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Ex-Withrow H.S. Basketball Star Fights State Ban In Court

State athletic association says she can’t play for Winton Woods after moving to suburbs

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 29, 2012
A Hamilton County judge plans to hold an emergency hearing next week that will allow Alexxus Paige to challenge a rule that has kept the star guard from playing her senior year at Winton Woods High School.Last month, the Ohio High School Athletic Association declared her ineligible for the current basketball season. It says her family’s move into the suburban school district was not for “bo...  
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Ohio Democrats Push for Puerto Rico Statehood

State Rep. Alicia Reece only local legislator listed as co-sponsor

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 29, 2012
A group of Ohio House Democrats wants Congress to move quickly and grant statehood to Puerto Rico, which has been a U.S. possession since the Spanish-American War ended in 1898.  The Ohioans do not say where the star should go on a redesigned American flag, but they said statehood would “respect the rights of self-governance through consent of the governed of our fellow United States...  

Appeals Court: City May Reduce Retiree Healthcare Benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 14, 2012
A state appeals court Nov. 7 rejected a lawsuit filed by city of Cincinnati retirees who claimed promised healthcare benefits were illegally reduced in 2010. Before the cuts, retirees did not have to pay-out-of-pocket expenses and deductions for prescriptions and medical care. The city shifted some costs of the pension health package to the ex-workers under an ordinance enacted to shore up its pension plan, which is still under financial stress. The appeals court said it saw no records guaranteeing ex-city employees set benefits at the time they retired.    
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Court Rules City Can Reduce Retiree Healthcare Benefits

City defeats class-action aimed at restoring cuts to pension systems

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, November 7, 2012
A state appeals court today rejected a lawsuit filed by city of Cincinnati retirees who claimed promised healthcare benefits were illegally reduced in 2010. Before the cuts, retirees did not have to pay-out-of-pocket expenses and deductions for prescriptions and medical care. The city shi...  
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City Offers Cash Incentive to Local Media Giant Scripps

WCPO-TV’s parent corp. pledges to retain 184 jobs, add 125 more downtown

{CommentsCant} · Thursday, November 1, 2012
A deal is expected to be approved next week between E.W. Scripps Co. and Cincinnati could bring about $5.65 million in tax revenue to the city by 2018. It also means that Scripps — which was founded here in the 1800s — promises to expand and keep its corporate headquarters in Cincinnati for at least 10 more years. The media company currently resides in a downtown high-rise on Walnut Stree...  
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Carl Lindner Gives GOP Cash 10 Months After Death

August 2012 check from dead billionaire supports Ohio Senate Republicans

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, October 31, 2012
For much of the current election cycle, Republicans have been howling that Democrats are potential fraudsters who might send voters from graveyards to the polls. Witness the spate of new GOP-enacted voter-ID laws. But maybe it’s the people yelling fraud who really bear watching. How about getting cash from the dead to finance campaigns? The  Republicans have taken a $5,000 check from a C...  

Probation Department Accused of Sex Discrimination

0 Comments · Wednesday, October 31, 2012
A 20-year veteran of Hamilton County’s probation department says she was denied a promotion after advising another woman to file a sexual-harassment claim against a boss on the county’s payroll at the time.   
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Top Courthouse Officials Accused of Sex Discrimination

Lawsuit says Probation Department was run like “boys club”

{CommentsCant} · Monday, October 29, 2012
A 20-year veteran of Hamilton County’s probation department says she was denied a promotion after advising another woman to file a sexual-harassment claim against a boss on the county’s payroll at the time. Cassandra (Casey) DeNoma’s sex-discrimination lawsuit was filed Friday in Cincinnati federal court. She described the county probation department as a male bastion where female prob...  
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Environmentalists Adding Green Luster to Bob Taft’s Dull Image

Former GOP governor from Cincy now hailed as Mr. Conservation

{CommentsCant} · Friday, October 12, 2012
When Bob Taft left the governor’s office in 2007, he was seen as little more than a pompous bumbler. His two terms ended with a conviction on a misdemeanor ethics crime for failing to report free golf outings. He was the epitome of a country club Republican, a patrician who played but didn’t pay, a rajah who blamed his aides for failing to mention on ethics filings that his greens fees we...  
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Stranded Manatee Rescued in Fla. Was Reared at Cincinnati Zoo

Little Joe lost weight and struggled after return to the wild

{CommentsCant} · Wednesday, October 3, 2012
The manatee is an orphan from Daytona Beach. He was brought to the Cincinnati Zoo in June 2005 and thrived in its Manatee Springs exhibit over the next four years. Little Joe then went to Tampa’s Lowry Park, and from there to the wild. He made news last week when teams from Sea World and the Florida the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission removed him from a waterway behind the Univer...