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Home Sales
12:53 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Home sales cool in February

You can blame the winter weather for last month's slowdown in the housing market.  Home sales in Ohio were off 4.3 percent compared to a year ago when the weather wasn't as harsh.  It was the second consecutive month statewide closings dropped.

“A survey of the state’s real estate professionals conducted during the month found that two-thirds of respondents indicated that the cold, snowy conditions resulted in a marked decline in home buying activity," said Chris Hall, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors, in a statement.

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Economic growth
10:08 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Port, Chamber & others relocating together

Artist rendering of Three East Fourth building.
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Five regional agencies that aim to drive business and economic growth are moving in together.

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI), Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority (Port Authority), Cincinnati Business Committee (CBC) and the Cincinnati Regional Business Committee (CRBC) are co-locating in the Three East Fourth Street building between Vine and Walnut streets Downtown.

The five organizations combined have about a hundred employees.

From the media release:

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Reds
7:23 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Aroldis Chapman to have surgery today, plate inserted in head

Aroldis Chapman
Michael E. Keating

Update:

Aroldis Chapman is having surgery Thursday to insert a plate and screws above his left eye after being struck in the head by a batted ball Wednesday night, according to Rob Butcher, the Reds' director of media relations.

Chapman, the Reds' left-handed closer, was injured in a game with the Kansas City Royals, when he was struck above the left eye by a Salvador Pena line drive. Chapman had fractures above his left eye and nose.

Team physician Timothy Kremchek said Chapman suffered a mild concussion but his vision was not affected.

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Turtle Canyon
4:15 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Turtle Canyon opens this weekend at the Newport Aquarium

Bravo, Galapagos tortoise-largest turtle in the Midwest
Rich Eiswerth

The Newport Aquarium gave a sneak peak of it's newest exhibit, Turtle Canyon, to the media today. 

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Public Safety
2:13 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

Verizon users can now text 911 for emergency help

Verizon users can now text 911 for emergency help in Hamilton County.

The county Department of Communications says texted messages for help should only be used if someone is hearing or speech impaired or if you're unable to make a voice call like in the case of a home invasion.

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