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WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about Ohio Gov. John Kasich's absolute refusal to endorse Donald Trump; and how Kasich may be looking to be there to pick up the pieces and put the party back together again  if the GOP is shattered in a Trump loss. 

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University of Cincinnati researchers are looking deep inside the brain to figure out why some head injury patients recover and others do not.

September is King Records month as the former Cincinnati label turns 73 years old. Three dozen activities are planned. They are listed here and include everything from a traveling exhibit to a gospel lunch to a listening party.

As much as he would have liked it to be, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's name will not be on the presidential ballot this year.

The name of Donald Trump, of course, will be on that ballot – a name that John Kasich is loath to even speak out loud, much less endorse.

The governor of the Buckeye State is left to wonder what might have been.

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Despite a spike in heroin overdoses in Hamilton County this week, local supply of an antidote is not in jeopardy. First responders still have access to naloxone, according to Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black. The Cincinnati Fire Department indicated it may need an additional $100,000 to purchase more naloxone. Black says that's not a problem for the budget.

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The 98th annual American Legion convention is underway in Cincinnati with some 9,000 people expected to attend between now and Sept. 1. Organizers estimate the event will generate $15 million in economic impact.

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If you see "two suspiciously bright lights" in the sky Saturday night, don't be alarmed, you're seeing a very rare astronomical event.

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Ohio is trying to get a handle on opioid abuse. New numbers show overdose deaths are rising.
 

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The National Park Service is marking its centennial with a year-long celebration at parks across the country. Thursday, Aug. 25 is the 100th birthday of the NPS. In Cincinnati, the William Howard Taft National Historic Site is celebrating with reenactors and, of course, cake.

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Cincinnati's mayor and seven of nine city council members expressed their support for City Manager Harry Black during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.  

A council rule prevented a vote on a motion affirming that support. To vote on the motion Wednesday required six votes in favor of immediate consideration. Only five members voted for that motion, so it did not pass.

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