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Howard Wilkinson's Political Blog
12:37 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

"Right church, wrong pew" voters must be counted

An issue which left a Hamilton County Juvenile Court judgeship in legal limbo for months after the 2010 election has been resolved once and for all by a federal district court judge in Columbus.

U.S. District Court Judge Algenon Marbley has made permanent a ruling he issued last year saying that provisional ballots cast by voters who show up at the right polling place but the wrong precinct table must be counted.

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Hospital rankings
12:02 pm
Tue July 16, 2013

Ohio does well in national hospital rankings

Christ Hospital ranks fourth in the state for Ohio's best hospitals, according to U.S. News and World Report.
Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

Greater Cincinnati and the Miami Valley are well positioned when it comes to medical care. The latest rankings from U.S. News and World Report place Christ Hospital near the top of the list for Ohio's best hospitals.

Here are Ohio's Top Ten:

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Local News
1:26 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Memo warns of excessive costs of parking lease plan

Mayoral candidate John Cranley, along with several city council members and candidates, are calling on the Port Authority to put an end to the city's parking lease deal based on a memo from the city's parking lease consultant that says the costs will be excessive.

The June 20 memo, from Walker Parking Consultants, was delivered to the city administration the day before City Manager Milton Dohoney Jr. signed an agreement with the Port Authority to lease out the city's metered and garage parking to private companies.

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Tennis
1:16 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Big stars to headline W&S Open

Credit W&S Open

The biggest names in tennis will grace center court this summer at the Western & Southern Open. Officials say Roger Federer, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal will compete on the men's side. Serena Williams, Maria Sharapova and Li Na will compete for the women's title.

Here's the full release:

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Cincinnati Streetcar
1:08 pm
Mon July 15, 2013

Streetcar opening day set

Credit Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati officials Monday signed a contract for construction work on the city's controversial streetcar system. 

The action means Cincinnati-based Messer Construction and two other firms can proceed with the project.  That includes ordering materials, and beginning track construction, plus the power system, the stations and a maintenance and operation facility located at Race and Henry Streets. 

The city says the system could be ready for passengers on September 15, 2016. 

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