You know the economy is in bad shape when rich people start tightening up the purse strings (though we don't really feel it ourselves until the money stops trickling down to us). The Enquirer reported today that the Village of Indian Hill, known for its lavish estates and for never having interstates constructed through its lush wilderness, has decided to postpone $1.2 million worth of capital projects.
Those of us who have frequented West Chester in the past to purchase geometrically shaped light fixtures know how welcoming the township can be. That's why we were surprised today to hear that leaders there are considering converting the township into a city, which would give them the ability to impose a 1 percent income tax. Critics say that will upset members of the Cincinnati Tea Party because they've never had to protest in their own neighborhood before.
Those of us who received frantic text messages reading the likes of "MJ died today … FUCK!" were surprised and relieved to find out later that basketball legend Michael Jordan was, in fact, alive and well. The news wasn't so great for Pop icon Michael Jackson, who died suddenly at his Los Angeles home at age 50 and received hours of TV news tributes, tweets and descriptions of his "troubled" life in his honor.
Americans understand that there are times when you just have to do what’s right — we’ve all known someone who stepped up and helped an old lady cross the street or gave Ken Broo directions to the nearest Chipotle at some point in time. Barack Obama made a similar gesture today by extending benefits to same-sex partners of federal employees.
People from the Midwest already know how liberal Californians are — we hear all about their medical marijuana and interracial relationships on the news. But San Francisco is about to take it to the next level this fall with the strictest recycling rules this side of the Atlantic.
Are you tired of paying service fees to print out a concert ticket on your own computer? Do you think it's unfair when the ATM and your bank charge you for taking money out of the wrong machine? Have you ever let someone kick you in the nuts for no reason?
Socialist governments that want to mortgage our children's futures aren't the only entities finding symbolic messes from protesters on their front steps these days. The Oxford Press today reported that a group of health care-reform activists delivered a couple of sacks of metaphorical dirty laundry to U.S. Rep. John Boehner's office.
With Ohio’s economy struggling and the state budget looking like the Green Party’s checking account balance, there’s still one politician willing to use horse-inspired metaphors to call on elected officials to increase the state’s revenue.
There’s only one American demographic that’s been only mildly affected by the recent recession and credit crunches, and that’s college students — they’ve actually benefited lately from the drop in gas prices and Domino's deciding to sell two pizzas in one box.
TV has taught America a lot about Cincinnati: 1970s sitcoms, '80s rollerblade dramas, '90s drug movies and the 2001 riots gave people a pretty good idea of what we're all about. Now the country has a new perception of us, as MTV's 'Taking the Stage' reality show made our School of Creative and Performing Arts seem like an exciting place full of complicated teenagers and real-life dance-offs.
Hamilton County GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou is a complicated man, and no one understands him but his man (Bill Cunningham). The liberal media today didn´t understand Triantafilou’s joke about a bald-from-chemotherapy Sen. Arlen Specter looking like the Dr. Evil character from Austin Powers.
Everyone knows what it's like to mess up a job interview by saying something stupid right at the end (you apparently are supposed to ask the interviewer questions about the position but not whether someone is going to watch you pee during the drug test). Miss California Carrie Prejean made a similar mistake during the Miss America pageant over the weekend.
When a government tries to tread on Americans, we don't take it lying down. That’s why thousands of people visited downtown Cincinnati today to participate in the Cincinnati Tea Party, a widely organized event meant to demonstrate displeasure with President Obama's federal stimulus package and the concept of taxes in general.
President Obama on Tuesday pulled the ol’ “pop-in” on our friends over in Iraq, but instead of dropping a friendly “Hey buddy” like Kramer in Seinfeld, Obama told the entire nation to hurry up and become self-sufficient.
Cincinnati's local media got quite a treat today from angry Westside residents, who boarded up a Westwood house even though the city had already padlocked the doors. All the major TV news networks (plus The Enquirer, which let two of its reporters take breaks from tweeting to work on the story) accepted an invitation from a group called Westwood Concern to watch them board up a house that troublemakers regularly use to do bad things.