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Far from Home, but Still Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
ALPEN, GERMANY — As my days in Germany come to a close, what question am I asked the most? Will I be happy to be going home? The quick answer is always an emphatic “Yes,” with the added disclaimer that home is and always will be Cincinnati.  

Obama's Win Touches the World

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
BREDDENBERG, GERMANY – Being here the week after Sen. Barack Obama became President- Elect Barack Obama came as a somewhat unexpected surprise. The citizens of Germany are as happy as I am.  

Politics from the Inside Out

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Wow. Has this been some kind of ride. As I write this I sit in the back seat of Steve Driehaus' car at the Delhi Township Senior Center. It's Election Day morning.  

A Hero for Laughing at Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Josh Sneed, to borrow a line from a famous dead comedian, doesn't get any respect. Locally, anyway. The comedian from Saint Bernard has two Comedy Central specials under his belt.  

Read All About It While You Can

1 Comment · Wednesday, October 1, 2008
No surprise, but journalism ain't what it used to be, and we're paying the price for it. Maybe you don't care, don't think you should or wonder why it even matters. Thanks to the general apathy of the American public, you're probably right.  

Raising Up Lincoln Heights

1 Comment · Thursday, September 25, 2008
Tearing down the Valley Homes would seem like a good way to kick-start struggling Lincoln Heights. Walking among the mostly boarded-up government stock housing built in the 1940s to house workers at the General Electric plant during World War II, it's clear that this place isn't exactly prime Hamilton County real estate.   

When the Chips Are Down

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I don’t know a person who wasn’t affected by the windstorms that swept through here Sept. 14. If it was n’t tree branches littered all the yard or a tree lying in a road you normally take, you encountered a grocery store nearby without power, a gas tank on empty and not a station open any where.   


Accidents Will Happen

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I was in a car accident again. I'm like a magnet for bad drivers. I've never specifically caused an accident in my life, but I have managed to be in four minor ones (that I can recall) since I g  


Homelike and the Real Thing

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Northwestern Hamilton County isn't necessarily known for its fine eating establishments. The exception has to be Les Flick's Homelike Inn. Having had the pleasure of growing up in that part of G  

Choosing to Ride the Bus

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2008
People always want to extend their sympathies to me when I tell them I got where I was going by riding a Metro bus.  

Spring Awakening

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Winton Place -- ahem, Spring Grove Village -- is not the kind of place you probably think it is.  

Keeping the Dream Burning

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 30, 2008
WAIF (88.3 FM) is a bit more than a radio station. It's like a dysfunctional family that never really gets the help it needs.  


Everyone in the Pool

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BY Joe Wessels | Posted 07/23/2008 It's not very often that I find myself getting into a swimming pool these days. When I was a kid, though, on a hot, humid Cincinnati summer day there was   

My Name Is Joe, and I'm a Geek

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2008
I spent part of the last week geocaching and last night I stayed up too late playing around on my computer trying to figure how to hack my Blackberry, maximize efficiencies with my GMRS radios (lo  

Cutting Trees and Community Ties

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Out along Bridgetown Road in Green Township there are about five houses that have been inadvertently thrust into the firewood business. It wasn't the homeowners' idea, but thanks to crews contr