City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and other
Democrats held an event June 27 near the University of Cincinnati
criticizing Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio legislature for the low level
of funding available for higher education in the state.
What do the Cincinnati Ballet, Jungle
Jim’s and the YWCA have in common? Last month, an Ohio court upheld a
ruling that the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has been
overcharging these and thousands of other businesses and organizations
in the state.
Before the summer is over, Cincinnatians
should be able to rent a bike in Over-the-Rhine, Clifton or downtown and
take it for a spin. But whether or not there will eventually be more
bike lanes to ride in may still be up in the air.
A federal court handed down a big victory
for voting rights advocates June 11 when it ruled that Ohio must
maintain three days of early voting previously eliminated by Ohio
Secretary of State John Husted. U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus
ruled that the state must provide voting the Saturday, Sunday and
Monday before election day.
Cincinnati Metro on May 29 announced that
it will provide health and dental benefits to domestic partners of its
employees, becoming the first employer to say it will utilize
Cincinnati’s domestic partner registry, which passed out of committee
June 2 and is expected to be passed by full council this week.
A handful of business owners along
Central Parkway have taken exception to a progressive piece of cycling
infrastructure the city is considering adding along Central Parkway
between downtown and Clifton.