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Council term
4:50 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cincinnati Issue 4 supporters celebrating

Issue 4 supporters hold a victory rally on the steps of Cincinnati City Hall.
Credit Jay Hanselman

People who supported longer terms for Cincinnati Council Members are celebrating.  

City voters narrowly approved a charter amendment Tuesday to change the Council term to four-years instead of the current two.  

Campaign co-chair Mike Allen said he's not concerned the issue only passed by a little more than two-thousand votes.

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Sheriff-elect Jim Neil
4:26 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

New Sheriff outlines plans

Sheriff-elect Jim Neil (right) with Lt. Mark Schoonover. Schoonover will serve as Chief Deputy
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Sheriff-elect Jim Neil is preparing to take over the reins. Neil bested outgoing Sheriff Simon Leis' right-hand man, becoming the first Democrat to hold the office in more than three decades.

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Homeless shelters
3:34 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cincinnati Council approves borrowing money to move shelters

Update:  The $7 million Cincinnati is borrowing to relocate homeless shelters will only be used for two projects and not three as earlier reported.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach said City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. mis-spoke Wednesday when he said the funds would benefit three shelters.  

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pot bust
1:34 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Pot bust believed to be Butler County's largest

The Butler County Sheriff's Department shows off it's recent pot haul

Two people are jailed following a huge seizure of marijuana in Butler County. Sgt. Monte Mayer said it is believed to be the largest in county history. Police confiscated 900 pounds of pot worth $1.1 million. Mayer says the bust happened Tuesday night.


The Sheriff's Department believes the shipment originated in Mexico.  The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce intercepted the shipment and made a "controlled delivery" of the shipment to an empty storefront in 4700 of Industry Drive in Fairfield.

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Inside Pitch
10:41 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama's Ohio win closer this time, but a win is a win

Four years ago, politicos on both sides were stunned when the formerly rock-solid Hamilton County was won by Barack Obama by a margin of 29,683 votes, taking 54 percent of the county to 46 percent for GOP nominee John McCain.

This year, the GOP and the Romney-Ryan campaign rolled the dice on winning back Hamilton County, one of the handful of linchpin counties that can make or break a presidential campaign in Ohio.

Again, though, they lost.

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