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Case Closed on Expungements

Ohio law hampers ex-felon's job search

1 Comments · Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Jasen Burwinkel, 27, could be like any number of job seekers in the Tristate, except for one thing: His record includes a theft conviction, a crime for which he served about three months in jail. "It hurts every time I come back from an interview, because they say, 'You have a theft? No job.'" About 650,000 people are released from prison each year in the U.S., and many advocacy groups are pushing for more lenient expungement laws for non-violent offenders as a way to help them gain employment and avoid becoming repeat offenders.  

Slow Ride to Nowhere?

City's new environmental law faces uncertain future

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Cincinnati’s Environmental Justice Ordinance, a first-of-its-kind law, which was slated to go into effect Dec. 21, was touted by backers such as former councilman David Crowley as a way to ensure the city’s poorest residents are protected from heavily-polluting businesses.  

REACHing for More

Program encourages college for low-income and at-risk students

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 19, 2009
As summer draws to a close and families with schoolage children begin preparing for the coming semester, the leaders of Project REACH are gearing up for their second year of work. The program, which provided intensive college-prep guidance in five Cincinnati Public Schools high schools last year, hopes to expand to two more schools for the 2009-10 year.   

News: Immigrants: 'Welcome' or 'Keep Out'?

Day of Dialogue explores different approaches

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 6, 2006
East Side, West Side, high school allegiances: Cincinnati seems to have a knack for breaking itself into groups even before considering the racial divides, both acknowledged and unspoken, that sep  

News: Street Talk

Hamilton resident films complaints about police

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2006
It's Friday night, and Terrance Huff is in his element as he and friend Jon Seaton set up a tripod and digital video camera on the sidewalk in front of a nondescript Kroger store in Hamilton. A   

News: Play Station

New technology launches a broadcasting revolution

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2005
Forget what you know about radio broadcasting. The towers, the cluttered rooms of equipment, the infantile DJs who think they know what makes you laugh -- this is no longer the face of the medium.  

News: Signing It All Away

Fighting the road to foreclosure in Hamilton County

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 10, 2005
It sounded like a good move. As a single parent of two boys with an almost 26-year track record at her job, Silverton resident Laura Cox thought she knew enough about people to trust the mortgage