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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."

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

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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.

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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.

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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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The legalized marijuana market could be worth at least 36 billion dollars annually by 2020, bigger than the NFL, by some estimates. For that reason technology companies are wasting no time entering both the medical and recreational use arena.

  Most people assume that next year is the year when the presidential campaign and the U.S. Senate race suck all of the air out of the room in Ohio.

You won’t hear about anything else, especially in Hamilton County, which will end up being one of the most sought-after prizes in the Buckeye State by the presidential campaigns, and by both U.S. Senate candidates.

But they won’t suck quite all of the air out of the room in Hamilton County.

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