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.
The United Way of Greater Cincinnati,
Interact for Health and the Hamilton County Health Department have
tasked a nonprofit organization with improving the health of
Cincinnatians through data analysis and program development.
There is increasing unease and reports of
rioting in the streets of Kharkiv, a Ukrainian city that is tied to
Cincinnati by a 25-year-old sister city partnership. Kharkiv has 1.4
million residents and is nestled near Ukraine’s eastern border with
Russia. Two people recently died in pro-Russian protests amid calls for a
vote that would make Kharkiv independent from Ukraine’s central
government in Kiev.
after being booted out of Cincinnati’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade over
its pro-gay platform, the Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network
(GLSEN) has been banned again this year — along with all politicians.