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James Craig and Jerome Simpson

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Cincinnati’s new police chief, James Craig, who began his job in August, already is making some welcome and long overdue changes. Ten supervisors and 40 officers are being transferred from the department’s numerous specialized units and put on street patrol.  

Duke Wants New Fee on Customers Who Opt Out

Regulators might undermine city proposal

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 14, 2011
In a move almost as confusing as its monthly bills, Duke Energy has proposed a 10-year rate plan that would impose a new “capacity” fee on both its own customers and those who have switched to other electricity providers. While the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio (PUCO) evaluates the proposal, Cincinnati residents are considering an unrelated ballot measure that would enable them, as a group, to take their business away from Duke and give it to a lower bidder.  

July 20-26: Worst Week Ever!

1 Comment · Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Barack Obama and John Boehner walk into a bar. The bartender says, “We don’t serve your kind in here … just kidding — what do you assholes want?” This stupid joke is a lot funnier than what actually happened when Obama and Boehner walked into a meeting room in an attempt to avoid a government default, only to walk back out and blame each other for walking away.  

John Pepper and Duke Customers

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 30, 2011
The former Procter & Gamble chairman and CEO, John Pepper, donated a “sizable gift” toward retiring $47 million in construction debt at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, the Business Courier reported.  

Bill Seitz and Stan Chesley

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The Republican state senator from Green Township, Bill Seitz, often puts common sense before blind loyalty to ideology. For example, he wants to reform Ohio’s prison sentencing laws so low-level, nonviolent offenders are diverted to other punishments, to save on skyrocketing jail costs.  

From the Bottom Up

Movement organizing to force changes in school funding

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Like most school districts in Ohio, times are especially tough right now for Cincinnati Public Schools. The district is scrambling to organize a balanced budget for the upcoming academic year, while attempting to avoid cutting as many extracurricular activities and jobs as possible. Help might be on the way, however, in the form of a citizen-led movement that's lobbying state officials to provide equal educational opportunities and funding for public schools across Ohio.  

X-Lab and Duke Energy

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Although it sounds like a facility where mutant superheroes might train, X-Lab actually is Xavier University's economic development program. Operated by the Williams College of Business, the lab is holding a unique competition: 35 entrepreneurs submitting ideas in a bid to win consulting services from X-Lab to help start or expand their business.  

Three Stories the Local Media Need to Cover Better

3 Comments · Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I call it "reporter's remorse," the notion that there were important stories we know we screwed up, missed or pursued with insufficient energy or smarts. Every one of us has that secret list. Three recent stories brought reporter's remorse to mind: shortfalls in Cincinnati municipal employees' pensions, the wild disparity between reality and UC economic consultants' tax revenue projections and the possibility that Duke Energy will build a nuclear power station in Ohio.   

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