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State Auditor: Charter School Wasteful, Unethical

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
State Auditor Dave Yost released an audit today looking at Value Learning and Teaching (VLT) Academy’s 2010-2011 school year, and the findings are not pretty. The charter school, which is located in downtown Cincinnati, was found to be potentially overpaying in multiple instances — including potential conflicts of interest.   

Romney Lays Out Recovery Plan at Union Terminal

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sept. 1 laid out five steps that he said would have America “roaring back” during a campaign stop at Cincinnati’s Union Terminal, his first campaign stop since formally accepting the Republican nomination.  

Early Voting Gets More Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
In a statement on Aug. 22, Secretary of State Jon Husted said of early voting, “The rules are set and are not going to change.” Husted made the comment in an attempt to end discussion over in-person early voting hours. Unfortunately for Husted, a federal judge disagrees.   

Strategies to End Homelessness Loses Stimulus Funding

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
When the stimulus package passed in 2009, the federal government sent out funds that worked to prevent homelessness. Local organization Strategies to End Homelessness used some of this funding to help thousands of at-risk people and those who are already homeless. But that funding will soon come to an end because the stimulus package was only meant to be a temporary jolt to deal with the Great Recession.

State Grant to Help LGBT Homeless Youth in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Aug. 23 that grant money will go to a local organization to help homeless youth. Some of the money, which is taken from the State Victims Assistance Act, will go to Cincinnati-based Lighthouse Youth Services (LYS) to help victims of domestic violence, including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender youth, between the ages of 18 and 24.  

Dems Propose Q&As with Governor

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Some Democratic lawmakers want answers from Republican Gov. John Kasich. A group of Democratic state representatives has put forth a bill that would require Kasich — and every governor after him — to come before the Ohio House of Representatives 10 times per year for 45-minute question and answer sessions where the governor would have to take at least five questions from each side of the aisle.   

'Enquirer,' Buchanan Sacrifice Public Interest for UC Board

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
University of Cincinnati President Greg Williams abruptly stepped down Aug. 21. According to reports, Williams walked into a UC Board of Trustees meeting, announced he was resigning effective immediately and left.  

GOP Brings Race into Ohio's Early Voting Controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
“I guess I really actually feel we shouldn’t contort the voting process to accommodate the urban — read African-American — voter-turnout machine.” So said Doug Preisse, chairman of the Franklin County Republican Party, in an email to The Columbus Dispatch.  

Conference Addresses HIV/AIDS in African-American Community

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
According to the CDC, 51 percent of the U.S. population diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2007 was African-American, making it by far the race or ethnicity most heavily plagued by the disease.   

W&S Flyby: 'Stop Bullying Inn'

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Spectators at the Western & Southern Open’s finals on Aug. 19 also saw a plane flying overhead pulling a banner protesting the tournament’s corporate sponsor. The banner read: “W&S Stop Bullying Anna Lou Inn stpws.com.”    

Senior, Mental Health Services to Receive Less Funding

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Faced with the choice of raising property taxes or funding senior and mental health services at their current levels, the Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners voted on Aug. 8 to approve a ballot measure that would effectively cut tens of millions of dollars from those services if passed by voters.  

Online Address Change Approved for Ohio Voters

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced Aug. 9 that there is a new way for registered voters to change their voting address: the Internet.  

Health Care and Computers Will Top Cincinnati's 2020 Job Market

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Some of the best jobs in Cincinnati in 2020 will not require college degrees, according to a new report.  

Ohio Could Profit from Same-Sex Marriage

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A new study has indicated that legalizing same-sex marriage in Ohio could lead to big economic growth in the state.  

Cincinnati Voters to Decide on Four-Year Terms

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Cincinnati voters will decide in November whether to double the length of their council members’ terms.