Hundreds watch Lindner tribute parade in Ohio

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CINCINNATI (AP) -- Hundreds of people have lined a parade route in Cincinnati as the city says goodbye to the late financier and philanthropist Carl Lindner.

Some people at sites along the route held up signs saying "Thank You" as the hearse bearing his body proceeded Friday through the city and nearby communities.

Lindner was the Cincinnati Reds' controlling partner and chief executive officer for several years, and his parade began at Great American Ball Park. The parade also passed by the University of Cincinnati's business school and a YMCA, both named in honor of their benefactor, Lindner.

Lindner died Monday at the age of 92.

The procession included a restored United Dairy Farmers milk truck. Lindner at one time headed UDF, the convenience store chain launched by his father.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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