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Construction Finally Nears for University Plaza

Timetable is fuzzy, but project could begin in spring

1 Comments · Wednesday, January 19, 2011
As the redevelopment of Clifton Heights continues to occur, another area neighborhood is also preparing for a complete renovation. Corryville, which is located directly next to Clifton Heights and is home to many University of Cincinnati students, will be experiencing various changes during the coming year. The first will be the complete reconstruction of a popular shopping center called University Plaza.  

Pot Law a Bust, Critics Say

Repeal would save city of Cincinnati $350,000 annually

2 Comments · Tuesday, December 7, 2010
As Cincinnati City Council frets about how to close a $62 million budget deficit, some local activists are asking officials to consider repealing an ordinance they say isn't enforced evenly and wastes taxpayers' money. Critics allege that city's Anti-Marijuana Ordinance is being used to target specific races and is adding to the city's crippling budget deficit.  

Stepping Into Success

Ohio women start shoe company in NYC

1 Comments · Wednesday, November 17, 2010
Three innovative entrepreneurs from Ohio have started a new business that keeps women looking stylish while giving their feet some much-needed relief. Sheree Coleman of Cincinnati, along with Sherrae Hayes and Alyxaundria Sanford of Cleveland, recently began a company called Sole Discretion. Selling what the industry terms as “transition shoes.”  

Retracing History's Steps

Miami frat takes 40-mile walk to help National Underground Railroad Freedom Center

2 Comments · Wednesday, October 13, 2010
A Miami University fraternity is trying to break the stereotypes of Greek life by hosting a walk to support the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Kappa Alpha Psi members hold their Freedom Walk Friday and Saturday to follow the historical Underground Railroad route traveled by escaping slaves and to atone for damage caused to the Freedom Center earlier this year by other Miami Greek organizations.  

Brother, Can You Spare Some Ideas?

County officials turn to citizens for input

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Hamilton County officials are asking residents for help in determining what course of action to take to solve some of the most severe budget issues the county has ever faced. Ideas about what residents expect from county government and how they would solve funding dilemmas are being solicited through the 2011 Hamilton County Citizens Survey.  

Justice Now a Partisan Affair

Kentucky ruling could affect how Ohio elects judges

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 20, 2010
A federal appeals court recently made a groundbreaking decision that will change the way judicial candidates run for office in Kentucky and has some experts worried about how it could potentially impact Ohio judicial elections and the impartiality of judges. The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the rules used in Kentucky for electing judges, stating the current rules violate the candidates' First Amendment right to freedom of speech.   

From the Bottom Up

Movement organizing to force changes in school funding

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Like most school districts in Ohio, times are especially tough right now for Cincinnati Public Schools. The district is scrambling to organize a balanced budget for the upcoming academic year, while attempting to avoid cutting as many extracurricular activities and jobs as possible. Help might be on the way, however, in the form of a citizen-led movement that's lobbying state officials to provide equal educational opportunities and funding for public schools across Ohio.  

Once Common Disease Returns

Local syphilis cases on the rise

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Syphilis was once so common that some people viewed the potentially fatal disease as a natural stage of life. Nowadays, most sexually active people think syphilis is a relic of the past and worry more about contracting viruses like HIV. But syphilis is back locally, and in a big way.  

3CDC Offers to Move Drop Inn Center

Homeless advocates concerned about accessibility, number of beds

5 Comments · Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Each year thousands of Cincinnati residents wonder where they’re going to sleep each night. Now an offer to restructure and potentially move the city’s largest homeless shelter has many questioning if the offer is sufficient to meet those needs. The Cincinnati Center City Development Corp. (3CDC) recently made an offer to help move the 250-bed Drop Inn Center and build a new shelter at a different location in the city.  

Learning the ABC's of Being GLBTQ

Summit helps youth deal with their sexuality

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Patrick Moloughney knows first-hand how difficult it is to be open about your sexuality in today’s society, despite the progress that’s been made. Moloughney lost his school funding once his colleagues in the Navy ROTC program because of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." He is now the planning committee chair for the Greater Cincinnati GLBTQ Youth Summit, which is in its eighth year.