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Report: DuBose Shooting 'Entirely Preventable'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
An internal review released Sept. 11 by the University of Cincinnati found that the July 19 shooting death of unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose by UC police officer Ray Tensing was “entirely preventable” and resulted from tactical mistakes made by Tensing.  

Police Chief Blackwell Fired, Intends to Sue City

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
City Manager Harry Black announced Sept. 10 that Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell had been fired that day due to “lack of sufficient and proper communication, particularly within the command staff, coupled with a consistent and pervasive disregard for the chain of command,” according to a 35-page memo from the city.

City Report, FOP Vote Could Mean Decisive Week for Embattled Police Chief

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
With Cincinnati’s Fraternal Order of Police set to cast a vote of no confidence regarding Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell next week, a debate has sprung up about the chief’s future and his performance.  

Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio over Abortion Restrictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 1 against the state of Ohio, charging that “hostile policies” passed by the state in the last few years greatly restrict women’s access to abortions.

Executive Session Charter Amendment Chances Dim

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Mayor John Cranley Aug. 26 vetoed a proposed amendment to the city’s charter that would allow Cincinnati City Council to meet in executive session about specific topics.

Kentucky County Clerk Still Refusing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land earlier this summer is still refusing to do so, citing her religious beliefs.

Council Battles over Charter Amendments

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
During a contentious city council meeting on Aug. 24, Cincinnati City Council moved along one proposal for amending the city’s governing charter, putting it on the November ballot for voters to approve. But questions remain about whether four other proposals will also find their way to the ballot.

CPS Ends First-Come, First-Served Magnet-School Enrollment

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A long-held tradition for Cincinnati parents is over, at least for now, as Cincinnati Public Schools has suspended its policy of first-come, first-served enrollment for the district’s in-demand magnet schools.  

Koch Bros. Group Targets Strickland in Ohio’s U.S. Senate Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A group funded by billionaire conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch has jumped into Ohio’s 2016 U.S. Senate race with a series of new ads bashing Democratic candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.

Lawsuit: VA Skimped on Overtime

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Nurses at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country, including one from Cincinnati’s facility, are suing the federal government, alleging the VA coerced them into working unpaid overtime monitoring an electronic health system.  

School District Stands Behind Officer Who Cuffed Students

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Covington Independent School District is standing behind Kenton County Sheriff’s Deputy and School Resource Officer Kevin Sumner after footage from last fall recently emerged showing Sumner handcuffing an 8-year-old boy to a chair.   

City Agrees to Settlement in ‘Bones’ Lawsuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The city of Cincinnati July 30 released the details of its settlement with the estate of David “Bones” Hebert over the Northside musician’s controversial 2011 police shooting death.  

Task Force Suggests Reducing Mayoral Power

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
A task force charged with suggesting amendments to Cincinnati’s charter has floated two ideas that could strip the city’s mayor of major powers, and Mayor John Cranley isn’t happy about it.  

ADA Anniversary Rally Highlights Struggle for Disabled

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Cincinnatians marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a pride march July 27 designed to underscore the many issues that disabled Cincinnatians still face.

Prosecutor Declines to Release DuBose Shooting Footage

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has declined to release police body cam footage showing events that led up to the death of Samuel DuBose.