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The One Time I Produced 'Fake News' - When I Was 13 Years Old

I write this in the form of a confession. The bad news is that I was once guilty of creating fake news.

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Built To Withstand Anything: Hamilton County Courthouse Celebrates 100 Years

The Hamilton County administrator plans another update for county commissioners in about two weeks on efforts by The Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority to purchase the Millennium Hotel in Downtown Cincinnati and replace it with a new facility.

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Two manatees are back in Florida after spending two years undergoing rehabilitation at the Cincinnati Zoo. "Miles" and "Matthew" arrived at a SeaWorld Orlando facility Tuesday as they prepare for the final steps before release back into the wild.

The 2020 Democratic Presidential Debate in Westerville attracted a lot of attention on how the party could swing more suburbs in the state. But Ohio's Republican Party Chair Jane Timken questions that strategy. 

Reverend Peterson Mingo has been leading a Peace Bowl for 12 years with the goal of breaking down barriers between neighborhoods. The first year, the football game was interrupted by a deadly shooting but that did not deter the teams and the Peace Bowl has come back year after year to grow bigger than ever.


Before the U.S. had the Environmental Protection Agency, and before the country recognized its first official Earth Day, Miami University in Oxford, Ohio was already on the case. The college's Institute for the Environment and Sustainability is turning 50.

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The second Blink festival was bigger than the first, expanding into Kentucky with more murals, and more projection mapping. It also attracted more people, according to organizers. The Cincinnati Chamber says they estimate between 1.25 and 1.5 million people came out during the four nights of the art and light festival stretching from Covington to Over-the-Rhine.

Lawmakers have introduced a bill in the Ohio House that would expand rights for LGBTQ people by protecting access to housing, employment, and public accommodations.

The group that’s collecting petition signatures to ask voters if the state should require universal background checks on gun sales says it plans to move full steam ahead. And the effort is getting a boost from the leader of Dayton where a mass shooting in August left 10 dead, including the gunman.

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In less than a week, a landmark battle over who bears responsibility for the U.S. opioid crisis will begin in federal court.

The case involves thousands of plaintiffs at virtually every level of government and defendants from every link in the chain of opioid drug production — from major multinational corporations such as Johnson & Johnson and CVS, right down to individual doctors. And on Oct. 21, the first trial is set to kick off before a judge in the Northern District of Ohio.

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A new poll shows Gov. Matt Bevin and Attorney General Andy Beshear in a dead heat ahead of next month's gubernatorial election.

The same polling firm showed Bevin trailing Beshear by eight percentage points last December.


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The Heights Movement

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The suburb of Lincoln Heights is a community with a proud history, but it has faced struggles in recent decades from declining population to disinvestment in the neighborhood. The village was the first predominantly black self-governing community north of the Mason-Dixon line.

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