Seteria Carter has
been battling cancer for four years. She is one of more than 125,000 people
in Hamilton County who receive SNAP benefits. But there are others in
the county — and in urban areas across the state — who need them and
don’t get them.
Debate over Mayor John Cranley’s proposed
permanent tax increase to fund park projects has gotten more
contentious as revelations about questionable spending by the Cincinnati
Park Board came to light last week.
Weeks after a federal court order kept two
women’s clinics in southwestern Ohio from shutting down, the state’s biggest provider of
those services faces a new challenge — a proposed law that prohibits it from
receiving federal funds for health screenings and other
100 activists gathered outside of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
downtown from as far as Chicago, Detroit and Minneapolis to support
Rasmea Odeh, who was
scheduled to appeal her conviction on immigration fraud charges from a
federal court in Detroit in November 2014.
In the early morning hours of Oct. 2, two
teenagers approached a woman near the corner of Chase and Virginia
avenues in Northside and assaulted her. The terrifying incident wasn’t an
isolated occurrence in Northside, which has seen a spike in reports of
of violent rapes and sexual assaults.
A proposal by Mayor John Cranley to amend
Cincinnati’s charter in order to raise funds for the city’s parks has
created a good deal of controversy ahead of the Nov. 3 election, where
voters will decide whether or not to adopt it.
The clouds had been gathering over U.S.
Rep. John Boehner from nearly the moment he started his tenure as House
Speaker in 2011. Last week, the storm of discontent from far-right
Republicans in Congress finally ushered him out, underlining deep faults
in the country’s political landscape and leaving voids that could be
filled by more hardline conservatives.