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Down and Out in Clifton Heights

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Uncle Woody's is about to bite the (saw) dust. The restaurant and bar known to many a University of Cincinnati student -- past and present -- as a place to eat, drink and be merry closed its doors J  

OTR Without Kaldi's Is Unthinkable

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Kaldi's Coffeehouse, the venerable staple of Over-the-Rhine's Main Street, might have finally met its match: an eviction notice. Though thoughts of moving the bar and restaurant -- known for it  

The Public's Right to Know

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Hamilton County Commissioner Pat DeWine wants to share something with you. DeWine, who's running for a spot on the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas this fall, thinks it's time that government  

Not Too Cool for the Pool

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Over the weekend, while taking her dogs on an evening walk in Mount Washington, my girlfriend and I bumped into about 15 teenage boys who just happened to be walking along the same street we were.   

Doing Summer Right in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 28, 2008
With Memorial Day comes another summer. That last Monday in May opens a floodgate that signals all the great things about living in this town. Everywhere there are signs of what a great place thi  

Throwing Trash, Making a Living

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 21, 2008
A man who lives along Boudinot Avenue in Westwood fills a 30-gallon plastic garbage can about halfway each week with raw dog turds and puts it out on the curb to be picked up by a city garbage co  

God Save the Queen

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 14, 2008
I'm one of those crazy people who thinks government and politicians can do the right thing when they want to. Like when innocent people and floating historical landmarks get caught up in a labor  

Saturdays in the Park

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Sitting on my window sill and staring at them every Saturday was not enough. Apparently I needed to go down to Washington Park and experience what it was like to hand out sandwiches on the sidewalk.  

222 Eyes in the Sky Downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Bill Brown is one paranoid dude. And now, thanks to his tour of downtown surveillance cameras, so am I. The two-hour walk-and-talk that took us all of 1 1/2 blocks -- beginning in front of Nada   

Good Luck Going Car-Free

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Even if I wanted to give up the car lifestyle in Greater Cincinnati and, say, bike it, scooter it or just walk, all my options leave a little bad taste in my mouth. With a scooter I could putter  

Sometimes Green Takes Green

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
When my mom asked me what gift I'd like for my birthday this year, I think I surprised her a little bit when I answered "light bulbs." But not just any light bulbs. I wanted to fill in the res  

A Tribute to Exceptional People

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
On Sunday evening I was driving along Springdale Road in Colerain Township, and a white Montgomery fire truck passed me. Moments later, at the corner of Thompson Road and Springdale, I saw another t  

Opening Day an Opening for OTR

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Despite the rain and gray skies, March 31 was a wonderful day. Opening Day is special for Cincinnati and those who take the time off of work or school to wear red, come downtown and watch the Findla  

One for All, All for One

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Throughout the 413 square miles of Hamilton County there are 49 separate political jurisdictions. Nearly all have their own fire, public works and parks departments, and quite a few have their ow  

Asking Questions, Causing Trouble

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The first phase of Cincinnati's proposed streetcar line should be built between downtown and IKEA in West Chester. I offer that mostly in jest. But try asking a legitimate question about the str