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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.

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Cincinnati's 23 recreation centers are a place to socialize, play and swim, but for the thousands of kids who visit them daily, they are so much more. Enquirer reporter Sharon Coolidge recently spent a week at the Price Hill Recreation Center on Hawthorn Avenue to see how the center is an oasis for the community.

In a merger of two of the country's biggest newspaper companies, GateHouse Media, which owns the Columbus Dispatch, is buying Gannett Co., owner of USA Today and the Cincinnati Enquirer, for about $1.4 billion. The combined company would have more than 260 daily papers in the U.S., along with more than 300 weeklies, or "more than one-sixth of all remaining daily newspapers," according to Nieman Lab. In Ohio, the merger puts most of the state's local papers under one roof.

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I want you to know about my friend Bob Weston.  

There are probably many of you "veteran'' watchers of local politics – which means "old" like me – who already know Bob, who passed away June 8 at his retirement home in Frisco, Texas, at the age of 89.  

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Sam Straley was walking around the Los Angeles studio for his ABC sitcom, The Kids Are Alright, when he saw a poster for Milk Money, the 1994 Melanie Griffith film shot in Cincinnati.

He smiled and looked heavenward.

"That's my grandpa saying 'Hey!' " Straley says.

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"Who Can I Trust To Give Me The Real News?"

That's the topic for real journalists when they discuss the phenomenon of fake news at the National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting in West Chester Township  7-8:30  p.m. tonight, Thursday April 26.

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As more police departments implement body cameras there are new questions about whether the footage is public record and how best to ensure transparency and accountability while protecting crime victims.

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In 2015 a Hillsboro man on his way home from work was stopped and arrested for selling drugs. But the arrest was a mistake, due to a warrant based on bad information. The next day charges were dropped and the man was released. And ever since he has been trying to clear his name.

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Like many local governments, Cincinnati offers incentives to businesses to locate or expand operations in the city, bringing jobs and an economic boost to the area. But a recent Cincinnati Enquirer report of the 180 incentives granted by the city from 2014 through 2016 shows 97 percent of that money went to neighborhoods on the east side of Cincinnati. And that only half of the city's neighborhoods received any incentive money at all for businesses. 

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D.J. Hodge has been promoted to iHeartMedia's Cincinnati market president over WLW-AM, WEBN-FM and four other stations, filling the void from the lay-off of Chuck Fredrick in May.

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New details are uncovered in the tea party suit against the IRS. Hamilton County Public Library trustees say the fate of the main branch is still undecided. And a look at why students are suspended and the latest Ohio public school report cards.

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And then there were none.

Classical music reporter Janelle Gelfand was one of at least four Enquirer newsroom employees to lose their jobs Tuesday, the last of the Enquirer's arts writers.

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The country responds to Hurricane Irma as work crews and volunteers help with recovery efforts. Hate crimes in the region fueled by the far right. A Cincinnati police officer sues the city manager. 

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Activist investor Nelson Peltz is looking to dramatically change Procter & Gamble. Peltz, CEO of Trian Fund Management, is in a proxy battle to win a seat on the P&G board. 

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The Ohio Democratic Party is waiting to see if either Richard Cordray or Jerry Springer will enter the race for governor. A study finds the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation has not properly maintained many of the 700 properties it owns.

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This week an independent consultant recommended major changes to the pension systems that cover most of Kentucky's public workers. The controversy over Confederate memorials continues in the Commonwealth as African-American leaders call for the removal of a statue of Jefferson Davis from the capital.

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A former Cincinnati mayor makes an endorsement in the upcoming mayoral race and city council candidates are raising money for their campaigns. Communities continue to seek solutions to the opioid crisis, Northern Kentucky University settles a sexual assault case and a dispute erupts over the removal of a local Confederate memorial. And it has been a tumultuous week for Macy's.

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In an emergency, when seconds count, three and a half hours can feel like an eternity. On July 18, 2017 that's the amount of time Cincinnati's 911 system was down. It was a record failure for the city's emergency system but it wasn't the first.

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The young man accused of plowing his car into counter-protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, has local ties. The attack is spurring national conversation about hate groups, some of which are actively recruiting here in Ohio. Taxpayers have invested more than $135 million into the Banks development. Ten years later, there's still work to be done. All good things come to an end as FC Cincinnati proves in the Open Cup run.

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