Another effort to reduce Cincinnati’s
alarmingly high infant mortality rates launched Oct. 1, which local
leaders hope will help educate first-time parents in high-risk zip codes
on proper ways to put their infants to sleep.
Gov. John Kasich’s refusal to seek
another waiver for federal regulations on food stamps will force 18,000
current recipients in Hamilton County to meet work requirements if they
want the benefits to continue.
City Council’s Budget and Finance
Committee on Sept. 24 unanimously stripped budget restorations that
would have reinstated car allowances, paid work days and office budgets
for the city government’s top earners.
City Council joined statewide efforts to avoid loosening restrictions on the use of deadly force when it unanimously passed on Sept. 11 a resolution that opposes Ohio’s version of controversial “Stand Your Ground” laws.
In partnership with the Cincinnati Police
Department, City Councilman Chris Seelbach on Sept. 5 unveiled a
legislative plan that would crack down on cellphone thefts by making it
more difficult to sell stolen devices.
LGBT groups, civil libertarians and
legislators came together in Cincinnati, Cleveland and Columbus on Sept.
9 to announce Why Marriage Matters Ohio, a new statewide effort to
educate and persuade Ohioans to support legalizing same-sex marriage.