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.
If a group of former athletes,
entrepreneurs, developers and other investors gets its way, a
high-profile ballot initiative seeking to change Ohio’s constitution
could make it legal to light up a joint in the state.
The region’s hunger problem isn’t
relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive
food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s
Hunger Alliance, a statewide group.
Some were news stories, yes, but this
past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange
world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit
art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more
straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.
of recent police shootings involving white officers and unarmed blacks
has led to renewed scrutiny on racial bias in law enforcement and how
officers are held accountable when something suspect happens.
The state of Ohio could soon force
Cincinnati’s last remaining clinic providing abortions to cease the
procedure, leaving it the largest metropolitan area in the country
without direct access to an abortion clinic.