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Age To Buy Smokes Raised, While Marijuana Still Delayed, Plus More Top Stories This Week

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan
We look at the news affecting Greater Cincinnati and the Tri-state.

The City of Cincinnati raises the legal age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21. Patrick Duhaney is sworn-in as the permanent city manager of Cincinnati. Ohio legislators work to push several bills through the House and Senate, even those Governor Kasich is likely to veto.

Ohio Governor-elect Mike DeWine announces his senior staff and cabinet nominees as he prepares to take office in January. And though the rollout of Ohio's Medical Marijuana program is behind schedule, the first medical marijuana retail shop in the state could open before the end of the year.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss this week's top stories are Cincinnati Enquirer government reporter Jessie Balmert (@jbalmert); Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureaureporter Andy Chow(@andy_chow); Cincinnati Business Courier staff reporter and columnist Chris Wetterich (@ChrisCinciBiz); WVXU city hall reporter Jay Hanselman (@JayHanselman); and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Dec. 14 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.