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Food deserts
1:41 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Eliminating food deserts in Cincinnati

Cover of report to Cincinnati City Council on food deserts

A recent report suggests Cincinnati set-up a $15 million fund to attract grocery stores to city neighborhoods that are currently described as food deserts.  These are geographic areas with low access to affordable, healthy food.

A study finds there are 24 supermarkets in the Cincinnati metropolitan area, putting the region below the national average by about 10 stores. 

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Economic impact of Games
1:24 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Singing economic praises for World Choir Games

A choir from China poses for pictures after performing on Fountain Square.
Credit Tana Weingartner

Organizers are calling the economic impact of this summer's World Choir Games, "staggering."

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Ohio Auditor's Report
1:00 pm
Thu October 4, 2012

Ohio Auditor finds Five Ohio School Districts Using Questionable Attendance Policies

Auditor Dave Yost at Thursday's news conference
Bill Cohen, Ohio Public Radio

None of the Schools are in Southwest Ohio.  The districts at a Higher Risk for Scrubbing Attendance Data are Cleveland, Columbus, Toledo, Marion and Campbell.  State Auditor David Yost released the prelimnary findings Thursday Morning.

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Sports
4:18 pm
Wed October 3, 2012

Reds now know when and where for start of divisional playoff games

The Reds will be heading to San Francisco to face the Giants for the start of the National League Division Series this weekend.  Cincinnati is the number two seed in the National League after the Washington Nationals beat the Philadelphia Phillies this afternoon to take the top spot.  The Reds first game against the Giants will be Saturday night at 9:37.
 

Politics
7:55 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Obama, Romney camps have debate watch parties here

The campaigns of both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are holding watch parties in Cincinnati for the first of three presidential debates tonight.


The Romney supporters will gather at the campaign's Westwood Victory Center at 2300 Montana Ave., suite 420, at 6 p.m.


Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory will join the Obama watch party at 8 p.m. at the Organizing for America office, 5846 Hamilton Ave., College Hill.

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