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It's No Accident: Why We Say 'Wreck'

For years – no, decades – when one vehicle hit another, or a tree, or just ran off the road, we told our listeners there was an "accident." Then a few years ago, we started to get complaints from people who said nothing is an accident – run off the road? Maybe you were driving too fast for the conditions. Hit another car? Maybe you were following too closely. You get the idea.

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Cincinnati's director of community and economic development says some interaction between council members and her department can be inappropriate. Markiea Carter briefed members of the new Economic Development Reform Panel at its second meeting Friday.

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Routine maintenance is slated to begin Monday on the Brent Spence Bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says crews will begin cleaning and painting the bridge, weather permitting. The work is expected to last through mid-November. Some lane closures will be necessary.

Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition

Not surprisingly, the coronavirus pandemic did not help efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic in Hamilton County in 2020. The Hamilton County Addiction Response Coalition (HC ARC), formerly known as the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition, issued its 2020 annual report Friday.

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On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review:

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Construction on the West End Stadium is 93% complete.

With hints of spring in the air, Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday tantalized Ohioans with prospects of the end of pandemic restrictions and a return to life as we knew it more than a year ago. But he said, “There’s a bridge to that life, and we have to take that bridge.”

The Ohio Attorney General's Office is suing officials at the U.S. Commerce Department and Census Bureau for delaying the release of 2020 census data used to redraw state legislative and congressional districts.

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Al Behrman / AP

Yes, we know, this information will leave many people saying "no kidding" followed by an eye roll. Here are the details anyway. An annual list from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) finds the Brent Spence Bridge corridor is the second most congested area in the U.S. for truck bottlenecks.


A program that works with police to help people at the scene of domestic violence calls is expanding throughout Hamilton County. The Domestic Violence Enhanced Response Team, known as DIVERT, helped 3,000 survivors in two years while focusing on the Cincinnati area. Now, it's set to expand to up to 15 more jurisdictions.

DIVERT director Wayne Williams said Tuesday police have been eager to sign on for a collaboration.

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Julie Carr Smyth, Phil Long / AP

Donald Trump is no longer the president but his firm grip on the Republican Party remains, and he wants it known. Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was on the receiving end of a stunningly scathing statement issued by the former president following McConnell's condemnation of Trump on the Senate floor.


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Democracy & Z: ‘Back to Normal’ In a Bottle?

Checking the facts and fictions swirling around the available COVID-19 vaccines. What’s actually in that stuff? How does it work? What are the risks?

Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.

Radio Artifact on WVXU HD2

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