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Karen Kasler/Ohio Public Radio

Now that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has announced he will officially launch his presidential campaign in a few weeks, there may be new attention on another Republican statewide officeholder.

Cincinnati Reds

Once every generation or so, Major League Baseball chooses Cincinnati to host its All-Star Game, the “mid-summer classic” that brings together the best players in one ball park.

When the first pitch is thrown Tuesday night from the Great American Ball Park mound by the National League starter, it will be the fifth time Cincinnati has hosted the All-Star Game since it began at Chicago’s Comiskey Park in 1933 and the first in the ball park that has been the Cincinnati Reds’ home since 2003.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

With so many tables of freshly printed t-shirts and hats how do fans make sure they are buying legitimate All-Star Game merchandise?

Ethan Orlinsky, Senior VP, Legal, Business & Club Affairs, Major League Baseball says, "...all licensed products must have a holographic sticker on them with a unique alphanumeric combination."

In addition:

Provided/Christ Hospital

Hospitals in Cincinnati and Dayton announced plans Tuesday to expand their services.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Update: The one-hour performance by Cal Scruby has been canceled. Other planned performances will go ahead as scheduled. 

The concert series where violence broke out on Fountain Square last weekend is being canceled.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati leaders are driving home a singular message following Saturday's events on Fountain Square that ended with two police officers injured and seven arrests.

They say the city is safe.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

Different organizations, like the Community Organizing Committee, Cincinnati Parks, and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. have been working on making the area look as good as possible for the national attention that will come with the All-Star Game.  The Ohio Department of Transportation has also contributed to that effort.

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Months of debate about who will operate the Cincinnati streetcar system was settled in less than 15 minutes Monday.  The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA) Board voted to award a turn-key contract to Illinois-based Transdev.  

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about next year's battle for two Hamilton County commission seats; and the Cincinnati Reds' Todd Frazier's come-from-behind win the the All-Star Game vote. 

Erie Seawolves

Former Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre has made his biggest investment yet with the purchase of the Erie Seawolves, a Detroit Tigers AA team.

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