Free at Last, Free for Now

UC’s Ohio Innocence Project helps overturn three questionable murder convictions

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Twenty years ago, Eugene Johnson, Laurese Glover and Derrick Wheatt were convicted of murder based on the testimony of a single witness. Now, thanks to nearly a decade of legal advocacy by the University of Cincinnati’s Ohio Innocence Project, they’ve been granted a new chance at justice.

Court to Hamilton County Prosecutor: Return Tiger Suit

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters is down one Halloween costume after a recent magistrate’s that Deters must return a tiger suit used by activists during last year’s Greenpeace protest at Procter and Gamble.  

Dems Endorse Strickland over Sittenfeld in Senate Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Ohio Democratic Party officially endorsed former Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland in his campaign for U.S. Senate, tilting the party’s primary further away from Strickland’s primary opponent Cincinnati City Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld.   

Ohio Board of Education Abolishes “5 of 8” Rule

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Ohio Board of Education voted April 13 to end the state’s stipulation that school districts hire at least five of eight specialty positions for each school. 

LumenoCity to Return This Summer; Tickets to Cost $20

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra has announced it will bring incredibly popular Over-the-Rhine light show LumenoCity back Aug. 5-9. The event will be a lot different this year, however, at least when it comes to admission.   

Attention to Detail

University of Cincinnati’s new innovation center breathes life into a 1920s former Sears store in Avondale

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Imagine a classic 1920s storefront window complete with mannequins posed in their finery. Now imagine a new type of display — a space filled with buzzing drones, giant 3D printers and announcements of the latest medical breakthroughs.   

Poll: Ohioans Favor Strickland over Portman in Senate Race

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Former Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has a nine-point lead in a recent  poll on the 2016 Senate race over incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman.

Sen. Rand Paul Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
 U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky officially announced his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election April 7 at a rally in Louisville.   

City: Don’t Like Indiana RFRA Law? Come to Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 8, 2015
 In the wake of controversy around Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black is making a pitch to Indiana businesses: Come to Cincinnati.   

New Plan, Old Tensions

Residents question a new development plan that would add 21 single-family homes to the Over-the-Rhine area

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
An ambitious plan by a developer to build 21 single-family homes costing between $400,000 to $600,000 each near OTR has caused debate over what the changing neighborhood should look like.

Cincinnati City Council Formally Backs Marriage Equality

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
As LGBT rights issues around the Tristate continue to make national headlines, Cincinnati City Council passed a resolution March 25 supporting marriage equality in the state of Ohio.

Ohio House Passes Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Ban

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Ohio House on March 25 passed HB 69, called the Heart Beat Bill, which would ban abortions as soon as doctors can detect a heartbeat for a fetus.   

SORTA, Union and Council Wrangle over Streetcar Operating Contract

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 1, 2015
The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority must choose whether union employees or others will run the streetcar. That’s caused controversy.

United Front

Feds join city lawsuit against apartment owner over conditions at the Alms Hill Apartments

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
The standoff between owners of the Alms Hill apartments in Walnut Hills and the building's residents is intensifying and is central to a lawsuit now on its way to federal court.   

Deeper Issues

Experts say Cincinnati is a model for police reform, but healing wounds might go beyond changing law enforcement

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Eight months after the deaths of Michael Brown and other black citizens at the hands of police, tensions still simmer.