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Cincinnati Public Schools
1:19 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

New report card standards show rating drops

School district report cards are out from the state and they aren't very complimentary.

Cincinnati Public earned two C's, one D and six F's. CPS isn't alone. Superintendent Mary Ronan says scores are down statewide as everyone transitions to a whole new grading system.

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Back to School
1:10 pm
Thu August 22, 2013

Campaign aims to reduce traffic accidents involving school kids

Mark Heyne WVXU News

With kids starting to head back to school, AAA, local school officials and police are launching the School's Open - Drive Carefully campaign.  The kickoff was held Thursday at Mariemont Elementary School.  District superintendent Steven Estepp said this back-to-school time of year presents a great opportunity to remind people to be mindful and vigilant while driving near school buildings.

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The Banks
3:55 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Banks project moving foward

The Banks Partnership

Hamilton County Commissioners are giving their approval to the next phase of the Banks project. The board approved the plan Wednesday.

Project counsel Tom Gableman says Phase II-A will create 706 construction jobs.

"In terms of wages, that's about $30 million," he says. "And the total economic impact, both direct and indirect, is about $115 million."

Announced earlier this month, Phase II-A includes 305 apartments and 21,000 square feet of retail space. Gabelman estimates retail employment will create 345 jobs.

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Home Sales
1:35 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Good time to sell a house

Home sales are continuing their double digit climb in Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. For more than two years sales have increased.

In Cincinnati they edged up 31% from last July to this July. In Northern Kentucky it was 32%. The average selling price in Cincinnati is $179,000, up 8% from a year earlier.

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Homelessness
5:00 pm
Tue August 20, 2013

More Greater Cincinnati families homeless

Credit Giorgio Conrad

New numbers suggest more families are becoming homeless in Greater Cincinnati. The five shelters who serve them (Bethany House Services, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati, Mercy Health at St. John's, The Salvation Army and the YWCA) report a 31-percent increase in the number of calls to a help line in the past year.  

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