Down-ticket races such as county recorder often get lost in the shuffle – especially in a presidential election year.

But the contest for Hamilton County recorder between two-term Democratic incumbent Wayne Coates and Republican Norbert A. Nadel, who was forced to end a nearly 40 year career as a judge in 2014 because of Ohio's age limit law, is drawing more attention than most.

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The Cincinnati Museum Center's Children's Museum is open once again after a brief closure. The temporary shutdown was part of the ongoing Union Terminal renovation.

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Cincinnati's Public Services crews has 14 new salt trucks to use when it comes time to clear snow and ice this winter.  

City officials showed off the new equipment Thursday morning at the city's main salt dome in Camp Washington.


Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan has ruled Sam DuBose's medical records, previous criminal history, and the fact that marijuana was found in his system may not be submitted into evidence.

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During a Cincinnati campaign stop Chelsea Clinton urged a small gathering at The Transept in Over the Rhine to cast a ballot. "If you wouldn't let someone else pick out what you wear on a given day why would you let someone else vote for you?"


Preliminary proceedings are underway in the trial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing. He's accused of murder in the shooting death of Sam DuBuse during an off-campus traffic stop last year.

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GE's Global Operations Center at The Banks, which officially opens Tuesday, is expected to pump $1 billion into the Cincinnati economy by 2018. Cincinnati is one of four such regional centers (The others are in Mexico, Hungary, and China) where GE is attempting to simplify, speed up and become more focused for its customers worldwide by bringing together shared services.

For example new contracts that used to take many months to review and sign are finished in a matter of days or hours with digital contracts.

Cincinnati council will likely vote this week to incorporate some of the key components of the pension settlement agreement into municipal code.  

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about Donald Trump's claims that the election is "rigged' and how Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted is answering Trump. Also, Wilkinson, a serious baseball fan, says he's rooting for the Cleveland Indians in the World Series. 

Ann Thompson

Cedar Village, a retirement community in Mason, is noticing specific iPod playlists are triggering memories in some of its residents with dementia. Cedar Village will hold a free public screening of "Alive Inside," a film that shows evidence of the same thing, on October 25 at 7:30 p.m..

It's become clear that most Republican Party leaders at all levels, local and national, are really, really tired of hearing Donald Trump going on about this election being rigged.

This election which, in fact, hasn't happened yet.


There's a new online tool for anyone who's wondered if solar panels are a good investment for their property.

Senate Candidates Criticize Presidential Candidates

Oct 21, 2016

The two major party candidates for U.S. Senate in Ohio held their third and final debate in Cleveland last night at the Ideacenter. Freshman Senator Rob Portman, a Republican, faced former Governor Ted Strickland, a Democrat. 

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Nine murals created by art deco artist Winold Reiss have been installed and rededicated outside the Duke Energy Convention Center. The murals were first installed at Union Terminal in 1933 but moved to the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in 1974. 

Former Pryor trainer Frankie Sims

Former trainers, family, friends and fans came together Thursday to remember two-time light welterweight champion boxer Aaron Pryor, a native Cincinnatian, who died October 9 at age 60 from heart disease.

On his way to Pryor's public memorial service at the Duke Energy Convention Center, Pryor's assistant professional trainer Frankie Sims, said he knew he had somebody special in Pryor. "He was relentless. He was fearless and he fought with a desire."