Hamilton County's final count in the November 5 election began Tuesday, and the results could have a major impact on some suburban races that were very close in the unofficial count on election night.

Tuesday, the board of elections approved counting 11,797 provisional ballots that were cast on election day.

The board ended up rejecting 1,028 – 666 of them because the people who cast them were not registered voters.

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Police in Norwood say they've interrupted a black market economy of resold stolen goods.  It’s an invisible hand of capitalism that affects those who don’t even take part.

Officers served search warrants at two businesses Thursday in what Lieutenant Ronald Murphy calls a fencing operation.  He says the stores would buy stolen goods for a fraction of their original retail prices, and then resell them for less than the market rate.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley says Cincinnati Bell is consolidating its operations at the Atrium II building over the next three years, bringing at least 600 new jobs downtown. The jobs will come from a variety of locations, but primarily Norwood.

The company has signed a letter of intent to lease approximately 220,000 square feet of office space at 221 E. Fourth Street. Under the deal, Bell will maintain its Seventh Street operations center downtown. The company has about 3,000 employees in Greater Cincinnati, with an estimated 652 workers currently based downtown.

Tuesday is in an election day in Ohio - but only a relative handful of polling places will be open in southwest Ohio. 

Butler and Clermont counties have no issues on the ballot Tuesday, so polling places won't be open.

Hamilton County has only three issues on the ballot today:

- an additional tax levy of one mill for five years for health services in the city of Norwood;

- an additional five-mill, five-year tax levy in the village of Arlington Heights;

- and an additional 3.9 mill, five-year level in the village of Cleves.