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If you're one of those people who enjoys relaxing in a public park, maybe eating a sandwich and enjoying the lush greenspace Cincinnati has grown proud of, that's all well and good. (Bring a blanket and some apples; enjoy yourself.) That is, until you get a little sleepy and want to lie down on the ground or a bench — that's illegal now.

The Cincinnati Park Board yesterday approved a no-lying down rule across all of its 5,000 acres of park land, likely in response to ongoing Occupy Cincinnati lawsuits over the legality of closing the park at night. People who lie down in parks are now subject to $150 fines for the misdemeanor offense.—-

P&G will not be hiring any new employees for the next six months because it already reached its hiring goals and everyone loves it there too much to leave.

GE Aviation received an order for $900 million worth of whatever it makes. The press release subject line simply read: “BOOM!”

Ohio electric bills have reportedly risen 33 percent over the last five years, which energy companies attribute to higher coal costs and [expletive] environmental regulation.

Poll: Americans don't like what they see in 2012 race. Ha.

Mitt Romney says Newt Gingrich blew it on two key issues.

House Republicans are being their normally difficult selves while President Obama tries to extend a payroll tax cut.

Apparently melting permafrost is releasing greenhouse gases, and scientists are getting pretty scared about it.

The San Francisco 49ers and Pittsburgh Steelers tried to play a football game last night, but the power kept going out in Candlestick Park and scaring everyone. The 49ers ended up winning the game 20-3 after two delays.

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