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4:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Cincinnati's Big Pig Gig bid (trying saying that fast three times) starts today

If you've always wanted to own one of the pigs from the Big Pig Gig, your opportunity has arrived.  Eleven of the fiberglass pigs created for the event this summer go up for auction today. 

You can bid online at the ArtWorks website.  There will also be in-person bidding at The Center in the Mercantile Building in Cincinnati.  That'll be held November 16th, starting at 5 that afternoon. 

Bids start at $1500 with an "Own It Now" price of $15,000.  The proceeds will be used for ArtWorks 2013 programming. 

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Memorial Hall Renovation considered
4:02 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Partnership considered to rehab Memorial Hall

Memorial Hall served as a filming location for George Clooney's "Ides of March."
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Memorial Hall is one of Hamilton County's storied venues but it often sits empty because of a lack of modern amenities like air conditioning.

The Memorial Hall Society, 3CDC and Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a partnership to revitalize the building.

Society president Bill Baumann says, "Our vision for Memorial Hall is to help it transition from an underutilized facility to and active arts center with a diverse offering of music concerts and other performing arts programs, film presentations, lectures and art exhibitions."

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Neighborhood issues
2:30 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

Calming traffic in Cincinnati's Oakley neighborhood

View of Oakley community and the streets City Council is considering blocking.
Credit Google Maps

Cincinnati Council will likely vote Wednesday on a plan to block three streets in the Oakley neighborhood as it deals with increasing traffic problems from the Rookwood Exchange development in Norwood.  

The plan would affect Hyde Park, Atlantic and Arbor Avenues if the city's fire department doesn't object to the closures.  

Resident Craig Rozen supports the action.

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Inside Pitch
11:02 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Ohio Poll: Obama-Romney too close to call

The race between President Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney in the key battleground state of Ohio is a toss-up, according to the final Ohio Poll released Monday morning by the University of Cincinnati's Institute for Policy Research.

The poll had support for Obama at 50 percent, while Romney's support stood at 48.5 percent. Another 1.5 percent of those polled said they would vote for another candidate.

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Politics
9:15 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Howard Wilkinson Weekly Chat

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the final days of campaigning in Ohio for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

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