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Keeping Secrets

Months after canceling a student-led support group, UC’s efforts to support sexual assault survivors are still up in the air

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
More and more, campus sexual assault prevention and counseling are the purview of schools like the University of Cincinnati.  

City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Employers who don’t pay their workers might have new penalties to worry about after Cincinnati City Council’s Feb. 3 meeting.
  

Judge: Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tenants of several Cincinnati low-income apartment complexes will see relief from the starkly sub-standard conditions found in those buildings after a court decision Feb. 1.  

Democratic State Rep. Candidate Faces Freeze-Out From Party over University Research

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A candidate to replace outgoing State Rep. Denise Driehaus in Ohio House District 31 might be sidelined by his local party over a research paper he wrote while he was a student at Yale University.
  

Stuck in Park

Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
That struggle carries a number of consequences for OTR residents, advocates say, influencing decisions about grocery shopping, childcare, work and even whether long-time community members feel welcome in or are able to stay in the neighborhood.   

County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering, Less Money in City Budget

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The city of Cincinnati owes Hamilton County more than $600,000 after an estate tax data entry error by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, the auditor’s office told City Manager Harry Black in a Jan. 21 memo.
  

OTR Housing Inventory Reveals Dip in Affordable Units, Spike in Occupied Buildings

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Options for housing in one of Cincinnati’s most popular neighborhoods are becoming more diverse, but also less affordable for the city’s low-income renters, a new study shows.  

Measuring Up

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is promoting Ohio’s economy on the campaign trail. But how strong is the state of the state?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
As Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to fight an underdog battle for the GOP presidential nomination, he’s made his economic know-how a keystone of his pitch in debates, campaign appearances and ads. 
  

City Manager Recommended Changes to Public Record Laws Around Police Footage

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black signed a letter asking that footage from police body cameras not be public record, discussions in Cincinnati City Council’s Jan. 17 meeting revealed. 
  

UC, DuBose Family Reach Settlement in Police Shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 20, 2016
 The University of Cincinnati and the family of Samuel DuBose on Jan. 18 reached a settlement in DuBose’s shooting death July 19 by UC police officer Ray Tensing.  

Building Scrutiny

City officials look at ways to help low-income renters struggling with landlord neglect

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
These landlords are concentrated in the city’s low-income neighborhoods like Avondale, Walnut Hills and Price Hill, where tenants facing a historic shortage of low-cost housing find few other options.
  

Debate Over Property Tax Rollback Rolls On

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Mayor John Cranley last week vetoed a tax budget passed by Cincinnati City Council Jan. 6, touching off an argument about a unique Cincinnati property tax practice.  

Torching Progress

Gov. Matt Bevin's election signals a hard swing to the right for Kentucky

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
For only the second time in 40 years, Kentucky has a Republican governor — and his election might signal a sea change in the Bluegrass State.  

Council Poised to Set Streetcar Hours

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Cincinnati City Council’s Major Transportation and Regional Cooperation Committee during a Jan. 5 meeting approved streetcar operating hours presented by the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority.   

Music Hall Renovations Begin

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Work is beginning in earnest on efforts to revitalize a 138-year-old Cincinnati landmark. Major construction began last week on Over-the-Rhine’s Music Hall, which is seeing an 18-month, $129 million restoration.