A Closer Look At Candidates In Cincinnati's Mayoral Primary

Ahead of the May 2 primary, WVXU's Howard Wilkinson profiles each of the three candidates vying to be Cincinnati's mayor.

Xact Medical

Scientists at Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Ben Gurion University have developed a prototype device designed to quickly and accurately locate a vein or artery in children and adults in need of a medical procedure. It uses ultrasound and a robotic arm.

FIND, or Fast Intelligent Needle Delivery, is the invention of the newly formed company, Xact Medical and an ongoing partnership with Ben Gurion.

Aside from the televised (and non-televised) debates, the May 2 primary for Cincinnati mayor is being waged in advertising, and lots of it.

There was a time when that meant principally broadcast TV advertising, but those days are long gone.

Now, candidates are spreading their message with strategically placed YouTube videos, and paid advertisements on social media sites.

If you are in or near Cincinnati, you have probably seen mayoral race ads – particularly for incumbent John Cranley – pop up multiple times daily.

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More than 23,000 fans filled Nippert Stadium Saturday night to cheer on soccer team FC Cincinnati. They didn't leave disappointed. Despite opening the season with one win and two losses on the road, FC Cincinnati bested Saint Louis FC 4-0.

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Cincinnati needs $103.5 million to replace obsolete and inadequate facilities that serve General Fund departments like police and fire, according to a report from city officials.

The amount updated in 2017 dollars is based on needs identified in a 1996 assessment.

As the one-year anniversary of a massacre in Pike County approaches, there are still many unanswered questions.

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Kings Island has unveiled its newest roller coaster. Mystic Timbers is a 3,265-foot long wooden coaster that reaches speeds of 53 miles per hour with 16 drops.

Cincinnati Police

Cincinnati Police detectives are calling on the public for clues into a rash of graffiti incidents in Clifton's Gaslight District.

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The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has cleared the way for a Butler County woman to be deported to Mexico.

Gov. John Kasich has been defending his budget, saying it’s the way to keep Ohio’s economy growing. But state lawmakers who are working on their own versions of the budget are looking at incoming tax revenues and raising critical questions.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Rumors continue to circulate that many people are riding the Cincinnati streetcar without paying the fares.

But officials say riders are being checked.  

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