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Metropolitan Sewer District
4:14 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Could county and city be facing a sewer deadlock?

Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners are ordering the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) to suspend work until the City of Cincinnati changes a new hiring policy.

The County owns MSD but it's operated by the city.

On Wednesday, commissioners passed a resolution stopping work on all projects affected by the city's policy. The county argues the policy, which requires an apprenticeship program, unfairly excludes many non-union companies from bidding for construction jobs.

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Home Sales
1:49 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Greater Cincinnati Home sales building momentum

For 22 straight months Greater Cincinnati home sales have continued to climb. In April they were up 24% in Cincinnati and 17% in Northern Kentucky.

Number of homes sold

Cincinnati home sales for last month totaled 1,919 compared to 1,547 a year ago. Four hundred sixty-nine homes were sold in Northern Kentucky in April compared to 400 in April of 2012.

Average selling price

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Memorial Day Travel
12:28 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Fewer of us traveling this holiday weekend, but not by much

Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati
Mark Heyne WVXU News

AAA is projecting a slight decline in Memorial Day travel.  The automobile association says 34.8 million people will be traveling more than 50 miles from home Thursday through Monday.  Last year it was 35.1 million.   The automobile association estimates 1,312, 559 Ohioans plan to travel for the holiday, also a slight decline from last year. 

The economy's been doing better, but....

Cheryl Parker with AAA in Cincinnati said one reason for the decrease is the impact of the  federal government's budget sequester is starting to be felt. 

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La Salle shooting
11:38 am
Wed May 22, 2013

La Salle shooting victim moved to rehab

The La Salle student who shot himself last month is moving to a rehab facility
Credit Ann Thompson, WVXU News

The La Salle student who shot himself at school last month is being moved from the UC Medical Center to  a rehab facility.  


For weeks the honors student was in critical condition after shooting himself in class. His family released this statement Thursday:

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City zoning
3:51 pm
Tue May 21, 2013

Cincinnati's zoning hearing examiner addresses council

Jay Hanselman

Cincinnati’s Zoning Hearing Examiner may not have the most exciting job in the city, but he has been working to improve the office.  

Marion Haynes addressed Council’s Livable Communities Committee Tuesday about his first year on the job.  He said he’s tried to reduce the time it takes for an issue to go through the process to less than 60 days.  

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