Comedian and author Steven Dupin, better known as Stevie D, was diagnosed with prostate cancer at the age of 44. The self-described "hillbilly hellraiser" from Owensboro, Kentucky was scared, and decided the only way he was going to survive was to keep his sense of humor. So he wrote a book about his experience, from diagnosis through treatment and beyond.
A Cincinnati Council majority is ready to approve a plan to allocate federal funds that make cuts to some popular programs. The Budget and Finance Committee yesterday passed a proposal spending Community Development Block Grant dollars.
The federal money is being shifted in part to pay for part of Mayor John Cranley's Hand Up initiative to reduce poverty.
But the proposal means some other popular programs in the city will see reduced funding or no money at all.
Cincinnati Council is a step closer to allocating the $18 million dollar surplus from the city's last fiscal year.
The Budget and Finance Committee Monday approved the city manager's plan for using the funds.
There was some debate about the process. Council Member Amy Murray supports the manager's recommendations.
"But it's not like a Christmas fund," Murray said. "It's not giveaway money. So I think the administration has been very prudent in where they've allocated this money and that is the administration's job to give us recommendations."
From 2006 to 2010, marijuana possession became a fourth degree misdemeanor and cause for arrest in Cincinnati. During that time the City filed nearly 17,000 charges against people found to have between 100 and 200 grams of marijuana. Now, Council is considering retroactively reducing the penalty and allowing those arrested to ask a judge to seal their records, so it doesn't affect their future.
In honor of Jack Bruce, bass player for the legendary band Cream, who passed away last weekend, we will air a special episode of Jazz with OT, recorded in 1974, that features some of Cream's most memorable tunes.
Dayton's city manager announced Monday he will be stepping down on January 31st. Tim Riordan has held the job since 2009.
"It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the City of Dayton for these five years,” Riordan said in a printed statement. “I want to thank the city commission for their support and courage during these tough economic times. I believe it is time for another individual to bring unique talents and skills to move our city forward. For me, I look forward to something new and different."