Despite back-to-back shooting incidents downtown this week, shootings and violent crime remain down in Cincinnati compared to last year.
Chief Jeffrey Blackwell says police are stepping up patrols throughout the summer anyway to make sure people feel, and are, safe downtown.
"We're going to have a comprehensive incident command-based plan as we move forward to address every weekend event that we have from now through Labor Day and beyond even through Oktoberfest," says Blackwell.
Dayton is now just the second city in Ohio with billboards publicizing the Ohio Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign. Though the program is state funded, money for the billboards had to be raised through donations.
This swing show begins with vocalist Sue Raney who signed with Capitol Records at the age of 17. You'll also hear from the Four Freshmen, the Nat King Cole Trio, and Nancy Wilson. Big bands sounds include music from Gene Krupa, Count Basie, Charlie Barnet, and Glen Gray.
The spotlight's on the many talented musicians from the Tri-State past and present. The show begins with legendary guitarist Lonnie Mack and ends with boogie-woogie wonder Ricky Nye. You'll also hear from Sonny Moorman, the Kelly Richey Band, and Noah Hunt. Plus Jimmy McGary's live performance in the WVXU studio in 1988 doing "See See Rider." There's also songs by local blues legends H-Bomb Ferguson, Big Joe Duskin, and Pigmeat Jarrett.
Last week marked the anniversary of David Armstrong's first year as president of Thomas More College. One of his primary missions is to position the liberal arts college to take the most advantage of changes coming to higher education. In his first year, several initiatives have already been put in place, including a new athletic training major; a requirement for all students to complete an internship or co-op before graduation; adding online programs; and even the formation of a marching band.
Of the 15 companies that have been helped by UpTech, the Northern Kentucky business accelerator, over the last two years, 13 are still in operation. That is a great track record when you consider that half of all new-business startups fail. UpTech, which focuses on informatics and new ways to process, store, retrieve and use data, recently named the semi-finalists in its third class of entrepreneurs.