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Fiona, a Nile Hippopotamus, eats her specialty birthday cake to celebrate turning three-years old this Friday, in her enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved premature hippo as a way to raise money for Australian wildlife affected by the recent bushfires. Instead of sending birthday gifts, the zoo is asking people to buy T-shirts that will directly benefit the Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

For hippo Fiona's 3rd birthday, zoo seeks aid for Australia

Jan. 23, 2020 10:31 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Zoo is using the third birthday of its beloved hippo, born premature, as a way to raise money for Australian wildlife affected by the recent bushfires. Instead of sending birthday gifts for Fiona, the Ohio zoo is asking people to buy T-shirts that will directly benefit the...

FILE -In this May 17, 2018, file photo Ron Plush, father of Kyle Plush, and his sister-in-law Jody, left, listening to comments from Mayor John Cranley during the City Council's law and public safety committee on the response to the death of Seven Hills student Kyle Plush. Plush, 16, died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat despite making two 911 calls. On Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, an Ohio judge will rule on whether to move forward with a lawsuit filed by the family of Plush. The suit, filed last year, charges the city, a former city official and four city employees with actions it alleges led to Plush's 2018 death.  (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Judge rejects city's effort to end teen death lawsuit

Jan. 22, 2020 10:39 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge decided Wednesday to move forward with a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a 16-year-old student who died after being trapped by a fold-up vehicle seat, despite making two 911 calls. Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman rejected a motion to dismiss the suit...

Police: Woman smoking while pouring gas set self on fire

Jan. 21, 2020 4:14 AM EST

INDEPENDENCE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman who was pouring gas into a child's motorcycle while smoking a cigarette set herself on fire and was seriously burned. The woman was flown from Independence to a hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio, on Monday for treatment, WLWT-TV reported. She was using a gas can to fill...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

Jan. 20, 2020 12:51 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Ohio newspapers: Barberton school district is doing the right thing Akron Beacon Journal Jan. 18 The Barberton City School District is doing the prudent thing by allowing some members of the Magics boys basketball team to engage in silent protest by...

East Carolina's Jayden Gardner (1) looks to pass around Cincinnati's Tre Scott (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Scott's double-double leads Cincinnati over ECU 82-57

Jan. 19, 2020 8:47 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Trevon Scott had another double-double, but it was another number in the box score — one on the other side of the ledger — that meant the most to him. Scott played a hand in holding down East Carolina's Jayden Gardner, the key to Cincinnati coasting to an 82-57 victory...

Sixties' Freedom Rider to keynote MLK Day event

Jan. 19, 2020 10:22 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman who was among the “Freedom Riders” who challenged racial segregation in the 1960s will be the keynote speaker at a breakfast in Cincinnati honoring civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center says Betty Daniels Rosemond...

Helmets for the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tennessee Titans are displayed during a news conference for this weeks NFL conference championship football game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history

Jan. 18, 2020 12:29 PM EST

Tom Brady has been synonymous with the AFC championship for the last two decades. Thirteen times he played for the Lamar Hunt Trophy and nine times he won it, besting MVP Patrick Mahomes in overtime, upending Blake Bortles in a classic comeback, denying Andrew Luck and Philip Rivers trips to the Super Bowl,...

Man sentenced for punching Trump protester outside rally

Jan. 18, 2020 9:54 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — A Kentucky man who punched a protester outside of an August rally for President Donald Trump in Cincinnati was sentenced Friday to 120 days in jail. The sentencing comes after a jury in Cincinnati earlier this month found Dallas Frazier, 30, of Georgetown, guilty of misdemeanor assault....

FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2018, file photo, Cincinnati Bengals special assistant to the head coach Hue Jackson, right, points something out to head coach Marvin Lewis during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Chargers in Carson, Calif. Marvin Lewis and Hue Jackson are back on the sideline as head coaches this week for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. (Kareem Elgazzar/The Cincinnati Enquirer via AP, File)

Lewis, Jackson back on sidelines to coach in Collegiate Bowl

Jan. 17, 2020 4:26 PM EST

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Hue Jackson and Marvin Lewis don't know if they will appear again on an NFL sideline but on Saturday they will be coaching players who hope to get to the next level. The close friends are the head coaches for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Lewis led the Cincinnati Bengals for 16 years...

Attendees participate in a worship service during the Mosaix Global Network's Multiethnic Church Conference on Nov. 5, 2019, in Keller, Texas. A decades-long, still burgeoning movement is trying to integrate Christian worship services, aiming to refute the oft-quoted saying by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. that Sunday mornings are the most segregated time of the week in the United States. (Adelle M. Banks/RNS via AP)

Multiracial churches growing, challenge for clergy of color

Jan. 16, 2020 5:43 PM EST

KELLER, Texas (RNS) — For four hours at a megachurch outside of Dallas, pastors of color shared their personal stories of leading a multiethnic church. One, a lead pastor of a Southern Baptist congregation in Salt Lake City, recalled the “honest conversations” he had with his 10-member...