Thomas Vance is part of the group Veterans for
Medical Cannabis Access, which advocates for military veterans to be
able to use marijuana to treat conditions such as PTSD and chronic pain.
He says marijuana helps reduce his PTSD symptoms by 90 percent.
The clouds had been gathering over U.S.
Rep. John Boehner from nearly the moment he started his tenure as House
Speaker in 2011. Last week, the storm of discontent from far-right
Republicans in Congress finally ushered him out, underlining deep faults
in the country’s political landscape and leaving voids that could be
filled by more hardline conservatives.
Ohio Department of Health officials on
Sept. 25 denied licenses to perform abortions for the last two remaining
clinics in southwestern Ohio. Both clinics were in danger of closing at
the end of the month, but a federal judge on Sept. 28 ruled they must
be allowed to stay open until appeals to the ODH’s decision are heard.
Thirty-one years ago, Susan Bruggeman was
just two months into her freshman year at the University of Cincinnati
when she was raped at a Halloween party by a date her friend set her up
with. The incident quickly became public after
she reported it to the school, beginning a series of events that left
her feeling humiliated.
On a sunny day in late August, a group
from the Northside Community Council gave four representatives from the
Environmental Protection Agency, in from Washington, D.C. and the
federal agency’s Region 5 office in Chicago, a winding tour of the
Long before he was a Grammy-winning
musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bootsy Collins was a
kid in Cincinnati looking to break into the music business. That quest
led him to the door of then-bustling King Records in Evanston.
When app developer Mark Mussman started a
course to teach Cincinnatians how to build Android applications, he also
saw opportunity to help out LGBTQ youth experiencing or on the verge of
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon
Husted announced that marijuana legalization effort ResponsibleOhio had
succeeded in its push to collect the more than 300,000 signatures it
needed to put its proposal for a state constitutional amendment on the
For the past year, Reginald Stroud has
lived in a tucked away dead-end street in Northside. The building
he lived in at 1123-1125 Walnut St. also housed both his convenience
store and karate studio, which he says put him at the center of a
tight-knit community of longtime OTR residents.
Charles McClinon was in a tough spot in
2013 when he lost his health coverage. The 52-year-old Cincinnati
native, who has epilepsy, had returned to school in Chicago when the
medication he took for his seizures started affecting his short-term
Juan Alvarez was one of 10 undocumented
workers from Guatemala recruited by Jorge Padrilla, an undocumented
Mexican, to do the framing and drywall work for an addition at the Ohio
Theta House fraternity on Joselin Street in Clifton Heights last July.
When the eyes of the nation turn to the
All-Star Game in Cincinnati this week, viewers will likely see a
pristine version of the city. What they won’t see are hundreds of vacant
houses blighting nearby neighborhoods — a haunting reminder the
foreclosure crisis is still thriving in Cincinnati.