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.
Recent American Community Survey data
released by the U.S. Census Bureau reveals that bicycle commuting
continues to rise in America. Cincinnati has been one of the cities
leading the way in that growth, it turns out.
Ohio Department of Health officials on
Sept. 25 denied licenses to perform abortions for the last two remaining
clinics in southwestern Ohio. Both clinics were in danger of closing at
the end of the month, but a federal judge on Sept. 28 ruled they must
be allowed to stay open until appeals to the ODH’s decision are heard.
Thirty-one years ago, Susan Bruggeman was
just two months into her freshman year at the University of Cincinnati
when she was raped at a Halloween party by a date her friend set her up
with. The incident quickly became public after
she reported it to the school, beginning a series of events that left
her feeling humiliated.
An internal review released Sept. 11 by
the University of Cincinnati found that the July 19 shooting death of
unarmed black motorist Samuel DuBose by UC police officer Ray Tensing
was “entirely preventable” and resulted from tactical mistakes made by
On a sunny day in late August, a group
from the Northside Community Council gave four representatives from the
Environmental Protection Agency, in from Washington, D.C. and the
federal agency’s Region 5 office in Chicago, a winding tour of the