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12:50 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Two more indicted for vote fraud in Hamilton County

Two more people were indicted today on charges of illegal voting, bringing the total of indicted voters in Hamilton County to eight.

One of those indicted today - Ellen Elizabeth Duncan of Avondale - was a poll worker at the Urban League offices on Reading Road. She is accused of voting by absentee ballot and in person at last fall's election.

The other, Timothy Merman of Fairfax, is accused of using a Fairfax business address as his residence when voting in 2012. Prosecutors say Merman actually lived in Kentucky at the time.

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Bike lanes
10:30 am
Wed April 23, 2014

A compromise on Central Pkwy bike lanes, but some on Council not supportive

Central Parkway bike lane supporters outside Cincinnati City Hall.
Tana Weingartner

Update 4/23/14 at 10:30 am:

A business owner who's asking the city to modify a plan to install protected bike lanes on Central Parkway is now offering to raise private money to assist with the project.  

Tim Haines wants to preserve on-street parking in front of his building. He's asking council members to support Vice Mayor David Mann's compromise motion introduced Tuesday.  It would take the bike lanes out of the travel lanes on Central Parkway and place them closer to the sidewalk on a separate path between Ravine and Brighton Streets.

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Housing
12:48 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Foreclosures down but problem persists

A foreclosed home sits abandoned in South Cumminsville.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

Working in Neighborhoods' (WIN) annual foreclosure report is out and the numbers are slightly better for 2013.

Completed Sheriff's Sales in Hamilton County dropped 17.5 percent from 2012 and new foreclosure filings fell 24 percent. That's the lowest new filings have been since the housing crisis began.

{Read the full report here.}

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Cincinnati government
12:27 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Joint Cincinnati council/school board meetings continue

Earlier this year some Cincinnati Council members and city public school officials announced plans for joint meetings.  The second such session was held Monday night and another is likely to be held next month.  

The effort is called ACES, or Alliance for Community and Educational Success.  Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld was one of the organizers.

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March Housing Market
12:13 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Home sales slow again, but positive signs still there

Local realtors say they saw another drop in business last month, likely the leftover effect of the extreme winter weather.  Home sales fell 8 percent in the Cincinnati area compared to March 2013.  Northern Kentucky closings were off by 7 percent.  

Sales were down more than 6 percent across Ohio.  Chris Hall, president of the Ohio Association of Realtors had this take:  

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