There’s playing baseball with your big brother, and then there’s playing baseball with Big Brother. The Cincinnati Reds have chosen to do the latter.
CBTS, a Cincinnati company that provides firms with solutions for IT deployment, announced last week that it is partnering with the Reds to allow team scouts and executives to watch players in real time at any of the team’s seven locations across the country. This includes the Reds’ six minor leagues facilities [...]
I'm not a fancy man. The last time I wore a suit was for Halloween.
My neck has been unencumbered by a tie through two presidential administrations. I bought a nice jacket in Italy once, but promptly burned a hole in it playing with fireworks and covered it with a button. Now there are many buttons on that jacket.
Which is a long-winded way to say that I am the least likely Courier employee to be invited [...]
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center again ranks among the best pediatric hospitals in the nation in 2017, according to a U.S. News & World Report study released today.
U.S. News ranked Cincinnati Children's No. 3 out of more than 100 pediatric institutions covered in the report. It's a rank Cincinnati Children's has held every year since 2011, when it climbed from its No. 4 in 2010.
"It is gratifying but humbling to rank among the best year [...]
We at Soapbox recently laced up our hiking boots and ventured outdoors to explore some of the region's best-loved urban treks, off-beat adventures and day hikes — stopping along the way for beer and conversation with the folks working to connect them all. [...]
As part of a major overhaul that is drawing attention in the area, more than $355 million is being put toward the redevelopment of Madisonville, making the neighborhood a hotspot for new residents and visitors alike. [...]
Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on three ordinances needed to allow a plan to build a new Kroger store in Downtown to move forward. The Budget and Finance Committee met Monday and approved the measures. [...]
WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about Friday's mistrial in the case of Ray Tensing, accused in the shooting death of Sam DuBose two years ago. [...]
WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik Monday morning about the four likely Republican candidates for Ohio governor and the impact that President Trump could have on the race. [...]
Former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear describes how he implemented the state's healthcare exchange in his new book “ People Over Politics .” Written with his former speech writer, Dan Hassert, the book also explains why Mr. Beshear supported a state ban on same-sex marriage, his commitment to the coal mining industry and where he agrees and disagrees with current Governor Matt Bevin on tax reform. [...]
If you are a Republican who wants to be elected the next governor of Ohio in 2018, you may be scratching your head over what to do about the man sitting in the White House, President Trump. Do you run and cling to his side through next Spring's primary election, hoping that enough of those 2,841,005 Ohioans who voted for Trump for president last November will fall into your lap? Or do you keep your [...]
Jack Matlock was U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987-1991. During a Foreign Service career that spanned 35 years, he served four tours in Moscow and several years in Washington dealing with Soviet and European affairs. Since retiring, he’s held several academic positions, most recently with Duke University (Rubenstein Fellow, 2015-2017). [...]
President Trump was in Cincinnati Wednesday for a speech on rebuilding America's waterways. The Kroger Company announced plans to build a mixed-use project downtown, which will include the first grocery store the company has had downtown since 1969. And Cincinnati City Council looks at the city's budget and funding for the second year of the streetcar. [...]
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley rolled out his version of the $1.6 billion all-funds city budget Thursday afternoon, one in which he restored about $3 million in cuts that were in the budget proposal of City Manager Harry Black. It is, Cranley said, a structurally balanced budget that plugs a $26 million deficit for this year. [...]
Cincinnati city council members made it clear Monday that they don't much care for City Manager Harry Black's idea of plugging part of a budget hole with a parking ticket increase. Black's proposed budget would increase parking tickets from $45 to $60. [...]
Max Grinnell is an author, historian, and professor who excels at sharing unique perspectives of American cities. For each of the last two summers, Grinnell has visited Cincinnati to host a series of walking tours that offer a historical look at the city’s urban core. This June, Grinnell is bringing back the tour, which looks back on the Cincinnati of 1943 and compares it to our modern city.
The walking tour is inspired by Cincinnati: A Guide to the Queen City and Its Neighbors, a book published in [...]
Steiner + Associates, a Columbus, OH based development company, has submitted plans through Platte Architecture + Design to the City’s Historic Conservation Board (HCB) to build a six-story mixed-use infill project along Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine (OTR). The proposal has drawn criticism and support from neighbors and the local Over-the-Rhine Foundation Infill Committee, an independent committee which reviews new construction in the neighborhood on a volunteer basis. A hearing on the project is scheduled for [...]
With well over $2 billion in new construction projects underway in Cincinnati’s urban core it is not hard to miss with construction fencing, cranes and lifts working at full tilt all over downtown and Over the Rhine. Many new construction and building renovations are underway throughout downtown and Over-the-Rhine. This gallery features photos of 16 projects taken this month. If added up the projects in the photos below are just a fraction of overall development [...]
