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A team of volunteers is expected to help mussels in the East Fork of the Little Miami River find new homes Saturday. They're being relocated as work begins on removing the lowhead dam in Williamsburg.

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In a surprise move, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has selected its next leader. Interim Director Paula Brehm-Heeger takes over the permanent position immediately.

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Ruth Fremson / AP

One thing is certain about Bill Clinton, the 42nd president of the United States.

That boy could talk up a storm.

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A father of five sits in federal custody, facing deportation to the African nation of Mauritania. His family says slavery awaits him, and even the risk of death in his home country. Amadou Sow is one 70,000 Afro-Mauritanians exiled from their country after a war that started in 1989. And now he is one of seven Mauritanians in federal custody in Morrow County, Ohio.

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De Stewart, proprietor of Colonel De's Gourmet Herbs and Spices at Findlay Market, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack, according to Colonel De's Facebook page

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JOHN MINCHILLO / AP

The Ohio Elections Commission has refused to dismiss an allegation that Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval spent money from his clerk of courts campaign account on his congressional race.

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Cincinnati and surrounding fire departments honored those who died over the last year during the annual Greater Cincinnati Firefighters Memorial Service Thursday.

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Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Updated: 12:55 p.m.

As promised, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley vetoed an ordinance council approved making about $5.4 million in changes to the current budget.  

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The Queen Bee Half Marathon takes place Saturday, October 13, and will require some roads downtown and outside the city to close temporarily. 

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The Ohio EPA will hold an information session Thursday to talk about  a proposed Rumpke landfill expansion. At the Colerain Township Senior and Community Center the public will be able to get details about the additional 240 acres Rumpke is asking to use for waste disposal.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

For the first time, a Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS) operative has been extradited to the United States, according to the Justice Department. Yanjun Xu is jailed in Butler County on charges he conspired and attempted to commit economic espionage and theft of trade secrets.

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John Minchillo / AP

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley is expected to veto an ordinance council approved Wednesday making about $5.4 million in changes to the current budget.  

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County Commissioner Todd Portune says the plan is still to have a music venue open at The Banks by the end of 2019. He admits that it won't be easy, but says the county is still pushing.

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Editor's note: Cincinnati movie expert Margaret McGurk screened Robert Redford's The Old Man & The Gun for me last month while I was recovering from knee replacement surgery. McGurk, the former Enquirer movie critic, has also reported on films for WCPO-TV, WXIX-TV and WKRQ-FM.

Here's her report on how Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky look as locations in the film from Dallas to St. Louis:

Kentucky Unlikely To Meet New Climate Change Goal

Oct 10, 2018
Kyland Jackson / WFPL

Kentucky has just 12 years to drastically reduce its reliance on fossil fuels to do its part to save the planet from the worst impacts of climate change, according to a new report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change.

The Hamilton County elections official who marked out the spending lines on campaign checks from Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval will be docked two weeks vacation time as her punishment.

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Susan Walsh / AP

So who, besides Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump, won this nasty, bitter, ugly mud-wrestling match that was Kavanaugh's narrow confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court?

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Courtesy Sarah van Gelder

In her book, The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000 Mile Journey Through a New America, YES! Magazine Co-Founder and Columnist Sarah van Gelder brings to light the people and communities working to make a difference, who are putting in the time and effort to get things done.

How To Fix Cincinnati's Poverty Problem?

Oct 10, 2018
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Al Behrman / AP

According to American Community Survey estimates recently released by the U.S. Census Bureau, Cincinnati had one of the biggest poverty rate increases among America's largest cities over the last decade. In 2017, Cincinnati's poverty rate was 27.7 percent, up 4.2 points from 2007.

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Cincinnati could launch a pilot program allowing residents and businesses to adopt bus stops in the city.  

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