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The Ferris wheel that will be at The Banks this autumn could attract a new business or two -- at least that's the hope of a developer. The SkyStar will be on the grassy area directly in front of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. The lot next door, to the west, is still vacant.

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A police officer was wounded and a suspect fatally shot in the 2600 block of Victory Parkway in East Walnut Hills Friday. 

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao visited Boone County Friday afternoon to talk about the $67.5 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant awarded in June.

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Editor's Note: The opening is delayed one day because of inclement weather delaying installation. SkyStar is expected to open Saturday, Sept. 1.

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If you’re heading to the Kentucky State Fair this year (now through Sunday), chances are you’ll eat something there. Every year, Louisville Metro Department of Public Health and Wellness food inspectors visit food stalls about once a day to ensure that food is properly heated, kept cool and stored.

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The 2014 suicide of 17-year-old transgender teen Leelah Alcorn put a national spotlight on the issue of conversion therapy, leading Cincinnati Council to ban the practice within the city. At least 11 states have followed suit. A new documentary looks at life after Alcorn's death.

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If you lived for a time in a place known as "Pleasure Island,'' you might think that would be a pretty good place to hang your hat.

Well, I did. And it wasn't.

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While the City of Cincinnati struggles to reduce a $32 million deficit, it continues to carry millions of dollars in loans and unpaid debt.

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After more than a decade since planning began, repairs aimed at preserving Cincinnati's historic Union Terminal are nearly complete. Now other communities are looking to learn from what's being done here.

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Procter & Gamble has filed to trademark such Internet speak as "LOL" and "WTF," saying the terms could be used to market its products. 

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Over the next seven years, the nation's largest grocery chain plans to rid its nearly 2,800 stores of plastic bags. 

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If life has felt like a circus lately, well, this weekend is about to replace that craziness with a little fun. 

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During the 1968-69 school year, an all-black high school in Columbus, Ohio, won both the state’s basketball and baseball championships.

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A medication derived from marijuana could help patients with a rare form of epilepsy. Epidiolex, a pure cannabidiol (CBD) with no THC content, was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in June.

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The University of Cincinnati announced Wednesday its digital futures building will be the first tenant of the Uptown Gateway, a mixed-use development at Martin Luther King Drive and Reading Road.

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A Clermont County fast food restaurant employee has been diagnosed with hepatitis A.

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Cincinnati Parks have 10 top 10 rankings in a survey released Wednesday by the Trust for Public Land.

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Some people find this hard to believe, but the race in Ohio's 1st Congressional District between Democratic challenger Aftab Pureval and Republican incumbent Steve Chabot really is one of the most competitive House races in the country.

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Local gardeners may still be busy picking the peppers, tomatoes and zucchini started back in June, but now is the time to plant crops that will be ready to harvest throughout the fall and next spring.

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Hamilton County commissioners say they'll continue to press Cincinnati leaders to relent on a plan to increase water rates for certain county communities, townships and unincorporated areas.

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Dania Palanker wanted to find out what kind of short-term health insurance plan she could get, a plan that only lasts for three months and can cost much less than some Obamacare exchange plans. On a website, she plugged in her age, 43, and listed her location as Louisville. Of the results, Palanker said one of the seemingly better plans costs $393 a month, which she said is much cheaper than she could get on an Obamacare exchange.

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It's time to get moving on the proposed music venue at The Banks, according to county leaders. Hamilton County commissioners are directing the board's administration to proceed with negotiations on the southwestern lots of The Banks, known as lots 23, 27 and 28.

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Five local school districts in Butler County are asking voters to approve a levy to pay for extra security and mental health resources. The Butler County Educational Service Center (ESC) is putting the 1.5 mill, 10-year levy on the November ballot. The levy would add about $53 to every $100,000 of property value.

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While President Donald Trump has initiated a warming of relations with Russia, the same could be said for his relationship with Kentucky’s junior U.S. Senator.

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There's no doubt college is getting more expensive. It's up 260 percent from 35 years ago, according to the College Board.

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Cincinnati has long been known for its marketing and branding talent, and last year a new conference and festival launched to show off that talent.

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More dockless scooters and bikes are coming to Cincinnati. Xavier University has contracted with Lime to supply them.

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A year after Hamilton County and Cincinnati leaders thought they'd settled the future of the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), the deal isn't done. And it may need to be reopened.

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People concerned with Ohio River pollution have until midnight on Monday to weigh in on proposed standard changes.

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As the Union Terminal restoration nears completion, the Cincinnati Museum Center will close for a week to allow work crews to finish some big projects.

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