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Columbus Police Shooting, Cincinnati Mayoral Candidates Debate & More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

On Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review:

On the same day that former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted in the murder of George Floyd, whose death last year helped spark a nationwide movement, a police officer in Columbus shot and killed a teenaged Black girl found wielding a knife at other young people. 

Columbus Dispatch reporter Bethany Brunner and WOSU reporter Clare Roth join us to talk about what happened and the national reaction to it.

Also in Columbus, Ohio lawmakers debated a state budget that included proposed new language around who is legally allowed to adopt a child. Governor Mike DeWine proposed changing the language to "legally married couples" but his fellow Republicans in the Statehouse pushed back, and left it as "husband and wife."

Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler and reporter Andy Chow talk about that and other issues from the state capital.

In Cincinnati, the candidates for mayor faced off in a virtual debate hosted by the Enquirer, and another member of City Council is indicted.

Enquirer reporter Sharon Coolidge and Business Courier reporter and columnist Chris Wetterich are on the show to discuss.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.