by Amber Hemmerle
10 days ago
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Cincinnati's most buzzworthy tweets of the week
Each week our intern Amber will be
exploring what Cincinnatians are interested in by scouring the local Twitter
trends and reporting on what she’s found. From serious tweets to goofy
hashtags, she’ll highlight what Cincy’s been buzzing about. So get to tweeting,
Kilpatrick became the second player to score 2,000 career points at UC during the
Bearcats’ game against Louisville on Feb. 22. The only other Bearcat who tops
his record is Oscar Robertson, "The Big O," whose career points
totaled 2,973 by 1960. Fans from Cincinnati and beyond were showing their love
for Kilpatrick all over Twitter on Sunday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr., the superstar of NASCAR. Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 for
the second year in a row and as part of his celebration, he finally decided to
create a Twitter. In 10 hours, the racecar driver accumulated over 450,000
followers — 515,000 by Wednesday and 526,000 by Friday. I’ve had my Twitter for
years and I’m barely pushing 200 followers. Anyway, who says NASCAR is only for
the Southern folk?
in Texas voided the ban on gay marriage in the state this week. An outpour of
support for the judge’s decision was evident throughout the nation. Following
suit in equality, an Arizona judge vetoed a bill that would allow businesses to
refuse service to the LGBT community due to their “religious rights” being
violated. Of course, Cincinnati also made moves toward a more equal community
when announcements of a domestic partner registry for same-sex couples
was the start of spring training for the Reds. The boys took the win, 8-3 over
the Indians, in the Cactus League Opener. It doesn't matter if you think Homer
Bailey's extension is a total waste or that Joey Votto should have won the Face
of MLB competition, one thing we can all enjoy is the sweet sound of Marty
Brennaman’s voice and the memories of warm weather it has brought with it for
the past 50 years.
I had to do at least one funny trend. People just made up categories that
should be in the Oscars:
Tyler Perry presents the Tyler Perry Oscar for best performance by Tyler Perry.@startpuking:
Movies so bad you yell, Sharkeisha! No!@MnightShelton:
Best Seth Rogan film in a non-Apatow production
Stiles, #WatchingTop13, Taco Bell, #Scandal, Penn State, Son of God and #BBN.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Because summer is the time of the year to be active, or to watch other people be.
0 Comments · Thursday, May 2, 2013
MONDAY APRIL 29: Cincinnati police were kept busy today
searching for a large monkey on the loose near Union Terminal. Witnesses
on the scene said the primate ran through a tunnel near Dalton Avenue.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The 2013 reader picks for best local athletes, teams and recreational sports spots around town.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 3, 2013
From Joey Votto's cool hitting style to the local coaches, teams and recreational spots we enjoy all year long.
by German Lopez
Opening Day today, BMV to offer licenses to DACA recipients, Cranley suggests budget plan
It’s Opening Day today, which means it’s time for a
citywide celebration of the Cincinnati Reds and baseball. At the City Council meeting
last week, Mayor Mark Mallory declared today a local holiday, so if you
need an excuse to sneak in a few beers while watching the parade at
work, say the mayor made you do it.
The Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles will allow the children
of illegal immigrants who qualify for Deferred Action for Childhood
Arrivals (DACA) to obtain driver’s licenses.
DACA was signed by President Barack Obama to give recipients the
opportunity to remain in the country legally without fear of
prosecution, but until Friday, the BMV wasn’t sure that qualified
recipients for driver’s licenses.
Democratic mayoral candidate John Cranley proposed his budget plan
Thursday that he says will avoid layoffs and the city’s plan to lease
its parking assets to the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development
Authority, but critics say the plan is unworkable and some of its
revenue sources are “fantasy.” Cranley’s proposal calls for $21 million
in casino revenue that Horseshoe Casino General Manager Kevin Kline
previously said will be available to City Council, but Jon Harmon,
legislative director for Councilman Chris Seelbach, says the number is
using an outdated model and the city’s estimate of $10 million is more
in line with recent turn of events. The budget proposal also claims to
make its cuts and raise revenue without layoffs, but even Cranley was
uncertain about whether that’s possible.
Opponents of the city’s parking plan say they’ve gathered more than 10,000 signatures
— more than the 8,500 required — but the signatures still need to be
verified before the plan is placed on the ballot. Last week, the
mayor told Cincinnati residents
to not sign the petition because he says it will force the city to make
budget cuts and layoffs. A ruling from Hamilton County Judge Robert
Winkler opened the parking plan to referendum by essentially striking
down the city’s use of emergency clauses.
Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is backing a wider religious exemption
for contraceptive coverage in health plans. As part of Obamacare,
health insurance plans are required to provide contraceptive coverage — a
measure that may save insurance companies money by preventing expensive pregnancies,
according to some estimates. But DeWine and 12 other Republican state attorney generals argue the mandate infringes on religious liberty.
It’s not just charter schools that do poorly under the state’s new report card system; most urban schools would flunk too.
An analysis by StateImpact Ohio found urban schools actually perform
worse in some areas, supporting arguments from charter school advocates
that the report cards’ harsh grades show a demographic problem in urban areas, not a
lack of quality in education. An analysis of old data by CityBeat in 2012 found Cincinnati Public Schools would fall under the new system.
A new study found bedbugs are afflicting less Cincinnati residents
— suggesting the reversal of a trend that has haunted local homeowners
for years. In the past few years, Cincinnati was marked as one of the
worst cities for bedbugs around the country.
The last two generations are falling behind their parent’s wealth. The trend shows a generational divide behind rising income inequality in the United States.
Ohio gas prices are starting to go down this week.
Scientists still don’t know what’s killing up to half of America’s bees.
Pete Rose comes home for Opening Day
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Ask a non-Cincinnati native of a certain
age what they know of the Queen City, and inevitably Pete Rose and the
Big Red Machine will come up. Hey, probably better that than the
Mapplethorpe controversy, WKRP in Cincinnati or Jerry Springer’s various post-mayoral hijinks.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 6, 2013
pitchers and catchers, including Punxsutawney-native Devin Mesoraco,
report for spring training on Feb. 11, signaling the start of yet
another baseball season.
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 30, 2013
WEDNESDAY JAN. 23:
State Board of Education President Debe
Terhar has made some folks not so happy. She shared a link on Facebook
from some pitiful source who posts things like photos of our president
with the caption “Where’s Lee Harvey Oswalt when you need him?” (their
misspelling, not ours).
0 Comments · Wednesday, January 23, 2013
It’s tough, at this point, to debate the
fact that Bob Castellini might be the greatest thing to happen to the
Cincinnati sporting scene in the last decade. Coaches and players come
and go, but a commitment from ownership is the most important thing any
pro sports franchise needs for sustained success.