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pot bust
1:34 pm
Wed November 7, 2012

Pot bust believed to be Butler County's largest

The Butler County Sheriff's Department shows off it's recent pot haul

Two people are jailed following a huge seizure of marijuana in Butler County. Sgt. Monte Mayer said it is believed to be the largest in county history. Police confiscated 900 pounds of pot worth $1.1 million. Mayer says the bust happened Tuesday night.


The Sheriff's Department believes the shipment originated in Mexico.  The Butler County Undercover Regional Narcotics Taskforce intercepted the shipment and made a "controlled delivery" of the shipment to an empty storefront in 4700 of Industry Drive in Fairfield.

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Inside Pitch
10:41 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Obama's Ohio win closer this time, but a win is a win

Four years ago, politicos on both sides were stunned when the formerly rock-solid Hamilton County was won by Barack Obama by a margin of 29,683 votes, taking 54 percent of the county to 46 percent for GOP nominee John McCain.

This year, the GOP and the Romney-Ryan campaign rolled the dice on winning back Hamilton County, one of the handful of linchpin counties that can make or break a presidential campaign in Ohio.

Again, though, they lost.

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Pillich retains redistricted seat
2:21 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Pillich tops Wilson in OH House race

Connie Pillich defeated Mike Wilson in the Ohio House 28th district race

Incumbent Ohio House Democrat Connie Pillich faced a bit of an uphill battle after her seat was redistricted but she was re-elected last night over Republican Mike Wilson.

Pillich says veteran's issues and education are key issues for her. She says education was by far the biggest concern she heard from constituents too.

Hamilton County
2:15 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Hamilton County has a new sheriff

Hamilton County Sheriff-elect (D) Jim Neil.
Credit Campaign website

For the first time in 25 years Hamilton County will have new sheriff and he's not a Republican. 

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Schools and social services
2:14 am
Wed November 7, 2012

Levy returns show close margins

While many eyes were focused on political races yesterday, school groups and social service agencies in the area were watching to see how their levies fared.

Hamilton County voters handily approved the mental health and senior services levies. Both were renewals but, because of lower property values, will actually raise fewer dollars.

School levies across the tri-state were less clear cut with many decisions separated by just several hundred votes.

Cincinnati Public's renewal passed as did levies in the Batavia, Finneytown, Northwest, Reading and Monroe districts.

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