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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ResponsibleOhio, the $20-million campaign
to legalize marijuana, learned on July 20 that its petition fell nearly
30,000 signatures short of putting a proposed constitutional amendment
on the ballot Nov. 3.
The Cincinnati Police Department on June 19
lost its first officer in the line of duty since 2000. Cincinnati police
officer Sonny Kim, 48, was shot and killed by a gunman in Madisonville
as he responded to a 911 call about a man with a gun acting erratically.
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit
Authority on June 5 released the dollar amounts for the two lowest bids
for the first 10 years of streetcar operations. One bid is under the
city’s budget, while the other is not.
The city of Cincinnati recently drew up
resignation documents for Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell,
according to a May 29 report by the Cincinnati Business Courier.
That revelation has led to speculation over whether Blackwell was on the
verge of being dismissed from his position, though city officials say
that isn’t the case.
Mayor John Cranley on May 6 vetoed a plan passed by Democrats on City
Council that would have converted 400 to 450 of the neighborhood’s 1,200
spots into permitted parking for residents. The plan would have charged residents $108 a year for a parking pass.