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Chartered Cruise

Ohio’s charter schools continue to underperform. Do new laws regulating them justify creating more?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Some of the state’s 290 physical charter schools, which receive more than $1 billion a year from taxpayers, have performed well. But other privately run, publicly funded charters have seen financial mismanagement and consistent low performance.
  

Cincinnati Police Shoot, Kill Man Wielding Pellet Gun

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Three Cincinnati Police officers shot and killed a man Feb. 17 after they say he reached for a gun in his waistband. That weapon turned out to be an Airsoft pellet gun.
  

Hamilton County Sues Cincinnati Over MSD

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Hamilton County has asked a federal court to intervene in recent disputes between the county and the city of Cincinnati over the Metropolitan Sewer District.
  

All Eyes on Walnut Hills

Can development efforts in a historic Cincinnati neighborhood avoid opening old wounds?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
A Feb. 6 event, organized by the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, attracted area business owners, newer community members and lifelong residents to give their ideas on what they’d like to see from coming development.
  

Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Heads to Kasich

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
A bill that would strip Planned Parenthood Ohio of all government funding is on its way to Gov. John Kasich’s desk.
  

Bill Clinton Calls on Cincinnati to Support Hillary

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Former President Bill Clinton urged a group of more than 200 people at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center on Feb. 12 to support his wife and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid.
  

Deadly Additions

A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug-addiction crisis

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
In 2014, Ohio had the second-highest drug overdose rate in the country, with some 2,744 deaths — many related to heroin.
  

Panelists and Community Discuss 2001’s Ongoing Legacy

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Xavier University held a packed town hall discussion Feb. 2 on the state of Cincinnati 15 years after the police shooting of unarmed black citizen Timothy Thomas and the civil unrest that shook the city afterward.
  

Kentucky Official Disputes DeWine Claims on Fetal Tissue

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 10, 2016
An investigation published Feb. 4 by Columbus WBNS-10TV quotes a Kentucky state official disputing claims made by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine regarding fetal tissue disposal practices by Ohio Planned Parenthood.   

Keeping Secrets

Months after canceling a student-led support group, UC’s efforts to support sexual assault survivors are still up in the air

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
More and more, campus sexual assault prevention and counseling are the purview of schools like the University of Cincinnati.  

City Council Set to Pass Wage Theft Ordinance

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Employers who don’t pay their workers might have new penalties to worry about after Cincinnati City Council’s Feb. 3 meeting.
  

Judge: Third Party to Take over Neglected Apartment Buildings

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tenants of several Cincinnati low-income apartment complexes will see relief from the starkly sub-standard conditions found in those buildings after a court decision Feb. 1.  

Democratic State Rep. Candidate Faces Freeze-Out From Party over University Research

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2016
A candidate to replace outgoing State Rep. Denise Driehaus in Ohio House District 31 might be sidelined by his local party over a research paper he wrote while he was a student at Yale University.
  

Stuck in Park

Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
That struggle carries a number of consequences for OTR residents, advocates say, influencing decisions about grocery shopping, childcare, work and even whether long-time community members feel welcome in or are able to stay in the neighborhood.   

County Auditor Mistake Triggers Bickering, Less Money in City Budget

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The city of Cincinnati owes Hamilton County more than $600,000 after an estate tax data entry error by the office of Hamilton County Auditor Dusty Rhodes, the auditor’s office told City Manager Harry Black in a Jan. 21 memo.