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A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday morning shows a majority of Ohio voters support legalizing the personal use of marijuana, but nearly two-thirds said they would “definitely not” use it if legalized.

And the same poll showed that in the 2016 U.S. Senate race in Ohio, the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, former governor Ted Strickland, leads incumbent Republican Rob Portman by three percentage points.

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The most contentious issue on the ballot this November in Cincinnati centers around something almost everyone agrees on – that the city of Cincinnati has a very good park system.

But the proponents of Issue 22 – a charter amendment that would place a permanent one mill tax in the city charter for park improvements – believe they could be even better.

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A new report from RealtyTrac lists Ohio as fourth in the U.S. for states with the most vacant properties- 86,416, behind Florida, Michigan and Texas. Ohio is fifth when if comes to so-called "zombie foreclosures," unoccupied homes not yet repossessed.

The RealtyTrac report shows 1.9 percent total residential property vacant in Cincinnati totaling 11,875. In Dayton 8,928 properties are vacant or 3.2 percent.

FC Cincinnati

The city's newest professional sports team is announcing its first big sponsors. Soccer team FC Cincinnati says UC Health is coming on board as presenting sponsor and Toyota will be the team's jersey sponsor.

Cincinnati has now designated the former King Records complex in Evanston as a historic landmark.  City Council unanimously approved the issue Wednesday.  

The company which owns a portion of the King complex wants to demolish its section.  There is a lawsuit pending.  

Center on Reinventing Public Education

A report out Wednesday on the state of U.S. public schools finds performance is relatively flat. But the study from the University of Washington suggests Cincinnati's public and charter schools are making progress.

Doug Newberry / Cincinnati Soap Box Derby

Update 10/08/15, 9:40 a.m.: Cincinnati Soap Box Derby President Doug Newberry says the last race of the season is canceled. The race had been scheduled for Saturday. 

Original Post: The Cincinnati Soap Box Derby may be ending operations.  The group that organized downhill races for youth doesn't have enough support to continue beyond this season.

New Quinnipiac Poll Is Bad News For Gov. Kasich

Oct 7, 2015

A new poll of Ohio voters shows Gov. John Kasich is no longer leading other candidates in the Republican primary here.

The Quinnipiac University swing state poll shows real estate mogul and entertainer Donald Trump is the top choice of Ohioans right now. The polls shows 23 percent of Republican voters back him, up from 21 percent in August.

Neurosurgeon Ben Carson gets 18 percent.

City of Cincinnati

The City of Cincinnati ended the fiscal year on June 30 with a nearly $19 million surplus.  Now City Manager Harry Black is presenting his recommendations on what to do with the extra money.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections has identified a dozen voter registration forms filed by the campaign to legalize marijuana that may be fraudulent.

And, election officials say, they are examining hundreds more filed by The Strategy Network, a company headed by Ian James, who is also running ResponsibleOhio, the campaign for Issue 3, which would legalize marijuana.