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Good Luck Going Car-Free

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Even if I wanted to give up the car lifestyle in Greater Cincinnati and, say, bike it, scooter it or just walk, all my options leave a little bad taste in my mouth. With a scooter I could putter  

Sometimes Green Takes Green

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2008
When my mom asked me what gift I'd like for my birthday this year, I think I surprised her a little bit when I answered "light bulbs." But not just any light bulbs. I wanted to fill in the res  

A Tribute to Exceptional People

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2008
On Sunday evening I was driving along Springdale Road in Colerain Township, and a white Montgomery fire truck passed me. Moments later, at the corner of Thompson Road and Springdale, I saw another t  

Opening Day an Opening for OTR

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Despite the rain and gray skies, March 31 was a wonderful day. Opening Day is special for Cincinnati and those who take the time off of work or school to wear red, come downtown and watch the Findla  

One for All, All for One

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Throughout the 413 square miles of Hamilton County there are 49 separate political jurisdictions. Nearly all have their own fire, public works and parks departments, and quite a few have their ow  

Asking Questions, Causing Trouble

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The first phase of Cincinnati's proposed streetcar line should be built between downtown and IKEA in West Chester. I offer that mostly in jest. But try asking a legitimate question about the str  

A Vote for a Better Voting System

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2008
The world of post-2000 presidential election voting in Ohio isn't working. It's way too expensive, unnecessarily complicated and perversely taxing on everyone involved, from underpaid poll work  

Is Bill Cunningham Really One of Us?

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2008
I can't believe Bill Cunningham is for real. The problem is he isn't, which anyone who's met him under normal circumstances (i.e., away from his role as over-the-top radio talk show host or pub  

Equality Improves One Person at the Time

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 27, 2008
The first women to join the Cincinnati Fire Department did so in 1986. By most modern standards, it took the department a while to welcome its female counterparts. There were four women who made it  

Welcome to Road Blocks, Motorcades and Super Delegates

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 20, 2008
If so goes Ohio so goes the nation, then here we go again. It's almost like we can't shake our political prowess or the trust, much like Iowa and New Hampshire, the country places in us. The pundit