Cincinnati Metro on May 29 announced that
it will provide health and dental benefits to domestic partners of its
employees, becoming the first employer to say it will utilize
Cincinnati’s domestic partner registry, which passed out of committee
June 2 and is expected to be passed by full council this week.
Despite a vagabond baseball career that
saw him careening from team to team across the Northeast and Midwest for
a decade, Lipman “Lip” Pike arrived in Cincinnati in early 1877 to play
for the Red Stockings — the early name of today’s Reds — amid a fair
amount of hype.
Richard Hague planned to teach in the
Archdiocese of Cincinnati schools for 50 years, but the literature and
writing teacher at Purcell Marian is retiring early after 45 years
because he thinks church authority has crossed a line.
Mayor John Cranley’s sudden steering of
Cincinnati’s bike plan off-street has forced cycling advocates and
administrators to regroup and refocus their attempts to move the city in
a more bike-friendly direction.
Hamilton County foreclosures decreased
again in 2013, but communities are still feeling the effects of the
housing crisis, signaling a long road to recovery. In the meantime,
various government and private organizations are taking proactive
measures to reverse the problems that often come with disproportionate
numbers of foreclosures.
Each week Ohio Justice and Policy Center
(OJPC) Executive Director David Singleton visits the Dayton Correctional
Institute (DCI). He feels his presence is making a difference — hearing
voices that would have otherwise remained silent. He speaks candidly
about one of his clients, a woman serving 17 years after shooting her
former police officer husband to death.
A handful of business owners along
Central Parkway have taken exception to a progressive piece of cycling
infrastructure the city is considering adding along Central Parkway
between downtown and Clifton.
Ohio scored fifth-worst in a nationwide
government transparency survey conducted by a national consumer group
focused on investigating and advocating for American citizens against
powerful interest groups.
City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld helped
coordinate a contingent of bipartisan, elected officials to testify at a
House Finance Committee meeting last week against Gov. John Kasich’s
proposed across-the-board income tax cuts, which Sittenfeld connects to a
decline in important public services around Cincinnati.