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Historic Crossroads

A major highway project and powerful development interests look to reshape three long-neglected uptown neighborhoods

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent struggles — and whether it will at all.
  

Foundation Floats Special Tax District Proposal to Fund Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As city leaders look to find ways to plug a $4 million annual funding gap for the operation of Cincinnati’s streetcar, a major backer of the transit project has proposed a way to raise a good deal of the needed money.   

Judge Strikes Down Ohio’s Law Banning Campaign Lies

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A Cincinnati federal judge struck down an Ohio election law that bans lies in political campaigns by candidates or independent organizations.    

Last Stand at The Banks

The only minority-owned business in Cincinnati’s prized riverfront development is on its way out

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The long, often difficult saga of the only black-owned business at The Banks appears to be coming to an end. Mahogany’s owner Liz Rogers announced Sept. 9 that the upscale Southern restaurant will move from the city’s prized riverfront development.  

Family of John Crawford III Asks DOJ to Investigate Shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The family of John Crawford III have asked the Justice Department for a federal investigation into the 22-year-old Fairfield man’s police shooting death in a Beavercreek Walmart Aug. 5.
  

Federal Judge Blocks Measures to Cut Ohio Early Voting

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 9, 2014
"Golden week,” the five-day period in which Ohio residents can simultaneously register and vote, will be restored under a ruling a federal judge made Sept. 4.
  

Developer Looks to Reshape Area Around Findlay Market

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 9, 2014
One of Cincinnati’s biggest developers has plans to remake an entire block of Race Street near Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine.
  

City to Provide Transgender-Friendly Medical Benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The City of Cincinnati’s employee insurance will cover medically necessary transgender procedures beginning next year, city officials say.  The effort was led by City Councilman Chris Seel  

Former Kroger CEO: Executive Pay "Ludicrous"

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
In a moment of candor during an interview panel at the Aspen Ideas Festival in June, former CEO of Kroger Co. David Dillon called his nearly $13 million 2013 pay package “extreme” and “ludicrous."
  

Uphill Battle

Democrats see a chance to regain a majority on the Hamilton County Commissioners board. Sort of.

0 Comments · Tuesday, September 2, 2014
After last month's battle between the city and Hamilton County's Republican Commissioners over funds to fix Music Hall and Union Terminal, Democrats sense an opportunity to unseat Commissioner Chris Monzel in the upcoming November election.
  

Dreaming Big

Cincinnati-area DREAMers share stories of struggles and success as they advocate for immigration reform

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The Freedom Center's  Aug. 20 Dreamers' Summit strived to raise awareness about the struggles and courage of young undocumented immigrants in the area.
  

Lessons from Our Past

Police shootings in Ferguson, Mo., Beavercreek, Ohio bring a new round of soul-searching to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
The police shooting Aug. 9 of an unarmed 18-year-old black man named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the subsequent protests that have drawn hundreds into the streets remind many of the challenges Cincinnati has faced when it comes to race relations and law enforcement.
  

Sharonville Clinic will not Appeal Court Ruling, Must Stop Providing Surgical Abortions

Women's Med Center in Sharonville will stay open to provide other services

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Women’s Med Center, one of Greater Cincinnati’s two abortion providers, announced it will cease providing abortions after an Aug. 18 court ruling.  The clinic will remain open to provide other services, however.
  

Duke Energy Spills Thousands of Gallons of Oil into Ohio River

City water supply safe, Cincinnati Water Works says

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Thousands of gallons of diesel fuel from a Duke Energy plant leaked into the Ohio River during the night of Aug. 18 during an oil transfer at a Duke plant in New Richmond, Ohio.
  

Legal Question

Push for gay marriage rights in four states takes center stage in Cincinnati’s federal courthouse

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
On Aug. 6, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments about the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. At stake is a 2004 amendment to Ohio’s constitution and similar laws in the three other states. The hearings marked the next step of the ongoing battle over gay marriage rights, drawing national interest.