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Listen: Chabot And Pureval Talk Healthcare, Gun Control And Trump's Tax Cut

Ohio's 1st Congressional District has been held by Republican Steve Chabot in all but two of the past 25 years. The district is made up of most of western Hamilton County and parts of the county north of the city. In 2016, Chabot was re-elected with an 18-percentage point margin.

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Theft from community organizations, including youth sports, is surprisingly common across the U.S. Recently, a Warren County woman was indicted for allegedly embezzling $180,000 from a youth baseball league. This spring, money from a Middletown's youth football league went missing. One Southwest Ohio prosecutor hopes to at least slow the theft with a seminar planned for October 24.

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A report last week that the federal deficit had grown to $779 billion - and could grown another $1 trillion over the next 10 years - has become a contentious issue in the battle betweeen Democrats and Republicans for control  of Congress. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the Democrats blaming the deficit on the Trump tax cuts; and the GOP defending them for already putting more money in the pockets of American workers. 

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Technology is helping to bridge the gap between a growing elderly population and a shortage of doctors. One local retirement community has created an incubator where residents, staff, students and providers can come up with connected devices to make life easier.

With the midterm elections just a few weeks away, WYSO producers have been out talking to would-be voters around the Miami Valley. We wanted to know how people are feeling about the elections, and how they plan to vote in November.

Today, we hear from some rural Ohioans recorded at a recent antique tractor and farm-equipment show at the Greene County Fairgrounds in Xenia. That's where some people we spoke to expressed ambivalence about the country’s two-party political system.  

Greene County man: I don’t even know what the elections are for. 

After years of planning, the new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Owensboro is inviting the public to celebrate the grand opening Saturday, Oct. 20 with a one-day music festival on the outdoor stage. The museum has moved from smaller quarters a few blocks away to the new waterfront home of bluegrass. 

This is what a typical day is bound to sound like at Owensboro’s new Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Carly Smith is the museum’s marketing director.

“It’s our Pickin’ Parlor. A lot of our guests happen to be pickers themselves. So we have some really nice instruments, above student level on the wall for them to grab and play.”‘ “So what’s here, available?”  “We have fiddles in all four sizes, quarter-size, half-size, three-quarter size, full size, a banjo, dobro, guitar, mandolin, couple more guitar and banjos and a bass.”  “So visitors can just come and sit down, somebody might be here?” “Absolutely, that’s the whole idea. We want to encourage people to make the music.”


Kentucky will pay four women a total of $1.5 million to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit stemming from their time working as prison guards at Little Sandy Correctional Complex in northeastern Kentucky.

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As if "Cooking with Caitlin" Steininger didn't have enough to do. The Cincinnati chef, restaurant owner,  newspaper columnist and mother of four spent part of her summer competing on Bravo's Top Chef, which premieres Thursday Dec. 6.

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The construction company selected to build FC Cincinnati's West End stadium is laying out a timeline for the process. Turner Construction released initial plans Friday.

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The man who opened fire in the lobby of the Fifth Third Center in early September was not on drugs or alcohol. Hamilton County's coroner says the toxicology tests didn't show any evidence of prescription or illicit pharmaceuticals.

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A Student Drug Use Survey shows prescription drug use among area teens has dropped and teen heroin use is at a new low. But the survey also shows almost 14 percent of teens used alcohol and 8.1 percent reported having used marijuana in the 30 days prior to taking the survey.

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John Minchillo / AP

Listen: Chabot And Pureval Talk Healthcare, Gun Control And Trump's Tax Cut

Ohio's 1st Congressional District has been held by Republican Steve Chabot in all but two of the past 25 years. The district is made up of most of western Hamilton County and parts of the county north of the city. In 2016, Chabot was re-elected with an 18-percentage point margin.

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