Police Chief Blackwell Fired, Intends to Sue City

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 16, 2015
City Manager Harry Black announced Sept. 10 that Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell had been fired that day due to “lack of sufficient and proper communication, particularly within the command staff, coupled with a consistent and pervasive disregard for the chain of command,” according to a 35-page memo from the city.

The Once and Future King

In an effort to boost Evanston, community leaders race to preserve its famous musical legacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Long before he was a Grammy-winning musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bootsy Collins was a kid in Cincinnati looking to break into the music business. That quest led him to the door of then-bustling King Records in Evanston.

City Report, FOP Vote Could Mean Decisive Week for Embattled Police Chief

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
With Cincinnati’s Fraternal Order of Police set to cast a vote of no confidence regarding Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell next week, a debate has sprung up about the chief’s future and his performance.  

Planned Parenthood Sues Ohio over Abortion Restrictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 1 against the state of Ohio, charging that “hostile policies” passed by the state in the last few years greatly restrict women’s access to abortions.

Mixed Messages

Debate over UC’s RECLAIM program shows the fraught world of campus sexual assault response

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
As University of Cincinnati students began filing onto campus to start classes this week, a battle was raging over a program run by the UC Women’s Center designed to aid sexual assault survivors.

Executive Session Charter Amendment Chances Dim

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Mayor John Cranley Aug. 26 vetoed a proposed amendment to the city’s charter that would allow Cincinnati City Council to meet in executive session about specific topics.

Kentucky County Clerk Still Refusing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 2, 2015
The county clerk in Rowan County, Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land earlier this summer is still refusing to do so, citing her religious beliefs.

Making Connections

Local app-development class contributes to a federal project hoping to end LGBTQ youth homelessness

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
When app developer Mark Mussman started a course to teach Cincinnatians how to build Android applications, he also saw opportunity to help out LGBTQ youth experiencing or on the verge of experiencing homelessness.

Council Battles over Charter Amendments

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
During a contentious city council meeting on Aug. 24, Cincinnati City Council moved along one proposal for amending the city’s governing charter, putting it on the November ballot for voters to approve. But questions remain about whether four other proposals will also find their way to the ballot.

CPS Ends First-Come, First-Served Magnet-School Enrollment

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2015
A long-held tradition for Cincinnati parents is over, at least for now, as Cincinnati Public Schools has suspended its policy of first-come, first-served enrollment for the district’s in-demand magnet schools.  

Clearing the Smoke

Everything you need to know about the marijuana legalization proposal slated for November’s ballot

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced that marijuana legalization effort ResponsibleOhio had succeeded in its push to collect the more than 300,000 signatures it needed to put its proposal for a state constitutional amendment on the November ballot.   

Koch Bros. Group Targets Strickland in Ohio’s U.S. Senate Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
A group funded by billionaire conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch has jumped into Ohio’s 2016 U.S. Senate race with a series of new ads bashing Democratic candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.

Lawsuit: VA Skimped on Overtime

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Nurses at Department of Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country, including one from Cincinnati’s facility, are suing the federal government, alleging the VA coerced them into working unpaid overtime monitoring an electronic health system.  

Moving Up, Moving Out

Over-the-Rhine’s dramatic makeover has harsh realities for some longtime residents

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
For the past year, Reginald Stroud has lived in a tucked away dead-end street in Northside. The building he lived in at 1123-1125 Walnut St. also housed both his convenience store and karate studio, which he says put him at the center of a tight-knit community of longtime OTR residents.

School District Stands Behind Officer Who Cuffed Students

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Covington Independent School District is standing behind Kenton County Sheriff’s Deputy and School Resource Officer Kevin Sumner after footage from last fall recently emerged showing Sumner handcuffing an 8-year-old boy to a chair.