In 2006, Over-the-Rhine was listed as one of America’s Most Endangered Places by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Today that very same neighborhood is celebrated as a tale of monumental historic revitalization and revival. That effort was honored yesterday at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C.
At a reception that is part of National Historic Preservation Advocacy Week, representatives from the City of Cincinnati’s Zoning Department, Cincinnati Center City Development Corporation (3CDC) and the Over-the-Rhine Foundation [...]
The Cincinnati city solicitor has issued a legal opinion reminding council members to be careful not to violate the Ohio Open Meetings Act. The memo from Paula Boggs Muething addresses three recent meetings that caused some concern about notifying citizens of public meeting. [...]
Hamilton County Commissioners have submitted their proposals as the county administrator prepares to introduce a spending plan for the rest of 2017. The board adopted a continuing budget in January to give new Commissioner Denise Driehaus input with her priorities. [...]
Craft brewing has taken the nation by storm and as evidence from the Ohio Craft Brewers conference held here in Cincinnati a few weeks ago, the phenomenon shows no sign of slowing down. One factor that has eluded many speculators predictions of “Peak Craft Brew” is the fact that many craft breweries come in different shapes and sizes. Even locally, whereas Rhinegeist and Madtree push for more distribution, smaller scale breweries have opened with the [...]
Hamilton County has a new Board of Commissioners. Only one of the three members is actually new, but the election of Denise Driehaus did lead to a shake-up. Driehaus is a Democrat and her victory in November gave control of the board to her party. Commissioners met Monday afternoon at the newly renovated Memorial Hall to elect Todd Portune as president and Driehaus as vice president. [...]
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaO9iS7EGeI] Today, based in part on what you see and hear on the attached video, NATHANIEL LIVINGSTON, JR. -- founder and publisher of The Cincinnati Black Blog -- reported Toledo Assistant Prosecutor REBECCA WEST-ESTELL and Toledo Senior Attorney JOHN THOMAS MADIGAN (known on this blog as "Mad Man Madigan") to county, state, and federal law enforcement and asked that criminal and ethics investigations be launched against them. In Ohio, government employees who use government [...]
Gov. George Wallace, Flanked by State Troopers, Stood In The Schoolhouse Door andBlocked Black Students from Entering the University of Alabama.The picture above is from 1963. Then-Alabama Governor GEORGE WALLACE, in defiance of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Brown v. Board of Education, literally stood in the door of the enrollment office at the University of Alabama and prohibited Black students from entering to register for classes. The man in the picture with [...]
Denise Driehaus starts her new job as Hamilton County Commissioner today. Even though she won't take the ceremonial oath of office until Thursday, the former state representative has been sworn in. In November, she defeated incumbent Republican Dennis Deters to give Democrats control of the board for the first time in six years. [...]
The Cincinnati Black Blog has learned that JAMILLE KINNEBREW -- the Toledo father who was arrested by Toledo's Baby-Faced Killer Cop BENJAMIN COUSINO after allegedly spanking his stepdaughter and leaving 2 or 3 little scratches on her arm -- has filed an appeal of his wrongful convictions. Remember, this is the case where Mr. Kinnebrew was represented by one of Toledo's Leading Laydown Lawyers KEITH MITCHELL. The cops kicked Mr. Kinnebrew's door down and [...]
Toledo Mayor PAULA HICKS-HUDSON's Assistant Prosecuting Attorney REBECCA WEST-ESTELL obtained an ex parte Civil Stalking Protection Order from the Lucas County Common Pleas Court and misused it to temporarily block The Cincinnati Black Blog's founder and publisher, NATHANIEL LIVINGSTON, JR. from entering the Toledo Municipal Court building.Livingston has observed and written about Toledo Municipal Court and its cast of characters for months. The judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, and clerks are not used to being [...]
All Eyes On Unethical Prosecutor Rebecca West-EstellA hearing on a motion to suppress evidence and a motion to dismiss for failure to provide discovery filed by TERRI GRIER's attorney JAMES E. CARLISLE is scheduled for 10 o'clock today in Toledo Municipal Judge ROBERT CHRISTIANSEN's courtroom. Ms. Grier is charged with child endangering, falsification, and obstructing official business. The cops claim she either allowed her fiancé to spank her then-13 year old daughter with a [...]
The last Hamilton County commission meeting of 2017 produced a temporary general fund budget, a budget for the Metropolitan Sewer District, and started the ball rolling on a new crime lab for the coroner's office. [...]