The Over the Rhine Boxing Center is a hit. The shiny new gym, part of the OTR Recreation Center, is getting kids off the streets and teaching them leadership, sportsmanship and ethics, according to the people who run it.
Last year crews converted an old leaky pool at the recreation center into what may be the largest boxing facility in the Midwest. Buddy LaRosa had a lot to do with it. He said, "Our goal is just to provide a second family atmosphere because most of these young men are not from the traditional two-parent homes."
Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, the state’s chief election officer, put out a rather cheery press release this week to let Ohio voters know how well off they are when it comes to early voting.
“Voting in Ohio is easy,” the headline read, accompanied by a multi-colored graphic showing Ohio and its multiple ways of voting, alongside mean old states like Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Kentucky, which Husted said don’t afford voters so many opportunities.
If you thought this cold, snowy winter would take care of the stink bugs that have been crawling around your house, you've probably been surprised to see the invasive pests still skulking about.
"Most of the stink bugs people are seeing walking around in their offices, in their homes, spent the winter in the buildings someplace, probably up in the attic or some protected area," said Entomologist Gene Kritsky, professor of biology at the College of Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati. "They're active now because it's beginning to get warm."