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Growing Debate

Fight over Dennison demonstrates wider issues around Cincinnati’s changing downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Depending on the angle you look at it from, the 124-year-old Dennison Hotel is a historic gem needing to be rescued, the last sliver of bygone affordability in an ever-pricier downtown or a crumbling holdover from a less-successful era standing in the way of new development.  

Report: Former UCPD Chief ‘Untruthful’

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
A report by consulting company Exiger released by University of Cincinnati April 14 suggests former UCPD Chief Jason Goodrich pushed for more traffic stops around UC and that he and UCPD Major Timothy Thornton were later “untruthful” about their knowledge of those stops.   

Ohio House Approves Public School Religious Freedom Bill

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
The Ohio House passed a bill April 13 extending students’ abilities to express themselves religiously in public schools.
  

No Streetcar Budget Just Yet

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Just six months before the streetcar is scheduled to start gliding passengers around downtown and Over-the-Rhine, Cincinnati City Council almost passed the transit project’s first-year operating budget April 13.  

Protection Plan

State legislators propose allowing the restriction of gun ownership for individuals involved in domestic disputes

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
HB 494, which was introduced by the two representatives last month, would allow Ohio judges the discretion to confiscate firearms when issuing temporary retraining orders for domestic violence.  

Documents: Owners Bought Dennison to Block Housing

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The owners of downtown’s Dennison building bought it in 2013 at least in part because of concerns about a proposed plan to turn it into affordable housing, documents filed with Cincinnati’s Historic Conservation Board show.  

UCPD Outlines More Reforms After DuBose Shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
The University of Cincinnati is working on big changes to its police department, but still has plenty of work ahead of it, a UCPD official said at a conference on police reform April 11.
  

City Council Poised to Pass Streetcar Operating Budget

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
After months of fighting, Cincinnati City Council looks likely to pass an operating budget for the city’s streetcar. The transit project could start taking riders as soon as Sept. 1 under the budget, which passed Council’s Budget and Finance Committee April 11.
  

UC Students’ 'CityBeat' Story Wins National Investigative Reporting Award

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2016
One of the nation’s premier journalism organizations on April 7 awarded 12 University of Cincinnati students its top prize for student investigative reporting among large universities.  

History in Progress

City’s conservation board could soon green-light demolition of historic building as downtown development heats up

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
As interest in development of new condos, apartments and retail space in the city’s central business district and neighboring areas grows, conflicts have emerged over historic architecture long seen as one of the Queen City’s most defining attributes.
  

Council Could Up City Worker Minimum Wage to $15

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
City of Cincinnati employees like health worker Sheila Nash of Price Hill could get a bump in pay if Cincinnati City Council approves a series of ordinances designed to boost wages, increase worker safety and incentivize city contractors to pay employees more.  

Cruz, Trump Hit Kasich Hard Ahead of Wisconsin Primary

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, despite the nearly hopeless delegate math that has him trailing far behind frontrunner Donald Trump and second-place candidate U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz.
  

From All Fronts

Local organizations discuss ways to combat environmental, economic disparities with pioneering group PUSH Buffalo

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
The exchange highlighted local efforts tying together environmental and economic justice issues in Cincinnati as well as best practices for such efforts PUSH has developed.
  

Cincinnati Reds 2016 Season Preview

The saga of the rebuilding Redlegs

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Semantics aside, the recent trades of star players Todd Frazier and Aroldis Chapman have the Reds square in the middle of a retooling/reloading/rebuilding process the organization hopes will be brief.
  

Council Approves Halting Streetcar for Certain Downtown Festivities

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2016
City Council passed an ordinance Mar. 23 that could halt the streetcar’s operation during seven of the biggest downtown events that will take place annually during its first two years of operation.