Cincinnati Edition

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

The Cincinnati Police Department's investigation into the death of Kyle Plush fails to provide answers, prompting City Council to call for an independent investigation. Hamilton County leaders consider increasing property taxes, adding a new levy to help fund the county's Children's Services agency. Cincinnati City Council approves a community benefits agreement between FC Cincinnati and the West End, advancing the team's effort to build a new stadium in the neighborhood. And federal agents raid a Findlay Market merchant suspected of committing more than $3 million in food stamp fraud.

Meeting The Unique Challenges Of Female Veterans

May 17, 2018
Tristate Women Veterans Expo
Cincinnati VA Medical Center / Provided

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, there are more than two million women veterans in the United States and Puerto Rico. That means women make up 9.4 percent of the total veteran population. By 2040, the VA expects that percentage to almost double.

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Over the last several years there has been a shift in how law enforcement and social service agencies view those involved in prostitution – a shift from considering sex trafficked individuals as criminals to instead seeing them as victims in need of help.

jennifer palmieri
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Former Hillary Clinton presidential campaign Director of Communications Jennifer Palmieri has released a book that offers advice and redefines expectations for women looking to lead, in all walks of life.

ru-el sailor
Joseph Fuqua II/UC Creative Services

A Cleveland man who served 15 years in prison for a murder he did not commit was recently exonerated. His case marked the 26th wrongful conviction overturned with the help of the Ohio Innocence Project at the University of Cincinnati College of Law.

poison control
Pixabay

More than two million poisonings are reported each year to the 55 poison control centers in the United States. More than 90 percent of these poisonings occur in the home. While poisonings affect all age groups, children younger than six years old make up 41 percent of poison exposures annually.

Michael Keating / WVXU

It was a good year in 2017 for startups in Ohio. According to VentureOhio, more than $470 million in venture capital was invested statewide. So how is the Cincinnati startup market looking in 2018? We've seen strong growth in recent years with an explosion of craft breweries, tech startups, and a dozen business accelerators to help incubate and launch new ventures. But has the market slowed?

Organizations Offer Support To Abuse Victims

May 14, 2018
Health.mil

The Bureau of Justice Statistics' recent National Crime Victimization Survey estimates that people in the U.S. experienced more than 320,000 incidents of rape and sexual assault in 2016. The majority of incidents of abuse are reported by women, but men are also victims, and research suggests men face an even greater stigma in reporting sexual assault than women.

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan / WVXU

Ohio gubernatorial candidates Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray win their party's primaries and prepare to face-off in the November general election. Ohio voters pass Issue 1, the proposal to end gerrymandering in the state, by a wide margin. Large donations to area churches from the foundation directed by Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor around the time of last November's election raise questions. And how a possible fare increase by Metro could leave many regular bus riders stranded at the curb.

President Trump announces the United States will leave the Iran nuclear deal and many wonder what happens next. As preparations continue for a planned meeting between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, North Korea releases three American prisoners. Rudy Giuliani joins the Trump legal team and immediately stirs things up in the Mueller investigation. This week's primaries highlight continuing division within the Republican Party. And, First Lady Melania Trump unveils her formal platform to encourage children to "BE BEST."

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HIPPY / Provided

Based on one kindergarten readiness screening, half of Kentucky's children are not prepared for kindergarten. Research by Brigance, an educational assessment company, shows that children who enter the grade without the appropriate language, cognitive, motor and social/emotional skills have trouble catching up with their peers.

Mental health during pregnancy
Pixabay.com

Many mothers who experience postpartum depression and anxiety now seek professional help. But when it comes to their mental health during preconception and pregnancy, some women suffer in silence.

Social Enterprises Starting To Grow In Russia

May 8, 2018
Impact Hub in Moscow

Social enterprises utilize a combination of for-profit and non-profit-based methods for improving society. Rather than depend on charitable donations, they rely on the income earned from sales or services. And they reinvest income to maintain long-term financial sustainability. This model has become popular in several cities throughout the United States, including here in Greater Cincinnati.

But can social entrepreneurs and social enterprises be successful in Russia?

To Bike Or Not To Bike Around Cincinnati?

May 8, 2018
Pixabay

With more dedicated on-street bike lanes, an expanding system of riding trails, a bike-share system and several active cycling clubs, Greater Cincinnati is a far more bike-friendly city than it was just a decade ago.

Still, many believe Cincinnati is not doing nearly enough to promote biking and making cyclists safe on city streets.

How - And Why - Jewish Academia Went Mainstream

May 7, 2018
american jewish history
Academic Studies Press

How did the study of the Jews and Judaism in America rise from being considered an amateurish enterprise, unworthy of serious consideration in the world of ideas, to its current position as a respected field in communication with all humanities scholars?

