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Disturbing the Peace

A metaphysical feud is causing tension between two very different stewards of Serpent Mound

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 6, 2013
The Serpent’s great debate continues as it challenges a colorful group of experts that include archeologists, geologists, anthropologists, astrologists, paleontologists, fringe scientists, and “archaeoastronomists.” And the quest to answer the Serpent Mound mystery has sparked a present day stand-off between Native Americans and “New Agers.”   

Low Prices, Low Wages

National organization leads employee protests and strikes against Walmart

1 Comments · Tuesday, November 20, 2012
If you’re planning on buying a flat-screen at Walmart this Black Friday, you might just witness a flash mob by fed-up Walmart employees who are calling for higher wages and greater respect for the 1.3 million associates that work in the U.S.   

In Harm’s Way

Non-combat deaths of Ohio soldiers raise questions about U.S. military’s treatment of female members

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
There are several Ohio families whose military daughters died from “non-combat” circumstances, and their tragedy was amplified when the military tried to tarnish the victim’s reputation and even blame the victim for her own death.

  

Senate Bill No. 5 Energizes Unions, Democrats

Critics question private sector’s motives

3 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2011
If the latest Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey holds true, which reveals that 57 percent of Ohio’s registered voters favor repealing Senate Bill No. 5 while only 32 percent oppose it, then the controversial measure is doomed. And if the opposition to SB 5 does turn out in an off-year election to vote “no” on Ohio Issue 2 , after gathering an all-time state record of 1.3 million signatures on petitions, what exactly has influenced and incited so many?
  

Cover Story: The Visitors

Muslim Americans find the FBI at their jobs as the post-9/11 world sorts itself out

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Dr. Mohammed Shamma is considered a patriarch within Greater Cincinnati's Muslim and Middle Eastern community. When he hears that the FBI and even the CIA have been making surprise visits in the