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Home Repair?

Critics call Chabot's Section 8 reform redundant, ill-advised

12 Comments · Tuesday, April 10, 2012
In an economy where prices on rental properties continue to skyrocket while the job market remains sluggish, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Westwood) has an idea. He’s introduced radical legislation to reform the federal Section 8 low-income housing program, a reform that would force many in need to fend for themselves to obtain housing.   

Rising Up

The Banks is beginning to look like the development many thought would never happen

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Cartoonist Jim Borgman has taken his shots at The Banks over the years. From Santa dumping coal on the project site to comparisons with Northern Kentucky’s exploding development to The Banks development being transformed into a golf course by five middle-aged white guys — and we’ve all laughed along.  

Right Kid, Right Camp

Advice for finding the best summer camp for your child

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2012
What memories do you have from summer camp — maybe swimming in the lake, hiking in the woods or paddling a canoe? Think again. How about memories of playing chess, redecorating rooms, honing skills in sports, music or art or even swinging from a trapeze?  

Intended Consequences

CoreChange uses systemic approach to address urban poverty

1 Comments · Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Dr. Victor Garcia delivers a quote from Jewish philosopher Abraham Heschel: “The opposite of good is not evil, the opposite of good is indifference.” The diverse crowd of about 80 people who’ve gathered to hear Garcia speak at a recent luncheon at a downtown church nod their heads in approval.  

Fun and Fitness

New athletic endeavors can offer long-term health benefits

0 Comments · Wednesday, January 11, 2012
With January officially underway, many might be determined to make this the year to look fabulous by getting fit and losing weight. But instead of doing the same old thing, signing up for another gym membership or trying the latest fad diet, why not try a new strategy?  

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.