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11:22 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Some upsets and surprises in Tuesday's low-turnout primary

Two incumbent Republican state representatives were defeated, a former Cincinnati city council member became the Democratic nominee for a state senate seat, and House Speaker John Boehner cruised to a win in Tuesday’s primary election in southwest Ohio.

The turnout in Tuesday’s election in the southwest Ohio counties was even lower than election officials expected – Hamilton County’s turnout was barely over 13 percent, 17.5 percent in Butler County, 15 percent in Warren County, and just under 13 percent in Clermont County.

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The Banks
12:38 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Next phase of Banks project officially underway

The first concrete pillar is poured for Phase IIA of the Banks.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Work is officially underway on the next phase of the Banks project.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Hamilton County Commission President Chris Monzel poured the first concrete pillar for expansion west of the Freedom Center.

Monzel calls the project a major economic driver for the region.

"We could yield a return on investment as high as 7-to-1," says Monzel. "To me that's a smart investment. That is a great ROI that will contribute to continue to strengthen our county  and our city."

Local News
12:37 pm
Tue May 6, 2014

Follow election results with WVXU tonight

Howard Wilkinson

It is primary election day in Ohio, and although county election officials expect a relatively low turnout, there are dozens of contested candidates races and ballot issues for voters to decide.

The polls in Ohio are open until 7:30 p.m.

You can follow the results from Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont counties through links at wvxu.org.

And I’ll be live-tweeting and updating the website throughout the night. Follow me on Twitter: @howardwilkinson.

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CPS
10:48 am
Tue May 6, 2014

CPS, Winton Woods ratings same after scrubbing recalculation

Ohio Auditor Dave Yost when he first made the scrubbing allegations in February 2013.
Jo Ingles Ohio Public Radio

Tuesday the Ohio Department of Education issued new report cards for the six school districts accused of scrubbing data, including Cincinnati and Winton Woods, whose ratings remained the same.

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Addiction recovery
3:36 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Fighting to keep halfway houses open in Price Hill

Supporters at the Recovery is Not a Crime Rally at Cincinnati City Hall.
New Foundations Transitional Living Facebook page

The operator of transitional housing units for recovering drug and alcohol addicts will likely head to federal court to keep the city from shutting down its facilities in Price Hill.  

A spokesman for New Foundations Transitional Living said the group expects to file a lawsuit this week.  

The city said the seven houses violate the city's zoning code and a city press release said officials took action after complaints from neighbors.  

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