Tarbell frustrated

Tarbell frustrated

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Former Cincinnati Vice Mayor Jim Tarbell, who just sold Grammer’s
restaurant in late 2007, ran to see the historic landmark on fire in
Over-the-Rhine. High winds – remnants of Hurricane Ike that made
landfall in Texas Friday – tore through Cincinnati for about four
hours Sunday, doing damage all throughout the region.

Nearly 700,000 Duke Energy electric customers were without power – the
largest power outage in the company’s history, said Kathy Meineke,
Duke spokeswoman.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for About.com's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, iRhine.com. He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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