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How My Dad Came To Worship Johnny Bench

No two ways around it: I am getting old, with creaky joints and plenty of gray hair atop my head.

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Hamilton County's prosecutor says the four Cincinnati Police officers involved in a Fountain Square bank shooting did nothing wrong. Joe Deters says the officers acted heroically and saved lives when they shot and killed 29-year-old Omar Enrique Santa-Perez last week.

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A complaint filed with the Hamilton County Board of Elections claims Anderson Township Trustee Andrew S. Pappas broke Ohio law while gathering petitions this summer for a repeal of a proposed sales tax increase.

But Pappas, a Republican, says in a letter to board members that it was simply a mistake on his part and offered an apology.

An audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District has turned up nearly $780,000 worth of illegal or unauthorized spending. State Auditor Dave Yost's office released the findings of a two year investigation Friday morning.

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As long as I cover politics, I will remember the name Rob Burch as a politician with nothing but moxie.

I could not blame you if you don't recognize that name.

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Questions continue to surround the shooting at the Fifth Third Bank Center last week, including how the shooter was able to legally purchase a gun. The City of Cincinnati gives former City Manager Harry Black an additional $370,000 to avoid a lawsuit, even though city council had previously rejected a big payout. Kentucky lawmakers once again consider legalizing medical marijuana. And voter registration statistics in Kentucky suggest a "blue wave" in the state is unlikely.

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Cincinnati Council is expected to approve funding next week for Price Hill to use ShotSpotter. It's the technology that allows police to pinpoint the source of gunfire. It's already in Avondale, and police say it's reduced the number of people shot in there by 52 percent.

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Ohio's report cards for schools now assign each one an overall grade. And the reports use the A-to-F scale on particular areas, including achievement on state tests and graduation rates. None of Cincinnati Public Schools received an A, and 14 were given an F.

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A nameless creek winds its way north through Clermont County, from Miami Township to Loveland.

Just before it spills into O'Bannon Creek, it takes a couple of hard turns, forming a horseshoe. This bend in the river doesn't seem all that important. The nearest homes are a couple hundred yards away, and upstream. You can't hear traffic and there's only one obviously man-made object in sight.

The term limited state treasurer has revealed what he may be planning as his next move.

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Cincinnati sustainability enthusiasts are actively recruiting Downtown building owners to become a part of a  new 2030 District. The pitch is: joining would reduce energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions by the year 2030.

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Lots To Debate In This Week's Top Stories

Wednesday night the two major party candidates for Ohio governor, Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, had their first of three scheduled debates before the November 6 election . Downticket races aren't receiving as much attention as the race for governor, but in November Ohio voters will also choose the next Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State and State Treasurer.

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King Records Special

In celebration of King Records Month, WVXU presents A King Records Potpourri - Saturday at 11 PM and Sunday at 7 PM

Exploring Issues in Education

From APMReports, WVXU presents four weeks of documentaries that delve into issues facing the nation's educational system.

Democracy & Me for Educators

WVXU's Democracy & Me has FREE resources and a blog with ideas and information for Social Studies Teachers.

Howard Wilkinson's Latest

WVXU's politics reporter covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.

Podcasts Chosen Just For Our Listeners

Looking for a new podcast? Check out some of the best from NPR, other public radio program providers and picks from the WVXU staff!