TriHealth lures Mayo Clinic doc to lead women’s health program

After a national search, TriHealth has named a director for its Obstetrics and Gynecology Residency Program.

Dr. Michael Holbert will lead the program, which is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

He succeeds Dr. Steven Johnson, who was named TriHealth vice president of academic affairs in July.

Holbert most recently served as a senior associate consultant and instructor of obstetrics and gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He was previously…

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Internet provider fined for jamming signals at Cincinnati convention center

An Internet provider whose services are employed at the Duke Energy Convention Center will pay a federal fine for illegally forcing visitors and exhibitors to pay for Internet access, Consumerist reports.

Smart City has been ordered to pay a $750,000 civil penalty after violating Federal Communications Commission rules in interfering with radio communications.

According to the FCC, a hostpot provider filed a complaint against Smart City in 2014, claiming it was jamming connections of hotspot users…

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Take a tour of Nippert Stadium’s completed $85M renovation: PHOTOS

When the University of Cincinnati Bearcats take the field against Alabama A&M on Saturday, it will be in their old home stadium – but with a brand new look.

The 91-year-old Nippert Stadium has undergone an $85 million renovation over the last year, a project that required the team to play its 2014 season at Paul Brown Stadium in downtown Cincinnati.

To take a look at the changes before fans have their first look this weekend, click on the image above.

The renovation, led by Turner Construction,…

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Where were we standing when we took this week’s I Spy photos?

Think you know where Courier art director/photographer extraordinaire Kevin Cox was when he took this week’s I Spy Cincinnati photos? Email your guess to me at hmccartney@bizjournals.com.

You’re staring at one of my personal favorites this week.

Check back daily for new photo clues and feel free to email again if a new clue leads you to believe your initial guess was wrong. If you’re the first person to contact me with a correct guess, you’ll join the Business Courier I Spy Cincinnati Hall of Fame…

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EXCLUSIVE: Hyde Park senior community plans $20M upgrade

The Marjorie P. Lee Retirement Community in Hyde Park will undergo a $20 million makeover that will bring the facility up to speed with market trends and help it grow its offerings.

Episcopal Retirement Homes plans to begin work at the upscale senior living community on Shaw Avenue in September 2016 and complete it in stages within three years.

Doug Spitler, president and CEO of ERH, told me the construction will happen in “an orderly, disciplined fashion” through strategic phases in order…

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Cincinnati CBRE office adds operations team leader

CBRE’s Cincinnati and Dayton offices added Melissa Wilhelm as business services supervisor.

Wilhelm, a veteran of the local commercial real estate market, will provide leadership and oversight to the operations team.

Prior to joining CBRE, Wilhelm was director of client services at Xceligent Inc., a commercial real estate research firm. Before that, Wilhelm worked as a marketing and research manager with Colliers International.

“Her experience and expertise in client services, research and…

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GRANTS AND INFORMATION FOR FIRST-TIME CINCINNATI HOME BUYERS – HOME OWNERSHIP CENTER OF GREATER CINCINNATI

Are you nervous about buying a house? I would be surprised if you weren’t. I have purchased 70 houses in my career, and every time there are two questions that dog me, as they should you: (1) What is this Seller not telling me? And (2) Am I paying too much for this property? But how do you know that those are questions you should even be asking, particularly if you are a first-time home buyer? That’s where HOC comes in. They offer classes Homebuyer Training Classes for $99 for two people, and they also offer a free program called LIFT, which used to offer downpayment grants of $1,500, and now offers downpayment grants of $15,000! Yep! That’s grants, not loans! There is a FREE “Cincinnati Neighborhood Lift Launch Event” that is coming up – which provides those grants, and if you are looking into purchasing a home, you would do yourself a…

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DOES YOUR HOME HAVE A LURID PAST?

You may not have considered this aspect of home-buying, but it is one that has an impact worth taking note of! Melissa Dittman Tracey published an article in Realtor Magazine (September/October 2014), exposing an aspect of home-buying that many don’t consider: Who lived there before you, and What’s Lurking Behind Those Walls? No, we’re not talking a CSI-like stash of money or – – dead bodies – but we are talking about residue that can be left by drug production. Yes, meth production. Surprised? That’s not surprising! Who thinks about such things when you go to buy a house? Your realtor does! And you have a right to ask – and you realtor has a responsibility to reveal – information of that sort about the home in which you want to live. Why? Because, it seems, meth contamination can affect those who are particularly sensitive to remnants of the drug: “from respiratory…

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CINCINNATI – SURPRISINGLY FAR FROM “SLEEPY”

You probably have no idea how many firsts Cincinnati has birthed. Cincinnati can conjure up images of sleepy little towns, Midwestern backwoods mentalities… Nothing could be further from the truth! For one thing, there are so many artists/actors that come from this area, it merits its own Hollywood movie. Doris Day Julie Hagerty Sarah Jessica Parker Steven Spielberg Roy Rogers Jerry Springer Rosemary Clooney George Clooney That’s a short list! And social firsts? We gotcha covered there too: First professional baseball team. (1869) First team to play games under lights. (5/24/35) First time President throws out opening day baseball. (William Howard Taft, April 14, 1910) First woman to own a Major League Baseball team. (Margaret “Marge” Schott, 1984) First city to establish a weather bureau, also first to issue a weather bulletin. (1869) The first & only city to own a Railroad. (Cincinnati Southern in 1880) The first municipal university. (1870) The…

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UNION TERMINAL GOOD NEWS!

We did it! Cincinnati voted to save Union Terminal! This is important for so many reasons, and our favorite one is that in a culture that increasingly leaves history in the dust, we get to keep a “through-line” from the early 20th Century, on into the 21st – preserving that history, meaning, artistry, a culture that defines our city and reminds us of our origins. In moving into the 21st Century, we think that knowing our history helps us grow and change by giving us a solid historical footing. Once upon a time, another Cincinnati icon – Music Hall – had to be approached by boat! On the side that is now Central Parkway was a body of water called the Miami Canal. Across the water from Music Hall was the Children’s Hospital, as you can see in this image:   We heard today that for one of the large…

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