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WVXU "Do" List: Memorial Day Weekend Edition

If you forgot to make escape plans for the long weekend, you certainly won't be lacking for things to do around Cincinnati this Memorial Day weekend, otherwise known as the unofficial kick-off to summer.

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Kentucky is dealing with a statewide outbreak of Hepatitis-A, which can lead to a potentially deadly liver infection. It's most often transmitted through fecal matter coming in contact with a person's mouth.

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The Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education is selecting Ozie Davis III to fill an open spot on the board.

Accusations are flying at the State Capitol as the Ohio House continues in disorder without a speaker. The lawmaker considered to be the frontrunner says his rivals, such as the payday lending industry, are pulling the strings to delay a vote. But a top lending association is mounting its own, major accusation.

The shooter, who is now in custody, fired shots at Noblesville West Middle School Friday morning.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., told NPR in an interview that he continues to support the Mueller Russia investigation — and that nothing in Thursday's hotly anticipated secret briefing on the Russia probe to congressional leaders changed his mind.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Kimber Fender will retire at the end of June after 19 years as director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

She has been with the library since 1988, when she began as a librarian in the Institutions/Books by Mail department.

"I am looking forward to the next chapter, but it is bittersweet to share this news,'' Fender said in a press release from the library. "I have dedicated the majority of my life to the library and it has been an incredible 30 years. I am so proud of our accomplishments as an organization."

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With so much going on this weekend—and the fact that Monday is a holiday—the city of Cincinnati has issued a few advisories on what to expect as you try to get about town. 

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An Indiana man who died in World War II will be laid to rest in Butler County on Memorial Day. Thomas Murphy died in the battle for Tarawa. He was buried on the Pacific Ocean island but the grave was lost until 2015.

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I don't hesitate to tell you that of all the countless political figures I have written about since the mid-1970s, my favorite, by far, is John H. Glenn Jr.

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We may find out next week if Futbol Club Cincinnati will win its bid for a Major League Soccer franchise. But what will a new soccer stadium actually cost Cincinnati taxpayers, and how will it affect the West End community? Cincinnati City Council Member Christopher Smitherman calls for a return to two-year council terms. Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune attends his first commission meeting while continuing rehab from his leg amputation. And possible changes are coming to the Cincinnati streetcar.

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