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Ohio is trying to get a handle on opioid abuse. New numbers show overdose deaths are rising.
 

The state and its largest online charter school are locked in a dispute over how to prove it’s providing an education to its more than 15,000 students. That fight is not just playing out in court but through TV, radio and web ads featuring a student defense.

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The National Park Service is marking its centennial with a year-long celebration at parks across the country. Thursday, Aug. 25 is the 100th birthday of the NPS. In Cincinnati, the William Howard Taft National Historic Site is celebrating with reenactors and, of course, cake.

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Cincinnati's mayor and seven of nine city council members expressed their support for City Manager Harry Black during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.  

A council rule prevented a vote on a motion affirming that support. To vote on the motion Wednesday required six votes in favor of immediate consideration. Only five members voted for that motion, so it did not pass.

Cincinnati area police are on the hunt for the source of a tainted heroin batch that caused 21 people to overdose in 24 hours Tuesday in the areas of Price Hill, Camp Washington and the Beekman Street Corridor. All have recovered after emergency personnel administered Narcan.

There may be no week in which Ohioans can register and cast ballots at the same time, if a ruling from a panel of three federal judges shortening Ohio’s early voting period holds up.

There are calls for the President of the Ohio State Medical Board to step down over comments he’s made about a pending case.

Kiosks To Bring Free Wi-Fi To Newport

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The first free Wi-Fi nodes in the region will be going up in Newport later this year.

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Update 4:05 p.m.:  Mayor John Cranley said City Manager Harry Black has his full support.

In a joint statement Tuesday, Cranley and Black said they have a great working relationship, and look forward to discussing their collective success and council concerns.

Michael Keating

Lots of people are expected in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine when the streetcar begins passenger service on September 9; and Cincinnati Metro will be offering free bus service along the streetcar route that weekend. 

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