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Home foreclosures
3:20 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Which parts of Hamilton County had most foreclosures in 2012?

As WVXU reported earlier, Ohio is bucking a nationwide decline when it comes to home foreclosures. The state's foreclosures numbers increased in 2012.

An annual study by Working In Neighborhoods finds completed foreclosures in Hamilton County rose 45 percent from 2011 to 2012.

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Cincinnati Zoo
1:06 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Gladys gets a peek at her new home

Gladys explores her new home.
Cincinnati Zoo

Just in time for "Zoo Babies" at the Cincinnati Zoo, the three-month-old Western Lowland gorilla named Gladys got to explore her new home for the first time in public Tuesday.

Kate Olukalns, Zoo Wild Encounters Coordinator, says over the course of the next few months, Gladys will be gradually introduced to the other gorillas, including several potential mother surrogates.

Currently, Gladys is being handled by a team of keepers who bottle-feed her and interact with her while wearing fur suits to encourage the idea of bonding with other gorillas.

City parking
12:33 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Taxpayers lawyers have their say in parking lease appeal

A three judge panel of Ohio First District Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments Monday in a case concerning the city's parking lease.  

The city argues a Hamilton County Judge made an error when he declared all city ordinances are subject to referendum.  It also argues the plaintiffs who brought the case don't have standing to bring their claims.  

The lawyers who filed the lawsuit for the taxpayers submitted their brief to the appeals court Monday.  

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Cincinnati streetcar
12:41 am
Tue April 30, 2013

Long night at city hall as Council discusses streetcar

Crowd at Cincinnati City Hall Monday night for streetcar public hearing.
Jay Hanselman

A standing room only crowd was on hand at Cincinnati City Hall Monday night as Council held a four-hour public hearing on the much debated streetcar project. 


City Manager Milton Dohoney spent an hour describing why the city is pursing the plan.


"We have not pursued it simply because it's a cool thing to do," Dohoney said.  "But because experts have all told us it's what we need to do, if we want to have a competitive advantage with regards to other communities."

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City health insurance
4:26 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

Lawsuit filed over Cincinnati's dependent coverage audit

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The unions representing Cincinnati police officers and firefighters are filing a lawsuit concerning the city's health care dependent audit.  

The city wants employees to verify their spouses and children are legitimately eligible for city health benefits.  That includes providing things like marriage licenses, tax returns and birth certificates.  

The deadline for that information is Wednesday. Those who fail to comply will loose dependent coverage.  

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