Cincinnati voters will decide in November
whether their City Council members will serve four-year terms instead of
the current two-year ones — councilors just haven’t decided which
proposal to send to voters.
Student debt in this country has
surpassed the trillion-dollar mark — exceeding even total credit card
debt — and is still climbing. And a lot of it is owed by English and
philosophy majors now working as baristas or not at all.
Blocks away from the newest specialty
store opened by First Amendment crusader/pornographer Larry Flynt — a
man whose many court appearances helped define the legal boundaries of
free speech — anti-abortion activists on the sidewalks around Fountain
Square July 9 showed downtown workers and visitors to the 2012 World
Choir Games graphic depictions of fetuses mutilated by abortion.
A U.S. Department of Education survey has
found that Ohio’s public colleges are among the most expensive for
students nationwide, and universities around the region were quick to blame the Ohio state government for high costs.
The vibe of the Pleasant Ridge community
business district was recently threatened when
rumors began surfacing of corporate intentions to purchase the defining
block of the neighborhood to demolish the buildings, making way for a
new, deluxe Walgreens including a drive-thru pharmacy. Those affected would include long-standing Everybody’s Records,
the Gas Light Café, Ridge Jewelers, Royal Barbers and others.
They shared the same
Christian values, they shared a love of children and Jonathan Zeng was
ready to start as a music teacher at his new school. But 15 minutes after accepting the offer, Zeng received a
phone call from a school board representative because something was weighing on his mind — whether or not Zeng is gay.
For those who have never ridden the
snaky, shaky path from Lake Erie to the shores of the Ohio, it might
seem odd that a map is needed for a single bicycle route. But the ride,
like a miniature Route 66, meets many small towns along the way, and
figuring your way between where the path ends on one side of town and
picks up on another can be confusing.
The well-funded organization We Are Ohio
announced on May 21 that it will be taking up redistricting laws as its
next major initiative by joining forces with Ohio Voters First, an
organization that was created in response to a Republican redistricting
plan that created 12 solidly Republican districts and four largely
For three years now,
the nation’s second-biggest bank has been after Smart Money host Nathan Bachrach to make good on
$2.4 million it claims he owes. Ever hear of Kenwood Towne Place, the
half-finished retail-office complex on I-71 that went bust under $136
million in debt? Not only was it the region’s most spectacular real
estate failure during the Great Recession, it festers on as one of
the most contentious court cases in Hamilton County history.
In January of 2011, Keller’s IGA on Ludlow
Avenue closed its doors, leaving Clifton
residents devastated. For those who believe “devastated” to be too
strong of a word, simply ask residents how much the store is missed orb visit the numerous posts on Facebook asking about the
store’s reopening or watch the YouTube videos of the passionate pleas to
Ohio Gov. John Kasich to save the store.
In the idyllic world of TV sitcoms,
bullying among school-age youth usually entails some name-calling and
maybe the exchange of a few punches. The problem is fixed within 30
minutes or an hour, usually with some sage words of wisdom dispensed by
an adult. Cue commercial. Bullying in the real world, however, isn’t so easily remedied.