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When leaders talk about reforming criminal sentencing, some begin to argue that it’s too easy for average Ohioans to break the laws. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow has more on the topic of what’s been called “overcriminalization”.

Digging Ends At Parker Academy For Now

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

An archeological dig in eastern Clermont County is just about to end for this year.  But the dig is just the beginning of the story. 

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati Council's Budget and Finance Committee holds a second public hearing Thursday evening on the city manager's proposed 2016-2017 biennial budget.

Just a handful of residents showed up Wednesday evening for the first hearing at the Sayler Park Recreation Center.  Only three people offered testimony on the spending plan.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Cincinnati officials cut the ribbon Wednesday on a project they said will make government faster, more effective and smarter.  

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Central Parkway YMCA is getting some big updates. The Y unveiled renovation drawings Wednesday. The $27 million project was announced last year and work began in December.

Flexible doesn't have to mean flimsy. Think of a tree bending in a wind gust or a bird flying into a headwind. Soon Air Force planes will be outfitted with wing flaps that morph to make them more fuel efficient and quieter.

Michael Keating/Cincinnati Police Dept.

Cincinnati's police chief and the head of the police union are at odds about allowing civilians to process crime scenes.  

The number of shooting victims in Cincinnati is increasing. New data shows year-to-date (through May 24) there have been 162 victims this year compared to 133 in 2014.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Department

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Department is partnering with the public to attack the heroin epidemic head-on.

Part of the strategy is to hold two forums explaining what the department has done, how residents can help, and where we go from here.

Mark Heyne / WVXU News

Construction work begins Tuesday on a $30 million project to improve the Lytle Tunnel in downtown Cincinnati.  It will mean lane restrictions and periodic weekend shutdowns of the interstate for the next two years.

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