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Home Sales
12:20 pm
Fri February 21, 2014

Cincinnati home sales down, Northern Kentucky up in January

Like the national housing market, home sales in Cincinnati declined last month.  The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors said closings fell a little more than 7 percent in January compared to a year earlier.  It's the first time in more than two years the local market has experienced a drop in closings.

Board president Ken Parchman compares it to the stock market.  "Our home sales activity will experience occasional dips as we continue our upward growth," he said in a statement.

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Economic development
5:21 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Mahogany's at The Banks in default

A restaurant at the popular riverfront Banks development is in default and may be forced to close.   

Mahogany’s at The Banks has ten days from Thursday to pay $50,658.47.

The letter states:

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Highway construction
4:53 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Possible solutions to maintain access to Cincy State

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said Thursday there could be a solution to maintain interstate access to Cincinnati State as the work to rebuild Interstate 75 continues.  

The current plan calls for the eastbound I-74 ramp to Central Parkway to be removed.  Cincinnati State officials have been complaining about the issue for months.  

Cranley raised the access issue with Ohio Governor John Kasich during a meeting at city hall on Wednesday.  

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State of Hamilton County
3:34 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

State of Hamilton County: Moving in right direction

Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

Hamilton County is moving in the right direction and continuing to be strong despite facing challenging times. That's how Commission President Chris Monzel led off his 2014 State of the County address Thursday.

The speech focused on the three main priorities from last year's address: county infrastructure, finances and economic development.

Monzel pointed out the county is looking at how to best utilize its building stock and also take advantage of its newest acquisition - the former Mercy Mount Airy hospital site.

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Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence
2:47 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Investigation leads to gang roundup in Cincinnati

Police displayed several of the weapons seized in the investigation.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Cincinnati Police said they've arrested 15 people and taken 11 weapons off the streets so far as part of an ongoing investigation of gang-related violence in the West End.  The effort represents four months of investigative work by various law enforcement agencies as part of the Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence, also known as CIRV. 

"We want to send a loud and clear message that we do not accept homicides; we do not accept violent behavior," said Mayor John Cranley at a press briefing Thursday.

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