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Hamilton County Board of Elections

The Hamilton County Board of Elections voted unanimously Wednesday morning to move its headquarters from downtown to the former General Motors site in Norwood.

They will need the approval of the county commissioners to do it.

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Time is ticking for the company tasked with selling the naming rights and advertisements on Cincinnati's streetcar vehicles.  The system is scheduled to begin passenger service in September.  

So far, Ad Vehicles has not sold anything.  That is concerning to some city council members.  Company representative Ken Black said he understands that.

MyUnionTerminal.com

Preparations are underway for construction to begin this summer on the Union Terminal restoration.

Members of the Union Terminal Restoration Advisory Committee (UTRAC) are expected to tell Hamilton County Commissioners later this month that the project is on time and on budget.

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The new director of the Greater Cincinnati Water Works is reiterating the city's water supply is safe and there is no lead leaching into the water supply like the situation in Flint, Michigan. 

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In a win for residents, a Hamilton County Common Pleas judge has ordered five apartment complexes into receivership. That means badly needed repairs may finally start to get made by a court-appointed management company.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman turned in his resignation last week. Now county leaders are talking about how to find his replacement. 

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The Cincinnati Police Department is rolling out a new strategy for fighting violent crime.  

Officers will still focus on repeat offenders, but will now also target places where the crimes occur.  The new strategy uses the 'crime triangle' of offender, place and victim.  The new strategy is called P.I.V.O.T., or Place-based Investigations of Violent Offender Territories.

Queen City Bike

Update 2/2/2016: The Cincinnati Cycle Club and Queen City Bike in collaboration with MOBO Bicycle Coop and Cincinnati Off-Road Alliance will host a memorial Ghost Ride for Michael Prater.

The event will start at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 6 at the Lunken Airport parking lot at the intersection of Wilmer Avenue and Airport Road. The Ghost Bike will be unveiled at Kellogg Park at about 3:15 during a memorial service for Prater.

City of Dayton

Interim Dayton City Manager Shelley Dickstein is losing the "interim" from her title.

Dickstein will be officially appointed during Wednesday's City Commission meeting.

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with news director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday about Monday night's Iowa presidential caucuses. Who might come away as winners? And does it really matter in the quest for the White House? 

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