Union Baptist Cemetery is tucked away in a quiet spot off Cleves-Warsaw Road in Covedale. It’s the oldest Baptist African-American cemetery in Cincinnati, run by the oldest black Baptist congregation in the city.
It’s also a monument to about 120 free black men. During the Civil War, they took up arms and fought as soldiers against a Confederate army that would have kept their people in bondage.
A Cincinnati Council Member wants to expand a pilot program that requires banks to register their foreclosed properties with the city. Right now it's being used in East and West Price Hill, Westwood, College Hill and Madisonville.
P.G. Sittenfeld said it has worked and the program is self-sustaining. He said banks are taking better care of the properties they own and the fees are generating enough revenue to pay for it.