Cincinnati Edition

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The American Cancer Society estimates 65,340 new cases of kidney cancer (42,680 in men and 22,660 in women) will occur this year. About 14,970 people (10,010 men and 4,960 women) will die from the disease. Kidney cancer is among the 10 most common cancers in both men and women.

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Courtesy Matt Steffen

When Michael Johnson stepped into the role as the next President and CEO of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati, he also stepped out into the community. He met with people living in a homeless camp downtown. Next, he will host pop-up community events to find out more about the issues facing neighbors living in each of the counties the United Way serves.

Is Your 529 Plan Working?

Aug 15, 2018
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According to the College Board, the average cost of tuition and fees for the 2017 - 2018 school year was $34,740 at private colleges, $9,970 for state residents at public colleges and $25,620 for out-of-state residents attending public universities. The average annual increase in college tuition from 1980 to 2014 grew by nearly 260 percent.

How To Prevent And Treat Childhood Trauma

Aug 15, 2018
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Childhood experiences, good and bad, can have a lifelong impact on an individual. A trauma suffered at an early age – abuse, losing or being separated from a parent, bullying, homelessness or surviving a serious accident – can affect a person's mental and physical well-being long into adulthood.

New Book Offers Look At The Real 'Fly Girls'

Aug 14, 2018
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Courtesy / Keith O'Brien

In August 25, 1929, a crowd gathered at Cincinnati's Lunken Airport to greet the female pilots competing in the First Women's National Air Derby. The race started in Santa Monica, Calif., and ended in Cleveland.

Bryce Carlson's Boat Ride Of A Lifetime

Aug 14, 2018
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Bryce Carlson departed St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada, on June 27, rowing solo and unassisted across the North Atlantic Ocean. He arrived at St. Mary's, Isles of Scilly, UK, on August 4. His time of 38 days, 6 hours and 49 minutes beat the previous world record for the 2,000 mile journey by 15 days. The Seven Hills School biology teacher and endurance athlete is the first American to complete a west-to-east, solo, unassisted row across the North Atlantic.

Rick Bass Shares His 'Traveling Feast'

Aug 13, 2018
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Courtesy Lowry Bass

Author Rick Bass is renowned for his writing on the environment and for his environmental activism. In his latest book, The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes, Bass goes on a journey to thank the writers he considers his mentors, visiting and preparing those who accept his offer an elaborate meal. Joining him in his travels are some of his past and current writing students, and through the sharing of food, experiences and conversation, he connects his mentors and mentees.

CPS Expanding Its Career Pathway

Aug 13, 2018
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Enrolled, enlisted and employed. Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Laura Mitchell says the district is taking a focus on the three Es. During the annual State of the Schools address, Mitchell laid out a new partnership with local organizations, including the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, meant to help prepare students for graduation and beyond.

cincinnati edition
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The City of Cincinnati clears out a homeless camp, again. A Cincinnati Police officer tases an 11-year-old girl. Hamilton County Commissioners put a levy on the November ballot to fund children's services. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin is a no-show for the annual Fancy Farm Picnic, but Democrats and teachers had their say. And the race between Democrat Amy McGrath and Republican Andy Barr to represent Kentucky's 6th Congressional District heats up.

The Dayton Arcade, located in the heart of Dayton, Ohio's downtown business district and once a major attraction to Dayton residents and tourists, has been abandoned for decades.

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Courtesy / Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

We typically refer to it as the Cincinnati Zoo, but its proper name is the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden. And while the animals are the main attraction, you might be surprised at how much you can learn by turning your attention to the thousands of plants, trees and shrubs that make up the zoo's various habitats and specialty gardens.

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?

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?

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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.

cincinnati edition
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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.

dr. ashish vaidya
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.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Last week the City of Cincinnati shutdown and fenced off an area near Paul Brown Stadium that had been the site of a homeless camp. Now, city officials are looking at options for how to respond to the homeless camps that remain along Third Street and another encampment underneath a highway overpass near U.S. Bank Arena.

Small Businesses, Big Changes In Walnut Hills

Aug 1, 2018
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Courtesy GRCA

The Walnut Hills landscape is changing by the day. Vacant storefronts are taking shape as the next businesses that will bring energy and a tax base into the neighborhood. When Kroger pulled its grocery store out of the neighborhood in 2017, it was a significant blow to the community. Now, a grant will help open a new Peebles Corner Grocery at the site of the old store.

Preview Paddlefest 2018

Jul 31, 2018
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Courtesy Paddlefest

The 17th Ohio River Paddlefest takes place this Saturday, August 4. Recognized as the largest paddling event in the United States, the 2018 Paddlefest will bring more than 2,000 people from 20-plus states to Cincinnati to celebrate the beauty and recreational benefits of the Ohio River.

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Ever receive a phone call from a number with the same area code and first three digits as your number, only to answer and find a telemarketer or recorded message on the other end of the line? A dubious congratulations to you: you’ve been the victim of spoofing.

How Dayton Is Revitalizing The Dayton Arcade

Jul 30, 2018
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The Dayton Arcade, located in the center of downtown Dayton, Ohio's business district, opened as a farmers market in 1904. Retail businesses, restaurants and apartments were added later. For decades, the multi-building, 330,000-square foot Arcade was a major attraction for Dayton residents and tourists.

preschool promise
Ann Thompson / WVXU

There are more than 9,000 preschool-aged children living in Cincinnati and nearly half of them are at or below the poverty level. In 2016, voters passed a levy to help make quality preschool more affordable for families and to make more classroom seats available for children. Cincinnati Public Schools signed an agreement with the United Way of Greater Cincinnati and the non-profit organization Cincinnati Preschool Promise to allocate $15 million a year from the levy toward expanding access to quality preschool.

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan / WVXU

SORTA decides not to put a tax levy on the November ballot although several members of the transit authority agree something must be done to fix a looming deficit for Metro. Cincinnati clears out a homeless camp downtown, but the city has no long-term solution to reducing the homeless population. And does an electric scooter rideshare business have a future in Cincinnati?

Another Troubling Week For Trump

Jul 26, 2018
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Alex Brandon / AP

The White House announces plans to strip security clearance from former national security officials because they've been critical of President Donald Trump over the Russia investigation. Federal prosecutors now have a tape of the president and his former attorney Michael Cohen discussing a payment to a woman who alleged she had an affair with Trump.  And Secretary of State Mike Pompeo testifies before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

as one Aimee Sposito Martini
Courtesy Cincinnati Opera

A new production at the Cincinnati Opera explores the transgender experience and invites the public to join a series of panel discussions. In the contemporary chamber opera As One, a mezzo-soprano and a baritone performer both depict the role of Hannah, a transgender woman.

rumpke recycling facility
Emily Wendler / WVXU

China is a top global importer of many of the world's recyclable materials, but the country has begun banning dozens of these goods from several countries, including the United States. The move could mean the U.S. will have to ramp up its domestic recycling program.

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