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The 31st Black Family Reunion is this weekend. While the annual celebration has disappeared from other communities, local organizers say it's going strong here.

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Jim Tarbell's Ludlow Garage was open from September 1969 to January 1971, just about 18 months. But in that time the music venue hosted some of the best bands in Cincinnati, along with some of the biggest names in rock, including Alice Cooper, Santana, The Kinks and the Allman Brothers.

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It’s been one year since Cincinnati’s controversy over a tent city, which had popped up downtown on Third Street. The area, which served as a camp for people experiencing homelessness, became known as The Colony.

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The pastor of a Sharonville church is facing federal charges for allegedly coercing a teenage girl. The Aug. 9 complaint against Cesar Augusto Guerrero Jr., was unsealed Wednesday following the 41-year-old's appearance in federal court. 

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The Ohio Department of Transportation's effort to improve traffic flow through the Eastern Corridor has identified 68 projects between Red Bank and the Beechmont Levy to I-275. Mandi Dillon with ODOT says a plan released Wednesday is just the next step.

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How you are judged as an elected official has much more to do with how you respond in the worst of times than in the best of times.

Ohio's Republican governor, veteran politician Mike DeWine, is finding that out right now.

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Cincinnati's contributions to all things beer are well-known, but brewing played a significant role in the early growth and culture of the Dayton, Ohio area as well. 

In 1938, the Latonia Racetrack in Covington was filled with an estimated crowd of 50,000 as President Franklin D. Roosevelt came to town to make his case for the New Deal and to argue that it was working for Kentucky. He noted that he knew about Latonia and its famous track because he was a reader of the sports page. FDR carried Kentucky in all four of his successful bids for the presidency.

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The City of Cincinnati is dismissing all charges for 100 grams or less of marijuana.

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The Hamilton County Commissioners are expected to decide in about a month how the county's dog warden functions will be handled. They'll be looking for a new option after the SPCA Cincinnati said it will not be providing those services in 2020.  

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Four buildings in Cincinnati and three buildings in Covington and Newport received funding from Duke Energy Urban Revitalization grants.

Duke Energy announced on Tuesday more than $200,000 in such grants for the seven projects across Northern Kentucky and Greater Cincinnati. The utility has awarded $2.4 million in grant funds for similar projects since 2011.

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People with disabilities are testing out new voting technology that will allow them to vote independently. A group of people got to test out the new technology Tuesday at Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

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Cincinnati Parks is giving away free trees. The Park Board's Urban Forestry division runs the annual ReLeaf program as an effort to bring residential neighborhoods up to 40% tree canopy coverage.

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is asking for community feedback on what should be done with its north and south buildings Downtown. A community listening session is set for Tuesday evening.

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A new exhibit, Men of Change: Power. Triumph. Truth., opens at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Saturday, Aug. 17.

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When the American transcontinental railroad was completed in 1869, it brought with it a major transformation to the United States. The railroad, which stretched 1,900 miles from the east to the Pacific Coast, drastically shortened what was a dangerous journey across the country. Often forgotten in this remarkable story are the nearly 20,000 Chinese workers who completed the West Coast segment of the railroad.

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A family who lost their 16-year-old son after he suffocated in a minivan at The Seven Hills School after repeated calls to 911 says the City of Cincinnati failed him. Kyle Plush died April 10, 2018. His parents have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the city, a former city manager, two dispatchers and two police officers.

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Community Blood Center in Dayton says donors turned out in force following last week's deadly mass shooting in the Oregon district. Nearly 150 people donated whole blood, platelets and plasma during the Dayton Strong Blood Drive Friday.

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A new web-based survey is designed to help Kenton County residents report road maintenance issues.

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Atsuo Sasaki, Ph.D., associate professor at the UC College of Medicine, says there's an FDA-approved drug that can shrink brain and other types of inoperable cancer in animal models by targeting the energy production mechanism of cancerous cells.

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