John Crawford, Jr., the father of a
22-year-old killed by Beavercreek Police in a Walmart in August, told a
statewide task force visiting Cincinnati March 8 that he is still
struggling with his son’s death and that he believes some police
officers “just want to shoot.”
After high-profile dog attacks over the
past year, Cincinnati City Council is poised to pass a new law aimed at
encouraging responsible pet ownership without restricting breeds like
pit bulls that have been the targets of past breed-specific ordinances.
The family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old
boy shot by the Cleveland Police Department in November, is up in arms
after the City of Cleveland last week said in a court filing that the
unarmed boy was responsible for his own death.
Picture an epic trip on a dedicated bike
trail from downtown Cincinnati to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland.
Or, if you’re less ambitious, visualize a Saturday jaunt from Milford to
downtown. Both are surprisingly close to reality.
A plan proposed by the Cincinnati Center
City Development Corporation and backed by most members of City Council
and Mayor John Cranley could pave the way for as many as 21 new liquor
If a group of former athletes,
entrepreneurs, developers and other investors gets its way, a
high-profile ballot initiative seeking to change Ohio’s constitution
could make it legal to light up a joint in the state.