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Inside Pitch
8:31 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Poll: Obama up by five percentage points in Ohio

A Quinnipiac University poll released this morning showed President Obama with a five percentage point lead over Mitt Romney in Ohio - unchanged from the polling institute's last Ohio poll on Oct. 22.

The same poll looked at two other key battleground states - Florida and Virginia - and concluded that they were too close to call.

In the poll, Obama had 50 percent to Romney's 45 percent in Ohio.

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Local News
7:39 am
Wed October 31, 2012

Obama back on the campaign trail in Ohio Friday

President Obama, who suspended personal campaigning this week while he dealt with the aftermath of the storm that devastated large parts of the east coast, will return to the campaign trail Friday in the key battleground state of Ohio, where the polls show him in a dead heat with Mitt Romney.

There is no official word yet from the Obama-Biden campaign on re-scheduling the president's rally that was scheduled for this morning at Duke Energy Convention Center in Cincinnati. That was canceled by the White House Tuesday, but could well be re-scheduled.

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Brent Spence
5:01 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Financing the Brent Spence Bridge

The Brent Spence Bridge was built to handle 80,000 vehicles a day. Now more than 160,000 cross.
Michael Keating

Politicians are doing their part to keep the Brent Spence Bridge a topic of conversation; even President Obama mentioned it to an Iowa newspaper last week. Behind the scenes efforts are moving forward to build a new bridge faster and cheaper.

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Council term
4:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Supporters of Cincinnati Issue 4 hold press event

Cincinnati Council chamber at City Hall.
Credit Tana Weingartner

Cincinnati residents will vote next week on a charter amendment that would allow city council members to serve four-year terms instead of the current two.  

Both sides have been debating the issue since a council majority placed it on the ballot in August.  

The group Citizens for Common Sense is urging a “yes” vote and held a press conference Tuesday.  

Business owner and philanthropist Otto Budig supports longer-terms.

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Economic development
2:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Cincinnati Port's strategic plan

The Greater Cincinnati Port Authority is working to finalize a strategic plan that will guide its work for the next two years. 

Executive Director Laura Brunner presented the proposal Tuesday to City Council’s Strategic Growth Committee. 

She said some may be surprised the plan is only for two years instead of a longer period.

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