It's a fact; I have been to 16 presidential nominating conventions, Democratic and Republican, over the course of my career covering politics.

Some would say this cruel and unusual punishment is more than any one human being deserves.

After all, the political people only go to their own party's conventions. I go to both. Often in back-to-back weeks.

People often ask me which conventions have been the worst to cover and which have been the best.

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The latest forecast from the National Weather Service puts the Ohio River cresting at 59.5 feet on Tuesday.  That means water will start creeping into New Richmond this weekend. Village Administrator Greg Roberts says at 60 feet the river will be in some homes and businesses. He says there isn't a mandatory evacuation order.

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When the Ohio River floods, water backs up into other rivers and streams including the Little Miami, Licking, and the Mill Creek. Cincinnati has infrastructure in place to prevent damage along one of the area's most developed waterways.

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The National Weather Service predicts the Ohio River at Cincinnati will reach 59.5' by Tuesday, a level the river hasn't seen since the flood of 1997.

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Cincinnati City Council is asking Ohio legislators to implement a statewide ban on the sale and purchase of assault weapons and semiautomatic firearms with large ammunition magazines.

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Eight steel beams weighing 12,000 pounds each are being installed to structurally secure expansion joints as part of the restoration and renovation underway at Union Terminal.

A lawmaker wants the state to crack down on adults who illegally move adopted kids from one place to another. The representative fighting this problem says this is just another form of human trafficking. 

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Cincinnati Public School Board members say they are not close to making a decision after hearing more testimony in favor and against an FC Cincinnati stadium proposal. The club proposed building a new stadium for the district on land it would buy in the West End along Ezzard Charles. In exchange, the team would build its own soccer facility where Stargel Stadium currently stands.

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A Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Court judge ruled Wednesday the state of Ohio can setup a centralized collection system for municipal income taxes.

Cincinnati and several other Ohio cities and villages filed a lawsuit challenging a recent state law on the issue.

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Under a new Republican proposal to overhaul Kentucky’s pension systems, most state workers hired since 2014 would no longer get a guaranteed return on their retirement investments in the event of a poorly-performing stock market.

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