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Inside Pitch
7:52 am
Thu October 25, 2012

Council Democrats to cast Obama votes today

Four Democratic members of Cincinnati City Council plan to go to the Hamilton County Board of Elections this afternoon to cast their ballots for President Obama, in an event aimed at encouraging early voting.

Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and council members Yvette Simpson, Wendell Young and Laure Quinlivan will be at the board of election at 824 Broadway downtown at 4 p.m. today - only hours after GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney makes an appearance at a machine milling plant in Bond Hill.

Covington hotel
4:13 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Covington planning a $25 million boutique hotel

The City of Covington is preparing to officially announce a possible new development downtown.


The public relations firm handling Thursday's announcement confirms plans for a 25-million dollar boutique hotel in downtown Covington.


Channel 9 reports the hotel, pending state funding, would be located in the Covington city building. City government would move elsewhere. The structure, on the northeast corner of Madison and 7th was built in 1910 and housed the Coppin Department Store.

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Council term
4:09 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

For and against Cincinnati's Issue 4

Cincinnati voters will decide next month if they want city council members to serve a four-year term in office instead of the current two. 

One group is urging a “no” vote on Issue Four. 

Former Council Member Chris Bortz dismissed the notion the group can’t get an serious work done in two-years.

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Hamilton County budget
2:27 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Hamilton County employees not likely to see wage hike

Following up on the first of several public budget hearings, Hamilton County Commission President Greg Hartmann says he doesn't foresee wage increases for county workers.

"In our administrator's recommended budget there is discussion about giving raises to employees. As much as I would like to sit here today and say we can do that, I don't think it's consistent with where we are as a county and where this budget is," he says.

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Miami University student center
12:52 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

Miami U. hits milestone on new student union

A worker guides the final steel beam into place during a "topping out" ceremony for Miami University's Armstrong Student Center.
Jeff Sabo Miami University

The final steel beam on Miami University's new student center is now in place. The support was placed yesterday during a special "topping out" ceremony.

Following tradition, the beam was painted white and signed by key contributors as well as university officials and anyone who came by before the ceremony.

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