Monthly Archive: June, 2011

Clemency Granted for Shawn Hawkins: What about the rest?

by Susan Lakes Ohio has the unique distinction of being a northern state that has an active execution list, and active groups fighting to stop executions, according to Sister Alice Gerdeman, who coordinates… Continue reading

Chanting for Jobs, Not Jails

Ron Brown, 52, wants a J-O-B, He believes so strongly that job creation and opportunities for everyone is what it will take to curb crime that he showed up for a rally long… Continue reading

A little bit of heaven: Two Anderson Township girls welcome homeless into new homes

by Susan Lakes A little bit of heaven. That’s the way Emma Bushman describes the feeling she gets when the ingredients in the oven transform into freshly baked cookies. She likes the oatmeal… Continue reading

City says YES! to City Gospel Mission’s New Site

by Mark Grauhuis City Gospel Mission (CGM), a fixture at Elm and Magnolia streets for 50 years, is going to relocate. On Tuesday, June 21st, with a recommendation in favor of CGM coming… Continue reading

Meetup: P-A-U-L the Scrabble Champion

by Jim Luken Farm life and city life collided in a heated but friendly board game meet up recently at Canticle Cafe, located in Over-the-Rhine. Over-the-Rhine’s own Paul Deibold, a guy who totes… Continue reading

Affordable Housing Going Green: Hamilton County community to see new public housing development

by J.P. Dean Just northwest of downtown Cincinnati sits 28 square miles of rolling green hills. It’s a suburb with 38% of its land classified as forested and 11% is farmland. There’s a… Continue reading

Northside Community Seeks Justice for Shooting of Local Musician

by Mark Grauhuis In the early morning hours of April 18, a 911 call was placed reporting a “cutting” at Chase and Georgia Avenues a few hours earlier. 40 year-old David Paul Hebert,… Continue reading

Tebbe Remembered

by Susan Lakes The trees, planters, patio seating area and signs all look the same at Venice on Vine in downtown Cincinnati. So do the streetlights. The restaurant is still a hub of… Continue reading

Meetup: Homeless in Providence

By Jim Luken Providence. The word is often associated with the word “Divine,” as in Divine providence, the beneficent gifts of God, gifts that come—if only occasionally to all humans. “Providence” also implies… Continue reading

The Failing American Dream: Musings from an Outsider Looking In

by Catie Dargue I spent the weekend in Loudoun County Virginia, it was beautiful; green rolling hills, lush trees, horses in pasture, vineyards that stretch as far as the eye can see, and… Continue reading