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Beginning Saturday you'll need to use 10-digit dialing if you're making calls within the 937 area code. The change makes way for the new 326 area code, launching March 8.

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Metro is about to get more use out of the Riverfront Transit Center. The underground bus staging area will be opened for parking and some bus service starting March 1.

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Cosmetic procedures are becoming more mainstream thanks in part to the increasing urge to take "digitally enhanced" selfies. In 2018, Americans spent $16.5 billion on such procedures, out of pocket, with no insurance.

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For decades, Ohio State University researchers have been studying different strains of the coronavirus and were not surprised there was another outbreak.

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Two Miami University students do not have the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Health Department confirmed Sunday night.

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So many people came on the first day of the Millennium Hotel sale that a man with a microphone met shoppers at the front door. Friday he announced where they could look, what they could buy and how they could pay for things inside the now-closed hotel, which will eventually be demolished.

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The crowd-sourced review site Yelp has released lists of the most and least romantic spots for Valentine's Day across the nation, and three area businesses have found themselves in the mix.  

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Earlier this week, Ohio Democratic Party chairman David Pepper and some Democratic candidates for Congress and the state legislature traveled to the sometimes forgotten southern Ohio small cities of Chillicothe, Ironton and Marietta. They were there because in 2016, Hillary Clinton was not. 

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It's been almost six months since shootings took place just hours apart in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Tex., that together left 31 people dead and dozens wounded. The University of Dayton is marking Tuesday, Feb. 4, with a forum on gun violence.

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Updated 12:07 p.m.

Owen County, Ky., has one of the highest risk rates for drug overdoses in the region.

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A public health expert says concerns about coronavirus are valid, but people should take steps toward controlling the seasonal flu first. Dr. Odell Owens, president of Interact for Health, says data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention prove influenza is the bigger deal.

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Fears surrounding the coronavirus arrive locally as two students at Miami University are being monitored for symptoms after visiting China.

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Hamilton County commissioners honored retired Commissioner Todd Portune with a moment of silence before their weekly meeting Thursday. Portune, who was 61, died last weekend after a lengthy battle with cancer.

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Updated 12 p.m.

The oldest living animal ever born at the Cincinnati Zoo turned 50 Friday. "Samantha" is the sixth oldest of the more than 360 gorillas in North America.

The Cincinnati Storytelling Festival is set for the weekend of Feb. 6 - 8 at the Madcap Education Center on Harrison Avenue.

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A new exhibition at Cincinnati Art Museum is designed to help visitors think critically about the role of gender and diversity and how those issues get represented in the world of art. 

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Women in Film Cincinnati partners with the Cincinnati Museum of Art to present a free series of acclaimed films directed by and about women. 

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A Cincinnati City Council committee will try again next week to vote on a tax incentive agreement with Cincinnati Public Schools. Right now, four council members are willing to support a plan approved by the CPS board last week. That's just one short of a council majority.

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The United Way of Greater Cincinnati has a new CEO: the current head of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. Moira Weir succeeds Ross Meyer, who has led the organization as interim CEO since 2018.

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Sweet Cheeks Diaper Bank is getting a new crop of volunteers: inmates from the Hamilton County Justice Center. Under a partnership, female inmates can get their sentences reduced by participating in work details with the diaper bank.

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