Many have made parallels between the shooting of Mike Brown by a Ferguson police officer and
the killing of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart — but the racial tensions and local reactions surrounding the tragedies differ.
Just prior to the
Food Allergy Research and Education walk in mid-September, University
of Cincinnati College of Medicine immunologist Fred Finkelman took the
stage to discuss groundbreaking research on suppressing food allergies
Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio Department of
Rehabilitations and Corrections, says
he’s deeply conservative and strongly believes in the rule of law — and
also wants to see the death penalty banned in Ohio.
Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway
project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised
questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent
struggles — and whether it will at all.
The long, often
difficult saga of the only black-owned business at The Banks appears to
be coming to an end. Mahogany’s owner Liz Rogers announced Sept. 9 that
the upscale Southern restaurant will move from the city’s prized
After last month's battle between the city and Hamilton
County's Republican Commissioners over funds to fix Music Hall and
Union Terminal, Democrats sense an
opportunity to unseat Commissioner Chris Monzel in the upcoming November
The police shooting Aug. 9 of an unarmed 18-year-old black
man named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the subsequent protests that have drawn hundreds into the streets remind many of the
challenges Cincinnati has faced when it comes to race relations and law
On Aug. 6, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments about the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. At stake is a
2004 amendment to Ohio’s constitution and similar laws in the three
other states. The hearings marked the next step of the ongoing battle
over gay marriage rights, drawing national interest.
Multiple factors have converged in Ohio to bring heroin addiction and overdose numbers to crisis levels. Meanwhile, clinics providing treatment options that can help addicts wean themselves off heroin are limited by a 14-year-old federal law restricting the number of people they can treat.
If Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
can convince the Ohio Statehouse to pass “Annie’s Law,” or HB 469, all
first-time DUI offenders wishing to drive during any probation will have
to install a breathalyzer machine in their car and pass it for the car
Forty-two-year-old Democrat David Pepper
has already served two terms as a Cincinnati City Councilman and a term
as Hamilton County Commissioner. Now he wants to be Ohio’s attorney
general, and he’s hitting Republican incumbent Mike DeWine on multiple
fronts to try and unseat him.