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You have about two weeks left to ride the SkyStar wheel at The Banks. The current wheel is leaving town after March 2 to make way for a new, bigger wheel coming next year.

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Hamilton County is giving the go-ahead for a new and improved SkyStar Wheel at The Banks.

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Newport's planned SkyWheel will break ground next month. The 20-story, 30-gondola Ferris wheel was built in the Netherlands and is awaiting shipment, according to a release from the Newport city manager's office.

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The SkyStar wheel at The Banks might not be around for much longer. The owners are in talks with Hamilton County to replace it with a larger wheel.

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The relationship between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky is one of friendship, collaboration and sometimes, complicated rivalry. Soon, that rivalry could include dueling Ferris wheel attractions on both sides of the Ohio River.

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The 150-foot-high Ferris wheel at The Banks is sticking around a little longer than planned.