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The Newport city commission is set to approve roughly $45 million in bonds to support the Ovation project, its new music venue, and parking garage.

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Courtesy of Tabari McCoy

In his early 40s, Tabari McCoy is getting over his fears, among them his fear of flying and water. But one thing he's not afraid of is comedy. As McCoy says, it's hard to cry when you're laughing. When McCoy is not touring as a stand-up comic, he's also writing movie reviews on his blog, McCoy on Movies.

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A Milford man is hoping to clear his name after spending 11 and a half years in prison for a robbery he says he did not commit. Kevin Thornton has been living in a halfway house since his release. Attorneys with the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati Law School say they've discovered DNA evidence that Thornton was not the man who robbed a Cash Express store in 2007.


At 9:00 a.m. on any given weekday, tenants are at the Hamilton County Municipal Court in eviction court pleading their case to a magistrate.


A Cincinnati priest has been indicted on nine counts of rape. A grand jury returned the charges against Fr. Geoff Drew on Monday.

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Cincinnati school board member Ozie Davis III has failed to make the November ballot because his nominating petitions lack the required number of signatures.

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A University of Cincinnati professor is predicting the Arctic Ocean could have no September sea ice if global temperatures continue to rise.

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An eight-year-old Guatemalan boy is heading into his first day of American school in Cincinnati Monday. José has been in the U.S. since early July after a month's journey and staying in a detention camp.

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A handful of world-class tennis players who competed in the Western & Southern Open last week made an extra stop at a nearby cryotherapy spa, Arctic Blast Cryo. Some swear by the shocking cold temperatures, ranging from -190 °F to -270 °F, as a way to repair damage down to the cellular level.

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According to the NPR Math Guy Keith Devlin, all of the mathematical methods he learned at university have become obsolete in his lifetime. Devlin, the director of the Stanford Mathematics Outreach Project and Executive Director of Stanford’s Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, says we need a new kind of math education for a new era.

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There are more than 12,000 evictions a year in Hamilton County. That's 34% higher than the national average. Now, the Legal Aid Society of Greater Cincinnati and the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Community Action Agency have created a program to mitigate the crisis. The goal of the Eviction Prevention Assistance Program is to keep families in their homes.

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The Cincinnati Reds are preparing to honor the team's legendary broadcaster Marty Brennaman in a series of September events as he wraps up 46 years on the Cincinnati radio airwaves.

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Newport's planned SkyWheel will break ground next month. The 20-story, 30-gondola Ferris wheel was built in the Netherlands and is awaiting shipment, according to a release from the Newport city manager's office.

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Recent vandalism at Union Baptist Cemetery in Covedale is putting a spotlight back on the historic resting place.

Dayton, Ohio shooting victim memorial
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State Rep. Candice Keller of Middletown is facing calls to resign after a controversial Facebook post following the Dayton mass shooting. In it, she blamed such shooting on "drag queen adovcates," transgender people, illiegal immigration, Barack Obama, and athletes who kneel during the National Anthem, among others. 

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The Cincinnati Reds franchise had been carrying an albatross around its neck for 20 years by the time the Reds returned to the World Series in 1939 to take on the New York Yankees.

No one believed the Reds could win a World Series fair and square.  

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New details emerge about the investigation into the Aug. 4 mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, that left nine people dead and several others injured.

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Kings Island will debut the world's seventh giga coaster in Spring 2020. "Orion" will feature a 300-foot drop and reach speeds of 91 mph with eight hills.

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Updated Aug. 15, 2019

The Cincinnati Zoo says its baby cheetah, "Kris," will soon have a new companion. In a tweet, the zoo says it has adopted a scruffy brown puppy to grow up with the cheetah cub.

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A city-owned building near the Duke Energy Convention Center will be coming down soon. The Port approved bonds Thursday morning to tear down the structure at 435 Elm.