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Food Fight

UC researchers are making important strides against food allergies

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Just prior to the Food Allergy Research and Education walk in mid-September, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine immunologist Fred Finkelman took the stage to discuss groundbreaking research on suppressing food allergies in mice.
  

Sittenfeld Announces Living Wage Employer Initiative

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
City officials on Oct. 2 announced the Cincinnati Living Wage Employer Initiative, which will officially recognize employers paying their employees at least $10.10 an hour.  

Supreme Court Decision Takes Away Ohio Early Voting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The U.S. Supreme Court on Sept. 29 issued a stay on a decision by lower federal courts that had extended early voting hours in Ohio, effectively reverting the state’s early voting schedule back to one drawn up by conservative lawmakers.
  

City Launches Domestic Partner Registry

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Cincinnati’s LGBT community on Oct. 2 celebrated another move toward legal equality when City Council celebrated the launch of the city’s domestic partner registry during a press conference on the steps of City Hall.
  

Getting Connected

Free Wi-Fi for Lower Price Hill another step toward empowerment

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The hotspots provide free Wi-Fi for the entirety of Lower Price Hill courtesy of a partnership between Symmes Township tech company Powernet and Cincinnati Public Schools.  

Hamilton County Commissioners OK High-Speed Rail Study

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A high-speed rail line from Cincinnati to Chicago became an inch closer to reality when Hamilton County Commissioners unanimously voted Wednesday to fund a feasibility study for it.
  

Grand Jury Declines to Indict Beavercreek Officers in Crawford Shooting

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
An Ohio grand jury on Sept. 24 declined to issue an indictment in the killing of John Crawford III, who was shot in a Beavercreek Walmart by police Aug. 5.
  

UC to Combat Spread of Hepatitis C Among Drug Users

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 1, 2014
A University of Cincinnati professor is combating the spread of hepatitis C among young adults in Southern Ohio who inject heroin with a $900,000, three-year grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
  

Change of Heart

Conservative former justice officials seek to reform Ohio’s death penalty

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Terry Collins, former director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitations and Corrections, says he’s deeply conservative and strongly believes in the rule of law — and also wants to see the death penalty banned in Ohio.  

City Council Passes Ordinances to Fight Sex Trafficking

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Cincinnati City Council on Sept. 17 unanimously passed two ordinances to fight Cincinnati’s growing sex trafficking problem.
  

3CDC to Offer New OTR Units, Revise 15th and Race Plan

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Demand for property in Over-the-Rhine is growing quickly, and the neighborhood’s biggest developer is ramping up its renovations to keep up.
  

Council Backs Tighter Regulations on Factory Farm Antibiotics

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 24, 2014
City Council sent a message to Congress Sept. 17 when it passed a resolution calling for a nationwide ban on the non-therapeutic use of antibiotics in livestock production.  

Historic Crossroads

A major highway project and powerful development interests look to reshape three long-neglected uptown neighborhoods

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Recent discussions about an ongoing $100 million highway project at the intersection of Avondale, Corryville and Walnut Hills have raised questions about ways development might help address the neighborhoods' recent struggles — and whether it will at all.
  

Foundation Floats Special Tax District Proposal to Fund Streetcar

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As city leaders look to find ways to plug a $4 million annual funding gap for the operation of Cincinnati’s streetcar, a major backer of the transit project has proposed a way to raise a good deal of the needed money.   

Judge Strikes Down Ohio’s Law Banning Campaign Lies

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 17, 2014
A Cincinnati federal judge struck down an Ohio election law that bans lies in political campaigns by candidates or independent organizations.