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Gay marriage
1:53 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

"Marriage equality crusader" -John Arthur dies

John Arthur (on the stretcher) and Jim Obergefell get married on a Maryland tarmac in July.
Credit Baltimore Sun

A terminally ill Cincinnati man, who traveled to Maryland to marry his partner, has died. John Arthur married Jim Obergefell in July on the tarmac because Arthur, who had ALS, was too sick to get off his stretcher.

Court case continues

Shortly after they married, the couple filed a federal lawsuit challenging Ohio's marriage law, in part so they could be buried together in Arthur's family plot.

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Cincinnati Reds
11:12 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Reds confirm Bryan Price as new manager

Bryan Price at a news conference announcing he is the new Reds manager.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

Update:

Bryan Price says this is a "huge moment" being named the new Reds manager. The first thing the former pitching coach says he will do is gain a better understanding and appreciation of where the team is now and where it wants to go. During a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Price did not announce any major changes with the team. He was asked about closer Aroldis Chapman will be converted to a starting pitcher.

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Medicaid Expansion
5:16 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Medicaid expansion approved in Ohio

Controlling Board Members From the front to the back – Rep. Chris Redfern (D-Port Clinton), Rep. Jeff McClain (R-Upper Sandusky), Controlling Board Secretary Anne Dean, Controlling Board President Randy Cole, and Sen. Bill Coley (R-Cincinnati).
Karen Kasler

A legislative panel at the Ohio Statehouse has approved a plan to allow the state to accept $2.5 billion in federal money to be used to expand Medicaid. But the move isn’t doing much to end the fight over the controversial issue.

As expected the Ohio Controlling board voted to expand Medicaid with two Republicans voting for it.  The move allows the state’s Medicaid Director to draw down the money to expand Medicaid and allow 275 thousand low income Ohioans to get on the program. 

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Square Dance Convention
4:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Square Dancers return to Cincinnati in 2017

62nd National Convention
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The National Square Dance Convention is coming back to Cincinnati after 25 years.  The Cincinnati U-S-A Convention and Visitors Bureau is announcing Tuesday morning the city will host the event in July 2017. 

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Police and security
4:46 pm
Mon October 21, 2013

MUPD canine retires

Officer Hibbard and Ero search the Flying Pig Marathon route earlier this year. It was one of Ero's last assignments.
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Earlier this year Miami University's first police canine retired. On Monday the university held a retirement ceremony for Ero, the German Shepherd who has been with the department since 2005.

Ero continues to live with his handler, Officer Keith Hibbard, and Hibbard's new K-9 partner, Figo.

In an interview posted on Miami's website, Officer Hibbard says:

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