Cincinnati’s beleaguered public school system, faced with a
projected $43 million budget gap for next year, slashed 10 percent of
its teaching staff April 17. In a special session, the school board
voted unanimously to eliminate at least 237 jobs, saving the district
around $20 million.
As The Enquirer staff braces for
another reduction in staff, the paper and its parent company might not
yet have seen the full fallout of its decision to cut staff last year.
Two of the newspaper’s former editors, Joe Fenton and Cathy Ruetter,
have filed an age discrimination lawsuit against the newspaper and The
Sixteen years ago,
proponents of the half-cent sales tax hike to fund construction of new
stadiums for the Reds and Bengals got a boost from an economic impact
study that foretold a prosperous future. Knowing now what lay ahead, with the
cash-strapped county mired in debt and cutting services to residents,
voters probably would balk at supporting the initiative
Even as a lawsuit against the city over
its “chronic nuisance” ordinance meanders through the federal court
system, City Council voted last month to expand the ordinance’s fines,
opening a new chapter in the rancorous history of City Hall’s crackdown
on troubled housing units and so-called absentee landlords.
According to a local public defender,
people appearing in two Northern Kentucky courts — particularly the poor
— are having their rights violated, and judges are responsible. John
Delaney, who heads the public advocacy office that handles cases in
Kenton and Campbell counties, says district judges in those counties are
violating state and federal law in not appointing legal counsel to
defendants who need them.
Don't Shoot: One Man, a Street
Fellowship and the End to Violence in Inner-City America is one-part
memoir and one-part academic report, filled with the sort of social
science material that theses are based on. Kennedy was a principal in the founding of the
Cincinnati Initiative to Reduce Violence (CIRV) in 2007.
A month after Deters closed the case
and five months since Hebert was fatally shot by Cincinnati Police, the
well-loved musician’s friends are still looking for answers from
Deters, the Cincinnati Police Department and the city’s Citizen
Complaint Authority. To them, the case hasn’t been closed at all.
The constant reminders are all around Michele Hobbs' Prospect Hill home — a puppy named Leo, a half-finished garden. Lucy's room is still just the way she left it, the fish she caught in a neighbor's pond still in the fishbowl. At times, says Hobbs, it's overwhelming.
In just a few weeks, friends were to pack Sacred Hearts-St. Stephens Church in Brooklyn, N.Y., to see Chris Hondros, the Pulitzer Prize-nominated photographer, finally tie the knot. For the 40-year-old Hondros, his Aug. 6 vows with fellow photographer Christina Piaia were supposed to be the start of a new life. That changed on April 20 in Misrata, Libya.
With still-fresh wounds from the WLW ad campaign in 2007 that thoughtlessly touted the radio giant as “The Big Juan” — with its cartoonishly stereotypical imagery on billboards — and a suburban sheriff constantly in the headlines railing against immigrants, Cincinnati is hardly the city you would think would be embraced by a national group that represents the Hispanic community. This week, though, the Queen City is hosting the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), as the organization comes to town for its 82nd annual national convention.