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12:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

Union Baptist Cemetery and its black Civil War heroes

Gates to Union Baptist Cemetery, final resting place of black Civil War soldiers.
Michael E. Keating

Union Baptist Cemetery is tucked away in a quiet spot off Cleves-Warsaw Road in Covedale. It’s the oldest Baptist African-American cemetery in Cincinnati, run by the oldest black Baptist congregation in the city.

It’s also a monument to about 120 free black men. During the Civil War, they took up arms and fought as soldiers against a Confederate army that would have kept their people in bondage.

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Horseshoe Cincinnati
2:51 pm
Tue August 27, 2013

Poker tourney betting on Cincinnati

The Poker Room at Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino will be the first venue in Ohio to host a World Series of Poker circuit event.

The 12-day tournament begins September 19 and runs through September 30.

Casino General Manager Kevin Kline anticipates 8,000 people will compete.

"Poker players will be traveling in from all over the country. We expect this to be a great feeder event," says Kline. "We expect (hotel) rooms to get filled up."

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Neighborhood issues
11:57 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Cincinnati's foreclosed property registration program could expand

Jay Hanselman WVXU

A Cincinnati Council Member wants to expand a pilot program that requires banks to register their foreclosed properties with the city.  Right now it's being used in East and West Price Hill, Westwood, College Hill and Madisonville.  

P.G. Sittenfeld said it has worked and the program is self-sustaining.  He said banks are taking better care of the properties they own and the fees are generating enough revenue to pay for it.

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Local News
9:32 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Gilligan was a politician like no other

John J. “Jack” Gilligan, the former Ohio governor who passed away Monday at age 92, was many things in his long life.

An unabashed, unapologetic liberal, seemingly oblivious to whether or not it cost or gained him votes.

A war hero, earning the Silver Star while serving on board a destroyer during the battle of Okinawa.

A young man who came home from the war, worked in the family funeral business, and went on to teach literature at Xavier University before launching his career in politics.  

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Ohio politics
8:18 am
Tue August 27, 2013

Howard Wilkinson remembers former Ohio Gov. Gilligan

WVXU Political Reporter talks with Jay Hanselman about the death of former Ohio Governor John Gilligan, who died yesterday in Cincinnati.  He was 92.

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