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Unsuccessful cochlear implant surgery can be painful and disappointing. Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center may have a new way to predict which patients should or shouldn't have the surgery.

Ohio House

The list of Republicans who want to replace retiring House Speaker John Boehner in his 8th Congressional District seat grew to five Tuesday with the entry of State Rep. Tim Derickson, R-Hanover Township, into the race.

The former dairy farmer from Butler County, who is in his fourth and final term in the Ohio House, made his formal announcement Tuesday morning at the Voice of America Park in West Chester.

Later, Derickson told WVXU that he put a “lot of thought and a lot of prayer” into the decision to join a crowded field of GOP candidates.

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When The Art of the Brick opens next week at the Cincinnati Museum Center, visitors will be able to look and play.

A companion exhibit titled Brickopolis is an interactive gallery with kid-sized work tables and bins full of LEGO bricks for children and adults to make their own creations.

The full Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday on the city manager's plan for the city's $19 million budget surplus from the last fiscal year.  The Budget and Finance Committee approved the proposal Monday. 

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Cincinnati Council could soon change booking guidelines for the Duke Energy Convention Center.  The issue revolves around protecting locally produced consumer trade shows like the Travel, Sports and Boat Show, and the Home and Garden Show. 


The Cincinnati Fire Department could learn this week if it will receive a federal grant to pay for a 40-member recruit class that starts in February. 

The city has been successful in getting these Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency (SAFER) grants.  SAFER grants come from the Federal Emergency Management Agency, but fire chief Richard Braun says it gets harder each time.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the sinking poll numbers in Ohio Gov. John Kasich's Republican presidential bid; and what's in store Tuesday night at the first Democratic presidential debate. 

MN8 FoxFire

Zachary Green, CEO of MN8 FoxFire, and a Wyoming volunteer firefighter, has found new uses for "glow-in-the-dark" technology and is marketing them nationally and internationally.

He uses photoluminescence technology to light up firefighter helmets, safety signs and floor markings that show a safe way out of a workspace when the electricity goes out.

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Cincinnati fund managers and economic development leaders are looking to pump additional money into the regional economy by luring Israeli technology companies here.

  Last Monday, at the beginning of what turned out to be a not-so-hot week for Ohio’s governor, John Kasich, he said something at the opening of his New Hampshire presidential campaign headquarters that was very revealing; and very frank.

“We’ve got about 128 days to go until the New Hampshire primary,’’ the Boston Globe reported Kasich as saying. “We do well here; we’re moving on. We do terrible here; it’s over. No confusion about that. This is very, very important to us.”