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To Serve and to Protect

0 Comments · Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Every day, each time the "tones drop" and dispatchers set off the alarms in a firehouse, men and women drop what they're doing and come to the aid of their fellow citizens. Many times they're false alarms, but on those occasions when it really matters we're glad they come running with flashing lights and blaring sirens.   

Holiday Wishes for Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Thank God for the holidays. If it weren't for He/She/It and a soon-to-be former Senator from Illinois, the world would be very short on hope and promise as we collectively embark on another new year.  

Far from Home, but Still Home

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 19, 2008
ALPEN, GERMANY — As my days in Germany come to a close, what question am I asked the most? Will I be happy to be going home? The quick answer is always an emphatic “Yes,” with the added disclaimer that home is and always will be Cincinnati.  

Obama's Win Touches the World

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 12, 2008
BREDDENBERG, GERMANY – Being here the week after Sen. Barack Obama became President- Elect Barack Obama came as a somewhat unexpected surprise. The citizens of Germany are as happy as I am.  

Politics from the Inside Out

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Wow. Has this been some kind of ride. As I write this I sit in the back seat of Steve Driehaus' car at the Delhi Township Senior Center. It's Election Day morning.  

Land of Illusion

8762 Thomas Road, Middletown

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Virtually a theme park of haunted houses, Land of Illusion is an illusion itself: Not one haunted anything, it’s four, and each is better than the one before it.  

Mount Healthy Haunted Hall

7700 Seward Ave., Mount Healthy

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
The best scare for the buck, the Mount Healthy Haunted Hall delivers on scares despite its lower-than-many price tag. Run by a group of Boy Scouts, it’s more Blair Witch Project than some goodie two-shoes happy haunted house to raise a few bucks for a less scarier camping trip or service project.  

SandyLand Acres

4172 Belleview Road, Petersberg

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A haunted hayride just scary enough for adults but probably not too scary for older kids, the SandyLand Acres hayride (and corn maze, though I didn’t go through that) is a fun family-run ride on the back of a tractor through fields and forest on a rural farm.  

USS Nightmare

101 Riverboat Row, Newport

0 Comments · Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Being the only haunted house that floats has its advantages. The USS Nightmare is a B&B Riverboat that’s docked just below Newport on the Levee and takes on a decidedly waterborne theme.  

A Hero for Laughing at Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Josh Sneed, to borrow a line from a famous dead comedian, doesn't get any respect. Locally, anyway. The comedian from Saint Bernard has two Comedy Central specials under his belt.