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Cycling as a Way of Life

Attorney Al Gerhardstein rides for justice, family and personal fulfillment

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
It’s half past seven on a Thursday morning, and while most of us are still putzing with the coffee maker to get a jump on the day, Cincinnati attorney Al Gerhardstein is just finishing his morning bicycle ride to work.

Communing with Nature on Two Wheels

Mountain biking offers the outdoors, fitness and community

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2016
A lot has changed in the Cincinnati mountain bike community over the past couple of decades — for one, there is an actual community now, and a thriving one at that.   

A Cruel and Unusual Death

Ohio’s most recent execution raises questions about constitutionality and ethics

6 Comments · Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Following a convicted killer's 26-minute, seemingly painful execution, some question Ohio's use of the death penalty.

Covering Kasich?

Small political parties in Ohio say S.B. 193 will limit their influence over the 2014 governor’s race

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 30, 2013
S.B. 193 could make it too difficult for minor parties to get their candidates on the Ohio ballot.

Circle of Violence Unbroken

Ohio set to execute Billy Slagle this week despite a prosecutor’s request for clemency

7 Comments · Wednesday, July 31, 2013
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.    

Film: Four Lloyds

At the Happy Catchy Flashy Named Motion Picture Festival, Part Deux

0 Comments · Thursday, June 8, 2000
Characters: Sweet Lloyd Reporter Same Pants Lloyd Jerk Paulloyd and Annalloyd Travelers from Holland Act One, Scene One: The Film Opens The lights dim and the projector spills out the o  

DAE's music is strange and otherworldly

0 Comments · Thursday, March 2, 2000
Immediacy captures emotion. Snapshots procure truth. That's a part of the philosophy behind Buddhism and a concept key to understanding the Cincinnati-based improvisational group, Dark Audio Ense