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Jim Nolan / WVXU

Following the mass shooting that took place in Dayton, Ohio, Governor Mike DeWine proposed new gun regulations, including expanded background checks and a version of a "red flag law." 

That legislation is likely to be met with resistance in the Ohio House. Although Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is working hard to convince the governor and legislature to take action to reduce gun violence. 

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Wikimedia Commons

The gardeners who were able to get their plants in despite the almost constant rains this spring and have had the time to properly tend to them during the extremely hot, dry summer months are finally able to harvest and enjoy their crops. 

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Courtesy of the Cindependent Film Festival

Cincinnati celebrates independent film this August in Over-the-Rhine. The Cindependent Film Festival returns for a second year with more than a 100 films from around the world showcasing at the Woodward Theatre. The three-day event, Aug. 29-31, also features live screenplay readings, musical performances and after-parties.

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A feature-length documentary about amateur boxing filmed in Cincinnati is getting recognized. Hardface premiered at the Cindependent Film Festival in 2018 and was awarded Best of the Fest. This year it will serve as a run-up to the festival, which runs Aug. 29-31.

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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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Courtesy of WCPO

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.

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Courtesy of Keith Devlin

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.

Rachelle Blidner / AP

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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Jim Nolan / WVXU

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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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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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

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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Arcadia Publishing

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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Courtesy of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

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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Courty of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

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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Courtesy of PBS

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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Provided / Plush Family

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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Jim Nolan / WVXU

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.

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Courtesy of the authors

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.