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The new soccer stadium going up in the West End has cleared another hurdle. Cincinnati's planning commission approved the final development plan Friday morning.

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Cincinnati City Council votes to decriminalize the possession of less than 100 grams (just over 3.5 ounces) of marijuana.

In newly-released text messages from Dwight Tillery to city council members, the former Cincinnati mayor calls current Mayor John Cranley a "bully," and a "racist."  

Bloggers are exposing sexual abuse in Protestant churches.

Records show a local school district harbored a hostile environment for black students.

And FC Cincinnati's real estate projects could cost taxpayers more than $200 million in their first 20 years of operation.

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So far, the National Weather Service has confirmed at least 17 tornadoes touched downed in Ohio Monday night. Dayton, Brookville, Trotwood, Celina and other areas suffered severe damage.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved a zoning change and the sale and vacation of two rights-of-way needed for the FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End.

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FC Cincinnati is naming a Dutch football executive as its new general manager. The team selected Gerard Nijkamp (pronounced NIE-camp) to run its soccer operations.

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Cincinnati City Council could vote Thursday on a couple issues related to the FC Cincinnati stadium project in the West End.

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Cincinnati community members are rallying together to create a response to new building developments throughout the city.

FC Cincinnati Is Granted Part Of Land Sale/Rezone Request

May 10, 2019
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The Cincinnati City Planning Commission is approving some of FC Cincinnati's expansion proposal for its West End stadium site.  

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Updated 2:50 p.m.

FC Cincinnati is parting ways with Head Coach Alan Koch. Rumors began to circulate Tuesday morning and the team confirmed the announcement shortly thereafter.

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In 2011, Hamilton County's infant mortality rate ranked the second worst in the nation. Thanks to efforts by local organizations and agencies over the last several years there has been an improvement – last year the county recorded the lowest number of infant deaths in its history. But Hamilton County still has an infant mortality rate that is far higher than the national rate.

FC Cincinnati submits a request to the City Planning Commission for a zoning change to the property north of its future stadium in the West End. Neighbors, angry about displacement, spoke out against the proposal. That prompted a majority on City Council to pass a motion declaring they will not approve the zoning request unless the team finds homes for the people being displaced.

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Representatives with FC Cincinnati are planning meetings either Friday or Monday with tenants who are being asked to move out of apartments now owned by the team on Wade Street and Central Avenue in the West End.

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Updated: Wednesday, 9:37 a.m.

Two Cincinnati City Council members are offering a solution to make sure some West End residents don't lose their housing because of the new FC Cincinnati soccer stadium.  

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There are 138 people on death row in Ohio, but Governor Mike DeWine has suspended all executions until the state finds a painless way to administer the death penalty. Robert Van Hook was executed in Ohio, in July, 2018. Will he be the last?

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At the pinnacle of construction, as many as 300 people will be working on FC Cincinnati's new stadium in the West End. The team, contractors, and CityLink are cooperating to make sure some of those people will be from the neighborhood.

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"99 years old, that was her home," Kim Dillard says of her aunt's home on Wade Street in the West End. "She didn't expect to uproot or anything. She didn't expect this, none of us do." Dillard's 99-year-old aunt, Mary Page, will have to relocate now that FC Cincinnati has purchased the apartment building, which borders the site of the team's future stadium.

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Update 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 23: WCET-TV and Dayton's ThinkTV managers have announced Action Auction pick-up schedules for Cincinnati and Dayton bidders.

A sold-out crowd of more than 32,000 people cheered, chanted and sang as FC Cincinnati took the field at home for the first time in Major League Soccer Sunday night. The final score was 3-nil to the home team.

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The drums will be banging and the flags will be waving Sunday as FC Cincinnati plays its first-ever home match in Major League Soccer.

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FC Cincinnati lost to the Seattle Sounders FC in its first Major League Soccer match last Saturday.

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