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Legacy Dinner
3:30 am
Mon March 18, 2013

Dems discuss possible governor candidates

Democrats gather for the annual ODP Legacy Dinner.
Credit Karen Kasler / Ohio Public Radio

As Democrats from across the state gathered in Columbus for their annual Legacy Dinner, they were still absorbing the news that Youngstown area Congressman Tim Ryan will not be running for governor next year.

Among the disappointed was state Rep. Bob Hagan.

“I think he could have won," he said. "I think it’s going to be a tough campaign – we needed someone that can shout and can scream and get people up on their feet and I think he can do that. On the other hand, I’m disappointed because, in a selfish way, I was going to run for Congress myself in his seat.”

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Politics
12:34 pm
Sun March 17, 2013

You may not know Ed FitzGerald now, but you will

If you are a voter in southwest Ohio, chances are you are more likely to know about the SS Edmund Fitzgerald than Edward FitzGerald of Lakewood, Ohio.
 

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was the freighter ship that sank to the bottom of Lake Superior in a storm in 1975, with all 29 crew members lost; and inspired probably the best-known song by folk singer Gordon Lightfoot.

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St. Patrick's Day Parade
3:12 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Several council members withdraw from St. Patrick's Day Parade protesting exclusion of LGBT group

Credit www.cincystpatsparade.com

Several council members are refusing to march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade this weekend because a gay rights group was not allowed to participate.

Josh Wagoner with The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) says the group was notified Thursday that it was prohibited from marching in the parade.

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St. Patrick's Day
2:37 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day celebration expands this year

If you're planning to partake in Cincinnati's celebration of St. Patrick's Day, you'll get an extra day to do so.

Fountain Square will host the official celebration Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and then it'll continue at Washington Park Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  There will be traditional Irish fare, dancing and live entertainment at both venues.  

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Cincinnati Zoo
2:11 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Updated Zoo reptile house reopens Saturday

The view from the Gabbon Viper cage gazing out on the restored Reptile House at the Cincinnati Zoo.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

The oldest building at any zoo nationwide is ready to debut its updated look. The Cincinnati Zoo's 138-year-old Reptile House reopens tomorrow after undergoing renovation.

Director Thane Maynard says workers found and restored a previously unknown wood and glass oculus window in the dome ceiling.

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