Native Cincinnatian David Quammen published his first novel at age 20, but after 3 books, realized the dire situation the world’s environment was in so became a dedicated science writer. His newest book paints a frightening picture of how infectious diseases such as AIDS and Ebola make their way more quickly around the globe, but points out that they begin in wild animals and pass to humans by a process called spillover.
The Cincinnati Police Chief is appointing the city's first ever liaison with the gay and lesbian community.
Equality Cincinnati Board President Matt Murray says it is extremely encouraging that Chief James Craig is appointing an officer as the police liaison for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.
Master gardening classes and 4-H could soon be a thing of the past in Hamilton County. The Ohio State University Extension office which runs the programs says it can't find new funding and will shut down at the end of the year.
Health officials continue to keep a close watch on the meningitis outbreak linked to recalled steroid injections.
The Ohio Department of Health recently published a Food and Drug Administration list of 64 facilities in the state that received products of any kind from the New England Compounding Center. But ODH spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says this is a precaution since, so far, only 3 lots of one particular steroid from NECC have been linked to the fungal meningitis.