100 activists gathered outside of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
downtown from as far as Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis to support
Rasmea Odeh, who was
scheduled to appeal her conviction on immigration fraud charges from a
federal court in Detroit in November 2014.
In the early morning hours of Oct. 2, two
teenagers approached a woman near the corner of Chase and Virginia
avenues in Northside and assaulted her. The terrifying incident wasn’t an
isolated occurrence in Northside, which has seen a spike in reports of
of violent rapes and sexual assaults.
A proposal by Mayor John Cranley to amend
Cincinnati’s charter in order to raise funds for the city’s parks has
created a good deal of controversy ahead of the Nov. 3 election, where
voters will decide whether or not to adopt it.
Thomas Vance is part of the group Veterans for
Medical Cannabis Access, which advocates for military veterans to be
able to use marijuana to treat conditions such as PTSD and chronic pain.
He says marijuana helps reduce his PTSD symptoms by 90 percent.
Recent American Community Survey data
released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that bicycle commuting
continues to rise in America. Cincinnati has been one of the cities
leading the way in that growth, it turns out.
The clouds had been gathering over U.S.
Rep. John Boehner from nearly the moment he started his tenure as House
Speaker in 2011. Last week, the storm of discontent from far-right
Republicans in Congress finally ushered him out, underlining deep faults
in the country’s political landscape and leaving voids that could be
filled by more hardline conservatives.
Ohio Department of Health officials on
Sept. 25 denied licenses to perform abortions for the last two remaining
clinics in southwestern Ohio. Both clinics were in danger of closing at
the end of the month, but a federal judge on Sept. 28 ruled they must
be allowed to stay open until appeals to the ODH’s decision are heard.
Thirty-one years ago, Susan Bruggeman was
just two months into her freshman year at the University of Cincinnati
when she was raped at a Halloween party by a date her friend set her up
with. The incident quickly became public after
she reported it to the school, beginning a series of events that left
her feeling humiliated.
On a sunny day in late August, a group
from the Northside Community Council gave four representatives from the
Environmental Protection Agency, in from Washington, D.C. and the
federal agency’s Region 5 office in Chicago, a winding tour of the