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11:00 pm
Sat December 22, 2012

Wenstrup rises; Schmidt falls

Rep. Jean Schmidt had been living on the edge ever since she was first elected in a special 2nd Congressional District election in 2005.

This year, she fell off the edge.

On January 7, Brad Wenstrup, the podiatrist and Iraq war veteran from Columbia Tusculum who defeated her in last March’s GOP primary, will take over as the congressman from the sprawling district that runs from eastern Hamilton County all the way to Pike and Scioto counties.

For Schmidt, the past eight years was quite a ride.

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UC
4:00 am
Fri December 21, 2012

UC students on location for "end of the world"

Uxmal, an archaeological site. The pyramid is called "Pyramid of the Magician"
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Three dozen University of Cincinnati students are close to ground zero today as the Mayan calendar predicts an end of the world. The UC trip to Yucatan , Mexico, studying U.S. investments and Mexican development, is an annual one and always happens at this time of the year. Adjunct instructor Constance Lardas  and her students know it's not the end of the world.


"But I think they are excited at any rate. They're excited to be going, specifically at this time. We've talked about it in my classes at UC so I know everybody's aware of that."

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Home Sales
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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