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November election
3:35 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Hamilton County must change ballot language

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Ohio's top court says Hamilton County must amend its ballot language on a Cincinnati charter amendment ahead of the November election.

The Supreme Court Thursday ruled the county must include omitted sections of the proposed amendment to reform the city's employee pension program.  The group Cincinnati for Pension Reform put the issue on the ballot but objected to the modified language adopted by the Board of Elections.

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Dayton Children's Hospital
3:47 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Dayton Children's Hospital to expand

Credit Dayton Children's Hosptial

Dayton Children's Hospital is outlining plans for a major expansion.

The hospital is adding an 8-story, 260,000 square-foot patient tower in the center of its current Valley Street Campus.

Estimated at $140 million, the facility will focus on pediatric cancer patients and critically-ill newborns.

Construction could begin early next year and be complete sometime in 2017.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:44 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Hamilton County monitoring potential impact of shutdown

Hamilton County's administrator says he's keeping an eye on how the federal shutdown may affect county programs. Sigman was asked about the the issue during Wednesday's county commission meeting by Commissioner Todd Portune.

Christian Sigman says agencies did a good job of communicating what would happen with grant funding for programs like food assistance.

Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
1:13 pm
Wed October 9, 2013

Steve Stevens resigning as president of the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

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After nearly 20 years with the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, President Steve Stevens says he's leaving his job.

Stevens started at the chamber in 1994 to manage government affairs and serve as the Chamber's lobbyist in Frankfort.  He's been president for the past seven years. 

In a release, Stevens says the job's been rewarding to him, but says now is the time to pursue other professional endeavors.  He has not yet set a his departure date. 

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Home foreclosures
3:55 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Get foreclosure help during phone-a-thon

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Certified homeownership counselors will spend Wednesday answering phones and doling out help. Several agencies are coming together for a foreclosure prevention phone-a-thon.

Debbie Somerville is with Save the Dream Ohio, one of the agencies staffing the phone bank.

"Ohio is back up as one of the top five (states) in foreclosures in the nation," she says. "To put that in context, that's about one in 500 homes."

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