This Election Day, voters in nearly four dozen Ohio school districts will decide if they want to increase local taxes to pay for their schools. But even more – about 70 districts -- are asking voters to renew existing taxes. And just about all of them are dealing with a nuance of state law that ensures the districts will have to go back to the voters again in a few years. That’s because property tax concerns of more than 40 years ago are still shaping the way we pay for schools today.

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Kentucky House Speaker Jeff Hoover won’t step down from his position after news reports that he secretly settled a sexual harassment claim with a female employee.

According to the Associated Press, at a Kentucky Hospital Association event Friday morning, Hoover said he would “absolutely not” resign.

Republican members of the state House of Representatives are scheduled to meet Friday afternoon to discuss Hoover’s status and a massive pension overhaul proposed by Gov. Matt Bevin.

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The Newport Aquarium is finally getting something visitors have been asking for for years, an octopus.

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The death of Henry the Hippo at the Cincinnati Zoo hit his keepers and fans of the zoo pretty hard this week. Zoo Director Thane Maynard says the 36-year-old Nile hippopotamus may be gone but he won't be forgotten.

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Cincinnati officials are asking the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to conduct a cancer cluster review at the District 5 police building on Ludlow Avenue.

Council Member Charlie Winburn requested the study Thursday in a memo to the city manager.

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Beginning in January 2018, Cincinnati Police will dispatch a member of a newly created Women Helping Women special team called DVERT (Domestic Violence Emergency Response Team) to the scene of domestic violence and sexual assault crimes.

The Ohio House has also passed a pair of bills requiring more checks for those who administer the state’s food stamp programs. Representatives considered requiring photos on electronic benefit cards and checks on recipients for other sources of income.

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has a new trustee. Karen Clemons replaces Alan Zaring, who had served since 2010, most recently as president. His term expired in September.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is rolling out his 12-point Recovery Ohio plan in Cincinnati. It's aimed at tackling the opioid epidemic, but it will have larger law enforcement benefits.

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Cincinnati Council Member Charlie Winburn is now asking Ohio Governor John Kasich for his help closing the police department's District Five building on Ludlow Avenue.

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