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Hamilton County’s polling places could soon replace its paper poll books with electronic ones – possibly by November’s election.

The Hamilton County Board of Elections unanimously voted this morning to authorize its staff to prepare a contract with Tenax, a Florida company, to place the electronic poll books in all 373 of the county’s polling places.

Bridge reconstruction is expected to tie up traffic on 275 for the next seven months.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is overseeing the $6.7 million project on the Carroll Cropper Bridge between Kentucky and Indiana.

Starting today, traffic will be down to one lane in each direction on each span.

In late June or early July, work will focus on the westbound lanes, and all traffic will be shifted to the eastbound bridge.  When that's done, KTC says all traffic will be diverted to the westbound bridge, and work will continue on the eastbound side.

Sinclair

Sinclair Community College is in the midst of a $5 million capital project to expand its unmanned aerial systems (UAS) education and testing, and in the process is helping Greater Dayton make a name for itself in the drone industry.

The late Jim Rhodes, who managed to be elected Ohio governor four times and was about the most pragmatic politician we’ve known in over 40 years of covering politics, had a saying about Ohio voters.

Actually, he had many sayings. But this one rang true back in Rhodes’ day and till holds some power today.

Ohio voters, Rhodes would say, care the most about three things – “jobs, jobs, and jobs.”

To many Ohio workers, the debate over “free trade” and “fair trade” is very real.

Provided / City of Cincinnati

A new section of the Mill Creek Trail through South Cumminsville is now open.  It connects the east side of the Mill Creek Bridge to Beekman Avenue.

According to the city of Cincinnati, phase four of the project involved retrofitting the Mill Creek Bridge for pedestrians and cyclists. The path is now seven feet wide and separated from traffic with plastic poles.

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