For 11-year-old Santinez Payne, the grassy
lots and basketball courts behind his apartment building in northern
Over-the-Rhine are among the most important places in the city. But the area means different
things to different people.
Depending on the angle you look at it from, the
124-year-old Dennison Hotel is a historic gem needing to be rescued,
the last sliver of bygone affordability in an ever-pricier downtown or a
crumbling holdover from a less-successful era standing in the way of
As interest in
development of new condos, apartments and retail space in the city’s
central business district and neighboring areas grows, conflicts have
emerged over historic architecture long seen as one of the Queen City’s
most defining attributes.
West Chester isn’t known for its political protests, but GOP
presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump brought out the deep
divides running through contemporary American politics during his March
13 rally in the sleepy exurb north of Cincinnati.
Some of the
state’s 290 physical charter schools, which receive more than $1 billion
a year from taxpayers, have performed well. But other privately run,
publicly funded charters have seen financial mismanagement and
consistent low performance.