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Robert Medallion, 17, plays left and defensive tackle on Taft IT High School's varsity football team.

He's has been playing varsity at Taft for three years, but his connection to the old Stargel Stadium dates to his first little league game.

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President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at U.S. Bank Arena, drawing supporters and protestors downtown. 

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FC Cincinnati owners are unveiling the design of the team's new soccer 12.4-acre stadium.

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

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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.

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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.

FC Cincinnati Breaks Ground On West End Stadium

Dec 18, 2018
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The West End community and public were invited to what marked the beginning stages of plans to replace the Stargel Stadium at the rear of Taft IT High School with a new MLS stadium Tuesday.

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After several years of planning, a statue honoring Cincinnati boxing legend Ezzard Charles is finally about to become reality.

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FC Cincinnati on Tuesday released images of the first designs for the club's soon-to-be-built Major League Soccer stadium in the West End.

The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority (The Port) and Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses are signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as the paperwork continues falling into place on FC Cincinnati's West End stadium.

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The West End is celebrating its heritage Saturday with a festival named for one of the community's most well known residents, Ezzard Charles.

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The City of Cincinnati's Kenyon Barr project called for the creation of a center for light industry in the lower portion of the West End. In the late 1950s, the city purchased and razed more than 2,000 structures and resold the property to private developers to create the neighborhood now known as Queensgate. The project displaced more than 20,000 residents, 97 percent of whom were African-Americans and largely low-income.

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FC Cincinnati is choosing an established team to lead construction on its multi-million dollar Major League Soccer stadium.

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Raise your hand if you ever, for a second, believed that FC Cincinnati really wanted to put a soccer stadium in the cramped quarters of Oakley.

OK, now raise your hand if you believed in the fairytale of sticking a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in the middle of Newport. FC Kentucky, anyone?

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Cincinnati City Council has approved a resolution accepting an amendment to the community benefits agreement for the West End if FC Cincinnati is successful in landing an MLS franchise and builds its stadium in the neighborhood.

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The Greater Cincinnati Redevelopment Authority is authorizing preliminary terms for financing FC Cincinnati's proposed stadium in the West End.

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Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigns amid an FBI investigation. Cincinnati City Council's plan to investigate City Manager Harry Black draws the city into a lawsuit. Over continued objections from many West End residents, it looks as if that neighborhood will be the home of FC Cincinnati's new soccer stadium. And the Rev. Jesse Jackson brings his call to boycott The Kroger Co. to its corporate doorstep, and raises his objections to the West End stadium location.

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Opponents of a professional soccer stadium in the West End say they're not giving up the fight. Many gathered outside Taft I.T. High School Wednesday night to reiterate their stance, a day after the project took a step closer to reality.

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