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Commissioners Hear Arguments for Fully Funding Social Services

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
The message at a July 18 County Commission public hearing: Don’t reduce funding for mental health and senior services.  

Commissioners Asked to Fully Fund Senior Services

Lack of levy increase would reduce funding

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
The message at a Wednesday County Commission public hearing: Don’t reduce funding for mental health and senior services. The Hamilton County Board of County Commissioners must determine the levy amounts by Aug. 8. Last week the county’s Tax Levy Review Committee determined that the levies that fund services such as Meals on Wheels, home care and counseling for 30,000 county residents shoul...  

Leveling the Law

Secular Coalition plans Ohio chapter to organize against religion in government

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
In order to combat what it views as the encroachment of religion on public life, a national organization called the Secular Coalition for America is planning on opening a state chapter in Ohio.   

Schmidt, Boehner Accused of Scrubbing Wikipedia Pages

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
A post on viral web cataloger BuzzFeed last week accused U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt or her staff of airbrushing the congresswoman’s Wikipedia page. 

Obama Visits Cincinnati For Packed Town Hall Meeting

President touts support for small businesses and LGBT rights

{CommentsCant} · Monday, July 16, 2012
In the first town hall-style event of the 2012 campaign, President Barack Obama fielded questions on Monday about rights for the LGBT community, what he would do for small business during a second term and which was his favorite Girl Scout cookie (Thin Mints). Obama — the first Democrat to carry Hamilton County since Lyndon Baines Johnson — held a packed town hall meeting at Music Hall. C...  

Did Schmidt, Boehner Scrub Wikipedia Pages?

Viral web cataloger says local reps are among 33 Congress members to have altered pages

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
A post on viral web cataloger BuzzFeed accuses U.S. Rep. Jean Schmidt or her staff of airbrushing the congresswoman’s Wikipedia page. BuzzFeed claims that a user bearing the Internet fingerprint shared by all Congressional offices removed the section of Schmidt’s Wikipedia entry titled “The Armenian Genocide issue.�...  

First Amendment: Gore Good, Genitals Bad

1 Comments · Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Blocks away from the newest specialty store opened by First Amendment crusader/pornographer Larry Flynt — a man whose many court appearances helped define the legal boundaries of free speech — anti-abortion activists on the sidewalks around Fountain Square July 9 showed downtown workers and visitors to the 2012 World Choir Games graphic depictions of fetuses mutilated by abortion.  

Mallory Calls Chabot’s Streetcar Amendment ‘Political Stunt’

Mayor plans to reach out to Washington to remove funding restriction

{CommentsCant} · Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Mayor Mark Mallory is working to thwart an effort by Cincinnati’s own U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) to prevent federal funding from being used to construct a streetcar in the city. Chabot offered an amendment on June 27 to the 2013 Transportation and Housing Urban Development spending bill that would bar federal transportation money from being used to design, construct or operate a “fixed...  

New Twist on An Ancient Tradition

Not your Nana's Rosh Hashanah service

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Valley Temple in Wyoming is a small synagogue just off Springfield Pike. In fact, it’s so small that you’d probably drive right by it if you weren’t looking for it. But this small Reform Jewish congregation has a pretty big idea for getting people reconnected with their Judaism for the High Holy Days.   

Events: Germania Society Oktoberfest

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 26, 2009
It’s that time of year again, in the dwindling days of summer, towards the end of August and beginning of September, when Oktoberfest season hits Cincinnati. Cincinnati’s oldest Oktoberfest is being hosted this weekend by the Germania Society of Cincinnati at Germania Park on Kemper Road in Pleasant Run. The Germania Society promises the most authentic Oktoberfest experience, with plenty of Wursts, Schnitzle, and Warsteiner beer.