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Main Street Hops on a Lily Pad

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Frogs used to be the only critters perched on lily pads. Up on Main Street, however, business owners, students and shoppers are now hanging out on an electronic lily pad in Over-the-Rhine. Project   

Better Policing

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 1, 2006
What a difference a year -- and a federal court order -- make. In his 12th quarterly report on police reform in Cincinnati, Saul Green, the independent monitor appointed by U.S. District Judge Susa  

Fightin' Irish

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 25, 2006
A place of good times came to a bitter end last week with the closing of The Dubliner, a Pleasant Ridge institution that won Best Celtic Pub in CityBeat's Best of Cincinnati® issue the past fiv  

They're Your Documents

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 4, 2006
Reporters have no special right to public records. It's just that we're in the business of asking for them. Arrest reports, the mayor's e-mail to the city manager, a school principal's personnel fi  

Devilish Details

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 28, 2005
Maybe Simon Leis is onto something. Perhaps, as the Hamilton County Sheriff pronounced on Fountain Square last spring, we are suffering a "satanic pestilence." What else could explain some of th  

New Council, New Controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 7, 2005
Cincinnati City Council could have easily been mistaken for a high school graduation Nov. 30. Members of the public and council members reminisced about accomplishments and offered compliments al  

Mean Jean Breaks Oath

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 23, 2005
It's not easy for a new member of the U.S. House of Representatives to distinguish herself in a body consisting of 435 legislators, but U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt (R-Milford) succeeded last week. On  

Cincinnati Chooses Change

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 16, 2005
The voters made their choices Nov. 8. Ohio was not interested in substantially changing its election system, rejecting four state constitutional amendments by margins of 64 percent or higher each.   

A Refuge Called 'Here'

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 9, 2005
Just before he was to be shot, a Bosnian man in Croatia wrestled away from his captor, jumped a fence and, without money or passport, made it across five international boundaries to find safety in A  

Resident, Beware

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 26, 2005
Residents of Rockford Woods in Northside, who are into their third year of negotiations with the city of Cincinnati, are frustrated, angry and fed up. "Personally, I'm tired of being told by lawyer  

The 1.5 Percent Solution

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Cincinnati isn't usually noted for its compassion toward any underdogs besides its sports teams. But for more than 20 years the city's Human Services Policy has quietly set aside 1.5 percent of the   

Use of Force

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
The prospect of having the law come down hard is sometimes sufficient to get wrongdoers to change their behavior, and that applies to police and other city officials as well as criminals. Having an  

Campaign Rebate

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Knowing who's kicking which candidate how much money can be invaluable for tracing back favors and unholy alliances, but sometimes the exercise resembles schoolyard bickering: Who did you sit next t  

Picking Favorites

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 21, 2005
Most Americans have been nursed from the first patriotic flag bib, or at least their first civics class, suckling on the purported superiority of the American political system. But if nothing else g  

Guess Who's Not Coming

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2005
Hyperconscious of its image, Cincinnati gloms onto magazine surveys enumerating its ranking among the country's most livable cities, the best cities for singles and other faux-statistical indicators