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Visitors at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center rang bells Thursday afternoon marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. Staff and historical reenactors participated as well.

On or about April 9, 1865, Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at the Appomattox Court House.

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The arts collaborative Pop-Up Cincy has its latest show Thursday night on Short Vine in Clifton.  The Pop-Up Photo Shop features works from UC DAAP students.  But, organizer Catherine Richards says the event is about more than just showing art.  She says Pop-Up Cincy wants to transform communities.

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli say tackling the Commonwealth's drug problems will take a bipartisan effort.

The pair attended a Northern Kentucky Chamber luncheon Thursday talking about the region's heroin epidemic.

Botticelli, whose position is often referred to as 'drug czar,' says everyone should be concerned.

City of Portland, ME.

Cincinnati will soon have a new assistant city manager.  Sheila Hall-Christian will be starting the job May 18.

She comes to the city from Portland, Maine, where she is currently the acting city manager and chief executive officer.

City Manager Harry Black made the announcement Wednesday in a memo to Mayor John Cranley and council members.  

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Over-the-Rhine chocolatier Paul Picton, owner of Maverick Chocolate Company, is looking for a way to grow his business to include chocolate desserts. But, right now, he doesn't have the kitchen equipment he needs to experiment and produce products on a larger scale.

Beginning this fall he'll be able to use a new 8,000 square foot food facility called The Kitchen @ Findlay Market. Picton can rent by the hour and will have access to one of five kitchens. There are no restrictions on who can use the facility.

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