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2:00 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Brain stimulation seems to be helping stroke victims

The navigated brain stimulator can pinpoint the exact area where doctors can treat patients.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Clinical trials are underway in Cincinnati and nationwide that could prove brain stimulation is beneficial to stroke victims.

The stimulation is actually turning off a part of the brain

As confusing as it sounds, the 1 hz "stimulation" actually shuts down the side of the brain unaffected by the stroke. This is because the non-lesioned side often takes over and hinders recovery.

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Education
12:52 pm
Wed August 13, 2014

Ohio Receives nearly $350,000 to Defray AP Exam Costs

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Ohio is among 40 states receiving a cut of more than $28 million in federal money to help low income students pay for advanced placement exams.

Students who take AP courses in high school earn college credit if they score well on the exam.  And that can reduce the time and expense of completing a college degree. 

Ohio will get just under $350,000 this year to help defray the cost of the exams for low income families

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Ohio Constitution
4:00 am
Wed August 13, 2014

Changes could be coming to Ohio Constitution. Part 2

Ohio Constitution of 1851
Credit Ohiohistorycentral.org

After years of complaints about the way the Ohio'ss Congressional and Statehouse districts are drawn, an appointed panel of current and former lawmakers and other officials is looking over a plan to change it. In the second of a three part series on the issues in front of the Constitutional Modernization Commission, there’s still a lot of debate over whether that plan is fair and politically balanced.

It’s hard to find anyone around Capitol Square who doesn’t think the current process for redistricting doesn’t need to be tweaked or even completely overhauled. 

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Dayton
4:46 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Task force to review state of historic Dayton Arcade

Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley is appointing a task force to consider the future of a Gem City landmark.

Dayton's Arcade is listed on the National Register of Historic Places but has been empty since the 1990's. The once glittering building has fallen into disrepair following years of neglect.

In a release, Whaley's office says the task force will review and assess the Arcade for redevelopment along with nine surrounding buildings.

Sports
3:31 pm
Tue August 12, 2014

Cyclones name new head coach

New Cyclones head coach Matt Macdonald.
Credit Cincinnati Cyclones / Provided

The Cincinnati Cyclones have a new head coach. The team says Niagara Falls, Ontario native Matt Macdonald will be the 8th head coach in club history.

He takes over for Ben Simon who left earlier this month to become Assistant Coach with the Toronto Marlies.

Macdonald spent parts of three seasons with the Cyclones before joining the coaching staff in 2012. He was also part of the team that won Cincinnati's first-ever Kelly Cup title in 2008.

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