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How Important Is Cursive?

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This weekend a group of Cincinnati teachers will learn new ways to teach cursive writing in elementary school, at a time when support for it is waning. Many districts, including Cincinnati Public Schools, don't teach cursive because there is no handwriting component in Common Core.   

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Ed. Note: This is the first in a series of profiles of some of the contested races in the March 15 Ohio primary.

Democratic Party leaders in Cincinnati really weren’t expecting a primary contest in the 32nd Ohio House District in the March 15 primary election.

After all, the freshman incumbent, State Rep. Christie Bryant Kuhns of Northside won the heavily-Democratic district with ease in 2014, despite it being her first time on the ballot.

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Ohio state senators leading an inquiry into whether the state should consider legalizing medical marijuana brought their listening tour to Cincinnati Thursday.

Dave Burke (R - Marysville) and Kenny Yuko (D - Richmond Heights) want to hear what Ohioans think about the idea of decriminalizing cannabis for medical purposes.

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Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost is launching a special audit of the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati.

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Hamilton County leaders have strong words about how Cincinnati runs the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD).  Their remarks came after an Enquirer report alleging mismanagement and possible overspending. 

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The Hamilton County Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday morning to move its headquarters from downtown to the former General Motors site in Norwood.

They will need the approval of the county commissioners to do it.

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Time is ticking for the company tasked with selling the naming rights and advertisements on Cincinnati's streetcar vehicles.  The system is scheduled to begin passenger service in September.  

So far, Ad Vehicles has not sold anything.  That is concerning to some city council members.  Company representative Ken Black said he understands that.

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Preparations are underway for construction to begin this summer on the Union Terminal restoration.

Members of the Union Terminal Restoration Advisory Committee (UTRAC) are expected to tell Hamilton County Commissioners later this month that the project is on time and on budget.

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The new director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works is reiterating the city's water supply is safe and there is no lead leaching into the water supply like the situation in Flint, Michigan. 

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In a win for residents, a Hamilton County Common Pleas judge has ordered five apartment complexes into receivership. That means badly needed repairs may finally start to get made by a court-appointed management company.

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