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Jennifer Merritt

WVXU Digital Editor

Rose Lavelle, midfielder for the World Cup-winning U.S. Women's National Team, is returning to her hometown of Cincinnati Thursday, July 18, and Friday, July 19, to be honored for her success. 

If you planned on wooing your sweetheart with, well, Sweethearts this year, you may need to make other arrangements. The chalky hearts imprinted with such sayings as "Be Mine," "Let's Kiss" and "Cutie Pie" aren't being made this year. 

Everett Road Covered Bridge at the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Summit County.
National Park Service

The William Howard Taft National Historic Site was closed as usual on New Year's Day, but the doors weren't unlocked Wednesday morning. Callers heard the following message: "Due to the lack in federal appropriation, William Howard Taft National Historic Site is closed."

After the Hamilton County Coroner's Office identified the three people killed in Thursday's shooting at Fifth Third Center, those who knew the victims are speaking out. 

If you feel like crossing the street is more dangerous today than in years past, you may be right. 

Hamilton County

Hamilton County became the first in Ohio to launch a new technology-based warning system to help protect survivors of domestic violence.

Mark Heyne / WVXU

Is Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black in or out? Mayor John Cranley says “yes” and that Black will vacate his post by the end of next week. Black, however, says “I have not quit” and that he “still wants to be city manager.”

What does it all mean, and how did we get here? WVXU breaks it all down with a timeline of events.