Federal Judge Timothy Black ruled as he said he was going to, striking down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban that blocks recognition of same-sex marriages performed in other states. (there is a stay on the order except for the four couples involved. Attorney Al Gerhardstein says the earliest the stay would be lifted is Wednesday.)
Cincinnati budget officials are working to put together the city's spending plan for the next fiscal year. Department heads will likely begin making presentations to Council about their budgets in two weeks.
Budget and Finance Committee Chairman Charlie Winburn had suggested those half hour presentations start at the end of May. But council members wanted more time for the process so the schedule was changed.
Council member Kevin Flynn asked for the additional time. He said the previous schedule was not aggressive enough.
Monday is the day Federal Judge Timothy Black says he will rule in the case of four same-sex couples who want to get their names on their children's birth certificates.
Their request goes beyond what attorney Al Gerhardstein had originally asked in the February lawsuit. He broadened it to request the judge strike down a portion of Ohio's gay marriage ban, passed by voters in 2004.
The “oldest old”, those 85 and over, are America’s fastest growing age group. The growth rate for that segment is four times that of the total population.
People with relatives in that age group or those who have reached that point themselves, may be familiar with the options for aggressive treatment modern medicine offers, options that weren’t available when the previous generations of elderly approached the end.
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.