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Brighton Center faces $200,000 budget cut2m06s

Brighton Center faces $200,000 budget cut

In light of the United Way of Greater Cincinnati’s underperforming 2018 fundraiser and the accompanying 20 percent cuts to all its nonprofit funding, Brighton Center CEO Tammy Weidinger is prepared for her own organization to tighten its belt. The year 2019 will see some positions eliminated and some services curtailed as Weidinger and others struggle to absorb a $263,000 blow without harming the 43,700 people who depend on them. She’s worried, she admitted Tuesday night.

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Published: December 19, 2018
FC Cincinnati breaks ground on new stadium2m12s

FC Cincinnati breaks ground on new stadium

Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber said Tuesday he sees something special in Cincinnati — hence the city's team being invited to join his league. FC Cincinnati leaders and supporters helped break ground on the city's first-ever soccer-specific stadium, which they hope will bring new life to the long-neglected West End neighborhood.

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Published: December 18, 2018
Freestore Foodbank distributes holiday meals2m30s

Freestore Foodbank distributes holiday meals

An Over-the-Rhine food pantry is giving out meals ahead of the holiday. Over 1,000 volunteers will distribute meals from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at 112 East Liberty Street.

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Published: December 19, 2018
Her body's been found, but her family still needs answers2m05s

Her body's been found, but her family still needs answers

Police confirmed today the skeletal remains found behind a Moraine, Ohio home are those of 47-year-old Michelle Burgan, who disappeared in May 2017. The man to whom the home belong stands charged with gross abuse of a corpse and failing to inform police of a death.

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Published: December 19, 2018
Cincinnati Metro CEO has stepped down1m06s

Cincinnati Metro CEO has stepped down

Cincinnati Metro CEO Dwight Ferrell tendered his resignation Tuesday morning at the transit agency board's monthly meeting, effective Jan. 31. Ferrell began a four-year contract with the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority -- which owns and operates Metro -- in 2014. SORTA Board of Trustees chairman Kreg Keesee said that Ferrell would remain on retainer as a consultant for the next six months.

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Published: December 18, 2018
Heartwarming homecoming1m30s

Heartwarming homecoming

A soldier surprised his little sister Tuesday when he returned home for Christmas and visited her at her Boone County school.

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Published: December 18, 2018
FC Cincinnati breaks ground on West End stadium1m53s

FC Cincinnati breaks ground on West End stadium

After years of hype, pleas for public funding, tense negotiation sessions with city and neighborhood officials, and effortful wooing of Major League Soccer, the FC Cincinnati stadium is — well. It's not here yet, but it will be soon! Soonish. In 2021. At least they've finally started digging.

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Published: December 18, 2018
Blanchester school board approves arming some staffers4m04s

Blanchester school board approves arming some staffers

Some Blanchester teachers licensed to carry concealed weapons will be able to carry their firearms in schools starting next year. The Blanchester Local Schools Board of Education unanimously approved a resolution Monday allowing trained staff members to carry weapons on campuses, district officials said in a news release. The resolution doesn't allow all staff members with CCW to carry firearms in schools. Instead, officials said a select group of trained staffers will be armed in order to provide a deterrent against an active shooter situation and "limit the carnage caused by a tragedy of this nature."

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Published: December 18, 2018
Police chase ends in crash near viaduct1m45s

Police chase ends in crash near viaduct

A child and three other people were hospitalized after a crash on Spring Grove Avenue near the Western Hills Viaduct Monday. Several priests who worked in the Cincinnati area were named in the report.

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Published: December 17, 2018
Local Jesuit priests named in sexual abuse report2m49s

Local Jesuit priests named in sexual abuse report

The Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus released its report Monday naming every priest who has faced “established accusations” of sexual abuse since 1955. The report was released to Jesuit institutions, including St. Xavier High School and Xavier University . Several priests who worked in the Cincinnati area were named in the report.

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Published: December 17, 2018
Local Jesuit priests named in sexual abuse report2m10s

Local Jesuit priests named in sexual abuse report

The Midwest Province of the Society of Jesus released its report Monday naming every priest who has faced “established accusations” of sexual abuse since 1955. The report was released to Jesuit institutions, including St. Xavier High School and Xavier University. Several priests who worked in the Cincinnati area were named in the report.

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Published: December 17, 2018