syndrome, gets his own baseball card

Topps cards absolutely hit a metaphorical grand slam by including Ted Kremer in its 2013 update set, which was released earlier this week. Kremer, a 30-year-old man from the Cincinnati area who has Down syndrome, inspired anybody who heard about his time as a batboy earlier this season for the Cincinnati Reds. Read more.

Why Twitter trends start in Cincinnati

Northlich's Kate Beebe writes a compelling response to the recent Washington Post article titled "Where do Twitter trends start? Try Cincinnati." Read more.

Cincinnati named one of Top 100 Best Places to Live

Livability.com named Cincinnati one of the Top 100 Best Places to Live. Read more.

Cincinnati's 21C named top hotel in U.S.

Cincinnati's 21C Museum Hotel was voted No. 1 hotel in the country in Condé Nast's Traveler's Reader's Choice Awards this week. Its sister hotels in Louisville and Bentonville also finished in the top 10. Read more.

Three Cincinnati designs among 29 of the most awesome concert posters you will ever see

Three posters designed by Cincinnati-area artists made Buzzfeed's "29 of the Most Awesome Posters You Will Ever See" list. Keith Neltner's poster promoting Paleface at Arnold's Bar and Grill came in at No. 2, while Rob Warnick's poster for Guster at Bogart's ranked No. 9, and Tommy Sheehan's poster for Fun at Bunbury Music Festival came in at No. 16. See these awesome gig posters here.

Cincinnati ranks 5th among MSN's most affordable, livable cities

Cincinnati is ranked 5th among MSN's most affordable, livable cities. MSN Money cited 10 places that combine low housing prices, a reasonable cost of living and high quality of life. Read more.

Covington's Licking Riverside designated one of 10 great neighborhoods

The American Planning Association (APA) has designated Covington's Historic Licking Riverside Neighborhood as one of 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2013. Each year during National Community Planning Month, APA's Great Places in America program names 30 exemplary neighborhoods, streets and public spaces to highlight the role planning and planners play in adding value to communities, including fostering economic growth and jobs. APA singled out Licking Riverside for its outstanding 19th Century architecture, collaborative efforts by residents and local planners, scenic rivers, and city views. Read more.

Ailing Midwestern cities extend a welcoming hand to immigrants

The Dayton City Commission voted to make the city “immigrant friendly,” with programs to attract newcomers and encourage those already there, as a way to help stem job losses and a drop in population. Read more.

Covington-based pharmaceutical company awarded $2.9 million from National Cancer Institute

Covington-based Bexion Pharmaceuticals has been awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) "Bridge Award" by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The award of $2.9 million over three years will help Bexion further its clinical development of BXQ-350, a drug intended for use as an anti-cancer agent. Read more.

Nine world-famous street artists you never would have guessed are in Cincinnati

Cincinnati is chock full of amazing local artists, but the city is not exactly known for being the street art capital of the world. However, with the help of places like The Contemporary Arts Center, BLDG, YES Gallery and AGAR, the city is surprisingly well represented by world famous street artists from across the globe. Read more.


Curtis Sittenfeld's 'Sisterland' to be adapted for TV

One of this summer's hottest novels may be headed to the small screen. ABC has picked up the pilot of an adaptation of "Sisterland" by Curtis Sittenfeld, a book about the tumultuous relationship between identical twins with psychic abilities.

Curtis Sittenfeld is a Cincinnati native and the sister of P.G. Sittenfeld, a current member of Cincinnati's City Council. Read more.

Cintas executive recognized for supplier diversity efforts

Pamela Brailsford, senior director of supplier diversity and sustainability at Cintas Corporation, was recently named “Individual Champion” at the South Central Ohio Healthcare Supplier Diversity Symposium.

She was selected for her ongoing commitment to driving results, developing suppliers, enhancing outreach efforts and instilling supplier diversity practices and principles within Cintas and the greater Cincinnati business community. Read more.


C'est Cheese owner among finalists for national commercial

Emily Frank, owner of Cincinnati's C'est Cheese food truck, has been selected as a Top 10 finalist in Mutual of Omaha's 2013 Aha Moment tour.

The Aha Moment tour visited Cincinnati this summer and recorded many videos from local entrepreneurs and others about the one thing that made them go "aha" and change their lives in some way. Frank's video was selected as a top 20 semifinalist from among 4,000 entries, and is now a top 10 finalist in the running to be made into a National Mutual of Omaha commercial.

You can visit the Aha Moment website to vote for your favorite video through October 11.


Justice League of Kentucky Super Heroes features progressive LGBT public policy panel

What do the mayors of Berea, Covington, Frankfort and Vicco have in common? They pilot communities in Kentucky who have enacted progressive LGBT policies and will lead a discussion on Thursday, October 3, of those actions at the Justice League of Kentucky Super Heroes event in Lexington. Read more.

As some companies turn to health exchanges, G.E. seeks a new path

As some companies turn to health exchanges, General Electric seeks a new path. One of the largest employers in the nation, it spends more than $2 billion a year offering coverage to 500,000 employees and retirees and their families. And it is using its considerable clout in places like this—where its giant aviation business gives it a major presence—to work directly with doctors and hospitals to improve care and reduce costs. Read more.
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