OhioMeansJobs.com

May 7 through May 11 has been designated In-Demand Jobs Week in Ohio, a celebration of jobs, industries and skills that are most in-demand in the state. Career opportunities continue to increase in healthcare, transportation, engineering, information technology and several other industries. And many of the jobs available don't require a four-year college degree.

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan / WVXU

Release of the police report on the death of Kyle Plush is delayed until the Hamilton County Prosecutor's office completes its investigation of the incident. Cincinnati's acting City Manager Patrick Duhaney presents a plan to improve operations at the 911 Emergency Communications Center. Questions arise about a city council member's finances. The Banks committee selects a developer for a new music venue. And why there has been a dramatic drop in the number of shootings in the city.

Should CPS High Schools Start Later In The A.M.?

May 2, 2018

Cincinnati Public Schools is studying the impact of a later school start time for high school students. As part of this process, CPS held a community meeting and surveyed students.

depaul cristo rey
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A unique work study program is growing its success. DePaul Cristo Rey High School opened in 2011 with 90 students. The private Catholic college preparatory school offers students from low-income families the opportunity to earn half of their high school tuition through work study. Students spend one day a week outside of the classroom working at one of more than 125 corporate partners ranging from law firms, media outlets, non-profits and museums.

first step home
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First Step Home is on the front lines of the opiate epidemic and is successfully helping women return to the community drug-free, as contributing members of society.

Jim Nolan/WVXU

Cincinnati City Council approves additional funding for the city's emergency communications center as questions remain unanswered about the 911 system and police response after the death of 16-year-old Kyle Plush. An interim city manager is now in place, after the resignation Saturday of former City Manager Harry Black.

History of Black-Owned Businesses in Walnut Hills

Apr 26, 2018
The Cincinnati Enquirer

One of the first African-American business districts in Cincinnati was Walnut Hills. The Lane Theological Seminary, owned by Dr. Lyman Beecher, father of Harriet Beecher Stowe, began leasing plots of land to African-Americans in the 1840s.

Fighting Food Deserts One Garden At A Time

Apr 26, 2018
Lloyd Library

Food deserts, most commonly found in poor, low-income neighborhoods, are communities where residents don't have easy access to fresh, healthy food.

An upcoming discussion at the Lloyd Library & Museum will address ways to eliminate food deserts and reduce food insecurity through food rescue, efficient distribution of locally grown produce and innovative growing methods.

How To Save A Life

Apr 25, 2018
njsharingnetwork.org

April is National Donate Life Month. In 2016, more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families. But another person is added to the nation's organ donor list every 10 minutes. And, on average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.

small business
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Starting a business is always a risk. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a third of all businesses fail within two years. New owners have to build a customer base, manage costs, comply with local, state and federal taxes and regulations and find good employees, all while trying to maintain their original visions for their companies.

But half of all small businesses survive at least five years, and businesses with fewer than 10 employees make up 75 percent of private-sector employers.

angels and superheroes
Rowan & Littlefield

According to a study by the Center on Education Policy, 81 percent of public school teachers believe their students spend too much time taking tests mandated by their state or district. The study also found that many teachers are losing their commitment to their field, citing multiple frustrations including pressures around testing.

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“Courage Under Fire” is the theme for this year's YWCA Stand Against Racism campaign.

cincinnati edition
Jim Nolan / WVXU

A grieving family still has no answers after their 16-year-old dies while trapped in a van, in spite of him making two 911 calls for help. Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman says he will now vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black. Text messages between some council members reveal their thoughts on the mayor and city manager, and may violate sunshine laws. Council approves infrastructure funding for an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End. The 2018 Kentucky General finishes its session, passing a pension reform bill and overhauling the state's tax code. And The Cincinnati Enquirer wins a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the heroin epidemic.

michelle balz
Amazon

More and more backyard gardeners are discovering the benefits of composting, from reducing waste going to landfills to providing rich organic matter for healthier and more productive plants.

Local author Michelle Balz has recently published a comprehensive guide for gardeners, "Composting for a New Generation: Latest Techniques for the Bin and Beyond."

john w jones
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Some years ago, a collector took an old Confederate bank note into a North Charleston blueprint shop and asked an employee to have it enlarged. The employee, John W. Jones, was also an artist. Taking a magnifying glass to the bank note he noticed an image of a black field hand picking cotton. Through subsequent research, he discovered that scenes of slave labor were used on Southern currency in the mid-19th century as a response to abolition. Jones began painting the images he saw on these bank notes.

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