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Sierra Club: MSD Needs Independent Oversight

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The Metropolitan Sewer District, jointly run by the city of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, needs outside supervision, says environmental advocacy group the Sierra Club.

UC President Ono Backs Streetcar Expansion

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
University of Cincinnati President Santa Ono, long silent on the controversial streetcar project, said last week that he is hopeful the streetcar will be extended into Uptown around UC’s campus.

Strickland Hits Portman on Refusal to Consider SCOTUS Nominee

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 23, 2016
The political war over the next U.S. Supreme Court justice continues, and it could make a big impact in Ohio’s Senate race.  

Sheriff Neil Apologizes for Appearing at Trump Event

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil set off minor political shockwaves when he appeared at a March 13 campaign rally for GOP presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump in West Chester.  

Hundreds Rally in Price Hill to Support Local Immigrants

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 16, 2016
More than 350 activists, immigrants and community members marched through East Price Hill on March 12 in support of Cincinnati’s undocumented immigrant community.

Video Purporting Police Harassment in OTR Goes Viral

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
A video showing a confrontation between a local man filming video of himself and police stopping him for an alleged jaywalking violation recently went viral, prompting investigations into the incident by the Citizens Complaint Authority and police.  

Trump Wins Kentucky Caucus, GOP Candidates Look Toward Ohio

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Reality TV star and real estate mogul Donald Trump came out on top in Kentucky’s March 5 GOP presidential primary caucuses, though the frontrunner was closely shadowed by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz in the state and throughout so-called “Super Saturday.”

City’s Move to Redirect Blight Funds Causes Controversy

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Recent funding shifts by Cincinnati city administration away from a prominent anti-blight organization have caused a rift between the city and the group’s supporters.

UC Police Chief Resigns Following Outside Review

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
After an outside review of management practices arising from the University of Cincinnati police shooting death of Samuel DuBose July 19, UC Police Chief Jason Goodrich and Major Tim Thornton resigned Feb. 26.  

Wasson Way Bike Trail Could Score $1.1 Million From State

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2016
An effort to build a bike trail through neighborhoods on Cincinnati’s East Side could be in line for more than $1 million after a recommendation from a cadre of influential local groups.  

Cincinnati Police Shoot, Kill Man Wielding Pellet Gun

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Three Cincinnati Police officers shot and killed a man Feb. 17 after they say he reached for a gun in his waistband. That weapon turned out to be an Airsoft pellet gun.

Hamilton County Sues Cincinnati Over MSD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Hamilton County has asked a federal court to intervene in recent disputes between the county and the city of Cincinnati over the Metropolitan Sewer District.

Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Heads to Kasich

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
A bill that would strip Planned Parenthood Ohio of all government funding is on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk.

Bill Clinton Calls on Cincinnati to Support Hillary

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton urged a group of more than 200 people at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on Feb. 12 to support his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.

Panelists and Community Discuss 2001’s Ongoing Legacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Xavier University held a packed town hall discussion Feb. 2 on the state of Cincinnati 15 years after the police shooting of unarmed black citizen Timothy Thomas and the civil unrest that shook the city afterward.