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Todd Portune
7:57 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Portune won't challenge for Governor

Todd Portune at Dec. 30 announcement of his exploratory bid
Tana Weingartner

Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune has given up plans to challenge Ed FitzGerald in a Democratic  primary race for Ohio Governor.

Portune's decision came only five days before the Wednesday filing deadline for statewide candidates. After crisscrossing the state since early December trying to drum up support, in the end he could not muster enough support or overcome the opposition of the Ohio Democratic Party, which has endorsed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County executive.

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Polar Vortex
1:05 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Ice on river temporarily closes Anderson Ferry

The Anderson Ferry operates 364 days per year unless weather forces a closure.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Ice on the Ohio River has the Anderson Ferry closed for a third day in a row. The ferry has been around since 1817 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Local News
8:24 am
Fri January 31, 2014

FitzGerald invades GOP stronghold to raise money

Ed FitzGerald
Karen Kasler Ohio Public Radio

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald will come to Butler County's heavily-Republican Liberty Township tonight for a fundraising event.

FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County Executive who has been endorsed for governor by the Ohio Democratic Party, will be at a reception and fundraiser at 5 p.m. at the home of Kathy Wyenandt, the chair of the Butler County Democratic Party executive committee.

The incumbent Republican governor, John Kasich, defeated then-Democratic governor Ted Strickland in 2010 by a large margin - 74,972 votes to Strickland's 40,153.

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Neighborhood life
10:30 am
Thu January 30, 2014

City announces neighborhoods for this year's enhancement program

Cincinnati officials have announced that East Price Hill and Walnut Hills have been selected for this year’s Neighborhood Enhancement Program.  

The two areas were selected based on a number of factors.  Those include: building code violations, vacant buildings, disorder and drug calls for police service and drug arrests, as well as graffiti, junk cars, litter and weeds.

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Local News
1:59 pm
Wed January 29, 2014

Crime lab going to Mt. Airy, with or without board of elections

The Hamilton County coroner will get a long-awaited and expanded crime lab after the Hamilton County commissioners today accepted a gift of the former Mercy Mt. Airy Hospital.

Whether or not the Hamilton County Board of Elections goes along to the Kipling Road building remains to be seen.

The commissioners had until the end of the month to decide whether or not to accept Catholic Health Partner’s offer of the 500,000 square foot building and the surrounding land.

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