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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
A federal court handed down a big victory
for voting rights advocates June 11 when it ruled that Ohio must
maintain three days of early voting previously eliminated by Ohio
Secretary of State John Husted. U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus
ruled that the state must provide voting the Saturday, Sunday and
Monday before election day.
One in seven Ohioans with a driver’s
license has at least one — a life-long legal scar that has become the
voodoo of our generation(s). According to the Ohio Department of Safety,
more than 1.3 million licensed drivers in the state have at least one
DUI conviction. This eye-opening number suggests far too many Ohioans
are getting behind the wheel impaired.