Jennifer Merritt

Digital Editor

Jennifer Merritt brings 15 years of "tra-digital" journalism experience to WVXU, having served in various digital roles for such legacy publications as InStyle and Parade, as well as start-ups like Levo League and iVillage. She helped these outlets earn several awards, including MIN's 2015 Digital Team of the Year. She graduated from Rutgers University with a journalism major and English minor and has continued her education with professional development classes through the Poynter Institute, Columbia University and PMJA. Before moving to Cincinnati from New York in 2016, she vowed her son would always call it "soda" and not "pop." She has so far been successful in this endeavor. 

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Courtesy Wine & Food Experience

This Sunday is Father's Day, and if you don't yet have plans, there's plenty to chose from this weekend around the Tri-State. 

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It's true our headline is ripped from a song title in the musical-turned-movie "Carousel," but it also is a fitting description of this weekend's happenings. 

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Provided / Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair on Tuesday announced country singer Lee Brice as the final addition to its summer concert lineup, which also includes the Beach Boys, Reba McEntire, TLC and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah. 

Seven medical marijuana dispensaries got the green light Monday, when Ohio's Board of Pharmacy unanimously approved their licenses.

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The Redlegs Run, benefitting the Reds Community Fund, is being held Saturday, June 2 starting at 8 a.m., closing some Downtown roads as early as 5 a.m. 

Michael Keating / WVXU

It has nothing to do with FC Cincinnati being granted a Major League Soccer franchise

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Chris Casella / Provided

June is here, which means you've got 13 weekends left to make the most of your summer. Ready to get started? 

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Starting June 4, Cincinnati Public Schools will begin offering free breakfast and lunch to disadvantaged children at schools, recreation centers, and other locations throughout the district.

The shooter, who is now in custody, fired shots at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning.

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Courtesy / Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

With so much going on this weekend—and the fact that Monday is a holiday—the city of Cincinnati has issued a few advisories on what to expect as you try to get about town. 

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Jennifer Merritt / WVXU

The Trust for Public Land released its annual ParkScore Index Wednesday, which ranks city parks across the nation based on such factors as access, acreage, investment and amenties. 

Arlington Memorial Gardens / Provided

If you forgot to make escape plans for the long weekend, you certainly won't be lacking for things to do around Cincinnati this Memorial Day weekend, otherwise known as the unofficial kick-off to summer. 

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21c Museum Hotel / Provided

On Thursday, May 24, the 21c Museum Hotel will debut its first community discussion. The (c)horus event is meant to encourage Greater Cincinnati-area residents to share opinions and ideas on how to improve – or create – local cultural happenings.

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Voters in Kentucky head to the polls Tuesday, May 21, to vote on a variety of local and state races and issues. Wondering who's in the lead as polls close at 6 p.m.? Here's how to find out. 

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

On Tuesday, May 22, residents of Kentucky vote on a variety of local and statewide Congressional races. Here’s what you need to know before heading out to the polls.

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'Tis the season for charity walks and races, and as such some Downtown roads will close again this weekend. 

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The Weston Art Gallery

Rain may be in the forecast this weekend, but there's plenty to do around town inside and out. 

City council unanimously approves deal.

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Provided / Ohio State Fair

The Ohio State Fair has added three performances to its previously announced 2018 lineup. The Beach Boys, "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah, TLC and En Vogue are now joining Reba McEntire, The Commodores, Styx and Cheap Trick, among others, at the WCOL Celeste Center this July 25 - August 5. 

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Girls on the Run, a fitness and learning program for girls ages 8 to 13, hosts a 5k in downtown Cincinnati this Saturday, May 12, and the following streets will close to accommodate the event. 

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