Mayor John Cranley’s sudden steering of
Cincinnati’s bike plan off-street has forced cycling advocates and
administrators to regroup and refocus their attempts to move the city in
a more bike-friendly direction.
Hamilton County foreclosures decreased
again in 2013, but communities are still feeling the effects of the
housing crisis, signaling a long road to recovery. In the meantime,
various government and private organizations are taking proactive
measures to reverse the problems that often come with disproportionate
numbers of foreclosures.
Each week Ohio Justice and Policy Center
(OJPC) Executive Director David Singleton visits the Dayton Correctional
Institute (DCI). He feels his presence is making a difference — hearing
voices that would have otherwise remained silent. He speaks candidly
about one of his clients, a woman serving 17 years after shooting her
former police officer husband to death.
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.
Ohio scored fifth-worst in a nationwide
government transparency survey conducted by a national consumer group
focused on investigating and advocating for American citizens against
powerful interest groups.
City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld helped
coordinate a contingent of bipartisan, elected officials to testify at a
House Finance Committee meeting last week against Gov. John Kasich’s
proposed across-the-board income tax cuts, which Sittenfeld connects to a
decline in important public services around Cincinnati.
Cincinnati was recently named to a
shortlist of potential 2016 Republican National Convention host cities,
and a coalition of local politicians and business leaders held a press
conference on City Hall’s front steps on April 2 to praise the city’s
recent progress and its potential to host such an influential — and
economically impactful — event.
The United Way of Greater Cincinnati,
Interact for Health and the Hamilton County Health Department have
tasked a nonprofit organization with improving the health of
Cincinnatians through data analysis and program development.
There is increasing unease and reports of
rioting in the streets of Kharkiv, a Ukrainian city that is tied to
Cincinnati by a 25-year-old sister city partnership. Kharkiv has 1.4
million residents and is nestled near Ukraine’s eastern border with
Russia. Two people recently died in pro-Russian protests amid calls for a
vote that would make Kharkiv independent from Ukraine’s central
government in Kiev.
Lt. Governor-candidate Sharen Neuhardt
held a press conference on the City Hall front steps March 18 to lament a
tax cut proposed by Gov. John Kasich, claiming it furthers his agenda
to help Ohio’s top 1 percent.
Enroll America, a nonprofit designed to
help citizens who are uninsured wade through the insurance process,
stopped by Cincinnati on March 17 during a four-city Ohio tour meant to
educate citizens on their health insurance options ahead of a March 31
deadline to sign up for coverage.