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Charlie Winburn and Cecil Thomas perform political acrobatics in their fight for state Senate

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Though this year’s election season is marked by some pretty uninspiring races, there’s at least one intriguing undecided contest.
  

Dems Decry Polling Place Signage Bearing Jon Husted’s Name

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Democrats are up in arms over signage the secretary of state’s office is requiring polling places to post bearing the prominent name and signature of Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted.
  

County Budget Proposal: Increase Sales Tax, Lower Property Tax

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
A budget proposal by Hamilton County Administrator Christian Sigman unveiled Oct. 13 calls for a .25 percent increase in sales taxes and a decrease in property taxes for the county. 
  

New York City Officials Tour Cincinnati Public Schools

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 15, 2014
New York City Vice Mayor Richard Buery was in Cincinnati Oct. 8 and 9 touring the city’s groundbreaking community learning centers.  

Food Fight

UC researchers are making important strides against food allergies

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Just prior to the Food Allergy Research and Education walk in mid-September, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine immunologist Fred Finkelman took the stage to discuss groundbreaking research on suppressing food allergies in mice.
  

Sittenfeld Announces Living Wage Employer Initiative

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
City officials on Oct. 2 announced the Cincinnati Living Wage Employer Initiative, which will officially recognize employers paying their employees at least $10.10 an hour.  

Supreme Court Decision Takes Away Ohio Early Voting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 29 issued a stay on a decision by lower federal courts that had extended early voting hours in Ohio, effectively reverting the state’s early voting schedule back to one drawn up by conservative lawmakers.
  

City Launches Domestic Partner Registry

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Cincinnati’s LGBT community on Oct. 2 celebrated another move toward legal equality when City Council celebrated the launch of the city’s domestic partner registry during a press conference on the steps of City Hall.
  

Getting Connected

Free Wi-Fi for Lower Price Hill another step toward empowerment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The hotspots provide free Wi-Fi for the entirety of Lower Price Hill courtesy of a partnership between Symmes Township tech company Powernet and Cincinnati Public Schools.  

Hamilton County Commissioners OK High-Speed Rail Study

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A high-speed rail line from Cincinnati to Chicago became an inch closer to reality when Hamilton County Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to fund a feasibility study for it.
  

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Beavercreek Officers in Crawford Shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
An Ohio grand jury on Sept. 24 declined to issue an indictment in the killing of John Crawford III, who was shot in a Beavercreek Walmart by police Aug. 5.
  

UC to Combat Spread of Hepatitis C Among Drug Users

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A University of Cincinnati professor is combating the spread of hepatitis C among young adults in Southern Ohio who inject heroin with a $900,000, three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  

Change of Heart

Conservative former justice officials seek to reform Ohio’s death penalty

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections, says he’s deeply conservative and strongly believes in the rule of law — and also wants to see the death penalty banned in Ohio.  

City Council Passes Ordinances to Fight Sex Trafficking

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Cincinnati City Council on Sept. 17 unanimously passed two ordinances to fight Cincinnati’s growing sex trafficking problem.
  

3CDC to Offer New OTR Units, Revise 15th and Race Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Demand for property in Over-the-Rhine is growing quickly, and the neighborhood’s biggest developer is ramping up its renovations to keep up.