provided / Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

Fueled by the heroin crisis, there are now more kids in Hamilton County foster care than in the past two decades.

Jo Ingles / Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost's annual audit of Cincinnati finances found what he says are some major problems in how the Cincinnati Park Board handles its money.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Lots of people filled the Cincinnati City Hall council chamber Wednesday to show support for the Center for Closing the Health Gap.  

One police officer estimated about 150 were at the meeting, and some 50 of them spoke in favor of the group and the work it does.  

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Some Cincinnati Council Members and police officers say the District Five headquarters is small, outdated, and unhealthy. City administrators recommend renovating a nearby facility into a new station.

State lawmakers are expected to consider a flurry of legislation over the next days as time runs out on this year’s General Assembly.

Bills dealing with charter schools, reducing criminal recidivism and new driver’s license security requirements are among the weightiest pieces of legislation scheduled to be taken up.

Legislators will also consider a measure that would base funding for state universities and technical colleges on areas such as graduation rates and numbers of degrees or credit hours earned.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati Council's Major Transportation committee received its monthly update Tuesday on the streetcar.  

Streetcar ridership numbers have not been meeting expected targets, but operating fund finances are exceeding projections.  Through the end of January, that account is $147,730 higher than estimates.

Erin Vonnahme / Miami University

The number of women who edit the popular open-source website Wikipedia is much lower than you might think. A Miami University edit-a-thon seeks to change that by teaching female students and staff how to contribute to the site.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati is getting ready to spend about $40 million this construction season on paving and preventive maintenance for city streets.  

Transportation and Engineering Director Michael Moore told a committee Tuesday the city finished a complete review of all city routes last year, which included recording video of pavement conditions.

WVXU News

The covering of a portion Fort Washington Way might be eligible for federal funding. At least, Hamilton County commissioners hope it is.

Cincinnati Police

In a weekend Walnut Hills incident described as an "ambush," domestic violence suspect Damion McRae allegedly pointed his  9mm carbine rifle at Cincinnati Police Officer Ken Grubbs and started shooting. The officer sustained injuries to his abdomen but is expected to survive.

Pages

Congressional Healthcare Bill Response Tracker

NPR and member stations around the country have compiled a database of Congressional members’ positions on the bill.

President Trump's Revised Travel Order

President Trump has signed a revised executive order, once again barring travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.

Cincinnati Edition, today at 1:00. 513-419-7100

Jim Nolan/WVXU

Our Look At The Continuing Opioid Crisis, Public Transportation Woes, And Other Top Stories

Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition , we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines.

Read More

Live Video: Witness Testimony In The Senate Judiciary Committee

The Senate Judiciary Committee hears testimony Thursday from witnesses about Judge Neil Gorsuch's qualifications to be a justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

StoryCorps Coming To Cincinnati!

The national storytelling project visits Cincinnati from April 20-May 19

NPR's Tiny Desk Contest

NPR Music has again invited musicians from all across the country to submit videos for the Tiny Desk Contest, and again, the Greater Cincinnati area has been very well represented.

XPoNential Radio on WVXU HD2

Turn up the Volume, Kick Back and Immerse Yourself in the Music. Tune to XPoNential Radio and embark on a journey of great music discovery 24/7.

Politically Speaking

Howard Wilkinson brings you the latest in local and national politics.

Podcasts Chosen Just For Our Listeners

Looking for a new podcast? Check out some of the best from NPR, other public radio program providers and picks from the WVXU staff!

Show Us What You Know

Take part in our weekly Ask Me Another Trivia Challenge and you might win a valuable prize from our famed Closet Of Leftover Thank You Gifts!

Democracy & Me for Educators

WVXU's Democracy & Me is a great resource for teaching the political and electoral process in The United States.