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Groups Call for Execution Moratorium
Ohioans to Stop Executions and other human rights groups are asking Gov. John Kasich to halt any further executions of inmates until the Ohio Supreme Court completes its review of the state’s death penalty process.The groups, which include the Intercommunity...
Posted: 1/23/2012 1:00 AM
Israeli Ambassador Visits Cincinnati
Israel’s ambassador to the United States will speak at an event in Cincinnati on Saturday night.Michael Oren will speak about U.S.-Israeli relations and current events affecting both nations. Time will be allowed for questions following Oren’s speech.Several...
Posted: 1/20/2012 1:00 AM
Resident Files Complaint Against Smitherman
A resident has filed a complaint with the city's Law Department, alleging that Christopher Smitherman’s dual role as a Cincinnati city councilman and president of the NAACP’s local chapter constitutes an abuse of corporate powers.In his complaint, resident...
Posted: 1/19/2012 1:00 AM
SOPA: Stopping Pirating or Needless Censorsip?
Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I'm a total Internet junkie. I spend a lot of my free time online, browsing various sites like Youtube, chatting in forums with friends and otherwise killing time. As of late, though, one particular subject seems...
Posted: 1/18/2012 1:00 AM
SOPA: Stopping Pirating or Needless Censorship?
Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I'm a total Internet junkie. I spend a lot of my free time online, browsing various sites like Youtube, chatting in forums with friends and otherwise killing time. As of late, though, one particular subject seems...
Posted: 1/18/2012 1:00 AM
Portman to Address Local GOP
At least three members of Congress are set to attend the 13th annual Northeast Hamilton County Republican Pancake Breakfast next week.U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Terrace Park), a budget director under President George W. Bush, is the keynote speaker at the...
Posted: 1/18/2012 1:00 AM
'Whites Only,' the Tea Party and COAST
This week’s ruling by the Ohio Civil Rights Commission that a Greater Cincinnati landlady violated a girl’s civil rights by posting a “whites only” sign at an apartment complex’s swimming pool is a decision that most rational people would say is just.The...
Posted: 1/13/2012 1:00 AM
Schmidt Sparks Strange Bedfellows
An anti-tax group has made opposing Cincinnati’s planned streetcar project its primary cause in recent years, so it might be surprising to now find one of its leaders teaming up with a major streetcar advocate.But that’s exactly what is happening later...
Posted: 1/12/2012 1:00 AM
Kearney Introduces Jobs Bill
After a few months of preparation, two Ohio legislators today formally introduced an economic development plan that a nonpartisan group has said could create up to 16,000 jobs in the state.State Sens. Eric Kearney (D-North Avondale) and Nina Turner (D-Cleveland)...
Posted: 1/11/2012 1:00 AM
Meet the Police Chief
Residents will get a chance to ask Cincinnati Police Chief James Craig some questions at a public meeting this week.Craig, who was sworn in as the city’s 13th police chief in August, will be the featured speaker at the annual meeting of Citizens for Civic...
Posted: 1/9/2012 1:00 AM
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