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As much as he would have liked it to be, Ohio Gov. John Kasich's name will not be on the presidential ballot this year.

The name of Donald Trump, of course, will be on that ballot – a name that John Kasich is loath to even speak out loud, much less endorse.

The governor of the Buckeye State is left to wonder what might have been.

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Despite a spike in heroin overdoses in Hamilton County this week, local supply of an antidote is not in jeopardy. First responders still have access to naloxone, according to Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black. The Cincinnati Fire Department indicated it may need an additional $100,000 to purchase more naloxone. Black says that's not a problem for the budget.

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The 98th annual American Legion convention is underway in Cincinnati with some 9,000 people expected to attend between now and Sept. 1. Organizers estimate the event will generate $15 million in economic impact.

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If you see "two suspiciously bright lights" in the sky Saturday night, don't be alarmed, you're seeing a very rare astronomical event.

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Ohio is trying to get a handle on opioid abuse. New numbers show overdose deaths are rising.
 

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The National Park Service is marking its centennial with a year-long celebration at parks across the country. Thursday, Aug. 25 is the 100th birthday of the NPS. In Cincinnati, the William Howard Taft National Historic Site is celebrating with reenactors and, of course, cake.

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Cincinnati's mayor and seven of nine city council members expressed their support for City Manager Harry Black during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon.  

A council rule prevented a vote on a motion affirming that support. To vote on the motion Wednesday required six votes in favor of immediate consideration. Only five members voted for that motion, so it did not pass.

Cincinnati area police are on the hunt for the source of a tainted heroin batch that caused 21 people to overdose in 24 hours Tuesday in the areas of Price Hill, Camp Washington and the Beekman Street Corridor. All have recovered after emergency personnel administered Narcan.

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The first free Wi-Fi nodes in the region will be going up in Newport later this year.

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Update 4:05 p.m.:  Mayor John Cranley said City Manager Harry Black has his full support.

In a joint statement Tuesday, Cranley and Black said they have a great working relationship, and look forward to discussing their collective success and council concerns.

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Lots of people are expected in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine when the streetcar begins passenger service on September 9; and Cincinnati Metro will be offering free bus service along the streetcar route that weekend. 

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Famed Cincinnati chef Jean-Robert de Cavel and Maître d’Hôtel Richard Brown are back with a new restaurant venture. The pair are opening Restaurant L in Great American Tower.

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The University of Cincinnati is telling students, staff and visitors to say goodbye to smoking on campus. The board of trustees Tuesday voted to ban all forms of tobacco on all campuses.

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Director Kevin Connolly thanked Cincinnati for help making "The Life and Death of John Gotti" with John Travolta Monday, as Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell started shooting the city's newest movie, ""The Killing Of A Sacred Deer."

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Voting is underway in the surprisingly accurate Busken Bakery Presidential Cookie Poll. Early results have independent "Cookie Party" in the lead.

Busken Vice President Brian Busken says, "The third party candidate was needed for "the big contingency of people that were not necessarily fans of either candidate this year." Although all the candidates, he says, "are crummy."

Chew on this for a while-The Busken Bakery presidential cookie poll has picked every sitting U.S. President since it began doing the straw poll in 1984.

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