Cincinnati home sales reached a six-year high last month. The Cincinnati Area Board of Realtors says January closings rose 30 percent compared to a year ago.
Board president Kevin Kelly says the continued upward momentum of Cincinnati home sales is a strong indicator the local economy is recovering. He says mortgage rates are maintaining their historic lows, the inventory of homes remains low and the number of buyers looking for a home is increasing, all factors that will help the local housing market.
Vanessa Y. White is foregoing a run for re-election to the Cincinnati Board of Education this year; and will run for Cincinnati City Council instead.
White, 49, put out a press release Thursday morning saying that she is "looking to make a broader impact" on the community.
Her first run for office was in 2009, when she emerged from a pack of 12 Cincinnati school board members to win one of the four seats that were open that year. It was her first run for public office; and she was the only non-incumbent elected that year.
A Cincinnati nun is being investigated for illegally casting an absentee ballot for another Sister of Charity who died before last November's election.
Sister Rose Marie Hewitt, a 78-year-old Sister of Charity, died Oct. 4 - the same day the Hamilton County Board of Elections mailed her absentee ballot and about 60,000 others to persons around the county who had requested them.