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Home Dreams, Finance Nightmares

Despite the financial crisis, local programs continue to help first-time home buyers

1 Comments · Wednesday, October 29, 2008
The American dream of home ownership has become a nightmare for many local residents due to rising interest rates, record foreclosures and intense scrutiny by lenders regarding loan qualification.  

Cover Story: Kentucky Woman

Art meets feminism through the Kentucky Foundation for Women

0 Comments · Wednesday, May 7, 2008
In Northern Kentucky, a number of women struggle to realize their dream of sharing their art and instigating change within their community. The Kentucky Foundation for Women (KFW) hopes to shepher  

News: Price Hill's Old Friend

Santa Maria continues to develop new services

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2007
People outside Price Hill might not be familiar with Santa Maria Community Services, but after 110 years it's one of the oldest residents of the neighborhood. The non-profit organization offers   

News: In Need of Food

FreeStore FoodBank serves all year

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 29, 2006
The FreeStore FoodBank's center on Liberty Street last week distributed an estimated 7,500 to 8,000 Thanksgiving meals to those in need. The charity plans to distribute an estimated 6,500 meals f  

News: Not a 'Christian Nation'

Evangelical pastor warns against 'gospel politics'

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 20, 2006
With mid-term elections less than two months away, many political candidates look to area churches to spread their party's ideals. But candidates and their agendas likely won't be welcome at Cro  

News: Peace, Not Quiet

MUSE, Sheehan, Near urge others to sound off

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 7, 2006
This weekend women of diverse races, religions and classes will come together to raise their voices in unison for a common objective: peace. Musician and activist Holly Near joins MUSE Cincinnati  

News: Crossroads Does Africa

Church sends hundreds on building project

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 19, 2006
Many cringe when they hear statistics from communities in South Africa, places where more than 60 percent live in poverty and nearly 30 percent are infected with HIV. Others decide to help. More   

News: Gay Youth Take the Forefront

Group offers support to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender teens

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 5, 2006
Being a teen, growing up can be difficult enough with peer pressure, changing hormones and a desire to be accepted. Add to that the realization of being gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender. The  

News: Send the Kids Outside

Children's estrangement from nature causes concern

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2006
Kids today are techno savvy. Most possess crack computer skills, expert gaming knowledge and can text-message at breakneck speed. Sadly, very few know the feel of mud squishing between their toes,  

News: Fortifying Findlay Market

Those who love the neighborhood talk about saving it

0 Comments · Wednesday, November 2, 2005
Developers, business owners, community groups and residents gathered Oct. 26 at Memorial Hall to take part in an annual forum sponsored by Friends of Findlay Market. More than 100 people heard spe