After last month's battle between the city and Hamilton
County's Republican Commissioners over funds to fix Music Hall and
Union Terminal, Democrats sense an
opportunity to unseat Commissioner Chris Monzel in the upcoming November
The police shooting Aug. 9 of an unarmed 18-year-old black
man named Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and the subsequent protests that have drawn hundreds into the streets remind many of the
challenges Cincinnati has faced when it comes to race relations and law
Women's Med Center in Sharonville will stay open to provide other services
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Women’s Med Center, one of Greater
Cincinnati’s two abortion providers, announced it will cease providing abortions after an Aug. 18 court ruling. The clinic will remain open to provide other services, however.
On Aug. 6, the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati heard arguments about the constitutionality of gay marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. At stake is a
2004 amendment to Ohio’s constitution and similar laws in the three
other states. The hearings marked the next step of the ongoing battle
over gay marriage rights, drawing national interest.
Multiple factors have converged in Ohio to bring heroin addiction and overdose numbers to crisis levels. Meanwhile, clinics providing treatment options that can help addicts wean themselves off heroin are limited by a 14-year-old federal law restricting the number of people they can treat.
Cranley's pick for city manager has been involved in political dustups in some of his past jobs, but has more than 25 years of public service experience and reams of positive recommendations. He’s pledged to take an analytic rather than political approach to big issues.
The city has removed anti-prostitution
barricades erected in May along McMicken Avenue in Over-the-Rhine and
Fairview, but the fight over the tactic continues. The barriers, taken
down on July31 as originally planned, were placed in the
area as a test to see if such measures would limit the incidence of
prostitution, a big issue in the area.
If Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
can convince the Ohio Statehouse to pass “Annie’s Law,” or HB 469, all
first-time DUI offenders wishing to drive during any probation will have
to install a breathalyzer machine in their car and pass it for the car
Eight of the nine Greenpeace activists
charged with hanging a giant banner from the Procter & Gamble
building downtown in March showed no interest in a plea deal with
prosecutors July 21, a lawyer for the group said. Without a plea deal,
the eight risk a maximum sentence of eight years in prison on felony
burglary and vandalism charges.
About 500 people rallied downtown July 20
to show support for Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip, where more
than 400 civilians have been killed over the past few weeks in clashes
between Israel and Palestinian militant group Hamas.
Northside Community Council voted July 21
to create a needle exchange program in the neighborhood. The effort,
run by the Cincinnati Exchange Program, will start sometime in August
and operate from a van one day a week for three hours at a time. Planned
Parenthood will also participate, providing testing services for
diseases like HIV and hepatitis.