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Cranley Asks Feds Not to Send Syrian Refugees to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Following attacks in Egypt, Beirut and Paris that killed hundreds, the United States should place a moratorium on Syrian refugees, Mayor John Cranley said in a Nov. 16 statement.

City Manager: Isaac Only Candidate for Police Chief

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 18, 2015
City Manager Harry Black on Nov. 13 announced his recommendation of Interim Police Chief Eliot Isaac to be Cincinnati’s next police chief.

Officials: Investigation Into Voting Difficulties Underway

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 11, 2015
The Hamilton County Board of Elections is investigating difficulties a number of voters faced last week as they sought to weigh in on controversial local and state ballot issues.

Messages Against Activists on UC Campus Social Media Imply Lynching

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Racist messages, including at least one appearing to threaten lynching for black student activists at the University of Cincinnati, have recently begun appearing on social media site Yik Yak in response to calls to increase diversity on UC’s flagship campus.

Immigration Task Force Announces Recommendations

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mayor John Cranley and the Task Force on Immigration he convened last year announced a series of recommendations on Oct. 28 aimed at making Cincinnati the most welcoming city in the country for immigrants.

Council Mulls Anti-Panhandling Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Cincinnati City Council could soon vote on a new ordinance that would prohibit panhandling near the city’s schools.

Political Spending, Park Board Bonuses Spur Further Debate on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Debate over Mayor John Cranley’s proposed permanent tax increase to fund park projects has gotten more contentious as revelations about questionable spending by the Cincinnati Park Board came to light last week.

Debate Heats Up on Parks Charter Amendment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
A proposal by Mayor John Cranley to amend Cincinnati’s charter in order to raise funds for the city’s parks has created a good deal of controversy ahead of the Nov. 3 election, where voters will decide whether or not to adopt it.

Investigators: Tamir Rice Police Shooting 'Reasonable'

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Two investigators hired by the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office separately found the Nov. 22 Cleveland Police shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice “reasonable,” according to the prosecutor.  

City Reveals Steps to Eliminate Gender, Racial Inequities in Contracting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
City of Cincinnati officials on Sept. 30 unveiled ordinances to address inequalities in the city’s contracting practices, including race- and gender-based requirements for contractors.

Cincinnati Among Top Cities for Growth in Bicycle Commuting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Recent American Community Survey data released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that bicycle commuting continues to rise in America. Cincinnati has been one of the cities leading the way in that growth, it turns out.

Activists Take to City Hall, State of City Speech to Protest Pending Clinic Closure

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Pro-choice activists and community members joined outside of City Hall the evening of Oct. 5 to call on city and state officials to keep the two last abortion providers in southwestern Ohio open.

Census: 1.7 million Ohioans Live in Poverty

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Almost 16 percent of Ohioans lived in poverty last year, according to newly released data from the 2014 American Community Survey by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Weed-Legalization Ballot Language Faces Tough Scrutiny

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 23, 2015
It usually takes a graduate-level comparative literature class to parse a text as much as the state’s 6,600-word marijuana-legalization ballot initiative has been scrutinized in the past few weeks.

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.