Like many politicians, Gov. John Kasich
touted transparency and openness on the campaign trail, but this year’s
JobsOhio controversies have proven that the governor was all talk and no
action when he made such claims.
The city of Cincinnati might take over
the Emery Theatre following a legal dispute between the nonprofit seeking to renovate the theater, and the group of leasers and owners trying
to push the nonprofit out of the building.
Billy Slagle is going to die on Aug. 7.
The Ohio Parole Board recommended against granting Slagle clemency on
July 16, and Gov. John Kasich last week denied Slagle’s request to have
his death sentence commuted to life in prison.
A motion proposed by a majority of City
Council on July 30 would use leftover revenue from the previous budget
year to undo cuts to various programs, including human services, parks
and the Health Department.
City Council might use leftover revenue
from the previous budget cycle and money from the parking lease to fund a
disparity study that would gauge whether minority- and women-owned
businesses should be favorably targeted by the city’s contracting