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.
Richard Hague planned to teach in the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools for 50 years, but the literature and
writing teacher at Purcell Marian is retiring early after 45 years
because he thinks church authority has crossed a line.
Mayor John Cranley’s sudden steering of
Cincinnati’s bike plan off-street has forced cycling advocates and
administrators to regroup and refocus their attempts to move the city in
a more bike-friendly direction.
Hamilton County foreclosures decreased
again in 2013, but communities are still feeling the effects of the
housing crisis, signaling a long road to recovery. In the meantime,
various government and private organizations are taking proactive
measures to reverse the problems that often come with disproportionate
numbers of foreclosures.
Each week Ohio Justice and Policy Center
(OJPC) Executive Director David Singleton visits the Dayton Correctional
Institute (DCI). He feels his presence is making a difference — hearing
voices that would have otherwise remained silent. He speaks candidly
about one of his clients, a woman serving 17 years after shooting her
former police officer husband to death.
City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld helped
coordinate a contingent of bipartisan, elected officials to testify at a
House Finance Committee meeting last week against Gov. John Kasich’s
proposed across-the-board income tax cuts, which Sittenfeld connects to a
decline in important public services around Cincinnati.