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.
The county clerk in Rowan County,
Kentucky who has refused to issue marriage licenses since the Supreme
Court made same-sex marriage the law of the land earlier this summer is
still refusing to do so, citing her religious beliefs.
When app developer Mark Mussman started a
course to teach Cincinnatians how to build Android applications, he also
saw opportunity to help out LGBTQ youth experiencing or on the verge of
During a contentious city council meeting
on Aug. 24, Cincinnati City Council moved along one proposal for
amending the city’s governing charter, putting it on the November ballot
for voters to approve. But questions remain about whether four other
proposals will also find their way to the ballot.
A long-held tradition for Cincinnati
parents is over, at least for now, as Cincinnati Public Schools has
suspended its policy of first-come, first-served enrollment for the
district’s in-demand magnet schools.
Last week, Ohio Secretary of State Jon
Husted announced that marijuana legalization effort ResponsibleOhio had
succeeded in its push to collect the more than 300,000 signatures it
needed to put its proposal for a state constitutional amendment on the
A group funded by billionaire
conservative industrialists Charles and David Koch has jumped into
Ohio’s 2016 U.S. Senate race with a series of new ads bashing Democratic
candidate and former Ohio governor Ted Strickland.
Nurses at Department of Veterans Affairs
hospitals across the country, including one from Cincinnati’s facility,
are suing the federal government, alleging the VA coerced them into
working unpaid overtime monitoring an electronic health system.
For the past year, Reginald Stroud has
lived in a tucked away dead-end street in Northside. The building
he lived in at 1123-1125 Walnut St. also housed both his convenience
store and karate studio, which he says put him at the center of a
tight-knit community of longtime OTR residents.
Covington Independent School District is
standing behind Kenton County Sheriff’s Deputy and School Resource
Officer Kevin Sumner after footage from last fall recently emerged
showing Sumner handcuffing an 8-year-old boy to a chair.
Charles McClinon was in a tough spot in
2013 when he lost his health coverage. The 52-year-old Cincinnati
native, who has epilepsy, had returned to school in Chicago when the
medication he took for his seizures started affecting his short-term