When app developer Mark Mussman started a
course to teach Cincinnatians how to build Android applications, he also
saw opportunity to help out LGBTQ youth experiencing or on the verge of
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon
Husted announced that marijuana legalization effort ResponsibleOhio had
succeeded in its push to collect the more than 300,000 signatures it
needed to put its proposal for a state constitutional amendment on the
For the past year, Reginald Stroud has
lived in a tucked away dead-end street in Northside. The building
he lived in at 1123-1125 Walnut St. also housed both his convenience
store and karate studio, which he says put him at the center of a
tight-knit community of longtime OTR residents.
Charles McClinon was in a tough spot in
2013 when he lost his health coverage. The 52-year-old Cincinnati
native, who has epilepsy, had returned to school in Chicago when the
medication he took for his seizures started affecting his short-term
Juan Alvarez was one of 10 undocumented
workers from Guatemala recruited by Jorge Padrilla, an undocumented
Mexican, to do the framing and drywall work for an addition at the Ohio
Theta House fraternity on Joselin Street in Clifton Heights last July.
When the eyes of the nation turn to the
All-Star Game in Cincinnati this week, viewers will likely see a
pristine version of the city. What they won’t see are hundreds of vacant
houses blighting nearby neighborhoods — a haunting reminder the
foreclosure crisis is still thriving in Cincinnati.
gray early morning of June 24, a charter bus idled outside the
Elizabeth Campbell Surgical Center in Mount Auburn waiting to take a
group of Planned Parenthood supporters from Cincinnati to the state
capitol building in Columbus.
A group calling itself the Cincinnati
Educational Justice Coalition packed 60 people into a small conference
room at the West End YMCA June 18 to discuss solutions to a
long-standing issue — the stubborn gap separating low-income Cincinnati students from their more well-off peers.
Cincinnati City Council’s Budget and Finance
Committee on June 15 wrangled over the city’s upcoming $1 billion
budget, passing the operating portion of that financial plan but leaving
a fight over capital spending for another day.