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The Newport Aquarium is calling it's new exhibit the "most interactive seahorse exhibit in the country." Seahorses: Unbridled Fun opens in April and features 10 species of seahorses, sea dragons, trumpetfish, shrimpfish and pipefish.

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A nearly unanimous Cincinnati City Council wants to move forward with buying the four miles of railroad right of way needed for the Wasson Way bike trail.  

The city has a nearly $12 million purchase agreement with Norfolk Southern Railroad.  That purchase option expires in July.  The deal must be completed by then or the city will have to pay for an extension.
 

Howard Wilkinson

Update 1:20 p.m.:   Butler and Hamilton counties have lifted their Level One snow emergencies.

Original Post: All of Hamilton and Butler counties were placed under a Level One snow emergency at 7 a.m., according to the county sheriffs. 

Level One means that roadways are hazardous with blowing and drifting snow. 

Neil said that people in all Hamilton County municipalities, townships and unincorporated areas should immediately remove any vehicle or vehicles parking in a designated Snow Emergency Lane. 

Mark Heyne / WVXU

Correction: An earlier version of this story reported Tom Tsuchiya's statue of Tony Perez would be unveiled in August, 2016. The sculpture was added in August, 2015. 

Original story: 

Artist Tom Tsuchiya, who has created several statues outside Great American Ball Park, has been chosen to craft a statue of Pete Rose as part of Rose's induction into the Reds Hall of Fame.

The Cincinnati Reds announced Tuesday Pete Rose would be the single inductee into the team's Hall of Fame in June.  Along with that honor, the Reds will retire his jersey number, 14, and erect the statue of Rose. 

Cincinnati officials are once again reviewing security measures at City Hall.  City Manager Harry Black told a council committee Monday a team of employees are looking over several recommendations.

Hamilton County Juvenile Court

At the beginning of suspended Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Tracie Hunter’s second criminal trial Tuesday morning, the special prosecutor announced the remaining eight felony charges against her would be dismissed.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Update 2:20 p.m.:

Reds legend Pete Rose thanked Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred for the opportunity to be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame.  “Regardless of what you may have read, or what you believe in, I got along with the commissioner.  He was a great guy. He didn’t rule the way I wanted him to rule, but that’s life. For him to go out of his way to let us do this, I pat him on the back,” Rose says.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Hundreds of people braved single-digit temperatures Monday marching from the Freedom Center and Fountain Square to Music Hall for a 90-minute celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

This year's event focused on attracting more young people with music and poetry.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Update Monday 2:36 p.m.

The family of Sam DuBose will receive nearly $5.3 million in cash and services from the University of Cincinnati.  DuBose was shot and killed by a UC police officer last July. 

The settlement comes after two days of mediation between attorneys for the family and for the university.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Look for a more youthful presence at this year's Martin Luther King Jr., Music Hall celebration, complete with  lots of upbeat music and poetry, busloads of kids from NKU and UC with attendees taking pictures and tweeting about it.

Organizers decided the old way of doing things, a three hour program with a keynote speaker, was losing people's energy. Board member Christina Brown said, "We weren't sure if young people were connecting to more than just King's image. Did they understand King's ideologies and did they see him as a relevant figure?"

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