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11:00 pm
Sat January 25, 2014

Moving the board of elections is no slam dunk

For years now, those people who cast early ballots in person at the Hamilton County Board of Elections have done so by going to the board’s offices at 824 Broadway downtown.

If a majority of the county commissioners and the two Republicans on the board of elections get their way, they will have to head to Mt. Airy to do that.

And a growing chorus of voices – mostly, but not entirely, Democrats, and most of the African-American leadership of Cincinnati – are saying that would be a raw deal for the thousands of voters who depend on public transportation to get around.

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Elmwood Place
2:47 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Judge rules in favor of motorists in Elmwood Place camera case

Judge Ruehlman ordered the sheriff's department to confiscate the village's traffic enforcement cameras last summer.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU (file photo)

Hamilton County Judge Robert Ruehlman has ruled in favor of motorists who are suing Elmwood Place over its automated traffic speed cameras.

The decision, granting summary judgement, came Thursday and here are some of the highlights.

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Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport
2:10 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Airport saw growth in 2013

Michael Keating WVXU

Airport officials say they're seeing signs that things are moving in the right direction.  CVG reports the number of passengers was up about 3 percent and its cargo traffic grew about 9 percent, comparing 2013 to 2012.

Here's the statement from CVG:

Local origin and destination (O&D) passengers using Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) yielded an increase for nine out of twelve months during 2013.

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Home sales
11:47 am
Thu January 23, 2014

It was a strong year for local housing market

Area realtors say 2013 ended on a high note for home sales.  The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors is reporting December closings rose 14.2 percent compared to a year earlier.  For the entire year, sales increased 20.84 percent.  The average home price rose 5.75 percent last year to $165,037.  

"The Greater Cincinnati Housing Market continues to improve at a moderate rate," said Ken Parchman, President of the CABR, in a statement.  "Our low inventory coupled with relatively low interest rates and stronger demand pushed the average price higher."

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Real Estate
12:01 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Private investors buying up Cincinnati properties

According to RealtyTrac, Cincinnati ranked fifth nationally in December when it came to the cities with the highest percentages of institutional investor purchases. These real estate investors are known as flippers and they buy lots of bank-owned foreclosed properties.

Read the report here.

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