0 Comments · Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been at odds
with his own party during the past week over a battle for education
reform. On May 8, Republicans in the Ohio Senate pushed to slow down
Kasich’s reforms, which would call for tougher reading standards and
report-card rating systems in Ohio schools and districts.
by Hannah McCartney
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Downtown Cincinnati Inc. report finds 12 percent growth in 2011
From the edge of the Ohio River at blooming Smale Riverfront Park to the buzz at Fountain Square to gush in the Gateway Quarter, it feels like something is happening in downtown Cincinnati. It feels different. Something is different: According to the findings of the "2011 State of Downtown Report," released today by non-profit advocacy group Downtown Cincinnati Inc., downtown Cincinnati experienced a 12 percent population growth in 2011, bumping residency downtown to more than 13,000. "There seems to be a really positive vibe going on downtown lately," notes Mindy Rosen, senior vice president for marketing and communications for Downtown Cincinnati Inc. The report also noted 80 percent of survey respondents reported an overall positive impression of downtown — a stark increase from 2010's 67 percent. "When there are more people living and working downtown, we can support more businesses and it becomes a more vibrant place. When more people are out and about it makes people feel safer," Rosen said. Rosen notes that the growth can be attributed to expansion of housing options downtown such as the wildly popular Current at the Banks, which are attractive to downtown employees seeking convenience. 2011 also welcomed 28 new establishments to the downtown area, according to the report. 2012 is expected to be another high-growth year for the area — Downtown Cincinnati Inc. sites the 2012 World Choir Games, Bunbury Music Festival, opening of the 21C Museum Hotel, the Horseshoe Casino and several other large-scale attractions as testament to the growth expected in the downtown urban core. To view the comprehensive report, click here.
The Banks is beginning to look like the development many thought would never happen
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Cartoonist Jim Borgman has taken his shots
at The Banks over the years. From Santa dumping coal on the project
site to comparisons with Northern Kentucky’s exploding development to
The Banks development being transformed into a golf course by five
middle-aged white guys — and we’ve all laughed along.
by Kevin Osborne
The big news this morning is President Obama’s State of the Union address, which revealed an assertive, populist side to B-Rock that’s largely been missing during the first three years of his term.Will Obama keep his promises to go after Wall Street excesses and reckless financial firms, or is it mere election year posturing like apparently many of his statements in 2008 were? Only time will tell.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Jay Kalagayan’s departure from Know Theatre, the company he founded in 1997, surprised a lot of people. He evolved from founder to actor, writer, artistic director, executive director and development director. I wondered if perhaps he simply ran out of roles to play. In reality, he’s evolved: He married Jan in 2006 and they now have a daughter. Kalagayan, who came to Cincinnati from Virginia to attend Xavier University, launched what was first called the “Know Theatre Tribe” to create a kind of family locally.