CINCINNATI, Ohio - Paul McCartney's recent performance at the Cincinnati Reds' ballpark was music to the ears of county officials, because the event made about $151,000.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that it learned through a public records request that the proceeds for Hamilton County included about $36,500 from parking and $50,000 from renting out Great American Ball Park for the Aug. 4 concert.
The county and its taxpayers own the stadium. McCartney's show was the first full-fledged concert held there since it opened in 2003.
TOLEDO, Ohio - A trade group reports Toledo showed the most improvement among the state's six biggest housing markets during July.
The National Association of Realtors says Toledo had a higher increase in home prices, a bigger drop in homes on the market and a shorter average sale time than Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton.
Toledo Board of Realtors President Ed Sitter tells The Blade the report confirms "positive signs," including agents saying some homes are drawing multiple offers.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - A Cleveland crackdown on flash mobs won't be enacted now that the city council has upheld the mayor's veto.
A measure that would have made it a crime to use social media or cell phones to pull together a crowd was approved unanimously by council members last month and then shot down by Mayor Frank Jackson. The Plain Dealer reports the council voted 14-2 on Wednesday not to override Jackson's first veto since he took office in 2006.
People flying out of some Ohio airports don't have worry anymore about security personnel seeing images of them without their clothes on.
The Transportation Security Administration has installed new technology in Dayton, Cleveland and Toledo that allows travelers to go through checkpoint security and have full-body scanners show a generic outline of the body instead of a naked image.