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Hollywood’s most important trophy will be handed out on Sunday at the 91st annual Academy Awards. So, which movies, performers and other talent should take home Oscars?

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It used to be a rare occurrence that a major Hollywood picture would choose to shoot in the Cincinnati area but in recent years the Queen City has become a Tinsel Town in its own right. Gone are the days of squealing about Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman driving across the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

Hamilton County commissioners are considering an assistance program for certain Metropolitan Sewer District customers.

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Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote Thursday on an ordinance to provide $75,000 to help a West End business owner re-open in the neighborhood.  

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Our country has become so divided over issues, policies and politicians that many no longer see someone who disagrees with them as merely having a difference of opinion or being uninformed. Now, those who disagree often view each other as not just wrong, but stupid, insane or even evil. And what's the point of trying to talk with, or listen to, someone you believe to be evil?

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The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is presenting a year-long program series, "Freedom 55," to commemorates the 55th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a 1964 voter registration drive, also known as the Mississippi Summer Project.

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International student enrollment is flat at some to local colleges and universities because of stricter visa requirements. Instead of coming to the U.S., foreign students are looking to Canada, Great Britain and Australia, and that has local schools getting creative to get their numbers back up.

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Ohio has a lot of tourism trails - more than 65 celebrating everything from doughnuts to aviation and antiques - but the newest is perfect for Presidents' Day.

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Molly Wellmann is well-known locally as a successful businesswoman, master mixologist, speaker, author and bar owner. Now, Wellmann, owner of Japp's Since 1879, and former owner of the recently closed Myrtle's Punch House in East Walnut Hills, has received national recognition. Last month, Nightclub & Bar Media Group unanimously named her Bartender-Owner of the Year. 

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Ohio has been referred to as the "Mother of Presidents." Seven U.S. presidents were born in Ohio: Ulysses Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, William McKinley, William Howard Taft and Warren G. Harding. And an eighth, William Henry Harrison, was born in Virginia but lived most of his adult life in Ohio.

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No criminal charges are being filed against the driver accused of hitting and killing a Colerain police officer last month. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says the incident was a "terrible tragedy" but not a criminal act.

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Big changes could be coming to the streets and sidewalks of downtown Cincinnati. A new Urban Pedestrian Task Force will review the street grid and make recommendations on walkability and safety.

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A newly created commission will review Hamilton County's jury selection and service procedures.

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Nearly a third of what Hamilton County residents are throwing away could be recycled. Another third could be composted. That's the finding of a new study from the Hamilton County Recycling and Solid Waste District.

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If I never set foot in Ann Arbor, Michigan, again, it will be too soon.

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Negotiations over a new soccer stadium for FC Cincinnati continue. The club reached an agreement with local arts associations over noise issues at Music Hall but has not yet struck a deal with the Cincinnati Ballet over a parking lot. And Cincinnati City Council approved a land swap deal with the team this week but put off a vote on a development plan and zoning change. That delay is holding up stadium construction.

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SNAP recipients who were told they wouldn't receive benefits until next month will get a portion of their March allotment earlier than expected.

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Hamilton County commissioners are holding off on purchasing a used police Ford Explorer from Arlington Heights for $15,000.

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The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) is considering a new plan on water quality for the Ohio River, which is not as drastic as the first. Initially, the group had proposed eliminating pollution control standards and instead rely entirely on states to regulate discharges into the river.

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It has been one year since the February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Parkland, Florida. Seventeen students and staff members were killed, 17 others were injured. The tragedy sparked student demonstrations nationwide and launched the March for Our Lives movement protesting gun violence.

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