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Imagine you and a few of your friends are locked in a room, and the only way out is to solve puzzles and find clues that will lead to your escape. Tired of video and computer games, people are discovering real “Escape Room” adventures for entertainment.

While a recent report shows the number of people who are on the streets or staying at emergency shelters has decreased locally, last year there were still nearly 8,000 individuals counted on the streets, in shelters and in transitional housing programs in Hamilton County.

    

Letterpress printing, which uses moveable type, was the everyday printing technique for centuries. And although it is time-consuming and labor-intensive, especially compared to digital print technologies, it is not only still in use today, it’'s making a comeback. “Pressing On, The Letterpress Film will be a feature-length documentary that explores letterpress printing, and who and what has kept it alive.

Our constantly connected, tuned-in world can become stressful and often crowds out the ability to just sit and think, to slow down and relax. Maybe it's time to explore the benefits of doing nothing more than sitting quietly, shutting out much of the noise that surrounds us.

As we head into summer, things are starting to heat up, and we'’re not just talking about the weather. The number of Republicans vying for their party’'s presidential nomination is growing each month, while many Democrats are hoping there are other candidates willing to step-up and challenge Hillary Clinton.

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park will salute the legacy of King Records with a celebration in Washington Park on Sunday, May 31. Celebrating King Records will feature an evening of food, music and memories, capped with a staged concert reading of KJ Sanchez’'s play CINCINNATI KING.

Finally, with the nicer weather, most of us are spending more time outdoors, and we'’re paying more attention to the shape of our yards, trees, and gardens. And more often than not, we see plenty of room for improvement.

Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America

This morning Frisch's Restaurants Inc. announced the company is being sold to a private equity fund. Frisch’s hopes the deal will be finalized by September. Joining us for a quick update on the story is WCPO digital reporter Dan Monk

Designed to promote and celebrate the art of classical piano music, the Cincinnati World Piano Competition is held annually at the University of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, and attracts applicants from across the globe.

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