city hall
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Companies getting "Job Creation Tax Credits" from Cincinnati could soon have to pay a minimum qualifying wage to get those credits.

flooded streets in the East End, house in distance
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Time is running out to report flood damage in Hamilton County. Ryan McEwan with Emergency Management said the agency wants reports in by Wednesday so they can turn them over to the state by Friday.


WVXU Politics Reporter Howard Wilkinson talk with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about what appears to be a push by lame-duck Gov. John Kasich to keep his political career going after he leaves office at the end of the year.  He appears to be preparing to run for president again.

a formal table setting
Provided / Queen City Etiquette

A local company that teaches youth etiquette classes is branching out to adults. Queen City Etiquette owner Dina Schmid says demand is increasing for business people to brush up on their manners, especially at the dining table.


One of the most advanced weather satellites will soon be orbiting in space, helping forecasters anticipate a host of severe weather for the western United States, and from Alaska to New Zealand.

Part 2 of a two-part Tales from the Trail:

Sometimes, I don't believe it either.

I've had a career covering politics where I have gone to 16 presidential nominating conventions, Democratic and Republican.

More than any one human being should have to bear.

I shouldn't complain, though, even in jest. I've visited some great American cities, seen a few baseball games in some ball parks I might never have gotten to, and, from time to time, actually witnessed American history being made.

And told the story.

Man with hands raised, conducting
Javier del Real

Former Cincinnati Symphony Music Director Jesús López-Cobos has died. He was 78.

A student sitting at a brailler with a test proctor watching.
Provided / Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired

Blind and visually impaired students from around Ohio are in Cincinnati Friday competing to see how well they know braille.

flooded fields seen through trees
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Ohio River is slowly falling back to pre-flood levels. As communities start to clean up, there are some calling for a fresh look at how human activity affects flooding.

Jay Hanselman / WVXU

Many people associate Harsha Lake at East Fork State Park in Clermont County with boating and recreation. While those activities are important, that's not the reason it was built.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

The Cincinnati grandmother of a 14-year-old victim in the Florida school shooting is demanding universal background checks and limits on assault weapons. At a Thursday news conference she and others put local lawmakers on notice.

Seal of Hamilton County
Provided / Hamilton County

Updated 5:10, Mar 1.

The Hamilton County prosecutor has 30 days to tell commissioners what they can and cannot do to address gun violence. Commissioners approved a resolution Wednesday asking for a report on ways to prevent access to firearms that can kill lots of people.

Board President Todd Portune said he also wants county government to encourage innovative ways to protect soft targets.

Kentucky teachers crowd a meeting room during a public hearing on their pension system.
Ryland Barton / Kentucky Public Radio

Hundreds of teachers and other state employees packed the Kentucky Capitol on Wednesday as Republican lawmakers presented their new plan to overhaul the state’s ailing pension systems.

This is a rendering of the new outreach center at the northwest corner of Bank Street and Winchell Avenue in the West End.

The Catholic charity St. Vincent de Paul announced Wednesday it will build a 40,000 square foot outreach center directly across the street from its current West End building on Bank Street near Winchell.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati officials are declaring a state of emergency as flood cleanup begins, but it's not a bad thing.