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The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that Norwood voters won't be voting on a ballot issue in November which would decriminalize marijuana in the city.

Sensible Norwood, the group which circulated the petitions to put the issue on the Nov. 8 ballot, appealed to the Ohio Supreme Court after the Hamilton County Board of Elections rejected the ballot issue in August. 

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Miami University professor Daryl Baldwin is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, more commonly known as a 'genius grant' recipient. Baldwin is Director of Miami's Myaamia Center and a leader in Native American language and cultural revitalization.

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Two people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati on charges to distribute heroin laced with a drug used as an animal tranquilizer. Acting U-S Attorney Benjamin Glassman announced the charges Wednesday afternoon against 31 year old Phillip Watkins and 28 year old Jeanetta Crawford.

An anti-poverty organization says a UC Economics Center report shows it has generated $34.6 million in economic impact over its 20 year existence.

Cincinnati Works President Peggy Zink says the agency has helped more than 5,000 people find jobs.

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Construction continues on a co-op grocery store in Clifton. Backers of the Clifton Market provided an update Tuesday morning.

Two recent city audits raise concerns about the interaction between private foundations and city departments. Such activities were flagged as concerns in reports on the Metropolitan Sewer District and the parks department.  

Now the city's internal audit committee is recommending a review of all foundations benefiting the city.  

Michael Keating

Metro says the vision behind its new strategic plan is "20 million rides by 2021." The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority adopted the five-year plan Tuesday.

Ann Thompson

Later this year L’Oréal USA, in partnership with Scenic Hill Solar, will install thousands of solar panels at its Florence plant, a project the company says will be the largest commercial solar array in Kentucky.

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil is asking for a $7 million budget increase for 2017. He says the dollars are needed to cover union salary increases and back pay approved by county commissioners, begin a three-year radio replacement, and hire six corporals to help supervise new coverage areas. 


MRI results show a special collar worn by Cincinnati athletes continues to protect the brain from changes that may occur after a head impact.

The Q-Collar, puts pressure on the jugular vein, increasing blood volume to create a natural bubble wrap around the brain.

There is a reason Ohio is called the bellwether of American presidential politics – a reason why it is watched so closely by the political professionals and the pundits every year.

Ohio is a microcosm of America, except in a few demographic categories, such as the percentage of Hispanic population – 17 percent nationwide, only 3.3 percent in Ohio.

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Covington City Manager Larry Klein says he's sympathetic and concerned about the 1,638 jobs slated to be eliminated at the Fourth Street Internal Revenue Service building in 2019 and the city will do everything it can to help them.

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Many students often hate to take home a bad report card and that is the case now for many Ohio school superintendents including Cincinnati's Mary Ronan.

"600 of the state's 608 districts, ours included, we all dropped in grades on the latest version of the report card," the superintendent of Cincinnati Public Schools said. .

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Extra streetcars will be running this weekend as lots of people are expected Downtown for Oktoberfest and several Reds games.

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) had planned to only operate two cars late Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday unless the city came up with $20,000 to pay for additional service.


Duke Energy has submitted a new plan for a pipeline through Hamilton County. The new Central Corridor Pipeline proposal is for a smaller diameter line, with natural gas flowing at a lower pressure.