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Memorial Hall Renovation considered
4:02 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Partnership considered to rehab Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall served as a filming location for George Clooney's "Ides of March."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Memorial Hall is one of Hamilton County's storied venues but it often sits empty because of a lack of modern amenities like air conditioning.

The Memorial Hall Society, 3CDC and Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a partnership to revitalize the building.

Society president Bill Baumann says, "Our vision for Memorial Hall is to help it transition from an underutilized facility to and active arts center with a diverse offering of music concerts and other performing arts programs, film presentations, lectures and art exhibitions."

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Neighborhood issues
2:30 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Calming traffic in Cincinnati's Oakley neighborhood

View of Oakley community and the streets City Council is considering blocking.
Credit Google Maps

Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday on a plan to block three streets in the Oakley neighborhood as it deals with increasing traffic problems from the Rookwood Exchange development in Norwood.  

The plan would affect Hyde Park, Atlantic and Arbor Avenues if the city's fire department doesn't object to the closures.  

Resident Craig Rozen supports the action.

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Inside Pitch
11:02 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Ohio Poll: Obama-Romney too close to call

The race between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the key battleground state of Ohio is a toss-up, according to the final Ohio Poll released Monday morning by the University of Cincinnati's Institute for Policy Research.

The poll had support for Obama at 50 percent, while Romney's support stood at 48.5 percent. Another 1.5 percent of those polled said they would vote for another candidate.

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Politics
9:15 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Howard Wilkinson Weekly Chat

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the final days of campaigning in Ohio for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

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voter turnout
7:54 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Turnout expected to be Brisk in Ohio and Kentucky

Many area election officials are predicting a bigger voter turnout for this presidential election than four years ago. Hamilton County Board of Elections Director Amy Searcy says she expects between 70 and 73 percent of registered voters will cast ballots.


Deputy Director of the Butler County Board of Elections, Jocyelyn Bucaro says it will likely be about the same as 2008 at close to 70 percent.

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