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Cincinnati-based Kroger and Deerfield, Ill.-based Walgreens are trying out a partnership placing Kroger brand items in Walgreens stores and making Kroger online orders available for pickup at some locations too. The program is being tested at 13 Walgreens stores in Northern Kentucky.

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Courtesy of Eric Hatch

Tony DeJohn has a gravelly voice, which belies his reserved and soft-spoken demeanor. A lifelong Ohioan, he calls himself an "Italian hillbilly" and counts among his hobbies walking, watching sports and "helping people."

And drugs. Specifically, meth.

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Cincinnati Council could vote Wednesday on a proposal that spends some of the $1.7 million leftover from last year's budget.  

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Hamilton County commissioners are opposed to a change in river quality standards.

The board said so in a resolution as the Ohio River Sanitation Commission considers an update to standards for the Ohio River. The update would bring ORSANCO's standards in line with EPA Clean Water Act.

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Police officers and several civilians are being honored for their actions following last month's deadly shooting in the lobby of the Fifth Third Bank building on Fountain Square.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about Democratic guberantorial candidate Rich Cordray picking up an endorsement from the influential Columbus Dispatch; and a preview of tonight's debate in Marietta between Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine. 

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The City of Cincinnati is expected to put out a request for proposals next month in what could be the largest solar array by a city on city property. The 25 mega-watt project would power 25 percent of the city's energy needs.

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Cincinnati game developers are preparing to launch Match Point, an eSports-inspired party game, Thursday at 16-Bit Bar + Arcade. Not only is the team that created it local but so is the music composer who scored it, Jon Brennan. Increasingly, people are noticing these computer game composers and are finding their music on Spotify.

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Saul Loeb / AP

The bitter fight over Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court has overshadowed other recent political news, including President Trump's address to the United Nations, a possible second U.S.-North Korea summit and the fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

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Maribel Trujillo Diaz, who was deported in April, 2017, returns home to Fairfield. According to her attorneys, Trujillo recently reunited with her family after 17 months of separation. A news release says she was "returned to the United States from Mexico to attend her ongoing immigration hearings at the Cleveland Immigration Court."

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Plans for an expanded elephant exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo are taking shape, and are at the same time shapeless. Zoo Director Thane Maynard tried out virtual reality goggles Thursday morning to see a three-dimensional rendering of what will be a new five-acre Asian elephant exhibit at the zoo.

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Updated 09/27/18 10:15 a.m.

Bye, bye birdie! Firehawk is thrilling its final visitors this fall. Kings Island announced Thursday the coaster, which opened in 2007, will close at the end of the season.

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The fountain in front of the Cincinnati Museum Center has been delighting visitors young and old since Union Terminal opened in 1933. The cascading green fount got a facelift and a system upgrade as part of the restoration, and construction crews are debuting the geyser Thursday.

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A little more than 80 percent of Kentucky children with at least one parent between 18 and 24 live in low-income families, according to a report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. Compared to other states, Kentucky has the second-highest number of kids with young parents who have low incomes.

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John Minchillo / AP

We are very happy to not have to decide if Democratic congressional candidate Aftab Pureval is guilty of misusing campaign funds, as has been alleged before the Ohio Elections Commission.

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Fall is starting off with a drop in temperatures and heavy rains so working in your yard and garden could prove more of a chore over the next couple of weeks.

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One of the region's largest healthcare networks is trying something new to attract and retain nurses. Mercy Health Systems is offering to repay some student loans for nurses in critical areas.

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Investigators from the State Fire Marshal's Office are asking for the public's help in solving a handful of fires on the same Adams County street. The cause for the fires is listed as "undetermined."

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Dylan Lovan / AP

Kentucky transportation officials say newly redesigned driver's licenses will enhance security and make it harder for counterfeiters to duplicate.

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Maribel Trujillo Diaz, the Butler County mother of four who was deported to her native Mexico in April 2017, is back in the United States.

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