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Cincinnati native David Bell met with the media Monday, a day after he was announced as the Cincinnati Reds' new manager, thanking his family for their support. "Thanks for being willing to move again," he said. "This time, we're moving home."

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Theft from community organizations, including youth sports, is surprisingly common across the U.S. Recently, a Warren County woman was indicted for allegedly embezzling $180,000 from a youth baseball league. This spring, money from a Middletown's youth football league went missing. One Southwest Ohio prosecutor hopes to at least slow the theft with a seminar planned for October 24.

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A report last week that the federal deficit had grown to $779 billion - and could grown another $1 trillion over the next 10 years - has become a contentious issue in the battle betweeen Democrats and Republicans for control  of Congress. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the Democrats blaming the deficit on the Trump tax cuts; and the GOP defending them for already putting more money in the pockets of American workers. 

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Technology is helping to bridge the gap between a growing elderly population and a shortage of doctors. One local retirement community has created an incubator where residents, staff, students and providers can come up with connected devices to make life easier.

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As if "Cooking with Caitlin" Steininger didn't have enough to do. The Cincinnati chef, restaurant owner,  newspaper columnist and mother of four spent part of her summer competing on Bravo's Top Chef, which premieres Thursday Dec. 6.

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The construction company selected to build FC Cincinnati's West End stadium is laying out a timeline for the process. Turner Construction released initial plans Friday.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The man who opened fire in the lobby of the Fifth Third Center in early September was not on drugs or alcohol. Hamilton County's coroner says the toxicology tests didn't show any evidence of prescription or illicit pharmaceuticals.

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A Student Drug Use Survey shows prescription drug use among area teens has dropped and teen heroin use is at a new low. But the survey also shows almost 14 percent of teens used alcohol and 8.1 percent reported having used marijuana in the 30 days prior to taking the survey.

Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes has released voter registration totals ahead of the general election on Nov. 6.

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The ACLU of Ohio is suing a Hamilton County judge over an August ruling banning homeless encampments. The group filed the mandamus action with the First District Court of appeals Thursday morning on behalf of New Prospect Baptist Church.

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Kentucky leads the nation in the number of children in the state who lived with relatives other than their parents between 2016 and 2018. According to recent data from the Census Bureau, 9 percent of Kentucky’s kids lived with relatives other than their parents during that time period, which is double the national rate.

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The creators of Blink say the light festival will return in 2019 and will expand to cross the Ohio River. Covington will join Over-the-Rhine, Downtown and The Banks in the four-day event.

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Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin visited Northern Kentucky Wednesday to cut the ribbon on a new medical studies building at Northern Kentucky University and answer questions at a community forum in Newport.

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Cincinnati Council voted Wednesday to override two vetoes Mayor John Canley issued last week on ordinances concerning updates to this year's budget and funding for the Liberty Street road diet.

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If you come across a string of broken lights as you unpack decorations for the upcoming holiday season, know there is at least one bright spot: you don't have to send them to a landfill. 

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Todd Portune will be undergoing more chemotherapy. The Hamilton County commission president was hospitalized in April and his left leg removed to stop a tumor from spreading. Portune calls this chemotherapy "precautionary."

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If there’s anything more iconically Cincinnati than our chili, you’d be hard pressed to find it. Spaghetti, topped with a thin, sweet-spiced meat sauce and a pile of bright orange cheese: locals generally love it, and everyone else is just a little confused. Where did it come from? Why do Cincinnatians love it so much? Is it even chili?

Books By The Banks Returns

Oct 17, 2018
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The 12th annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival features more than 150 authors and literary themed activities for all ages. This year's event includes bestselling authors Wil Haygood of Tigerland, Nick Bruel of Bad Kitty, Thayne Maynard of Saving Fiona and Alice McDermott of Ninth Hour.

Making Businesses More Diverse By Design

Oct 17, 2018
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Our region may be making progress when it comes to diversity and inclusion, but there's a long way to go.

Ohio Issue 1: The Pros And Cons

Oct 17, 2018
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On election day, Ohio voters will decide State Issue 1, which, if passed, would change drug possession felonies to misdemeanors, steering non-violent drug offenders away from prison and into treatment.

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