By the end of November 2011, Cincinnati Public Schools
(CPS) knew it would soon have bigger financial problems. The school
district had just lost the battle for Issue 32, a permanent levy that
would have raised $49.5 million for CPS every year.
Security and public policy risks, along with research suggesting that private prisons don't save taxpayer money, paint a grim picture of Ohio’s public and budget health as the state moves to monetize prison inmates.
Talk shows used to be about talk.
Conversation was cultivated, not cut off. Ted Clark is here to reverse that trend with Ted Clark After Dark,
a local talk show that could — and often does — go anywhere at any
Ohio has a lot of oil and natural gas
resources accessible by fracking, but are they worth $1 trillion? Gov.
John Kasich seems to think so. Kasich has touted the number to media
outlets to support hydraulic fracturing — or “fracking” — in Ohio.
If you want to know the “best” shows in New
York City, you need only check which Broadway productions are nominated
annually for Tony Awards. In fact, the Big Apple has tons of awards to
recognize and honor theatrical work. Not so in Cincinnati.
Two local advocates are in
the process of securing private funding to operate a syringe exchange
program called the Cincinnati Exchange Project. But even though the program is approved, it still faces one major stumbling block — Ohio’s laws
regarding drug paraphernalia possession.
Two months into the 2012 baseball season,
the Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher was flying high. In the Reds’ front office, though,
worries about Chapman persisted. Not about his choice or location of
pitches. About other stuff, like his compliance with traffic laws and
his choice of companionship. Some insiders fear that the 24-year-old
Cuban’s personal life is approaching, well, the velocity of his
Sometimes the greatest discoveries in life arise from a Google search.That’s
exactly what led Todd Duesing to stumble upon the 2012 World Choir Games — a
fortuitous click of his mouse that, unbeknownst to him, would help pave
the way for an unparalleled boost in morale in the Cincinnati urban
More than 4,000 volunteers have stepped up to take on a
job no one asked them to do: welcome the expected 90,000 national and
international choirs, families and visitors to Cincinnati for the World
Cincinnati is known for making many
things: chili, soap, aircraft engines. Lately, though, the Queen City is
being recognized for producing comedy, as several current headlining
comedians started their stand-up careers here and more are making their
way into the national spotlight.
Ohio's rush to embrace fracking has raised questions about the
sustainability and safety of the process during a time when legislators are
moving full-speed ahead with legislation that will regulate the
industry for the next 20 years — if it lasts that long.
The four images on the cover of the 2012 Cincinnati Fringe Festival program (included in CityBeat’s
May 16 issue) featured various people smushing their faces against a
window. Cross-eyed, surprised, disgruntled, quizzical, amused — it’s a
diverse set of reactions, all appropriate responses to shows that Know
Theatre will present May 29-June 9.
Leah Strasser and Tyler Smetts have lived in Cincinnati. In fact, they’re first cousins. She’s an actor; he’s a writer. They’ve been talking about creating a
year-round theater company that draws on homegrown talent, and the 2012
Cincinnati Fringe seemed like the perfect moment to take the next step
by undertaking a production.