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‘Enquirer’ Publisher Resigns from UC Board of Trustees

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Enquirer President and Publisher Margaret Buchanan is leaving the University of Cincinnati Board of Trustees, citing potential perception of a conflict of interest as her reporters cover the recent departure of UC’s former president, Greg Williams, who abruptly resigned on Aug. 21.    

Obama Administration Says Ohio Botched Welfare Reform

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
State officials in Columbus are getting squeezed by the Obama administration because Ohio failed to move enough people off public assistance programs into real jobs. The feds contend the state has mismanaged welfare reform since 2007.  

Board Votes Down Washington Park Rules

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The Cincinnati Park Board voted Sept. 20 to end Park Rule 28, which allowed the Park Board to enact new rules by placing signs on Washington Park grounds.  

City Council Moves Streetcar Refinancing Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 26, 2012
City Council’s budget committee voted 6-3 Sept. 24 to use $29 million from other projects in part to move utility lines and pipes to accommodate for streetcar tracks.   

Obama Announces Trade Action Against China at Cincinnati Stop

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
President Barack Obama announced a new trade action against China during a Cincinnati campaign stop in Eden Park Sept. 17, where he also took the opportunity to attack Republican challenger Mitt Romney.   

Streetcar Delayed until 2015

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The $110 million streetcar project’s opening is being delayed by more than a full year — from spring 2014 to summer 2015.  Meg Olberding, city spokesperson, attributes the delay to “a number of scheduling issues.”   

Shadowy Political Handbill on the East Side

2 Comments · Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Last week, packets of anti-Democrat political literature tucked into plastic sandwich bags were tossed into East Side driveways. It’s apparently a broadside from some bag ladies bent on kicking President Barack Obama out of office, along with anybody who might possibly share his views. But they might be cheating.   

Boehner Staffer Got Redistricting Request Filed in 13 Minutes

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The Ohio Voters First campaign for Issue 2 has shined some light into how Ohio’s district boundaries are redrawn. In a new graph, the campaign revealed that getting a business added to a district is sometimes as simple as asking for a favor.  

Investigation: Police Chase Violated Procedure

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
An internal police investigation determined that officers acted improperly in a July 10 car chase that ended up with one child seriously injured and four teenagers hurt.   

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.