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Inside Pitch
1:31 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Politico: Portman to run 2014 GOP Senate races?

Politico.com reported today that Ohio's junior senator, Rob Portman, is interested in chairing the National Republican Senatorial Comm

ittee (NRSC) in the 2014 campaign cycle.

The website cited two unnamed sources "familiar with his thinking" who said Portman - who was on the short list of potential running mates for GOP nominee Mitt Romney - is considering running for the NRSC job. Portman - who campaigned hard for Romney throughout Ohio - has said nothing on the subject.

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Local News
9:59 am
Thu November 8, 2012

Southwest Ohio veterans inducted into Hall of Fame

An Air Force veteran of the the Persian Gulf War from Loveland and a Reading nun who served in the Navy during World War II are being inducted today into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame.

They are part of a 2012 class of 15 veterans from around Ohio being inducted today in ceremonies at the Museum of National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton.

Sister Mary McHugh of Reading, who entered the Sisters of Notre Dame order in 1954, served in the U.S. Navy during World War  II.  She was instrumental in reviving the first American Legion Post in Ohio for female veterans.

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Council term
4:50 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cincinnati Issue 4 supporters celebrating

Issue 4 supporters hold a victory rally on the steps of Cincinnati City Hall.
Credit Jay Hanselman

People who supported longer terms for Cincinnati Council Members are celebrating.  

City voters narrowly approved a charter amendment Tuesday to change the Council term to four-years instead of the current two.  

Campaign co-chair Mike Allen said he's not concerned the issue only passed by a little more than two-thousand votes.

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Sheriff-elect Jim Neil
4:26 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

New Sheriff outlines plans

Sheriff-elect Jim Neil (right) with Lt. Mark Schoonover. Schoonover will serve as Chief Deputy
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Hamilton County Sheriff-elect Jim Neil is preparing to take over the reins. Neil bested outgoing Sheriff Simon Leis' right-hand man, becoming the first Democrat to hold the office in more than three decades.

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Homeless shelters
3:34 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Cincinnati Council approves borrowing money to move shelters

Update:  The $7 million Cincinnati is borrowing to relocate homeless shelters will only be used for two projects and not three as earlier reported.  

Council Member Chris Seelbach said City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. mis-spoke Wednesday when he said the funds would benefit three shelters.  

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