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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley on Friday announced a number of safety improvements, initiatives and policy changes designed to increase pedestrian safety in the city.

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Funeral services for Pamela Smitherman have been announced after her death earlier this week following a two-year battle with breast cancer.

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From board to video, games of all sorts will be transformed into icy works of art in Hamilton this weekend. IceFest 2019 returns for two days centered on a game night theme.

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According to testimony by a former staffer for the Kentucky House Republican caucus, Republican Kentucky Representative Jeff Hoover sexually assaulted her more than 50 times during her employment. The Kentucky Democratic Party is calling for Hoover and another Republican representative, Michael Meredith, to resign. The staffer alleges Meredith screamed vulgar comments at her.

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For someone who's been dead for 1,900 years, "Umi" certainly is getting out a lot lately. Fresh off a stay at Mount St. Joseph University as part of the Curate My Community initiative, the Cincinnati Museum Center's Egyptian mummy visited Northern Kentucky University Thursday for X-rays and a CT scan.

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As the government shutdown nears the 30-day mark, an agency that coordinates food assistance in the area is seeing effects. The Freestore Foodbank works with 450 pantries across southwestern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and northern Kentucky. President and CEO Kurt Reiber says a number of those food banks have reported an increase in demand.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson - a lifelong Reds fan, spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about his favorite memories of  Marty Brennaman, the Hall of Famer and "Voice of The Reds," who announced Wednesday that 2019 will be his 46th and final season behind the microphone.

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Two parking garages north of the Duke Energy Convention Center will soon be under new ownership and new management. The Port is buying the garages at 609 Elm and 605 Plum with an eye on nearby development.

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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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Libraries are hoping to benefit from the popularity of the newest home and lifestyle improvement guru. Marie Kondo has written books on organizing and has a popular show on Netflix where she helps people sort out their lives by decluttering.

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We knew this day was coming, and it's here: Marty Brennaman announced at the annual Reds Radio Network affiliates lunch today that this will be his final season broadcasting Reds games.

At least he told us before the season, until waiting until it was over, as he had said many times.

Brennaman, who turns 77 in July, revealed his decision to retire after 46 seasons on the eve of the Reds promotional caravan through Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and West Virginia. The Reds 150th anniversary season will be the last we'll hear him say, "And this one belongs to the Reds."

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Ohio's new governor has changed personas several times in his long, long, long career in politics and now, as Ohio's brand-spanking new governor, seems to be in the process of doing it again.

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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.

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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.