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Molly Wellmann has been keeping a secret.

In December, Nightclub & Bar, the bar world's major trade organization based in Las Vegas, told Wellmann, owner of Japp's and Myrtle's Punch House, that she was nominated for their Best Bartender/Owner of the Year award. A week ago, she found out that she was picked unanimously for this prestigious award, making her the first winner in Cincinnati, or even outside of New York, San Francisco or Las Vegas. 

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The full Cincinnati Council approved an ordinance Wednesday directing the city manager to set up implicit and explicit bias training.  

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A recruiting crisis is shaking police departments across the country. It's getting tougher to bring on new recruits and the ranks are sliming as officers reach retirement age and others leave after less than a year on the force.

Ohio Women's March Leaders Talk What Went Wrong

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The 2017 Women's March was held in response to the election of Donald Trump as president after a bitter and divisive campaign. On the day after Trump's inauguration, hundreds of thousands of people crowded into the U. S. Capital in protest of the Trump administration and in support of various causes such as women’s and reproductive rights, criminal justice and the rights of immigrants. Millions more marched in cities across the country and around the world in solidarity with the movement.

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Job and Family Services is hardest hit among Hamilton County agencies by the partial government shutdown. Other groups and programs that rely on federal grants could start feeling the effects if the shutdown - already the longest in history - persists.

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Parking will be restricted on Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Sycamore Streets in downtown Cincinnati Wednesday Jan. 16 to accommodate crews and equipment for filming Dry Run starring Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.


The Terrace Plaza Hotel in downtown Cincinnati has been closed for more than a decade. But there's a move underway to designate the building as a local historic landmark.  

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Working in the food and beverage industry isn’t easy - between the hours, the heat, the physicality and the demands of the public, there’s not a lot of time for self-care.

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The new Esperanza Latino Center of Northern Kentucky in Covington aims to make it easier for the Latino community to connect with outreach and educational services.

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The Ohio chapter of the Women's March announced Friday that Cincinnati's event had been canceled, but an organizer of the local march says there may be an event this weekend after all. Rashida Manuel says a number of people stepped up after hearing the march was canceled and said they wanted to help.

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The woman accused of stealing nearly $4 million from the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau (Meet NKY) pleaded not guilty on Monday morning.


Surrounded by law enforcement from around the country, the Colerain Police Department, friends and family laid Officer Dale Woods to rest Monday. He died Jan. 7 after being struck by a pickup truck while on duty Jan. 4.


At midnight Monday morning, Republican Mike DeWine was sworn in as Ohio's new governor. What can Ohioans expect  from the 70th governor of the Buckeye State? WXVU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the new DeWine administsration. 

Statistics show about one-quarter of stroke patients are at risk of having a second stroke, possibly even more serious than the first. University of Cincinnati researchers have been awarded a $3-million grant to study the risk of stroke recurrence.


Sensors and smart speakers were the stars at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) that wrapped up in Las Vegas over the weekend. But experts say greater connectivity puts users at risk of getting hacked.

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A University of Minnesota fossil collection - with many specimens gathered by a Cincinnati paleontologist - will make its permanent home at the Cincinnati Museum Center. The unboxing and cataloging of tens of thousands of fossils is expected to take three years.

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Today, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine was sworn in as governor of the Buckeye State.

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The campaign for and results of the 2016 presidential election created, or revealed, deep divisions in our country, and many Americans questioned how to respond. Many people of faith turned to their religious communities for guidance and support.

Cincinnati, Meet Your New City Manager

Jan 14, 2019
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Patrick Duhaney was sworn in as the City Manager of Cincinnati on December 12. Nominated for the position by Mayor John Cranley, Duhaney was confirmed as City Manager by a unanimous vote by City Council.

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A winter storm warning goes into effect for much of the area Friday night, and lasts through Sunday. National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Hrebenach says snow should start falling late Friday.