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Who Will Manage The Streetcar Once SORTA Is Out Of The Picture?

Cincinnati is working to takeover direct management of the city's streetcar system, which means the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) would no longer be the operator. But officials are still considering whether city staff will oversee the system, or hand that responsibility to a non-profit authority.

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The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) wants to know why an audit of U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot's campaign finance reports indicate that $123,000 has gone missing. Chabot, through a campaign lawyer, says he doesn't know and is very upset over the matter.

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Edd Roush may be the greatest Cincinnati Reds player that younger generations of Reds fans know little, if anything, about.

After more than a quarter century in office, a popular local politician is retiring following a return of cancer. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune’s career has seen him defy the odds, being elected as a Democrat before that was the norm in the region’s most populous but, for generations, heavily Republican county. In a teary announcement Thursday, he said that while cancer is derailing his plans to seek reelection, he will finish his current term.

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John James Audubon is famous for his seminal work Birds of America. In Cincinnati, the naturalist, painter and ornithologist is heralded as the first employee of the Western Museum Society, which would later become the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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A 20-year-old man was in critical but stable condition Thursday afternoon, a day after he was shot by a police officer in Avondale. Cincinnati Police say the entire encounter was caught on video but will not be released until after it can be reviewed by the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office.

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Some Cincinnatians are making a case for and against reparations for descendants of enslaved Africans.

During St. Peter's United Church of Christ's event "Race, Rage and Fear: The Case for Reparations - Yes, No, Maybe? Why or Why Not?," a group of churchgoers and community members broke into groups to discuss reparations.

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune announced Thursday he won't seek re-election next year.  He told supporters his cancer has returned and a round of chemotherapy treatments has not stopped it from spreading.

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WVXU-FM will produce Rod Serling's O'Toole From Moscow, a 1955 TV comedy about confusion between the Soviet Union and the Cincinnati Reds, as a radio drama.

A person gathering signatures to put the nuclear power bailout law on next year's ballot called police to report an assault in Dublin. The alleged instigator is accused of working for the opposing group trying to keep the nuclear bailout law, created through HB6, in place.

The goal is to reduce by 50% the consumption of energy use, water consumption and transportation emissions among Cincinnati’s building infrastructure. That goal is set to be achieved by the year 2030. 

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How Architecture Impacts Human Health

Architecture and the built environment effect our lives every day, says American Institute of Architects Cincinnati Executive Director Julie Carpenter. Buildings are places where we live, work and play. Carpenter says there is an increased interest in design that promotes health and an improved quality of life. That is the focus of the AIA Ohio Valley Regional conference Sept. 19-21.

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