On June 1, the state of Ohio stopped
asking job seekers on applications whether they have been convicted of a
crime, and a proposed measure would remove questions about criminal
history from all public job applications across the state.
While most students in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati’s urban core are
showing academic improvement in school, newly disaggregated data
reveals low-income students lagging significantly behind their
counterparts in achieving key educational goals.
Just days after oral arguments for what may be one of the most important same-sex marriage cases in
history, Cincinnati civil rights attorney Al Gerhardstein is riding with
his daughter Jessica Gingold from Cincinnati to New Orleans to raise money and awareness for justice system reform.
A series of cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court
involving Ohio and three other states could be the
definitive national moment for same sex marriage. Cincinnati is at the epicenter of that moment in more ways than one.
Twenty years ago, Eugene Johnson, Laurese Glover and Derrick
Wheatt were convicted of murder based on the testimony of a single witness. Now, thanks to nearly a decade of legal advocacy by the
University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Innocence Project, they’ve been granted a
new chance at justice.
Imagine a classic 1920s storefront window
complete with mannequins posed in their finery. Now imagine a new type
of display — a space filled with buzzing drones, giant 3D printers and
announcements of the latest medical breakthroughs.
came out as transgender during high school, her mother asked that she
leave her house and neighborhood in Northern Kentucky. That rejection
started a long, harrowing journey through sex trafficking and addiction.
Picture an epic trip on a dedicated bike
trail from downtown Cincinnati to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland.
Or, if you’re less ambitious, visualize a Saturday jaunt from Milford to
downtown. Both are surprisingly close to reality.