Barry M. Horstman, a veteran of nearly 40 years in newspaper reporting and a man who developed a reputation as a tough but fair investigative reporter, died Monday morning after collapsing in the Enquirer newsroom.
Horstman - also of the now-defunct Cincinnati Post - left Cincinnati several times in his career, but spent most of the last two decades as a working journalist here in his hometown.
Hamilton County Commissioners feel they were left in the dark as the city and the Port Authority worked out Cincinnati's proposed parking outsourcing plan. They're drafting a letter to the city to make sure that doesn't happen again.
Commission President Chris Monzel says, "Making sure there's no risk exposure on the county's part for what the Port's doing with the city and vice versa if we go off and do something with the county, could that hurt the city in any way. Those type of things, I think, need to be figured out in the future."