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Aurora native Lonnie Mack, "a guitar icon" from Cincinnati who recorded at King Records, died Thursday near his home outside of Nashville. He was 74.

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For eight summers beginning in 1934, a series of 20 women toured the U.S. and Canada in a Model T Ford known as the Silver Streak. They were heralded everywhere they went, even meeting Henry Ford. A new exhibit at the Model T Museum in Richmond, Indiana remembers the women known as the Gypsy Coeds, and features the car that made it all possible.

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Voters could be asked this fall to renew a levy for Great Parks of Hamilton County. A task force that's been looking at the parks district is not making any recommendations about a levy, but it is suggesting other things.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Wednesday he is appointing former Mayor Roxanne Qualls to the Music Hall Revitalization Company board.  

Cranley said he approached Qualls about the idea and the two discussed the appointment during lunch Tuesday.  

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Cincinnati Public Schools is rolling out new focus areas for seven of its neighborhood schools in the 2016-2017 school year.

The curriculum adjustments are part of the district's Vision 2020 plan.

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The Hamilton County administrator is leaving the position months earlier than expected. 

Cincinnati Council could approve a resolution Wednesday committing the city to make decisions protecting the environmental health of residents, especially the most vulnerable.  

The Education and Entrepreneurship committee approved the item Tuesday.

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Ohio doesn't fair well in the latest air quality report from the American Lung Association. The annual State of the Air study says ozone and particle levels in the Buckeye State make the air unhealthy to breathe.

Cincinnati's parking meter revenues have increased by 60 percent during the current fiscal year compared to last year.  That is not surprising since the city started charging higher rates and extended enforcement hours.  

From July 1, 2015 thru the end of March 2016, the city collected $4,397,505 from parking meters.  That compares to $2,760,910 during the same period in the last fiscal year.

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Hamilton County should build a brand new crime lab and coroner's office instead of renovating an existing structure.

Commissioners accepted that recommendation from administration Monday.

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