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Gov. Candidates Kasich, FitzGerald Face Similar Legal Battles

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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 private.
  

Last Clinics Standing

Cincinnati’s two remaining abortion facilities face uncertain futures

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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.   

COAST Says It Will Fight Music Hall/Union Terminal Tax Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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.
  

Federal Judge Strikes Down Kentucky Gay Marriage Ban

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
A federal judge on July 1 ruled Kentucky’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. But same-sex couples in the state can’t get marriage licenses just yet.
  

Pepper Blames AG DeWine for Rape Kit Backlog

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
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.    

Core Questions

As public schools prepare for new national standards, critics across the political spectrum raise alarms

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
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.   

Council Funds OTR Affordable Housing Development

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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.
  

Group Asks Kroger to Support Farm Workers

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
A national group working to convince companies to change the way they buy produce picketed Kroger’s annual shareholder meeting June 26.  

Democrats Highlight Higher Education Expense

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 1, 2014
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.
  

Moving North

3CDC eyes first major project in OTR north of Liberty Street

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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.    

GE Set to Move Into The Banks

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
General Electric is officially moving 1,800 employees to The Banks, the entertainment and retail complex on Cincinnati’s riverfront. But it took some deal-sweetening by the city to make it happen.
  

Courts: Ohio Bureau of Workers Comp Charged Unfair Rates

Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation, unfair rates, Cincinnati Ballet, Jungle Jims, YWCA

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
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.   

Ed FitzGerald to Walk in Northside Fourth of July Parade

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Ohio Democrat gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is coming to Northside for the annual Fourth of July Parade.  

Buildings’ Burden

Task force floats new plan to renovate two Cincinnati landmarks

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
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 renovations.   

City Funds Bike Share, Battles Over Bike Paths

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Before the summer is over, Cincinnatians should be able to rent a bike in Over-the-Rhine, Clifton or downtown and take it for a spin. But whether or not there will eventually be more bike lanes to ride in may still be up in the air.