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12:27 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Joint Cincinnati council/school board meetings continue

Earlier this year some Cincinnati Council members and city public school officials announced plans for joint meetings.  The second such session was held Monday night and another is likely to be held next month.  

The effort is called ACES, or Alliance for Community and Educational Success.  Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld was one of the organizers.

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March Housing Market
12:13 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Home sales slow again, but positive signs still there

Local realtors say they saw another drop in business last month, likely the leftover effect of the extreme winter weather.  Home sales fell 8 percent in the Cincinnati area compared to March 2013.  Northern Kentucky closings were off by 7 percent.  

Sales were down more than 6 percent across Ohio.  Chris Hall, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors had this take:  

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EcoSculpt 2014
4:00 am
Tue April 22, 2014

EcoSculpt to hold awards ceremony

Patternicity 2 by Sabrina Mantle
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Earlier in April, artists gathered in Washington Park to install their creations for the annual EcoSculpt competition.  The sculptures are made from recycled materials as a celebration of Earth Day.

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Public Health
4:48 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Foodbanks tell USDA help needed in summer months

USDA Food & Nutrition Service Administrator Audrey Rowe with Freestore Foodbank President Kurt Reiber.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

USDA Administrator Audrey Rowe stopped in Cincinnati Monday. She participated in a roundtable discussion about ways to expand summer food programs for children.

Freestore Foodbank President Kurt Reiber says the goal is reducing childhood hunger during the summer months. That's when children who would normally benefit from free or reduced school lunch programs often go hungry.

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Local News
8:51 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

Politics reporter Howard Wilkinson chats with Maryanne Zeleznik on some of the more interesting races on the May 6 primary ballot. 

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