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Power to the Personhood

Is amendment just a ploy to attract conservative voters in 2012?

1 Comments · Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Ohio voters at the polls next fall might get to decide if a fertilized egg should be considered a person from the moment of conception.   

Local Love

Neighborhood business districts make holiday shopping fun and rewarding

0 Comments · Tuesday, November 22, 2011
With the official kickoff to the holiday season just days away, some are preparing to don their riot gear and hit the malls, while others plan to remain in their comfy pajamas and point and click their way through their shopping list. Either way, local merchants are encouraging Cincinnati residents to “shop local” by visiting Cincinnati venues either in person or virtually this holiday season.  

Putting on the Pressure

Western & Southern won’t take ‘no’ for an answer

8 Comments · Wednesday, October 5, 2011
When founders of the Anna Louise Inn created the institution more than 100 years ago, chances are they never believed their choice of location would one day leave its owners and residents entangled in multiple lawsuits. Last summer the facility’s owners rebuffed an offer from the powerful Western & Southern Financial Group to buy their property, triggering a heated legal battle.  

Crunching the Numbers

1 Comments · Tuesday, September 27, 2011
In April, Citizens for Civic Renewal (CCR) embarked on an ambitious mission: Learning if the city of Cincinnati’s police budget could be cut without compromising safety. Following months of research and public meetings, the organization recently posted its findings online that include expert testimony, research data and citizens' opinions.   

Following God's Calling, Not Man's

Growing movement ordains women as Catholic priests

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Historically, a number of brave women have established themselves as a catalyst for change, dedicating their lives to a cause that becomes so compelling that they’re willing to risk everything they know to achieve their goal. One such woman is Lexington resident and peace activist Janice Sevre-Duszynska.  

Reality Check

Stop AIDS moves forward despite local and state budget cuts

4 Comments · Wednesday, June 22, 2011
To raise awareness of the 30-year anniversary of the CDC's first-recorded AIDS case, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced this year that June 27 will be National HIV/AIDS Testing Day. Unfortunately, some local AIDS organizations will miss out on the opportunity to raise awareness, as the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) earlier this year cut funding to Cincinnati’s oldest HIV/AIDS nonprofit organization, Stop AIDS. The agency provided case management, education and testing in the region for more than 28 years.  

Adding to the Stigma

Health advocates: Criminalizing HIV is wrong approach

4 Comments · Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Even with all the medical advances, people infected with HIV have plenty to worry about. They include concerns like fearing the reaction when telling a new partner, being able to afford medications and qualifying for health insurance. Then there’s the case of Andre Davis, a former semi-professional wrestler and Hyde Park resident, who is facing a total of 24 counts of felonious assault for not disclosing his HIV-positive status to sexual partners.  

Riding Momentum

New bike plan brings renewed hope for a bike-friendly future for Cincinnati

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Anyone familiar with Cincinnati’s cycling infrastructure or, perhaps more importantly, the great lengths other cities go to provide safe and effective means for navigating the streets by bike knows that Cincinnati isn’t exactly what you would consider a cyclist’s dream. But our city during recent years has taken the initial steps toward becoming a more bike-friendly place.  

Asking the Tough Questions

Meetings will review how police spends its budget

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2011
An area civic group will launch a series of public meetings this week to examine the city of Cincinnati’s ever-growing Police Department budget and help residents make informed decisions about whether some cuts can be made. When the process is complete, the group will present its findings in a formal brief to the city manager’s office and City Council this fall.  

Shades of Green

Six local environmentalists shaping Cincinnati's sustainable future

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Perhaps you envision yourself as environmentally conscious. You recycle, drive a hybrid, compost and even use a water reclamation system. Don't get me wrong, that's great, but there are a number of local folks who are taking it to the next level. Not only do they educate others on sustainable living, but they themselves have become catalysts for change. Meet six local leaders: Mark Fisher from the Cincinnati Zoo, Dan Korman from Park and Vine, Jess Linz from Queen City Bike, Brewster Rhoads from Paddlefest, Jim & Ellen Schenk from Imago Earth Center and Valerie Taylor, who runs the Cincinnati Locavore blog.