Justice Antonin Scalia, Known For Biting Dissents, Dies At 79

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead Saturday, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed. Scalia, who had been staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas, was 79 years old."On behalf of the Court and retired Justices, I am saddened to report that our colleague Justice Antonin Scalia has passed away," Roberts said in a statement. "He was an extraordinary individual and jurist, admired and...
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Well, no need for John Kasich to pack his bags, come home and go back to his day job as Ohio’s governor.

He had a very respectable second-place finish in New Hampshire last Tuesday, even though his 16 percent of the vote was less than half of that of the 600-pound gorilla in the room, Donald Trump.

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Former President Bill Clinton made a swing thru Cincinnati Friday to campaign for his wife, Democratic nominee hopeful Hillary Clinton. The former president encouraged a crowd in Clifton to vote for Clinton because she'll make a difference.

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Ohio-based grocery chain Kroger will make an opioid overdose antidote available without a prescription in its pharmacies across Ohio and northern Kentucky.

Democratic voters in the 31st Ohio House District have no less than six candidates from which to choose to replace incumbent Democrat Denise Driehaus, who is term-limited out of the Ohio House this year.

There is but one lone Republican on the primary ballot.

This should tell you something about the 31st – it is a heavily Democratic district.

In fact, the 31st Ohio House District was something of a gift that the Ohio Apportionment Board, controlled by Republicans, gave Democrats after the legislative district were re-drawn following the 2010 Census.

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If you enjoy watching films at the Cincinnati Museum Center's Omnimax theater, the film opening today is your last opportunity. The Museum's Dave Duszynski says National Parks Adventure is the last film to open before the theater closes down during renovations.

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It was snowing on Nov. 29, 1964 as Martin Luther King, Jr. stood before 6,200 people at the University of Dayton Fieldhouse talking about race relations in America.

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Chris Monzel says the state of the county is strong.  The Hamilton County commission president delivered the annual State of the County address Thursday. 

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Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing will stand trial beginning Oct. 24, 2016 for the death of Sam DuBose.

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Forums will begin next week allowing students, staff, and faculty to meet with the man Miami University has chosen to be its next president.

Gregory P. Crawford is the finalist to become Miami University’s 22nd president. He is currently a Professor of Physics and Vice President and Associate Provost at the University of Notre Dame, where he has also served as the William K. Warren Foundation Dean of Notre Dame’s College of Science.

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley delivered the annual State of the City address Wednesday at City Hall.

In the 20 minute speech, the Mayor outlined the city’s progress in job growth, infrastructure improvements, and investments in revitalization projects like the Dayton Arcade, Welcome Dayton and residential housing in the downtown area.

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Cincinnati Union Bethel's Off the Streets Program Is Successfully Helping Women Out Of Prostitution

When it comes to reducing prostitution in the any area, it’'s important to go beyond legislation and law enforcement; programs such as Cincinnati Union Bethel’'s “Off the Streets,” that reach out directly to sex workers, can make a dramatic difference. “Off the Streets” offers education, housing, drug treatment and mental health services to women involved in prostitution to help them escape that life.
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