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3:47 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Home sales up; fiscal cliff worries continue

Greater Cincinnati realtors are waiting to see what happens with the fiscal cliff. They don't want it to harm a recovering housing market.


For 17 months in a row Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky homes sales have increased. Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors President Tom Hasselbeck hopes the upward trend continues.


"It's all a combination of excellent interest rates, eager home buyers, the market is actually shrinking in terms of available homes."

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Local News
2:24 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

Cincinnati Chief offers schools crisis training

Cincinnati's police chief says he's an advocate of legal gun ownership, but feels like the country needs to do a better job restricting gun sales.  James Craig addressed the deadly school shooting in Connecticut during his news conference Thursday.  He says the idea of simply arming school employees  is not a wise response:

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Public transportation
4:15 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Cincinnati Council only funds SORTA for a month

Michael Keating

Cincinnati Council voted Wednesday to fund the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority for just one month in the new year.  

The action is part of the continuing battle between the city and SORTA about the use of the city’s transit fund.  

Cincinnati argues it can be used for any transit related activity.  But the agency says it’s only for Metro bus operations.  SORTA has a lawsuit pending on the issue.  

A Council Member asked City Solicitor John Curp why administrators are proposing a one-month funding ordinance.

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Local News
3:19 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

MSD rates going up in early 2013

Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Commissioners have approved a 5-percent rate increase for Metropolitan Sewer District customers starting January 9.  Sewer rates have been climbing for several years to pay for a $ 3.2 billion system upgrade required to comply with the federal Clean Water Act.


Commissioner Todd Portune said about 780 other local governments are in the same position at a cost of more than $500 billion.

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Local News
3:09 pm
Wed December 19, 2012

Miami University band to march in Inaugural Parade

The Miami University Marching Band was in the first wave of invitees to participate in the 57th Inaugural Parade on Monday, Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.

So far, the Miami University band is the only participant from Ohio invited by the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

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