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Marty Brennaman
John Minchillo / AP

All good things must come to an end, and that includes the career of Marty Brennaman as the Reds' broadcaster.

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Courtesy of Fair Cincy

If you have been following Cincinnati politics for the past three or four decades, the recurring debate over how the city elects its nine-member City Council is sort of like being stuck in the movie Groundhog Day.

todd portune
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

If you are a young person – Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative – and you look to build a career in politics and public service, you would do well to look to Todd Portune as your role model.

steve chabot
John Minchillo / AP

U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot apparently believes the Federal Elections Commission's finding that $123,625 has come up missing from his campaign fund is not going to hurt his campaign for re-election and that a "thorough audit" will clear things up.

There are only two explanations for him believing this:

james rhodes
AP

The other day, I was having lunch in downtown Cincinnati with four old friends, all of whom I have known since our days at Ohio University, when we worked together at The Post, the student newspaper.

andy black
Courtesy of Andy Black

When I started covering politics in these parts 37 years ago, it would have been hard to imagine a day when the Republicans were on the outside of Hamilton County government looking in.

That day has come.

mike dewine
Paul Vernon / AP

Wednesday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine rolled out a legislative plan to strength Ohio's system of doing background checks on gun purchases - a system he says is antiquated and "dangerously deficient."

ted kluszewski
AP

Ted Kluszewski was a Cincinnati Red from 1947 to 1957 – the first 10 years of his major league career – and so there are now generations of Reds fans who never saw him.

donald trump g7 summit
Markus Schreiber / AP

President Donald Trump clashes with other world leaders at the G-7 summit and considers inviting Russian President Vladimir Putin to the next summit. And suggests his Florida golf resort would be a great place to hold the meeting next year. 

ozie davis
Courtesy of Ozie Davis

In politics, it's not often that a candidate instantly goes from being a near shoo-in on the ballot to a write-in candidate who must convince thousands of people to take the time to write in his name.  

pete rose
AP

Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Pete Rose's banishment from baseball.

It's a sad, pathetic and often annoying saga that seems like it has been going on for 300 years and, unfortunately, will never end.

nan whaley
John Minchillo / AP

The last thing that Nan Whaley, the Democratic mayor of Dayton, wants to hear in the wake of the tragedy that rocked her city on the early morning of Aug. 4 is the usual partisan bickering and excuses by politicians who are in the pocket of special interests.

She doesn't want to hear it.

cincinnati reds 1940 world series
AP

The Cincinnati Reds franchise had been carrying an albatross around its neck for 20 years by the time the Reds returned to the World Series in 1939 to take on the New York Yankees.

No one believed the Reds could win a World Series fair and square.  

mike dewine nan whaley
Nan Whaley / Twitter

How you are judged as an elected official has much more to do with how you respond in the worst of times than in the best of times.

Ohio's Republican governor, veteran politician Mike DeWine, is finding that out right now.

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Pixabay

Sept. 11, 2001, changed all of our lives, including mine.

dayton shooting
John Minchillo / AP

In May, when 14 tornadoes ripped through Dayton, Ohio, and its suburbs, there was no force on Earth that could stop the destruction.

Tornadoes can't be legislated out of existence.

donald trump cincinnati
John Minchillo / AP

President Trump made his seventh visit to the Cincinnati area Thursday, with a "Keep America Great" rally at US Bank Arena on the riverfront. Now that the hoopla is over, what do the polls say about Trump's chances of repeating not just his eight-point win in Ohio in 2016, but of winning a second term? Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson spoke with WVXU's Jay Hanselman about where Trump goes from here.

joe morgan
AP

Young Reds fans may well believe Tuesday's three-team trade that sent outfielder Yasiel Puig to the Cleveland Indians for starting pitcher Trevor Bauer was the biggest deal in the history of the team. But the trade made by the Reds and the Houston Astros on November 29, 1971 had far more impact. 

vibe marketplace
Courtesy of Cincinnati USA CVB

This past weekend, during the 57th annual Cincinnati Music Festival, there were dozens of vendors and black-owned businesses set up on Fountain Square to sell their food and art and clothing to the tens of thousands of African Americans who came from all over the country for the two-day event.

howard wilkinson
Courtesy of Howard Wilkinson

Since it is required these days that everyone place themselves in some kind of generational category, let's get mine out of the way right away.

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