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Hamilton County
2:15 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hamilton County has a new sheriff

Hamilton County Sheriff-elect (D) Jim Neil.
Credit Campaign website

For the first time in 25 years Hamilton County will have new sheriff and he's not a Republican. 

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Schools and social services
2:14 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Levy returns show close margins

While many eyes were focused on political races yesterday, school groups and social service agencies in the area were watching to see how their levies fared.

Hamilton County voters handily approved the mental health and senior services levies. Both were renewals but, because of lower property values, will actually raise fewer dollars.

School levies across the tri-state were less clear cut with many decisions separated by just several hundred votes.

Cincinnati Public's renewal passed as did levies in the Batavia, Finneytown, Northwest, Reading and Monroe districts.

Council term
2:04 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Cincinnati voters approve longer Council term

Council chamber at Cincinnati City Hall
Credit Tana Weingartner

Cincinnati voters Tuesday narrowly approved a charter amendment that will change city council members

terms in office from the current two-years to four.

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Politics
1:54 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Chabot and Wenstrup will work to get the budget under control

Congressman Steve Chabot at the Hamilton County Republican watch party
WVXU

First district Congressman Steve Chabot has been re-elected for a ninth term. He says he's willing to work with President Obama, if Mr. Obama is willing to work with Congress.


"We need to do what's right for the country and it's a whole lot better if you have a President working together. The President wasn't particularly interested in working with a Republican Congress recently in the last couple of years and hopefully that will change."

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Local News
12:42 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Jeeps and ground game won Ohio for Obama

Here are some things to think about while you are rejoicing over or bemoaning the fact that Ohio put Barack Obama over the top and gave him another four years at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.



Think ground game.



Think a Democratic electorate – particularly African-Americans – riled up over their deeply held belief that top Ohio Republicans were doing everything they could to suppress the vote.



And think Jeep.



Jeep, as in the vehicle Chrysler makes in Toledo, Ohio.

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