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
An internal review released Sept. 11 by
the University of Cincinnati found that the July 19 shooting death of
unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose by UC police officer Ray Tensing
was “entirely preventable” and resulted from tactical mistakes made by
City Manager Harry Black announced Sept.
10 that Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell had been fired that
day due to “lack of sufficient and proper communication, particularly
within the command staff, coupled with a consistent and pervasive
disregard for the chain of command,” according to a 35-page memo from
Long before he was a Grammy-winning
musician and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Bootsy Collins was a
kid in Cincinnati looking to break into the music business. That quest
led him to the door of then-bustling King Records in Evanston.
With Cincinnati’s Fraternal Order of
Police set to cast a vote of no confidence regarding Cincinnati Police
Chief Jeffrey Blackwell next week, a debate has sprung up about the
chief’s future and his performance.
Planned Parenthood of Southwest Ohio
filed a federal lawsuit Sept. 1 against the state of Ohio, charging that
“hostile policies” passed by the state in the last few years greatly
restrict women’s access to abortions.