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It must be somewhat frustrating to be P.G. Sittenfeld these days.

The 30-year-old second-term Cincinnati council member is a candidate for the 2016 Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Republican Rob Portman.

When he jumped in, he was hailed by many as a fresh new face, representing a new generation of young Ohio Democrats determined to bring the party back from the dead.

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Cincinnati officials say they are now "cautiously optimistic" the first streetcar vehicle will arrive by late October.  

That's about six weeks later than the original delivery date of September 17.  But right now streetcar passenger service should still begin as scheduled in September, 2016.  

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She's a little late to take part in Zoo Babies; the Zoo's newest arrival is a western lowland gorilla. Officials say Anju gave birth to a girl Tuesday at 7:10 a.m.

Opponents Not Amused By Mascot For Marijuana Amendment

Aug 28, 2015
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The group behind this fall’s proposed amendment to legalize marijuana has a controversial new mascot; and opponents of the ballot issue are not amused.

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A handful of philanthropy groups are coming together to get more books in the hands of children from low-income families.

In a collaboration with Imagination Library and Reach Out and Read, Medicaid-eligible children in Cincinnati will be able to receive a free book every month from birth to age five.

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The superintendent of Catholic schools in the Cincinnati Archdiocese has resigned to take a similar position in Chicago.  Jim Rigg has been the leader of Cincinnati's Catholic schools since 2010.  

Appeals Court Denies Rowan County Request To Not Issue Marriage Licenses

Aug 27, 2015
Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Update 10:00 a.m.: Davis' office is still refusing to issue marriage licenses. A couple was turned away by office staff Thursday morning, according to the Associated Press.

Original Post: Rowan County, KY Clerk Kim Davis will have to resume issuing marriage licenses while she is being sued by four couples who were denied licenses, according to a ruling Wednesday from the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

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An 18-month undercover investigation in Fairfield has led to 14 arrests involving fraud, money laundering and drug charges.

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The owners of U.S. Bank Arena last month announced renovation plans without identifying a cost or a funding source.  Arena officials said they were in talks with local government leaders. But two Hamilton County Commissioners say they won't support putting tax dollars toward the project.

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The attorney for the former University of Cincinnati police officer accused of murder in the death of Sam DuBose has officially filed for a change of venue.

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