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Music Hall Renovation Funding Gets $12 Million Boost

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Music Hall is one step closer to a major renovation after receiving big gifts from local philanthropists announced May 1.   

Study: Hamilton County in Bottom Quarter for Income Mobility

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Hamilton County is worse than roughly 75 percent of counties in the United States when it comes to income mobility.   

Flirting with the Middle

Despite his conservative record, Gov. John Kasich looks to kick up buzz for a potential White House run by presenting himself as moderate

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Ohio Gov. John Kasich hasn’t formally joined the crowded 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest, but he’s done everything else to signal he’s interested in a bid for the nation’s highest office. 
  

Council Debates Parking Plan, Streetcar’s Effect on Festivals

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Cincinnati City Council on April 22 again discussed proposed Over-the-Rhine parking plans, which have been bandied back and forth for months.  

Ohio House Passes Biggest Budget in State History

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a record-breaking two-year budget for the state April 22. 
  

Study: Closing Low-Performing Schools Improves Educational Outcomes

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Closing down poorly performing schools — including charter schools — improves academic performance, a new study suggests.   

Turning Tide

Cincinnati is at the center of a historic battle over same-sex marriage in more ways than one

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
A series of cases to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court involving Ohio and three other states could be the definitive national moment for same sex marriage. Cincinnati is at the epicenter of that moment in more ways than one.  

City Council Calls for Report on Phase 1B of Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Cincinnati City Council April 15 passed a resolution asking the city administration to draw up a report on possible funding sources for the planning and construction of phase 1B of the city’s streetcar.   

Gov. Kasich Creates Fundraising Org for Potential Presidential Run

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
 Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s campaign registered with the IRS a nonprofit April 20 called A New Day for America, officially setting up the fundraising organization for the Republican’s nascent presidential bid.   

City to Ask Feds for Bike Path Grant

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
The city is preparing to apply for Transit Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER grants, that would help finance the network of commuter bike paths.  

Free at Last, Free for Now

UC’s Ohio Innocence Project helps overturn three questionable murder convictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Twenty years ago, Eugene Johnson, Laurese Glover and Derrick Wheatt were convicted of murder based on the testimony of a single witness. Now, thanks to nearly a decade of legal advocacy by the University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Innocence Project, they’ve been granted a new chance at justice.
  

Court to Hamilton County Prosecutor: Return Tiger Suit

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is down one Halloween costume after a recent magistrate’s that Deters must return a tiger suit used by activists during last year’s Greenpeace protest at Procter and Gamble.  

Dems Endorse Strickland over Sittenfeld in Senate Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Ohio Democratic Party officially endorsed former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his campaign for U.S. Senate, tilting the party’s primary further away from Strickland’s primary opponent Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld.   

Ohio Board of Education Abolishes “5 of 8” Rule

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Ohio Board of Education voted April 13 to end the state’s stipulation that school districts hire at least five of eight specialty positions for each school. 
     

LumenoCity to Return This Summer; Tickets to Cost $20

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced it will bring incredibly popular Over-the-Rhine light show LumenoCity back Aug. 5-9. The event will be a lot different this year, however, at least when it comes to admission.