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Gov. Kasich’s Bias Toward Secrecy

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Like many politicians, Gov. John Kasich touted transparency and openness on the campaign trail, but this year’s JobsOhio controversies have proven that the governor was all talk and no action when he made such claims.   

Foreign Interest

Out-of-town tea party groups take aim at Cincinnati’s struggling pension system

3 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Local and national tea party groups are backing a city charter amendment that would semi-privatize Cincinnati’s ailing pension system.
  

City Council Approves Various Development Deals

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
City Council met on Aug. 7 for the first time since June and passed a slew of development deals and projects spanning six Cincinnati neighborhoods.   

City to Cut Ties with Local Startup Incubator

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The city of Cincinnati is suspending its relationship with SoMoLend, the local startup that the city partnered with in December to connect small businesses and startups with up to $400,000 in loans.   

City Could Acquire Emery Theatre, Allow Requiem Project to Proceed

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
The city of Cincinnati might take over the Emery Theatre following a legal dispute between the nonprofit seeking to renovate the theater, and the group of leasers and owners trying to push the nonprofit out of the building.   

Disparity Study Now

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 14, 2013
While approval for the disparity study was unanimous in Council, it wasn’t long before a string of critics broke out the social media and sarcasm to deride the city for doing the right thing.  

Curtain Closing?

The Requiem Project sues UC over its Emery Theatre contract; UC and its lessees shift the blame

14 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
The University of Cincinnati and the chain of command between it and the Emery Theatre are giving conflicting explanations about whose decision it was to cut the Requiem Project out of the picture.
  

Incoming Federal Cuts to Hit Low-Income Ohio Families

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
More than 1.8 million Ohioans — 16 percent of the state’s population — will receive significantly less food aid from the federal government after October.
  

More Layoffs at ‘The Enquirer’

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Although it’s moving staff out of its offices in Kentucky, The Cincinnati Enquirer intends to continue publishing a daily Kentucky edition with unique content for Northern Kentucky.   

Cranley Outraising Qualls

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Ex-Councilman John Cranley is outraising Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls in the 2013 mayoral race by roughly $124,000, but the fundraising lead might have little electoral impact.   

LumenoCity Glows with Cincinnati’s Success

5 Comments · Wednesday, August 7, 2013
It’s impossible to separate what happened in Washington Park on Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 from the economic revitalization Cincinnati has achieved in the past few years.   

Circle of Violence Unbroken

Ohio set to execute Billy Slagle this week despite a prosecutor’s request for clemency

7 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Billy Slagle is going to die on Aug. 7. The Ohio Parole Board recommended against granting Slagle clemency on July 16, and Gov. John Kasich last week denied Slagle’s request to have his death sentence commuted to life in prison.    

City to Reduce Some Budget Cuts

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
A motion proposed by a majority of City Council on July 30 would use leftover revenue from the previous budget year to undo cuts to various programs, including human services, parks and the Health Department.   

Council Considering Racial Disparity Study for Businesses

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
City Council might use leftover revenue from the previous budget cycle and money from the parking lease to fund a disparity study that would gauge whether minority- and women-owned businesses should be favorably targeted by the city’s contracting policies.   

Giffords’ Anti-Gun Violence Organization Opens Ohio Chapter

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
The gun violence prevention group founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords announced on July 27 the launch of an Ohio chapter.