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.
There’s a stretch of old railroad tracks
running through the bustling, lively area of Hyde Park just off the
Smith-Edwards Road exit. Businesses thrive among a quiet, upscale
residential area; children board buses for school. Just to the side of
the road, though — away from the life and hullabaloo — is something very
different. Something lifeless.
“The Arab Spring actually began in autumn
in a small camp in Western Sahara,” says Salka Barca. Barca doesn’t note
that this fact is known by too few, but it is implied in a facial
expression that is equal parts pride and exasperation.
Ten years ago, Demetrious Smith hoped to
buy a building and work as a landlord after non-work-related injury
ended his 13-year career with General Electric, but getting financed on
the strength of his monthly $1,182 disability check seemed unlikely.
Then a postcard arrived in his family’s mailbox from a company called
National Mortgage Funding, which promised home financing for anyone.
Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge Fanon Rucker could be history in the making. Rucker is seeking a seat on the Ohio
State Supreme Court. If he wins the Democratic primary and the general
election, he then joins his father in being the first father and son to
sit on a Supreme Court bench at the same time in U.S. history.
Kim Martin is 13 years old, going on 60.
The Liberty Township woman is a “leaper,” also known as a person born on
Leap Year Day, Feb. 29. Leapers celebrate their true birthdays
every four years, and 2012 is one such exceptional year.
Fascinating, diverse, progressive — those
are just a handful of words that are being used to describe the new 31st
Ohio House District. Consisting of Amberley Village, Clifton,
Clifton Heights, Evanston, Madisonville, Hyde Park, Northside, Oakley,
Silverton, St. Bernard and Walnut Hills, the district contains many
walks of life, including a healthy liberal population.
As The Enquirer staff braces for
another reduction in staff, the paper and its parent company might not
yet have seen the full fallout of its decision to cut staff last year.
Two of the newspaper’s former editors, Joe Fenton and Cathy Ruetter,
have filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper and The
Dr. Victor Garcia
delivers a quote from Jewish philosopher Abraham Heschel: “The opposite
of good is not evil, the opposite of good is indifference.” The diverse crowd of about 80 people
who’ve gathered to hear Garcia speak at a recent luncheon at a downtown
church nod their heads in approval.
A citizen-initiated statute has
reached the Ohio General Assembly after eight years of protests and a
two-year signature drive by an Ohio volunteer group called the Coalition
to Ban Ohio Dog Auctions (CBODA). The statute would ban the sale of
dogs through auctions or raffles, as well as all trafficking in dogs
from out-of-state auctions.
For some people, City Councilman
Christopher Smitherman is Cincinnati’s wakeup call for change.
Smitherman’s election to council in November proved not only that
independent candidates can get elected, but that city residents wanted
someone who is outspoken and didn’t pull his punches at City Hall.