More demand for housing aid and less
money from the feds have combined to create a simple but brutal equation
swelling the number of homeless individuals and families in the
Cincinnati area and across the country.
Both Gov. John Kasich and gubernatorial
hopeful Ed FitzGerald are fighting lawsuits over records related to
scheduling and security. And while the press and opposing political
parties push for disclosure, both are fighting to keep those records
As the Ohio legislature continues to
narrow the eye of the needle abortion providers must thread to legally
provide services to women, the Cincinnati area’s two remaining clinics
face the threat of closure.
The Coalition Opposed to Additional
Spending and Taxes (COAST) says it will fight Hamilton County
Commissioners’ proposed plans to raise either sales or property taxes to
help pay for renovations to Music Hall and Union Terminal.
The race for Ohio attorney general is heating up, and Democratic candidate David Pepper last week slammed his opponent,
current Attorney General Mike DeWine, over Ohio’s lag in testing rape
kits, which are samples collected when a rape is reported.
Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush on June
16 made a trip to Cincinnati to speak at a fundraiser for the Republican
National Committee. As he entered the posh Cincinnati Club downtown, he
was confronted by protesters.
A deal approved by City Council June 25
splits limited funds among two affordable housing projects, funding one
in Over-the-Rhine and leaving the door open for another that’s been in
the works for the last few years in Avondale.
City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and other
Democrats held an event June 27 near the University of Cincinnati
criticizing Gov. John Kasich and the Ohio legislature for the low level
of funding available for higher education in the state.
The southern section of Vine Street in
Over-the-Rhine is a row of shiny glass facades, boutique shops and
start-ups. Nearby Washington Park has received an extensive facelift,
and other projects are popping up around the neighborhood.
What do the Cincinnati Ballet, Jungle
Jim’s and the YWCA have in common? Last month, an Ohio court upheld a
ruling that the Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) has been
overcharging these and thousands of other businesses and organizations
in the state.
Two of Cincinnati’s most famous buildings
make appearances on postcards, in logos and anywhere else symbols
representing the city are needed. But in real life, they’re slowly
crumbling as the region tries to figure out who will pay for their