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The Sex Talk No One Is Having

Aug 8, 2018
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Meg Vogel/The Cincinnati Enquirer

Sexual assault on college campuses has been called an epidemic. It's estimated that one in five women and one in 16 men will experience some form of sexual violence during college. But the process colleges and universities use to investigate and adjudicate reported sexual assaults appears to be broken.

Strategies To Prevent College Sexual Assault

Aug 8, 2018
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Courtesy University of Cincinnati

The first day of class for many local college students begins in late August. While students and parents are buying books and dorm supplies, there's one thing some families don't consider when preparing for college: a conversation about sexual assault. With more than 4,000 undergraduates enrolled at Xavier University and more than 30,000 at the University of Cincinnati, what are colleges doing to help educate students about sexual violence?

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Cincinnati Police Department says an officer responding to a shoplifting report deployed a Taser when one of the alleged shoplifters ignored commands to stop.

The juvenile is identified as an 11-year-old girl.

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Kentucky’s aging drinking water and sewer systems need billions of dollars in investment to prevent system failures impacting public health and the environment, according to Kentucky’s Energy and Environment Cabinet.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

It's still uncertain where students, staff and teachers will park when classes resume next week at Cincinnati's School for the Creative and Performing Arts. A City Council Committee met for more than an hour Tuesday but nothing was decided.

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J. Scott Applewhite / AP

Rand Paul was in Russia on Monday and invited Russian officials to meet with members of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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Ohio is trying something new in an effort to stop drivers from going the wrong direction on highway exit ramps.

How To Steer Clear Of Foodborne Illnesses

Aug 7, 2018
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Early this summer there was a multi-state outbreak of E. coli from romaine lettuce. That was followed in late July by a massive recall of products including Goldfish and Ritz crackers due to potential salmonella contamination. And just last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service issued a public health alert about dozens of beef, pork and poultry salad and wrap products that may have been contaminated with the Cyclospora parasite.

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The number of nuns in the United States has declined by more than 100,000 since the 1960s and the population is aging. Those who enter religious life today tend to be older. So, what then draws a younger person into a life of service?

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County voters will have a new tax levy on the ballot this November. Two of the three commissioners approved a "bridge" to aid an existing children's services levy.

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Cincinnati Police are now accepting tips through the department's just-launched mobile app.

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Timothy D. Easley / AP

Gov. Matt Bevin didn’t show up to the state’s premiere political speaking event in Fancy Farm, Kentucky, last weekend. His absence came as his favorability rating hit a new low and rumors swirl over whether he will seek re-election next year. Meanwhile, Kentucky Democrats are trying to claw their way back into power, but are at a historic low point of registered voters and elected offices in the state. 

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

For the second time in less than 24 hours, a Hamilton County judge has ordered homeless people who had vacated a camp on Third Street to leave the new camp they established Monday night on Central Parkway across from Jack Casino.

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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked this morning with WVXU's Jay Hanselman about Tuesday's special congressional election in central Ohio's 12th Congressional District, which has become the focus of attention in this year's battle for control of the U.S. House. A win by Democrat Danny O'Connor over Republidan Troy Balderson would be considered a big boost for Democrats running in traditionally Republican district around the country. 

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A Tri-State emergency room nurse and her engineer husband are in the final stages of producing a potentially life-saving sensor and app. It would remind parents and caregivers there is a child in the backseat of a car, helping to prevent that child from potentially suffocating in the heat.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

A Cincinnati Council committee holds a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to try to resolve a parking dispute between the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and Cincinnati Public Schools.

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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

It's a question that tends to mystify newcomers to Cincinnati, "What school did you go to?" Meaning high school, of course. It's just a Cincinnati thing, we seem to be forever-linked to our high school. And what school you went to seems to matter.

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Courtesy / U.S. Office for Emergency Management Office of War Information

On August 6, 1945, during World War II, an American B-29 dropped the atomic bomb over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people. Tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. Three days later, another atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki, killing an estimated 40,000 people. Japan surrendered on August 15.

Courtesy Triump Books

Even for a third-generation Reds fan, it was an overwhelming task: Picking the 50 greatest seasons, players, games and personalities from 149 years of Cincinnati Reds' history.

"Fifty was an impossible task. We could have made this the Big 100 very easily," admits Chad Dotson, founder of the Redlegs Nation website and co-author of the new book, The Big 50: The Men and Moments That Made The Cincinnati Reds.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Regarding the homeless campers on Third Street who refuse to leave, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says he has "obtained the assistance of Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters" and will be filing actions in both state and federal court.

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Timothy D. Easley / AP

The annual Fancy Farm political speaking event takes place this weekend, signaling the unofficial kickoff of the fall election season in Kentucky. 

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Ohio's largest public seed nursery is right here in Southwest Ohio, and it's hosting an open house this weekend.

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Mark Lyons / AP

One thing I have learned over decades as a reporter: As horrible and destructive as natural disasters can be, there is something about them that bring people together to survive and get back on their feet.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

Hamilton County commissioners rescind a sales tax increase under threat of a lawsuit. Now they have to find a way to address the county's structural deficit. Businesses at The Banks want to know when and where the proposed new riverfront music venue will be located. Cincinnati residents will be asked to approve at least four Charter amendments in November, and that number could grow. The City of Cincinnati continues to clear homeless camps out of downtown. And more changes are in store for local TV news operations.

Kyeland Jackson / WFPL

In another shakeup of Kentucky’s education leadership, the state board of education has elected charter schools advocate Hal Heiner to be its chairman.

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A few weeks ago we saw the weekend of the rock opera. It just so happens this weekend ushers in the weekend of the barbecue. 

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Kristin Stratman / WVXU

If you feel like crossing the street is more dangerous today than in years past, you may be right. 

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Jackie Wheet / Mammoth Cave National Park

In 1866, Cincinnati photographer Charles Waldack snapped the nation’s first cave photos. Some say they may be the first in the world. Practical photography had been around less than 30 years, and while success was uncertain, these photos helped put Mammoth Cave—now a UNESCO World Heritage Site—on the map.

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Courtesy Northern Kentucky University

Not afraid to take prudent risks. Northern Kentucky University's new president says to advance the school's mission, he's always looking for innovative ways to teach and engage.

Remembering Lost Northern Kentucky

Aug 2, 2018
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Courtesy Arcadia Publishing

Many of Northern Kentucky's historic businesses, religious structures, homes and entertainment destinations have been lost to time.

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