Hamilton County

Homelessness already a struggle, but curfew could add complications

BY: - November 26, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine emphasized the fact that a new curfew order seeking to stop the spread of COVID-19 would not be perfect. But advocates for the homeless say the order could complicate things for the unsheltered people without homes across the state. The order itself, signed by Ohio Department of Health director Stephanie McCloud […]

Ohio AG, county prosecutors oppose ban on no-knock warrants, instead want to enhance standards

BY: - October 16, 2020

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost and three county prosecutors acknowledged Thursday that no-knock warrants are very rare in the state, but say the tool shouldn’t be banned, just clarified. Yost and prosecutors from Franklin, Cuyahoga and Hamilton counties held a press conference Thursday announcing a push for changes to the statute regarding no-knock search warrants. […]

Small COVID-19 numbers reported in schools, with some spikes

BY: - October 2, 2020

Schools across the state have largely seen single-digit amounts of COVID-19 cases, but the state has not been without its spikes. In the most recent numbers, released Thursday by the state, cases came from preschools to high schools, private schools and public schools. Children aged 0-19 represent the fifth highest age group in terms of […]

Low-key special election offers test run for November 

BY: - August 10, 2020

As voters entered the Bowling Green Church of the Nazarene last week, they were greeted with markings on the ground encouraging distance before checking in at the polls. A glass covering separated voters from precinct officials. Everyone wore masks. And when the results came back on a slate of local property transfers to other school […]

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Yes, there’s an August election for some Ohioans. Here are the details.

BY: - June 30, 2020

With the primary election over with, voters are looking ahead to the high-profile presidential election this November. But not so fast. There will actually be an Aug. 4 special election held in a select number of communities around Ohio. These involve school districts, fire departments and in one case funding the expenses for a local […]

COMMENTARY

Decarceration goals can and should be Ohio’s new normal

BY: - April 1, 2020

The United States has the largest incarceration rate in the world. If the average daily population of those held behind bars in the United States were a city, it would have a larger population than Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton combined.  While mass incarceration has always had devastating consequences for individuals, families, and communities, it […]

Rep. Steve Chabot, R-Ohio, votes no on impeachment

Dems hope one of these women can oust longtime GOP Rep. Steve Chabot

BY: - March 9, 2020

WASHINGTON — For Democratic voters in and around Cincinnati, this month’s primary contest in the state’s 1st Congressional District may seem like a choice between political twins.  On the ballot: two suburban moms with similar policy positions who are staking their campaigns on health care reform — an issue that motivated both to enter the […]