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Under strict guidelines from the Federal Aviation Administration, a few U.S. TV stations are airing live drone video. ABC7  says it was the first station in the San Francisco  Bay area to broadcast live from a drone. This month DroneView7 flew over and around Candlestick Park.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is six days into his candidacy for the GOP presidential nomination. How's he doing so far? WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik about it Monday morning. 

OK, so what is John Kasich’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination all about?

Well, two-time Heisman Trophy winner and Buckeye legend Archie Griffin had it right Tuesday morning when he welcomed about 2,000 Kasich supporters to the student union on the Ohio State University campus for Kasich’s formal announcement speech.

He led them in the famous Buckeye chant, not once but twice:

“O-H,’’ Griffin hollered at the crowd. They responded accordingly, the way any good Buckeye fan would: “I-O!”

O-H-I-O.

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Former state representative and Butler County Commissioner Michael Fox is out of federal prison. He is finishing his four-year sentence in home confinement. His final release date is scheduled for December 15.

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A baseball-themed sculpture has been on Fountain Square since early July, but it was officially dedicated Friday morning.  “2015 Batter Up Cincinnati” resembles a batting cage with both ends lifted off the ground.  Baseballs are jammed into the chain-link fence as if they were hit there.

Howard Wilkinson

Now you can reach for your smartphone instead of your wallet when you pay a parking meter in Cincinnati.

The city has unveiled a mobile app that can be used at more than 4,000 on-street parking meters. Most of them are located downtown, but others are spread about neighborhood business districts throughout the city.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters now has the police report in the fatal shooting of a motorist by a UC officer. It's the video of the incident that is causing some controversy and the prosecutor says he's not going to release it.

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Update July 24 at 10:50 a.m.:

John Nelson with the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District says WVXU's story was the first the District had heard of erosion problems along the Little Miami River near the Loveland Castle. He says the group is interested in helping.

Conservation District stream specialist Brian Bohl says Joe Carey was right about honeysuckle trees being part of the problem.

“The root systems do not have much binding capacity with the soil.  They’re not going to do much for holding the banks.  However, the native trees and shrubs are really what we recommend planting,” he says.

“Probably the best tree for this is actually the sycamore tree.  So that’s why you see a lot of sycamores along our streams and river systems  because they actually bind the soils well.”

City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati's Metropolitan Sewer District director Tony Parrott is taking a new job in Kentucky. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, Tuesday, announced Parrott as the new executive director of Louisville’s Metropolitan Sewer District.

Kasich Becomes 16th GOP Presidential Candidate, Touting Economic Record

Jul 21, 2015
Andy Chow/Ohio Public Radio

Ohio Gov. John Kasich became the 16th Republican running for the 2016 presidential nomination Tuesday, after months of campaigning in early primary and caucus states as an undeclared candidate.

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