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Rumpke, in partnership with the Ohio EPA and the Recycling Partnership, is on a mission to teach homeowners what should and shouldn't go into a recycling bin. The company is riffling through containers in Fairfield and soon Cincinnati to find out if people are following the rules.

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Fifty years ago, roughly 400,000 people sought out peace, love and music in a previously quiet and subdued hamlet in upstate New York. The event would become legendary for its extraordinary lineup of musical acts, and for its statement and purpose during one of the most tumultuous eras in American history.

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The family of Kyle Plush has filed a wrongful death suit in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The 16-year-old died inside his van outside Seven Hills School on April 10, 2018. His death – caused by suffocation after the rear seat in the van flipped over and trapped him – prompted multiple inquiries into how Cincinnati’s 911 system handled the teen’s two calls for help.

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The return to class is just a week away for students in the Cincinnati Public School District and this year CPS is accommodating far more young people than anticipated.

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Nickeisha Holloman's body was found on the side of the road in 2018. Her mother, Keiana Rogers, says her daughter's unsolved murder encouraged her to attend a gun violence rally Sunday in Lower Price Hill.

"It's hard to lose a child," she says. "A loss is a loss though. The bottom line is to try and prevent and try to create different programs to get our youth involved."

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Not far from Fifth Third Arena on the University of Cincinnati campus – where hundreds of friends and admirers of the late civil rights icon Marian Spencer met to celebrate her 99 years of life – there is a residence hall named after her.

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Cincinnati will honor the life and work of Marian Spencer this weekend, with a celebration at the University of Cincinnati. The civil rights activist died last month at the age of 99. She was the first African American woman elected to Cincinnati council, and the first woman to lead the local chapter of the NAACP.

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WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with Tana Weingartner about the aftermath of the mass murder in Dayton's Oregon District. President Trump came to visit shooting victims at Miami Valley Hospital, while Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine rolled out a package of 17 proposals he believes will help curb gun violence.

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The rivalry soccer fans have been waiting for is finally here. FC Cincinnati travels to Columbus Saturday to take on in-state rival, Columbus Crew SC.

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Sept. 11, 2001, changed all of our lives, including mine.

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Cincinnati Public Schools is launching a three-year strategic plan Friday. Superintendent Laura Mitchell lays out the five-point roadmap during the Back to School Community Address.

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In the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, this past Sunday, Governor Mike DeWine took a dramatic shift Tuesday, unveiling several new proposals to curb gun violence. The move comes after a crowd of mourners chanted "Do something" at the governor during a vigil Sunday night.


A priest serving at Holy Redeemer Parish in the Lewis County city of Vanceburg was removed from ministry this week, the Diocese of Covington announced. Father David Glockner, of Glenmary Home Missioners, was accused of inappropriately touching two high school students while working on a service project in Lewis County.

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The Roebling Suspension Bridge is reopening Friday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the historic bridge has been closed since April, when pieces of sandstone fell from the north tower onto the road and the east side walkway.

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A three-judge panel must now decide if it will uphold a decision keeping Kentucky's only abortion clinic open. EMW Women's Surgical Center and the the administration of Gov. Matt Bevin presented oral arguments in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati Thursday.

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While Hamilton County's overall infant mortality rate is trending down in 2019, sleep-related deaths are surging. Cradle Cincinnati reports there have been 20 sleep-related infant deaths so far this year in Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky.

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The Cincinnati Reds have played more than 20,000 games over their 150-year history, but a pair of authors compiled what they view as the 50 best. Classic Reds: The 50 Greatest Games in Cincinnati Reds History pulls games from three different centuries.

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One of the darker sides of America's involvement in World War II was the mass incarceration of an estimated 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans in internment camps. The U.S. government forcibly relocated entire families living in the western interior, but 24 students escaped the camps all together by enrolling in Earlham College, a liberal arts institution with Quaker roots in Richmond, Indiana.

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Updated Aug 8, 8:45 a.m.

Plans to build a new hotel at Fifth and Plum in downtown Cincinnati are on hold. Someone is interested in buying the Millennium Hotel.

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Last weekend a young man used an AK-47-style rifle to take 22 lives and injure many more outside a Walmart in El-Paso, Texas. Just before that attack, the shooter posted a racist manifesto to an online message board called 8chan, well known as a platform for divisive, racist and far-right rhetoric.