Next Wednesday, Jon Hughes steps aside as the central figure in four decades of journalism education at the University of Cincinnati. “Am I going to be able to let go? Watch!” And he laughed at the thought of being “an era.”
Despite a study that shows Medicaid expansion in the three states improved coverage, access to care
and self-reported health, Gov. John Kasich
has said he will wait on his decision to expand Medicaid in Ohio.
Cincinnati voters will decide in November
whether their City Council members will serve four-year terms instead of
the current two-year ones — councilors just haven’t decided which
proposal to send to voters.
The Good and Great of New Orleans have risen up to demand better from Times-Picayune owners and executives. Their
ad hoc citizens group is spitting into the wind. Trying to shame a
newspaper owner is futile. It’s an alien emotion. Economics might humble
owners and executives, but that pain can be passed on to employees.
Looking for their first back-to-back
winning seasons and consecutive playoff appearances in 20 years, the
Bengals enter the 2012 season with the swagger of a Pro Bowl
quarterback-receiver tandem that could be the backbone of a winning
foundation for years to come (haven’t we heard that before?).
Ohio’s death penalty came under scrutiny
July 19, when the Ohio Supreme Court’s Death Penalty Task Force heard
presentations from three subcommittees on strategies to make sure death
penalty sentencing in Ohio is transparent and fair.