Many believe that a Democratic candidate might as well try to climb Mount Everest with one arm tied behind his or her back than take on Rep. Steve Chabot in the heavily Republican 1st Congressional District.
But two local Democrats – Fred Kundrata of Pendleton and Jim Prues of North Avondale – are willing to strap on the gear and give it a shot.
Prues and Kundrata are vying for the Democratic nomination in the 1st District in the May 6 primary election.
Time was when taking on Chabot was not such a daunting task.
Rain barrels decorated by students and artists from around the Tristate are on display at the Cincinnati Zoo. The 2nd annual Rain Barrel Art Project sponsored by Save Local Waters is part of a push to raise awareness about environmental education and, of course, to get more people to capture rain water to reduce water usage.
The Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library is planning groundbreakings later this month at three of its branches. Clifton, Reading and St. Bernard will all get new or renovated libraries in 2015.
The three branches will have expanded collections, computer labs, meeting and program rooms and individual study rooms. All were designed for energy efficiency, and LEED certification is being pursued for both Reading and St. Bernard.
You know spring has really arrived when orange barrel season officially gets underway. Ohio and local transportation officials got it rolling Thursday with a news conference at the corner of Fields-Ertel and Mason-Montgomery, a congested intersection next to I-71 that is slated for a loop ramp to make it easier and safer for drivers to navigate.
The interchange project is one of many the Ohio Department of Transportation said will make this state construction season the largest ever and put a lot of Ohioans back to work.