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Inside Pitch
9:59 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Ohio race "tight as a tick," Romney spokesman says

The race between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama in the key state of Ohio is “tight as a tick” and likely to stay that way right up to the end, a Romney campaign spokesman said before the GOP candidate’s event at a Bond Hill milling plant Thursday.
 

“In the last 12 days, it is going to be the candidate who is best able to identify and mobilize his supporters who is going to win Ohio,’’ said Chris Maloney, a spokesman for the Romney campaign in Ohio.

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Inside Pitch
7:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Council Democrats to cast Obama votes today

Four Democratic members of Cincinnati City Council plan to go to the Hamilton County Board of Elections this afternoon to cast their ballots for President Obama, in an event aimed at encouraging early voting.

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and council members Yvette Simpson, Wendell Young and Laure Quinlivan will be at the board of election at 824 Broadway downtown at 4 p.m. today - only hours after GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney makes an appearance at a machine milling plant in Bond Hill.

Covington hotel
4:13 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Covington planning a $25 million boutique hotel

The City of Covington is preparing to officially announce a possible new development downtown.


The public relations firm handling Thursday's announcement confirms plans for a 25-million dollar boutique hotel in downtown Covington.


Channel 9 reports the hotel, pending state funding, would be located in the Covington city building. City government would move elsewhere. The structure, on the northeast corner of Madison and 7th was built in 1910 and housed the Coppin Department Store.

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Council term
4:09 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

For and against Cincinnati's Issue 4

Cincinnati voters will decide next month if they want city council members to serve a four-year term in office instead of the current two. 

One group is urging a “no” vote on Issue Four. 

Former Council Member Chris Bortz dismissed the notion the group can’t get an serious work done in two-years.

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Hamilton County budget
2:27 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Hamilton County employees not likely to see wage hike

Following up on the first of several public budget hearings, Hamilton County Commission President Greg Hartmann says he doesn't foresee wage increases for county workers.

"In our administrator's recommended budget there is discussion about giving raises to employees. As much as I would like to sit here today and say we can do that, I don't think it's consistent with where we are as a county and where this budget is," he says.

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