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Proposal: Give Mount Auburn Park $5 Million Revamp

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Two members of Cincinnati City Council would like to spend $9 million to revamp a 20-acre park in Mount Auburn while also improving the surrounding area, especially along nearby Auburn Avenue.
  

Marijuana Legalization Effort Moves Forward

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
A controversial effort to legalize the growth and sale of marijuana is one step closer to the November ballot.   

Awaiting Change

New Hamilton County court docket looks to help individuals escape the lingering barriers of sex trafficking

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
When Caroline came out as transgender during high school, her mother asked that she leave her house and neighborhood in Northern Kentucky. That rejection started a long, harrowing journey through sex trafficking and addiction.  

Supreme Court Sets Date to Hear Ohio Same-Sex Marriage Suit

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled a hearing that will decide the fate of same-sex marriage bans in Ohio and three other states.  

State Task Force on Policing Wraps Up in Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 11, 2015
John Crawford, Jr., the father of a 22-year-old killed by Beavercreek Police in a Walmart in August, told a statewide task force visiting Cincinnati March 8 that he is still struggling with his son’s death and that he believes some police officers “just want to shoot.”  

Bottoms Up?

Council moves to create new entertainment districts and bring more bars and restaurants downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Downtown Cincinnati could soon get 21 more liquor licenses under a new proposal pending state approval.   

Council Poised to Pass New Non-Breed-Specific Dog Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
After high-profile dog attacks over the past year, Cincinnati City Council is poised to pass a new law aimed at encouraging responsible pet ownership without restricting breeds like pit bulls that have been the targets of past breed-specific ordinances. 
  

Cleveland: Unarmed 12-Year-Old Responsible for His Own Death

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 4, 2015
The family of Tamir Rice, the 12-year-old boy shot by the Cleveland Police Department in November, is up in arms after the City of Cleveland last week said in a court filing that the unarmed boy was responsible for his own death.  

Slow Ride

A proposed East Side bike trail is one of the final pieces needed to connect Cincinnati to a statewide network of trails. So what’s the holdup?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Picture an epic trip on a dedicated bike trail from downtown Cincinnati to the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland. Or, if you’re less ambitious, visualize a Saturday jaunt from Milford to downtown. Both are surprisingly close to reality.
  

County Commissioners: No to Mount Airy Morgue, Crime Lab

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Hamilton County Commissioners announced Feb. 23 that they do not intend to continue pursuing a plan to move the county’s morgue, crime lab and other offices to the former Mercy Hospital in Mount Airy.
  

Attorney General Rejects Initial Weed Legalization Language

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
An effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio hit an obstacle Feb. 23 as Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected an early draft of a legalization group’s potential ballot initiative.
  

3CDC Plan Would Bring 21 New Liquor Licenses Downtown

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2015
A plan proposed by the Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation and backed by most members of City Council and Mayor John Cranley could pave the way for as many as 21 new liquor licenses downtown.
  

Trade Offs

Proposed redevelopment in Walnut Hills brings up tough questions about affordable housing

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Seventy-four-year-old Pearlie Young says she likes her apartment on Chapel Street in Walnut Hills, where she has lived for four years.  

Big Democrat Fundraiser Backs Sittenfeld for U.S. Senate

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
A major Cincinnati fundraiser for the Democratic Party has put his backing behind current City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld in his run for the U.S. Senate.  

Ohio House Continues Fight Against Common Core

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a bill Feb. 11 that would allow students to advance to the next grade level regardless of their results on Common Core tests this year.