CityBeat - News http://www.citybeat.com/cincinnati/articles.sec-102-1-news.html <![CDATA[Courting Controversy - As the city mulls selling public land in OTR to a private developer, familiar tensions arise]]> For 11-year-old Santinez Payne, the grassy lots and basketball courts behind his apartment building in northern Over-the-Rhine are among the most important places in the city. But the area means different things to different people.]]> <![CDATA[Growing Debate - Fight over Dennison demonstrates wider issues around Cincinnati’s changing downtown ]]> Depending on the angle you look at it from, the 124-year-old Dennison Hotel is a historic gem needing to be rescued, the last sliver of bygone affordability in an ever-pricier downtown or a crumbling holdover from a less-successful era standing in the way of new development.]]> <![CDATA[Protection Plan - State legislators propose allowing the restriction of gun ownership for individuals involved in domestic disputes]]> HB 494, which was introduced by the two representatives last month, would allow Ohio judges the discretion to confiscate firearms when issuing temporary retraining orders for domestic violence.]]> <![CDATA[History in Progress - City’s conservation board could soon green-light demolition of historic building as downtown development heats up]]> As interest in development of new condos, apartments and retail space in the city’s central business district and neighboring areas grows, conflicts have emerged over historic architecture long seen as one of the Queen City’s most defining attributes.
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<![CDATA[From All Fronts - Local organizations discuss ways to combat environmental, economic disparities with pioneering group PUSH Buffalo]]> The exchange highlighted local efforts tying together environmental and economic justice issues in Cincinnati as well as best practices for such efforts PUSH has developed.
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<![CDATA[Cincinnati Reds 2016 Season Preview - The saga of the rebuilding Redlegs]]> Semantics aside, the recent trades of star players Todd Frazier and Aroldis Chapman have the Reds square in the middle of a retooling/reloading/rebuilding process the organization hopes will be brief.
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<![CDATA[Heightening Awareness - Youth conference aims to elevate the conversation about teen mental illness and suicide]]> Adolescence is a difficult time for many young people. But add mental illness on top of normal teenage stresses and hormonal shifts, and life can seem nearly impossible for teens.]]> <![CDATA[Fault Lines - Donald Trump’s West Chester rally highlights deep divides in Ohio ahead of 2016 election]]> West Chester isn’t known for its political protests, but GOP presidential primary frontrunner Donald Trump brought out the deep divides running through contemporary American politics during his March 13 rally in the sleepy exurb north of Cincinnati.]]> <![CDATA[Eating Right - State and local organizations place a renewed focus on food deserts]]> For many Cincinnatians stranded in the city’s food deserts, corner stores — with their standard variety of processed, sugary foods — often become the default grocers.
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<![CDATA[Cost of Care - Department of Veterans Affairs comes down on two local officials after investigation into Cincinnati’s VA Medical Center]]> Dr. Barbara Temeck, the Cincinnati clinic’s acting chief of staff, and Jack Hetrick, the director of the regional Veterans Integrated Service Network, are facing possible criminal investigations.
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<![CDATA[Chartered Cruise - Ohio’s charter schools continue to underperform. Do new laws regulating them justify creating more?]]> Some of the state’s 290 physical charter schools, which receive more than $1 billion a year from taxpayers, have performed well. But other privately run, publicly funded charters have seen financial mismanagement and consistent low performance.
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<![CDATA[All Eyes on Walnut Hills - Can development efforts in a historic Cincinnati neighborhood avoid opening old wounds?]]> A Feb. 6 event, organized by the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, attracted area business owners, newer community members and lifelong residents to give their ideas on what they’d like to see from coming development.
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<![CDATA[Deadly Additions - A synthetic opiate making heroin even more dangerous has its roots in the prescription drug-addiction crisis]]> In 2014, Ohio had the second-highest drug overdose rate in the country, with some 2,744 deaths — many related to heroin.
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<![CDATA[Keeping Secrets - Months after canceling a student-led support group, UC’s efforts to support sexual assault survivors are still up in the air]]> More and more, campus sexual assault prevention and counseling are the purview of schools like the University of Cincinnati.]]> <![CDATA[Stuck in Park - Policy debates over parking permits leave OTR residents caught in the middle]]> That struggle carries a number of consequences for OTR residents, advocates say, influencing decisions about grocery shopping, childcare, work and even whether long-time community members feel welcome in or are able to stay in the neighborhood. ]]> <![CDATA[Measuring Up - Ohio Gov. John Kasich is promoting Ohio’s economy on the campaign trail. But how strong is the state of the state?]]>

As Ohio Gov. John Kasich continues to fight an underdog battle for the GOP presidential nomination, he’s made his economic know-how a keystone of his pitch in debates, campaign appearances and ads. 


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<![CDATA[Building Scrutiny - City officials look at ways to help low-income renters struggling with landlord neglect ]]> These landlords are concentrated in the city’s low-income neighborhoods like Avondale, Walnut Hills and Price Hill, where tenants facing a historic shortage of low-cost housing find few other options.
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<![CDATA[Torching Progress - Gov. Matt Bevin's election signals a hard swing to the right for Kentucky]]> For only the second time in 40 years, Kentucky has a Republican governor — and his election might signal a sea change in the Bluegrass State.]]> <![CDATA[Changing Lanes - Cincinnati bike activists look to secure more funding for a mega-bike-trail plan]]> Cincinnati is no Portland or Minneapolis when it comes to being a biker’s paradise. Relative to its peer cities, Cincinnati is lacking in on-street bike lanes, and its trail system — while ambitious — is still relatively disconnected.]]> <![CDATA[The Long Fight - New coalition looks for long-term plans to reduce violent crime in the city]]> Cincinnati has fought a pitched battle over the past year to address gun violence in neighborhoods around the city.


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