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If you're a parent with a teenage athlete I hope you'll take some time to think about issues surrounding heart health. I've learned a lot about the issue of late. I tried to channel that knowledge into the story linked below. +WLWT +WLWT News +Cameron's Cause +simonsfund #GivingHeartsAHand
Just about every day in Greater Cincinnati, teenagers on youth sports teams are either playing games or practicing.
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I'm back on the marijuana beat now that I'm back in Cincinnati (talk about a long flight home from Denver..) Find out what one ResponsibleOhio investor says about the possibility of another pro-pot ballot measure in the Buckeye State. My report is coming up on +WLWT News 5 at 5pm.
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Ohio voters who are a) pro-marijuana and b) opposed to Issue 3 may support Issue 2 on election day (November 3). Issue 2 is a ballot measure crafted by state lawmakers. On Thursday I talked to a legal scholar who's not a fan of either one of the proposed constitutional amendments. But while attorney Christopher Finney is displeased with Issue 3, he thinks Issue 2 might be worse.
Plenty of voters who oppose Responsible Ohio's plan to legalize marijuana say they will vote yes on Issue Two, an anti-monopoly amendment written by state lawmakers.
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Tonight, find out what supporters and opponents say are the pros and cons of Issue 3, the marijuana legalization initiative Ohio voters will decide on November 3. I've put together several stories for a special on the subject airing tonight (10/20/15) at 7 on +WLWT. 
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This is a good Monday, right?!! The Bengals are 5-0. The weather's nice (for at least one more afternoon). And I had a chance to cover a pretty cool story last week - the now famous #LeBronSelfie! If you have a couple minutes check it out.. I hope it makes you smile. +WLWT +LeBron James +NBA +Cleveland Cavaliers 
A moment that lasted a few seconds will mean a lifetime of memories for a group of Cincinnati-area students.
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Spent time on Friday (9/18/15) with a logistics expert who hopes his business acumen will help him cash in on legal marijuana - if Ohio voters give the green light. +WLWT 
No more bickering over ballot language when it comes to a proposed constitutional amendment aimed at legalizing both medicinal and recreational marijuana in Ohio.
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Spent this Tuesday (8/4/15) talking to a woman appointed to a new position at the University of Cincinnati created in the wake of the Sam Dubose death investigation. My profile aired at 6pm on +WLWT.
The University of Cincinnati continues to make changes in response to the deadly officer-involved shooting of Sam Dubose.
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If you're a parent with a teenage athlete I hope you'll be able to check out a story I've done about sudden cardiac arrest events. It's about to air on WLWT News 5 at 6 (on this Monday). I'll plan on posting a link with video, etc., after the story airs. +WLWT 
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Ohio voters - Unsure what to make of Issues 2 and 3? You only have hours left to make up your mind before the polls open on Election Day. Are you pro-marijuana? Do you think legalization is a bad idea? Are you for or against limiting marijuana grow sites statewide? These are some of the key issues to consider. I've spent days in Colorado examining that state's legal marijuana marketplace to give Ohioans a glimpse of what the future might look like if voters give the green light to Issue 3. Before you decide which way to vote check out the stories I've put together with WLWT Chief Photographer Ron Schmidt during our time out West. Visit WLWT's Live Wire (linked below) for more. +WLWT +WLWT News  #marijuana   #ElectionDay  
WLWT News 5's Todd Dykes and photojournalist Ron Schmidt visit Colorado to see firsthand how legalized marijuana has changed the state.
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Wondering what supporters and opponents of marijuana are saying about the prospect of legal pot for medical and recreational purposes? Check out this special. It includes reports I've been working on for the past several weeks.
On the third day of November, Election Day, Ohio voters will be asked whether or not they want to legalize the drug for both medicinal and recreational use.
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Met two very thoughtful UC students who explained the rationale behind a movement called The Irate 8. +WLWT #SamDuBose
Two months after Samuel DuBose was shot and killed by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, many questions remain unanswered. While Tensing awaits trial on a murder charge, a student group at UC is demanding answers.
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Met a really inspiring woman a few days ago while covering a story involving the use of an AED (heart defibrillator) on a student-athlete in NKY. Laura Batson and her family are turning tragedy into good fortune for others. Prayers for Laura and prayers for the young man who became ill during a soccer game last week. +WLWT 
The start of the high school sports season brings a reminder about the dangers student-athletes can face and how critical it is to take action quickly.
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Anchor/Reporter at WLWT News 5 covering local news in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana
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Living and working in Greater Cincinnati since 2002, Todd Dykes is driven to help make WLWT the top news station in the Tri-State. He feels privileged to come to work each morning even if it does mean waking up hours before dawn to prepare for News 5 Today.

Todd joined the News 5 team as a reporter after working for top-rated stations in Bowling Green, KY, Lexington, KY, and Colorado Springs, CO.

A native of Ashland, KY, Todd graduated from Western Kentucky University with a degree in broadcasting and a minor in English.

As a veteran broadcast journalist Todd's committed to giving a voice to the voiceless. He's constantly reminded of - and amazed by - journalism's ability to empower the powerless. He’s also keenly aware of the need for accurate and timely news considering how cluttered the media landscape is today.

During his career, Todd has covered numerous stories - from the deployment of U.S. troops to multiple war fronts to presidential campaigns. He's done interviews with countless newsmakers, including former First Lady Laura Bush and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Todd's also been fortunate to talk to legendary entertainers like blues legend Bo Diddley and bluegrass pioneer Bill Monroe.

When Todd's not at WLWT News 5 he and his wife spend most of their waking hours trying to keep up with their 2 boys. As a proud dad Todd's primary focus is to make sure his sons grow up to be respectful young men who love to learn and laugh and who develop a true appreciation for the Reds, Bengals and the UK Wildcats!

Todd's email address is: todddykes@wlwt.com. You can also find out what Todd is up to by following him on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DykesReport and by liking his Facebook fan page.

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