Western & Southern might have
completely flubbed an opportunity to purchase the Anna Louise Inn back
in 2009, but it’s hard to describe the Fortune 500 company as anything
but proactive since that time.
Seven-month-old pit bull mix Oreo, dark chocolatey brown with all-white paws, was, at one time, the “miracle dog.” In 2009, Oreo’s owner hurled her from the
roof of his sixth-story Brooklyn, N.Y., apartment. Her tale was picked
up nationwide when the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals (ASPCA) took her in to treat her near-fatal injuries.
released shortly before Americans took the day off work for Labor Day, a
national holiday meant to celebrate workers, painted a dismal picture
of employment and wage disparities in the state of Ohio.
Democrats have had a strange election
cycle regarding same-sex rights. The party went from shying away from
the same-sex marriage issue in 2010 to President Barack Obama embracing
same-sex marriage rights in June and the official Democratic platform
embracing same-sex rights last week.
City officials on Aug. 21 finished and
released the final draft for Plan Cincinnati, the city’s first master
plan since 1980. The 228-page plan
touts a renewed emphasis on a
societal movement from neighborhoods back to the urban core of cities.
Like any political convention, the
Republican National Convention was filled with little substance and
mostly vague platitudes. But one piece of policy was made very clear in
the Republican Party’s political platform, which was officially unveiled
at the convention: The war on women is still marching along.
“I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the
voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American —
voter-turnout machine,” said Doug Preisse, chairman of the Franklin
County Republican Party and close adviser to Gov. John Kasich.
The Historic Conservation Board knew it
was in for a long afternoon when Western & Southern showed up to
Monday’s hearing with an army of suits to argue against a recommended
zoning permit for the Anna Louise Inn.
Rival political parties in Ohio probably
know more about your elected officials than you do. It’s common practice
for the major parties to file open records requests to get everything
from schedules and emails to staff resumes from officeholders.
Congratulations are in order for Ohio
Treasurer Josh Mandel. As part of his U.S. senatorial campaign, Mandel, a
Republican, has earned his sixth “Pants on Fire” rating from
fact-checking website PolitiFact.
Since 2010, Ohio has woken up to the
realities of its human trafficking problem. Back then, the state was
considered to be among “the worst states” — or tier 4 — by the Polaris
Project, an organization focused on the nationwide issue of human
The Coalition Opposed to Additional
Spending and Taxes (COAST) has long been known locally for its
unwavering opposition to the streetcar project, but the organization
crossed the line into dishonesty on Aug. 6 with its calls to action
about the sale of the Blue Ash Airport.