Tea party activists and fiscal conservatives are securing seats on local school boards across the Tristate and taking their anger over big government and Obama out on tax levies and Common Core standards. CINCINNATI -1
Former war crimes prosecutors say there is evidence that Syria has tortured and executed 11,000 detainees since the start of the uprising that began in 2011. WORLD -2
City Councilman Charlie Winburn continues referring to a supposed scandal involving a pile of unused road salt as “Saltgate.” The city administration says it bought the salt when the price was low for later use.
U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy last week criticized Japan’s continued dolphin hunting practices, calling them inhumane for capturing and killing hundreds of the sea mammals at a time. WORLD +1
Campbell County Sheriff’s deputies rescued 18 dogs from a suspected puppy mill after responding to a tip and finding wet dogs shivering in outdoor kennels amid dried feces and pools of urine. CINCINNATI +1
THIS WEEK: CINCINNATI -1, WORLD 0
YEAR TO DATE: CINCINNATI -6, WORLD +2