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11:00 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Cincinnati's mayor and council race top southwest Ohio's election day line-up

Despite some marquee races in the city of Cincinnati - the race for mayor and the selection of a new city council - election officials in Hamilton County are expecting a low turnout for today's general election.

Polls open in Ohio counties at 6:30 a.m. and close at 7:30 p.m.

In southwest Ohio, most of the attention - and the campaign money - has gone to the race between Vice Maor Roxanne Qualls and former councilman John Cranley, who are running to replace Mayor Mark Mallory, who is term-limited out after eight years as Cincinnati's mayor.

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Hamilton County Commission
3:44 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

Minor budget tweaks expected ahead of vote

The budget Hamilton County Commissioners vote on later this week will likely look a lot like the one proposed by county administration.

Board President Chris Monzel is suggesting just one change. The proposed budget calls for cutting $6.65 million in indigent care levy funds from the UC Medical Center and using it to cover a gap in the Sheriff's inmate care budget.

In his proposal, Monzel writes:

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Cincinnati Zoo
12:43 pm
Mon November 4, 2013

This dog can sniff out polar bear pregnancy

This is Elvis, the polar bear poop sniffing dog.
Cincinnati Zoo

How do you effectively determine if a polar bear is pregnant? By using a dog to sniff its poop of course! Scientists at the Cincinnati Zoo's Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are working with this two-year old beagle, named "Elvis."

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Howard Wilkinson
8:57 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Howard Wilkinson talks about tomorrow's election

Michael Keating

WVXU political reporter, Howard Wilkinson talks about tomorrow's election and the last 24 hours of campaigning in the Cincinnati Mayor's race.

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Obesity
12:01 am
Mon November 4, 2013

Obesity is main contributor to early onset puberty

A new study published by Pediatrics says obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls. Researchers in Cincinnati (Children's Hospital), San Francisco and New York City studied 1,239 girls ranging in age from 6 to 8 at enrollment and followed at regular intervals from 2004 to 2011.

Girls with early maturation have greater risk of these:

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