About 100 voters at the Evanston Recreation Center were inconvenienced this morning when a worker failed to unlock the doors. Hamilton County Board of Elections chairman Tim Burke, who went to the scene himself when he heard about the problem, said an employee had forgotten to open the doors. It was 7:15 a.m. when somebody came with a key. The poll workers were locked out too, so it took them a little while to set up even after the doors were opened.
Memorial Hall is one of Hamilton County's storied venues but it often sits empty because of a lack of modern amenities like air conditioning.
The Memorial Hall Society, 3CDC and Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a partnership to revitalize the building.
Society president Bill Baumann says, "Our vision for Memorial Hall is to help it transition from an underutilized facility to and active arts center with a diverse offering of music concerts and other performing arts programs, film presentations, lectures and art exhibitions."
Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday on a plan to block three streets in the Oakley neighborhood as it deals with increasing traffic problems from the Rookwood Exchange development in Norwood.
The plan would affect Hyde Park, Atlantic and Arbor Avenues if the city's fire department doesn't object to the closures.
The race between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the key battleground state of Ohio is a toss-up, according to the final Ohio Poll released Monday morning by the University of Cincinnati's Institute for Policy Research.
The poll had support for Obama at 50 percent, while Romney's support stood at 48.5 percent. Another 1.5 percent of those polled said they would vote for another candidate.