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Cincinnati is another step closer to having a city budget for the new fiscal year which starts in two weeks.  

Heritage Square condos
Ann Thompson / WVXU

Residents of Harrison Township's now-condemned Legacy condos had until noon Monday to remove their belongings. This after heavy rains this weekend further eroded a large chasm that owners say Fischer Homes tried to remedy with rocks some weeks and months ago.

Ohio's two historically black colleges are neighbors, both about an hour southwest of Columbus. But they are considering getting even closer by merging some operations.

Wilberforce University President Elfred Anthony Pinkard is calling this a "Collaborative Learning Arrangement" and "shared services relationship" with Central State University.

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The giraffe herd at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden has grown by one. Tessa, a 12-year-old, gave birth to a calf sired by 11-year-old Kimba early Monday morning. The baby hasn't been named yet. It's Tessa and Kimba's fourth together, and the 16th giraffe born at the Cincinnati Zoo.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says one of his "highest priorities" is to take on the leading cause of preventable death in the United States: smoking.

McConnell has sponsored a bill, along with Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine, that would increase the tobacco purchase age from 18 to 21.

Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES)

The historic command module that took the Apollo 11 crew to the moon and back in July 1969 is coming to Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Museum Center will be the fifth and final stop for Columbia and the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition "Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission."

gorilla world
Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

The gorilla at the center of a dispute between the Cincinnati Zoo and the California-based The Gorilla Foundation is back in the Queen City. Ndume is a 37-year-old silverback. 

The Kentucky Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against “Marsy’s Law,” a proposal that would have enshrined a new list of rights for crime victims in the state constitution.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Nearly two months after the Roebling Suspension Bridge was closed to traffic, transportation officials say hope is on the horizon. A plan to shore up safety issues until a long-term solution can begin is expected next week, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

inside out studio
Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

Hamilton art studio Inside Out wants its artists with developmental disabilities to integrate with patrons.

human gene editing
Kin Cheung / AP

Last November a Chinese scientist reported the birth of twin girls whose genes he had edited. Using CRISPR technology, he claimed he altered their genes to include a variant that protected against transmission of HIV.

Courtesy of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

The Cincinnati Zoo will retest its elephants for a potentially deadly virus following the deaths of two African elephants at the Indianapolis Zoo in March.

United States Sen. Sherrod Brown is requesting federal funds to help Dayton recover some of the city's costs associated with security for the May 25 Klan rally. In a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice, Brown wrote the city spent more than $650,000 to ensure the safety and security of people and property during, "the potentially volatile event.”

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley says that while the city did not ask Brown to make the request, she's thankful for the help.

marijuana
Pixabay

Cincinnati City Council voted five-three Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana.

Courtesy of Kroger

Kroger on Wednesday broke ground on its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.

A line of passengers clutching suitcases and travel pillows form the TSA security line on a Friday morning at the John Glenn Columbus International Airport. They unload bags, pass through security and disperse throughout the airport – getting drinks, popping in headphones and settling into thin leather seats outside their gates.

cincinnati pride parade
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In 1969, New York City Police raided the Stonewall Inn, a bar known for its gay clientele, just as officers had done many times before. But this time, the LGBT patrons had had enough and fought back, resulting in an iconic moment in American history and a turning point in the gay rights movement.

NASA’s Glenn Research Center is playing a key role in the mission to take astronauts back to the moon and on to Mars, Administrator Jim Bridenstine said during a visit to Cleveland Monday.

“The moon is our proving ground for how do we live and work on another world, so that we can go to Mars,” Bridenstine said. “And the sooner we can prove that out on the moon, the sooner we can move on to Mars.”

riot anniversary
Tom Uhlman / AP

So, is the nearly two-year-old effort to refresh Cincinnati's 2002 collaborative agreement still working?  That depends on who you ask.

“I want my people to come back home, because the city of Trotwood is a family."

That's what one speaker told a large group of individuals and organizations that have, for almost two weeks now, focused on recovery efforts in the aftermath of a tornado outbreak that cause massive damage this past Memorial Day.

The gathering took place Friday at Sinclair Community College where the groups involved assessed the work they've done so far, and discussed how to take their recovery efforts to the next level.

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