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The Cincinnati School Board heard a report Monday night from the Community Building Institute at Xavier University with ideas for the former Mercy High School. Board President Carolyn Jones talked with WVXU's Maryanne Zeleznik about the report. 

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Ohio's infant mortality rate remains higher than the national average. The rate of African-American babies dying before their first birthdays is three times that of white babies.

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Kyle Plush's family say they're still searching for answers to questions about Cincinnati's response to the incident where the 16-year-old died after getting trapped in his minivan at the Seven Hills School.

Escape Rooms: Why All The Hype?

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Paying to be locked inside a windowless room doesn't sound all that fun. But add-in friends, the rush to beat the clock and chance to use, and show off, your problem-solving skills, and it becomes more obvious why more people each year are enjoying escape rooms.  

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Still checking items off your list this season? There are many ways to get your holiday shopping done while thinking outside the big box stores. Tune in to Cincinnati Edition on Wednesday, December 12, at 1 p.m. for some great gift giving ideas. In the meantime, here are four unique spots to check out this holiday—whether you're looking to buy or make something unique on your own, these shops can help make your Christmas one of a kind.

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Blood centers around Ohio are participating in the nationwide search for extremely rare blood donors to help save the life of a 2-year-old girl in Florida.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT), DriveOhio and the City of Marysville are ramping up what will be the largest-ever connected vehicle project in the U.S.

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The City of Lebanon, which has already seen thousands of people use its recreational trail south of town, is in the very early stages of extending that path to the north.

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Though Rod Serling is most associated with his series, The Twilight Zone, he was one of the most prolific writers during what many refer to now as the original "Golden Age of Television." During his career he wrote more than 250 scripts for film and TV, and won six Emmy Awards for dramatic writing for four different series.

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Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber will join FC Cincinnati as the club breaks ground on its new stadium in the West End on Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 4 p.m.

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The woman who will be the third Democrat on the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners says she will work hard for Democrats who supported her during the campaign. And Stephanie Summerow Dumas says she'll work harder for the Republicans who didn't because, "I represent everyone."

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Rod Serling's The Twilight Zone ran for five seasons from 1959 to 1964, but the show goes on in perpetuity in syndication -- and in our minds.

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American and Filipino officials are discussing where a priest with Cincinnati ties should be tried first for allegedly molesting young boys. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio Ben Glassman announced the arrest of 77-year-old Kenneth Hendricks Thursday morning.

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One thing about John Kasich, the soon-to-be former governor of Ohio: The dude will talk to anybody with the time and patience to listen to him. Good trait for someone who yearns to be president, I suppose.

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A local landscaper on trial for taking part in an alleged minority contracting fraud scheme takes the stand in his own defense. Hamilton County property owners will see an increase in their taxes in 2019 for the Reds and Bengals stadiums. And a dispute between the county and the City of Cincinnati could delay construction of a music venue at The Banks.

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The Kentucky Board of Education has approved new high school graduation requirements, mandating students demonstrate competency in basic math and reading, and complete benchmarks intended to show they are ready for work or college before they can graduate.

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A priest with a Cincinnati connection is accused of sexually abusing young boys while working as a missionary overseas.

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Metropolitan Sewer District customers won't see a rate increase next year, if the district's 2019 budget is adopted as is. Director Diana Christy says it would be the fourth consecutive year without a rate hike.

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Cincinnati's acting city manager is Mayor John Cranley's candidate to be the permanent city manager.

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President Donald Trump is renewing the Delta Queen's exemption from the 1966 Safety at Sea Act. His signature Tuesday clears the way for the famous paddle-wheeler to return to service following approval by the U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 27.

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