Cooperstown came to West Chester for a night, at least. On Nov. 3, the Courage and Character
Foundation hosted eight Hall of Fame players and Pete Rose as part of
the Johnny Bench and Friends fundraiser in West Chester.
Some members of City Council during a
special joint committee meeting Nov. 1 agreed that the city needs to
take a hard look at the way it inspects projects done with taxpayer
money, but they took no action other than discussing allegations that
workers were being underpaid at the University Square development in
The Creation Museum in Petersburg, Ky.,
created quite an uproar in 2007 when it opened with exhibits showing
early humans co-existing with dinosaurs. Five years later, the public
fascination with that take on paleoanthropology seems to be fading.
By the time this article is published,
the month of early voting and
Election Day will have come to a close, and voters will have made their
choices. But when it’s all said and done, voters will
be making those choices not thanks to Ohio Secretary of State Jon
Husted, but despite him.
In the late hours of this upcoming
Presidential Election night, one Democrat commissioner and one
Republican commissioner from the Hamilton County Board of Elections will
tally the final vote to see whether Barack Obama or Mitt Romney wins
A 20-year veteran of Hamilton County’s
probation department says she was denied a promotion after advising
another woman to file a sexual-harassment claim against a boss on the
county’s payroll at the time.
It’s no secret that Cintas Corp. CEO
Scott Farmer showers part of his wealth on Republican political
candidates. Over the years, he has thrown money at George W. Bush, Rob
Portman and Steve Chabot. This year, he has given $52,500 to the Mitt
Romney campaign. His wife Mary has ponied up $22,500.
On Nov. 6, America will be watching Ohio
voters to see which presidential candidate we put over the top. But in
Ohio, no issue will hold the long-term weight of Issue 2. The
little-known issue seeks to reform a redistricting process that has long
been dominated by politicized redistricting — also known as
This year, there is a surprising amount
of choice in the Hamilton County offices. In the past, a lot of the
seats have been uncontested, typically held by powerful Republican
incumbents. This year is different. In addition to offering a differint
perspective than the extremist Republican status quo, each of these
candidates offers credibility and new ideas.
Issues 50 and 51 are levy renewals, so
there’s no tax hike, and mental health and senior services stay the
same. These are levies that even fiscal conservatives have not opposed.
The Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes (COAST) has taken
no position on it.
In an era when judges often give the
final word against Republican extremism, Democratic judges are more
important than ever. That’s why we endorse Martha Good and Bruce Whitman
for Ohio’s First District Court of Appeals.