Council Battles over Charter Amendments

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
During a contentious city council meeting on Aug. 24, Cincinnati City Council moved along one proposal for amending the city’s governing charter, putting it on the November ballot for voters to approve. But questions remain about whether four other proposals will also find their way to the ballot.

CPS Ends First-Come, First-Served Magnet-School Enrollment

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A long-held tradition for Cincinnati parents is over, at least for now, as Cincinnati Public Schools has suspended its policy of first-come, first-served enrollment for the district’s in-demand magnet schools.  

Clearing the Smoke

Everything you need to know about the marijuana legalization proposal slated for November’s ballot

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that marijuana legalization effort ResponsibleOhio had succeeded in its push to collect the more than 300,000 signatures it needed to put its proposal for a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot.   

Koch Bros. Group Targets Strickland in Ohio’s U.S. Senate Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A group funded by billionaire conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch has jumped into Ohio’s 2016 U.S. Senate race with a series of new ads bashing Democratic candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.

Lawsuit: VA Skimped on Overtime

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Nurses at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country, including one from Cincinnati’s facility, are suing the federal government, alleging the VA coerced them into working unpaid overtime monitoring an electronic health system.  

Moving Up, Moving Out

Over-the-Rhine’s dramatic makeover has harsh realities for some longtime residents

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
For the past year, Reginald Stroud has lived in a tucked away dead-end street in Northside. The building he lived in at 1123-1125 Walnut St. also housed both his convenience store and karate studio, which he says put him at the center of a tight-knit community of longtime OTR residents.

School District Stands Behind Officer Who Cuffed Students

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Covington Independent School District is standing behind Kenton County Sheriff’s Deputy and School Resource Officer Kevin Sumner after footage from last fall recently emerged showing Sumner handcuffing an 8-year-old boy to a chair.   

Medicaid in Action

Ohioans are reaping the rewards of the state’s Medicaid expansion as lawmakers mull funding going forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Charles McClinon was in a tough spot in 2013 when he lost his health coverage. The 52-year-old Cincinnati native, who has epilepsy, had returned to school in Chicago when the medication he took for his seizures started affecting his short-term memory.

City Agrees to Settlement in ‘Bones’ Lawsuit

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
The city of Cincinnati July 30 released the details of its settlement with the estate of David “Bones” Hebert over the Northside musician’s controversial 2011 police shooting death.  

Task Force Suggests Reducing Mayoral Power

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 5, 2015
A task force charged with suggesting amendments to Cincinnati’s charter has floated two ideas that could strip the city’s mayor of major powers, and Mayor John Cranley isn’t happy about it.  

No Taxation Without (Oil and Gas) Representation

Gov. John Kasich’s fracking tax succumbs to GOP and industry powers

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Last month, Republican lawmakers axed a proposed tax hike by Gov. John Kasich that would have raised Ohio’s near non-existent severance tax on oil and gas drilling.    

ADA Anniversary Rally Highlights Struggle for Disabled

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Cincinnatians marked the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a pride march July 27 designed to underscore the many issues that disabled Cincinnatians still face.

Prosecutor Declines to Release DuBose Shooting Footage

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 29, 2015
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters has declined to release police body cam footage showing events that led up to the death of Samuel DuBose.   

Searching for Answers

Family and friends await details about the police shooting death of Samuel Dubose in Mount Auburn

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
On July 20, more than 100 mourners gathered in the small, isolated section of Mount Auburn in the shadow of Christ Hospital where Samuel Dubose died the previous day.  

City Desk July 22-28

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
ResponsibleOhio, the $20-million campaign to legalize marijuana, learned on July 20 that its petition fell nearly 30,000 signatures short of putting a proposed constitutional amendment on the ballot Nov. 3.