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Thirty years ago Saturday, the General Motors plant in Norwood closed for good. Drew Money and his dad Alex are determined never to let people forget.

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A 17th century collection of William Shakespeare's original works is the centerpiece of a new exhibit at the Cincinnati Museum Center.

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There's good news coming for commuters who use the Brent Spence Bridge. All four lanes of northbound traffic will reopen early Friday morning, along with all the on and off ramps. Project spokeswoman Betty Hull says it comes after two months of bridge maintenance.

Parking meter rates will be increasing by 25 cents in parts of Downtown, Over-the-Rhine and some neighborhood business districts beginning on September 21.

City Council approved the increases when it passed the city's operating budget in June.

Xavier University is hosting pharmaceutical and computer companies Thursday and Friday for a conference that will focus on artificial intelligence (AI).

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Boone and Kenton counties plan to sue three of the country's largest wholesale drug distributors. Fiscal courts in both counties say AmerisourceBergen, Cardinal Health, and McKesson Corporation are a big reason for Northern Kentucky's opioid epidemic.

WOW Air will fly from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport to Europe via Keflavik International Airport in Iceland.

A release says service will be available four days a week with flights to Keflavik available from $99 one way.

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Patients at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center had something to look forward to Tuesday. They were able to "go" to Camp Flying Pig complete with virtual fires, teepees, cornhole, crafts, and even archery.

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There are now five donation stations in downtown Cincinnati where people can give money to help the homeless population.  

The city along with Downtown Cincinnati Incorporated (DCI) and 3CDC are partnering for the effort.  

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David Johnston, a government manager for twenty years who most recently worked as the city manager of a Seattle suburb, goes to work for Covington Monday in that same role.

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A University of Cincinnati neurologist has discovered colored glasses effectively calm the brain down after a concussion and provide relief for the patient.

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Common sense says "Don't look directly at the sun." But eye doctors like Julie Metzger say even with a partial eclipse, it still bears repeating.

There is hardly a significant campaign for high office that goes by without a fight over debates.

Will we have them? How many will have? Where will they be? What will the ground rules be?

And, in some cases, those questions never get answered – usually because of the intransigence of one candidate or another – and no debate ever happens.

But the 2018 gubernatorial race in Ohio will most certainly have debates.

In fact, there is one already scheduled.

Ed. note: Tales from the Trail is a column that will take you behind the scenes of politics to see some of the funny, and sometimes outright bizarre things that happen on the campaign trail, based on Howard Wilkinson's recollections of 43 years of covering politics. 

There aren't a whole lot of perks to being a politics reporter.

Not complaining, mind you. But it's not usually very glamorous work.

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Several NAACP branches and the Butler County Democratic Party are planning a candlelight vigil Friday night to remember the victims in Charlottesville.

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