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.
As the Ohio legislature continues to
narrow the eye of the needle abortion providers must thread to legally
provide services to women, the Cincinnati area’s two remaining clinics
face the threat of closure.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on June
16 made a trip to Cincinnati to speak at a fundraiser for the Republican
National Committee. As he entered the posh Cincinnati Club downtown, he
was confronted by protesters.
The southern section of Vine Street in
Over-the-Rhine is a row of shiny glass facades, boutique shops and
start-ups. Nearby Washington Park has received an extensive facelift,
and other projects are popping up around the neighborhood.
Two of Cincinnati’s most famous buildings
make appearances on postcards, in logos and anywhere else symbols
representing the city are needed. But in real life, they’re slowly
crumbling as the region tries to figure out who will pay for their
One in seven Ohioans with a driver’s
license has at least one — a life-long legal scar that has become the
voodoo of our generation(s). According to the Ohio Department of Safety,
more than 1.3 million licensed drivers in the state have at least one
DUI conviction. This eye-opening number suggests far too many Ohioans
are getting behind the wheel impaired.
More than 60 people crammed into a small
conference room at Xavier University the evening of May 27 to witness a
presentation by Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority on its
five-year strategic plan, but many weren’t there to hear CMHA Director
Gregory Johnson discuss mission statements and rebranding.
Despite a vagabond baseball career that
saw him careening from team to team across the Northeast and Midwest for
a decade, Lipman “Lip” Pike arrived in Cincinnati in early 1877 to play
for the Red Stockings — the early name of today’s Reds — amid a fair
amount of hype.