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News: Unexpected Contest

Eve Bolton denies Pat DeWine a free ride to County Commision

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 22, 2004
When Cincinnati City Councilman Pat DeWine defeated Hamilton County Commissioner John Dowlin in a nasty Republican primary battle in March, it looked as if DeWine had already crossed the biggest   

News: Portune Goes for Two

Incumbent says challenger 'has no respect for the truth'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 8, 2004
Hamilton County voters will have a rare opportunity Nov. 2 -- the chance to re-elect a Democrat to the Hamilton County Board of Commissioners. Four years ago Commissioner Todd Portune became th  

Cover Story: Matters of Principal

Grading the controversy surrounding Cincinnati's best public school

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2004
While other schools in the Cincinnati Public School District struggle to pull themselves out of a state-declared academic emergency, Walnut Hills High School shines as an example of the potential  

What Agitates an Agitator?

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 9, 2004
How would Kabaka Oba handle someone like Kabaka Oba? Known for his radical -- some would say ridiculous or offensive -- political activism, Oba once donned a Ku Klux Klan costume for a Cincinnati C  

News: Low-Grade Management

Teacher raises new questions about principal at Walnut Hills

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2004
A teacher is raising new questions about grade-changing at Walnut Hills High School, less than nine months after the Cincinnati board of Education cleared the principal of similar allegations. M  

News: Health for the Homeless

UC opens after-hours clinic in Over-the-Rhine

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2004
A new program at the City Gospel Mission might ease the stress on hospital emergency rooms and provide college students with hands-on education, all while helping people struggling with homelessn  

Cover Story: No One's Home

From speculators to urban revivalists -- the people behind Cincinnati's vacant buildings

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Walk down Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine and you'll see it immediately: Cincinnati has a vacant-building problem. If you're not convinced, try Vine Street or Race Street. Try Pleasant Street -- a  

Cover Story: Idealistic Landlords

Are nonprofit agencies a solution or part of the problem?

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 26, 2004
Churches and nonprofit organizations aren't the most serious contributors to blight, but they do own more than 50 unsafe or unsanitary vacant properties in Cincinnati. The Race Street Tenant Or  

News: Moveable Feast

More changes coming for Northside

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2004
With the possibility of three new coffee shops opening and the future of one of its most successful restaurants up in the air, the face of Northside's business district is poised for yet more ch  

News: Bush Gardens

What the president said -- and what he didn't

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 12, 2004
President Bush's campaign rolled into Cincinnati Gardens May 4. Here's a courtside analysis of his campaign game. The Music: While eager fans awaited Bush's arrival, contemporary Christian so