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Erich Who?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Who is Erich Streckfuss? You might have seen his name on the Democratic primary ballot March 2, but you weren't likely to see him anywhere else. His strategy consisted of an endorsement from the   

Blight of the Week: : Update

660 Lincoln Ave.

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 10, 2004
Address: 660 Lincoln Ave., Walnut Hills Owner: 660 Lincoln Inc. (a four-person local partnership) Year built: 1915 Value in April 2002: $468,800 Comments: In April 2002 CityBeat featured t  

News: Democrats in Revolt

Local party leaders could face insurgency

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Hamilton County Democratic Party co-chairmen Tim Burke and Mark Mallory might face the first official challenge for their positions since they began leading the party. Steve Huffman, a union acti  

Cover Story: Jury of Belief

The Selective Service wants to know what you really believe

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 3, 2004
Meet Francis Marko, a 58-year-old Sharonville resident and one of about 30 Selective Service (SS) board members responsible for deciding the fate of Hamilton County residents ordered to military s  

News: Crucifying Jews

Mel Gibson's new Passion film raises concerns of anti-Semitism

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2004
While many Christians are looking forward to the release of a well-produced film about the life of Jesus, many Jews are voicing concerns about the possibility of anti-Semitism in Mel Gibson's The  

News: Blockhead Loans

Beware the instant tax refund

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2004
In the past few years, H&R Block has marketed itself not only as a tax preparer but also as a financial partner. But what H&R calls a financial service, Diedre Murch calls a scam. The company is   

Cover Story: Upside to Northside

Cincinnati's most diverse neighborhood seeks to maintain its mix

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 25, 2004
It's a chilly Sunday night at The Comet in Northside. Ed Cunningham has just finished furiously sawing at his fiddle. He and the Comet Bluegrass Allstars have worked the bar's patrons into a f  

News: Challenging Chabot

Democrats want to take congressional seat

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 18, 2004
Richard Lerner stands in the kitchen of his Amberley Village home, which also functions as his campaign headquarters. As one of two Democrats vying for a shot at U.S. Rep. Steve Chabot, the Westw  

Why Is Heimlich Stalling City-County Relations?

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 28, 2004
Why won't Todd Portune's fellow Hamilton County Commissioners let him work on improving relations with the city of Cincinnati? Portune's request to co-chair the City/County Steering Committee this   

How Should We Handle Hate Mongers?

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 19, 2003
How would you react if someone paced your street with a sign saying, "God Hates (Your Name Here)"? The Rev. Fred Phelps and members of Westboro Baptist Church in Topeka, Kan., have targeted homosex