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Gannett Weekly Found Guilty of Defamation

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
A federal judge ruled Aug. 1 that the Milford-Miami Advertiser, a Gannett-owned suburban weekly newspaper, was guilty of defaming police officer James Young.
  

Kasich Mum on Medicaid Expansion

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Despite a study that shows Medicaid expansion in the three states improved coverage, access to care and self-reported health, Gov. John Kasich has said he will wait on his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio.  

Redistricting Amendment Gets 750,000 Signatures

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Ohio Voters First turned in 300,000 more signatures for its redistricting amendment July 28, bringing the grand total of signatures turned in to 750,000.   

City Council Moves to Ban Fracking Injection Wells

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Nobody stood up for fracking in a July 31 City Council committee meeting that saw dozens of people urge council to pass an ordinance banning injection wells within Cincinnati.  

Ohio Supreme Court to Address Racial Bias in Execution Cases

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Ohio’s death penalty came under scrutiny July 19, when the Ohio Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Task Force heard presentations from three subcommittees on strategies to make sure death penalty sentencing in Ohio is transparent and fair.
  

Commissioners Hear Arguments for Fully Funding Social Services

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The message at a July 18 County Commission public hearing: Don’t reduce funding for mental health and senior services.  

Lottery Profits Won’t Aid Schools

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
In a joint statement July 18, the Ohio School Boards Association, the Buckeye Association of School Administrators and the Ohio Association of School Business Officials explained that a record $771 million in lottery profits doesn’t mean more school funding.
  

Obama Sues Ohio to Restore Early Voting

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
President Barack Obama and the Democratic Party filed a lawsuit July 17 to restore voting during the three days prior to Election Day in the state of Ohio. If the restriction is removed, it could benefit as many as 93,000 Ohioans who voted early during the 2008 presidential election.   

Schmidt, Boehner Accused of Scrubbing Wikipedia Pages

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A post on viral web cataloger BuzzFeed last week accused U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt or her staff of airbrushing the congresswoman’s Wikipedia page. 
  

Ohio GOP Questions Redistricting Petition Signatures

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The Ohio Republican Party announced July 17 that it will be scrutinizing petition signatures for an amendment that would reform Ohio’s redistricting laws.  

Chabot Attempts to Deny Federal Streetcar Funding

1 Comment · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A voice vote introduced to the U.S. House by our own Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) led to an approved amendment to the 2013 Transportation and Housing Urban Development spending bill that bars federal transportation funds from being used to design, construct or operate a Cincinnati streetcar.   

Kasich Signs Human Trafficking Bill

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Gov. John Kasich on June 27 signed into law Ohio’s Safe Harbor Act, what is being touted as one of the country’s toughest human trafficking bills. The law’s passage comes shortly after Kasich re  

Anti-Western & Southern Video Removed from YouTube

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 3, 2012
A video parody of Western & Southern Financial Group’s continued attempts to stop a planned renovation of the Anna Louise Inn women’s shelter was removed from YouTube on June 28 shortly after   

Wasson Way Bike Plan Moves Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Advocates of converting into a bike trail the space on the long-vacated Wasson Way railroad tracks that snake through several healthy residential and business districts gleamed new hope Tuesday when Cincinnati City Council’s Livable Communities Committee passed a resolution to approve the space to be preserved for a public hike-bike path.
  

City Accepting Art Fellowship Applications

1 Comment · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Cincinnati’s newly established Art Fellowships program will accept applications through Aug. 31 for $50,000 in funding for individual artist grants. According to City Councilwoman Laure Quinlivan, who helped secure support for the funding, the effort indicates that Cincinnati is “an art-friendly city and encourages artists to live here.”