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.
Cincinnati’s beleaguered public school system, faced with a
projected $43 million budget gap for next year, slashed 10 percent of
its teaching staff April 17. In a special session, the school board
voted unanimously to eliminate at least 237 jobs, saving the district
around $20 million.
Organizers of the annual Take Back the
Night vigils and marches across the United States often cite the Thoreau
quote as epitomizing one of the movement’s key principles. The power of
speaking out, they say, is essential to ending the stigma associated
with sexual violence against women.
In an economy where prices on rental
properties continue to skyrocket while the job market remains sluggish,
Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) has an idea. He’s introduced radical
legislation to reform the federal Section 8 low-income housing program, a
reform that would force many in need to fend for themselves to obtain
Dale Recinella, a devout Catholic who got
his undergraduate degree from Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky
and graduated law school at Notre Dame University, said he had a
religious experience while unconscious. In his fevered state, Recinella
saw Jesus Christ, who asked him what he had accomplished with the gifts
he had been given.
There are several Ohio families whose military daughters died from “non-combat” circumstances, and their tragedy was amplified when the military tried to tarnish the victim’s reputation and even blame the victim for her own death.
If Janaya Trotter is successful, she
would be both the first woman and the first African-American prosecutor
in Hamilton County’s history. Trotter, 31, is a lifelong county
resident who graduated from Northern Kentucky University’s Salmon P.
Chase Law College in 2008.