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Standing on the banks of the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland’s Industrial Valley, the river looks like chocolate milk surrounded by industry – or the remnants of industry slowly being reclaimed by nature. But in 1969, this was one of the nation’s most polluted waterways

Today is considered by many as the start of the Christmas season. One of the most popular holiday attractions in Cleveland is the house used for filming the 1983 movie, “A Christmas Story.” But what’s the house’s impact been on the neighborhood?

Michelle Albert is giving a tour of 3159 W. 11th Street in Cleveland. That’s the house where “A Christmas Story” was filmed. The producers probably didn’t expect that 35 years later, the living room of the house would be packed with fans of the movie.

Jim Nolan / WVXU

It's a fact; I have been to 16 presidential nominating conventions, Democratic and Republican, over the course of my career covering politics.

Some would say this cruel and unusual punishment is more than any one human being deserves.

After all, the political people only go to their own party's conventions. I go to both. Often in back-to-back weeks.

People often ask me which conventions have been the worst to cover and which have been the best.

Jim Nolan / WVXU

It's not often in a political reporter's career that you find yourself in a room where you actually witness the moment an American president's chances of being re-elected go up in a puff of smoke.

I was in such a room on October 28,1980, at the old Convention Center Music Hall in Cleveland, for the only head-to-head debate between Republican Ronald Reagan and Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter.

And, to this day, I believe that debate sealed Carter's fate.

E! Entertainment

Move over Chad Johnson, UC alum and Kansas City Chief receiver Travis Kelce enters the dating TV arena in October.

He debuts in "Catching Kelce" Wednesday, Oct. 5 (9 p.m., E!), a reality show in which 50 women -- one from each state in the nation -- pursue the former Bearcats tight end, with assistance from his older brother Jason, a former Bearcats center playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.

Jim Nolan / WVXU

Other than the Steelers, there's one team every Bengals fan loves to hate. Cincinnati squares off against the Cleveland Browns Sunday in a rivalry that's only grown over the years... especially when former coach Sam Wyche famously chastised a Cincinnati crowd saying, "You don't live in Cleveland, you live in Cincinnati!" 

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Wednesday President Barack Obama continues a Cleveland tradition - speaking at the City Club. The 3 p.m. speech will be streamed live here.

Other sitting presidents, including Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, have all had their turns at the podium, often at key points in their political careers.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

A panel charged with improving community-police relations following two high-profile shootings will soon start preparing recommendations for Governor John Kasich. The fourth and final hearing was held Monday night in Cincinnati

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the possibility that Ohio may host both of the presidential nominating conventions next year. Cleveland has already nailed down the GOP convention; and Columbus is waiting to see if it will get the Democratic convention.

Ok, so Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Hooray for you, Republicans in Cincinnati say wearily, after trying and failing to win the big prize for the Queen City.

Now, the question is, who will come out of that convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as the GOP nominees for president and vice president?

There is a possibility – slim, at this point, but a possibility – that the first presidential nominating convention to be held in Ohio in 80 years will nominate an Ohioan, either for president or vice president.

Cleveland Kidnapping

May 7, 2013
Brian Bull / WCPN

Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson, Cleveland Chief of Police Michael McGrath, Cleveland chief deputy Ed Tomba, Cleveland Safety Director Marty Flask and Special Agent in Charge of Cleveland FBI operations Stephen Anthony held a news conference this morning.