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The late Jim Rhodes, who managed to be elected Ohio governor four times and was about the most pragmatic politician we’ve known in over 40 years of covering politics, had a saying about Ohio voters.

Actually, he had many sayings. But this one rang true back in Rhodes’ day and till holds some power today.

Ohio voters, Rhodes would say, care the most about three things – “jobs, jobs, and jobs.”

To many Ohio workers, the debate over “free trade” and “fair trade” is very real.

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A new section of the Mill Creek Trail through South Cumminsville is now open.  It connects the east side of the Mill Creek Bridge to Beekman Avenue.

According to the city of Cincinnati, phase four of the project involved retrofitting the Mill Creek Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. The path is now seven feet wide and separated from traffic with plastic poles.

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On May 1, 1877, construction began on Cincinnati’s Music Hall.  Now, 138 years later, the effort to renovate and restore the landmark received a large gift.

Edyth Lindner and the American Financial Group have pledged $10 million toward the estimated $125 million price tag.

The donation from Lindner and American Financial puts the fundraising effort within $10 million of the goal, according to Steve Leeper, president of 3CDC, a partner in the project.

Miami University

Miami University President David Hodge is retiring. In a note to students, faculty and staff Friday  he writes:

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Recovering addict Mark Hudson looks back on the day when alcohol controlled his life. "I was merely existing. For the previous four years I was just getting up everyday going to work, coming home, no routine. I wasn't giving back. I was just taking."

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