Before Burger Madness, there was mural madness at Arthur’s, the Hyde Park restaurant/bar. From 1981 to 1992, Jerry Dowling painted
caricatures of 142 regulars on a 44-foot wall. The characters are still
there — on the mural, anyway — but the character has changed.
Fascinating, diverse, progressive — those
are just a handful of words that are being used to describe the new 31st
Ohio House District. Consisting of Amberley Village, Clifton,
Clifton Heights, Evanston, Madisonville, Hyde Park, Northside, Oakley,
Silverton, St. Bernard and Walnut Hills, the district contains many
walks of life, including a healthy liberal population.
When Chuck Lohre and Janet Groeber
learned the innovative kitchen at Hyde Park’s landmark 1960 Corbett
House was being replaced by new owners, they shifted into action to save
it. They offered to take it and the owners agreed. They acquired the kitchen in 2010. Now,
no longer wanting to store the disassembled kitchen, they are trying to
find a new home for it.
New flavors are popping up everywhere in Cincinnati, and Poco a Poco is a recent example. This Latin American eatery in the space formerly occupied by Red seemed like the perfect spot for a summer night. So after strolling the streets of Hyde Park Square, we decided to unplug and give this new spot a whirl.
God today offered humanity another image to think about when he smote the 62-foot-tall statue of Jesus outside Solid Rock Church in Monroe, setting ablaze a monument that has become known to locals as "Touchdown Jesus" for its resemblance to a football referee signaling a touchdown. The statue is expected to be resurrected in the shape of Jesus dunking a basketball so the hoop can extend high into the sky and also function as a lightning rod.
In the national news' "You bet your ass I will" department, local intellectual and House Minority Leader John Boehner joined what a silver-tongued reporter referred to as a "legal crusade" to keep the phrase "In God We Trust" inscribed above the visitors' entrance to the U.S. Capitol.
The rush of publicity around Cincinnati's public housing agency began when three Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority clients filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in August, alleging a list of wrongs, injustices and racially biased activity perpetuated by the agency. Soon after, the case took on the trappings of pop-media hype when CMHA Board Chairman Arnold Barnett lashed back at the clients' attorney, Robert Newman.