ResponsibleOhio, the $20-million campaign
to legalize marijuana, learned on July 20 that its petition fell nearly
30,000 signatures short of putting a proposed constitutional amendment
on the ballot Nov. 3.
The Cincinnati Police Department on June 19
lost its first officer in the line of duty since 2000. Cincinnati police
officer Sonny Kim, 48, was shot and killed by a gunman in Madisonville
as he responded to a 911 call about a man with a gun acting erratically.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit
Authority on June 5 released the dollar amounts for the two lowest bids
for the first 10 years of streetcar operations. One bid is under the
city’s budget, while the other is not.
The city of Cincinnati recently drew up
resignation documents for Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell,
according to a May 29 report by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
That revelation has led to speculation over whether Blackwell was on the
verge of being dismissed from his position, though city officials say
that isn’t the case.
Mayor John Cranley on May 6 vetoed a plan passed by Democrats on City
Council that would have converted 400 to 450 of the neighborhood’s 1,200
spots into permitted parking for residents. The plan would have charged residents $108 a year for a parking pass.
Cincinnati City Council April 15 passed a resolution asking the city
administration to draw up a report on possible funding sources for the
planning and construction of phase 1B of the city’s streetcar.
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign registered with the IRS a nonprofit
April 20 called A New Day for America, officially setting up the
fundraising organization for the Republican’s nascent presidential bid.