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The Ohio Republican Party, which has done quite well in statewide elections over the past decade or so, has a nice, neat little bunch of politicians just itching to run for governor next year.

Four of them. Attorney General Mike DeWine. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted. U.S. Rep. Jim Renacci of Wadsworth, in Medina County and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor, who filed paperwork with Husted's office on Thursday so she can start campaigning and, most importantly, raising money.

StoryCorps is bringing its Airstream recording studio to Cincinnati in April. The non-profit oral history project is partnering with Cincinnati Public Radio.

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A month-old hippo born premature is clear to return to her pool. The Cincinnati Zoo says Fiona's IV has been removed and "vets have given her the okay to resume supervised pool time."

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Some employees, who spend a large part of their day working at Cincinnati's Police District Five facility, will soon be relocating to temporary space.

The move comes as the city works to renovate an existing building to move entire D5 facility sometime in 2019.  The current building is located 1012 Ludlow Avenue.

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Secure your purses, and don't travel alone is the advice from Cincinnati Police to Hispanic women in East Price Hill who are increasingly victims of crime.

Immigrant Affairs Liaison Officer Richard Longworth isn't willing to put all the blame on heroin users looking for cash but it does play a role. Hispanics report being robbed in the middle of the day on the street and outside their homes.

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Sen. Mitch McConnell addressed the Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati Chambers of Commerce Thursday afternoon in Covington. The Senate Majority Leader is touring the state during the congressional recess. 

He was interrupted twice during his remarks by two people wanting, as they said, "to be heard." Both people were escorted out of the ticketed luncheon.

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A transportation research group is advocating for more spending for Kentucky's roads. TRIP says Kentuckians spend nearly $1,700 per driver on crashes, congestion-related delays and vehicle operating costs affected by road conditions. That adds up to $4 billion statewide.

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There's yet another newborn at the Cincinnati Zoo. A male okapi was born last week.

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An adjustment to Metro’s weapons policy is causing some confusion among employees. The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) says it’s assigning staff members to look into the situation and see what needs to be done.

Shake-Up In Hamilton County Tax Levy Review Committee

Feb 22, 2017
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The group that recommends whether tax levies make it to the ballot in Hamilton County has six new members. The County Commissioners approved the changes to the Tax Levy Review Committee on a 2-1 vote.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black announced Wednesday the projected general fund budget deficit for the next fiscal year has ballooned to $25.1 million.

Earlier this year it was projected to be between $7 and $9 million.

Cincinnati Public Schools

Cincinnati Public Schools is adding new programs at nine of its neighborhood schools. They include focus areas such as technology, the environment and math and science.

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Cincinnati officials said Tuesday work is continuing on an emergency project to try and stop movement in the hillside along part of Riverside Drive in the East End. 

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It's not uncommon for teachers to leave their classrooms for learning sessions of their own. An in-service day at Newport High School is focused not on how to teach, but how to empathize.


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Often when low income students try to go to college, the money they get from federal and state aid doesn't  cover all the tuition.  Cincinnati State is now willing to make up the difference up to $1,000  for Cincinnati Public School students who qualify for Pell Grants.

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