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Lots To Debate In This Week's Top Stories

Sep 21, 2018
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Wednesday night the two major party candidates for Ohio governor, Democrat Richard Cordray and Republican Mike DeWine, had their first of three scheduled debates before the November 6 election. Downticket races aren't receiving as much attention as the race for governor, but in November Ohio voters will also choose the next Attorney General, State Auditor, Secretary of State and State Treasurer.

Dayton's Road To Recovery

Sep 19, 2018
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Like many smaller post-industrial cities, Dayton, Ohio, was hit hard by the Great Recession and continues efforts to transform its business and employee base to meet the needs of our new tech economy. The city also suffers a high poverty rate and has been battling the ongoing opioid crisis.

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The Ohio midterm elections are not only important in deciding the next governor and congressional representatives.

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Today you can buy pretty much anything, from anywhere. And thanks to hundreds of shopper comparison sites, you can typically find the best price and fastest delivery available.

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This month, the exhibit MANDELA: THE JOURNEY TO UBUNTU returned to the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center as part of a year-long international celebration of the centennial of Nelson Mandela's birth.

ArtsWave Associate Director of Community Campaign & New Business Janice Liebenberg grew up in South Africa during Apartheid. She recently spoke with Cincinnati Edition's Dan Hurley about what life was like during the institutionalized racial segregation that existed in South Africa until the early 1990s.

Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival

The Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival debuts September 26 to 30. Formerly the Cincinnati ReelAbilities Film Festival, the Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival is organized by LADD, a local non-profit that supports adults with disabilities, and presents stories that celebrate the human spirit.

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Questions continue to surround the shooting at the Fifth Third Bank Center last week, including how the shooter was able to legally purchase a gun. The City of Cincinnati gives former City Manager Harry Black an additional $370,000 to avoid a lawsuit, even though city council had previously rejected a big payout. Kentucky lawmakers once again consider legalizing medical marijuana. And voter registration statistics in Kentucky suggest a "blue wave" in the state is unlikely.

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The Cincinnati Bell Connector marked its second year of operation last weekend. It took more than 15 years of discussion, planning, construction and political battles before the first streetcar traveled the 3.6-mile loop through downtown and Over-The-Rhine.

The Clifton Cultural Arts Center Looks Ahead

Sep 12, 2018
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The Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) has moved out after a decade at the corner of McAlpin and Clifton avenues. The historic building, which once housed Clifton School, will be the future home of the new Clifton Area Neighborhood School (CANS).

Here's Your Chance To Swim Across The Ohio River

Sep 10, 2018
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The Bill Keating, Jr. Great Ohio River Swim takes place Sunday, September 23. Participants enter the water at the Serpentine Wall, swim across the river to Newport and then back, finishing at the Public Landing – a total distance of about 900 meters.

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Ohio's long-awaited medical marijuana program was slated to rollout last week. That didn't happen. Establishing a regulated and safe industry has proved to be a long process, with delays that have put off the September 8th deadline that was written into law.

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Cincinnati police and city officials are investigating the shooting Thursday morning at the Fifth Third Bank building on Fountain Square which left the shooter and three of his victims dead and two others injured.

Since 1992, Learning Through Art has reached more than one million people in the community. The non-profit group provides quality performing arts programs in support of arts integrated education, literacy, community development and engagement, encouraging multi-cultural awareness and understanding. This month the organization is holding its Cincy Reads! Challenge.

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Ohio will soon be home to the world's largest self-driving vehicle test track. The 540-acre Smart Center facility, near Maysville, will allow smart-car technology to be tested year-round. This comes at a time when Walmart and Kroger are testing self-driving grocery delivery. Just as autonomous vehicles are gearing up, consumer groups are pushing back and calling on Congress for tougher regulations.

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Labor Day marks the start of the final push before November's midterm elections, so expect to see and hear far more ads from candidates in the Ohio gubernatorial and congressional races. Tracking and maintaining more than 800 properties poses a challenge for the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation, commonly known as the Land Bank, resulting in yards that are neighborhood eyesores. And as more transportation options, in the form of scooters and bicycles, become available for locals, Cincinnati tries to balance convenience with public safety.

Results in state primary races Tuesday show the continued unpredictability of the November midterm elections.

In Vintage "Base Ball," The Gloves Come Off

Aug 29, 2018
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This holiday weekend, dozens of base ball teams take the field with wooden bats. They'll keep score on the board with chalk. They'll likely get grass stains on their cotton uniforms and hopefully there won't be any broken fingers when they play without gloves.

Using The Power Of Social Gatherings For Good

Aug 29, 2018
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This holiday weekend 200,000 rubber ducks will be dumped into the Ohio River to raise money for the Freestore Foodbank.

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In 2014, neighbors in Bond Hill and Roselawn began meeting regularly to discuss changing the course of their communities. What came out of those meetings is now taking shape in groundbreakings, demolitions and the first phases of development on a major revitalization project.

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The health disparities suffered by those in poorer communities – lack of transportation, education and of access to care, along with poor housing and environmental conditions – make it hard for low-income families to maintain proper and consistent treatment for chronic diseases such as asthma.

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Last December, during the United Nations' commemoration of Human Rights Day, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Liu Zhenmin, noted the relationship between human rights and sustainable development, stating, “The achievement of full human potential and of sustainable development is not possible if fellow human beings are denied their rights. Nor can there be full enjoyment of human rights without sustainable development.”

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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.

Exploring 'Tigerland' With Author Wil Haygood

Aug 23, 2018
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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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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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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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In her book White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide, writer Carol Anderson argues that the threat of black advancement is what fuels white rage.

How Small Business Owners Can Avoid Schemes

Aug 20, 2018
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It's estimated that small businesses in the United States lose more than $7 billion per year due to fraud.

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Vice President Mike Pence visits Cincinnati to tout President Trump and tax cuts. Ohio gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray promote their economic and workforce development plans for the state. The friction between current Ohio Governor John Kasich and President Trump increases as Trump plans a visit to Columbus next week. The City of Cincinnati continues to be at odds with the people who populate homeless camps in the city. And an outbreak of hepatitis A prompts a call for all Northern Kentucky residents to get vaccinated for the disease.

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