30 Years Later, I Can't Forget My Role In The Pete Rose Saga

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Pete Rose's banishment from baseball. It's a sad, pathetic and often annoying saga that seems like it has been going on for 300 years and, unfortunately, will never end.

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Lorain County Commissioners have declared Feb. 18 Toni Morrison Day, coinciding with the late author's birthday.

The Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning writer grew up in Lorain and worked for the library there as a page in the 1940's in the Carnegie Building, according to Lorain Public Library System Director Anastasia Diamond-Ortiz.

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Matt Bevin is talking about abortion non-stop in his re-election campaign. That’s a logical strategy in a state like Kentucky. But I’m skeptical that this approach will help him that much.

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So far, two Democratic women - one from Hamilton County and one from Warren County - are declared candidates for the March primary in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, which Republican Steve Chabot has held for the better part of a quarter century.

A new report from the Ohio Environmental Council and Policy Matters Ohio says climate change has significant negative impacts on children's health, which they say highlights the urgency to reduce carbon emissions. 

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After playing to a 2-2 draw in Columbus earlier this month, FC Cincinnati and Columbus Crew SC are preparing to do battle again this weekend in Cincinnati.

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Following the mass shooting that took place in Dayton, Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine proposed new gun regulations, including expanded background checks and a version of a "red flag law." 

That legislation is likely to be met with resistance in the Ohio House. Although Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is working hard to convince the governor and legislature to take action to reduce gun violence. 

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Chuck Miller, the former WNKU-FM manager who bought Middletown's neglected Sorg Opera House for "less than a new car," has resigned as board president to become executive director of the Fox Theater in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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Updated: Friday, 2:04 p.m.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley has waded into the fray over the relocation of Hilltop Basic Resources so the county can construct a new music venue at The Banks. 

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Aug. 22 is Black Women's Equal Pay Day. That's the day in 2019 that symbolizes how much longer black women have to work before their wages catch up to what white men were paid in 2018.

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Metro has 34 new buses in service. A press release from the transit authority says they started on routes last week, and all have amenities like USB charging ports, power outlets and wifi. They are low floor models, which means easier access for riders. They also have video screens providing a live feed from the on-board security camera. 

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Will DeWine's Gun Regulations Pass? How Much Should Superintendents Make? Plus More Top Stories

Following the mass shooting that took place in Dayton, Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine proposed new gun regulations, including expanded background checks and a version of a "red flag law." That legislation is likely to be met with resistance in the Ohio House. Although Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is working hard to convince the governor and legislature to take action to reduce gun violence.

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Cincinnati's Very Own Mobile Book Store Is On The Road

Cincinnati is fortunate to have a wide range of food trucks and even a fresh flower truck. Now, thanks to Melanie Moore , The Book Bus is bringing a mobile book store to local events and neighborhoods. Jim Nolan finds out more about the inspiration behind this venture after a long career in teaching.

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Get resources for helping students understand media and their role as citizens.

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WVXU's Senior Political Analyst covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

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Radio Artifact brings you local independent radio showcasing the talented musicians that perform in Cincinnati.

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