Cranley Finally Runs for Governor, and 9 Other Important Cincinnati Stories You May Have Missed This Week

Cincinnati-style chili in London and a toddler on a soccer field? Tell us more...

click to enlarge Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, left, is running to become Ohio's next governor. - Photo: facebook.com/mayor.cranley
Photo: facebook.com/mayor.cranley
Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, left, is running to become Ohio's next governor.

Whether the first day of school is a jump-for-joy moment or a bittersweet ending to the summer, CityBeat has this week's news that you need to prepare for the new school year (and ways to relax once the weekend comes).


Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley Finally Enters Ohio Governor Race, with Legal Weed as a Platform Centerpiece

After months of speculation, a video posted on social media confirmed both Cranley’s candidacy and his campaign. In the video, Cranley, a Democrat who will run on a moderate platform, emphasized Cincinnati's resurgence compared to the downturn of the rest of Ohio. Read CityBeat’sstory about Cranley’s platform.


Kentucky Now Requires Masking in All Schools, with Highest COVID-19 Hospitalization Surge Expected in Two Weeks

In the past week, Kentucky has witnessed the fastest rise in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began, pushing Gov. Andy Beshear to mandate masking in all school and childcare settings. Read CityBeat’sstory about why COVID-19 is surging through Kentucky. 


Great, the CDC Says Hamilton County Is Once Again at High Risk for COVID-19

A worrying increase in COVID-19 cases in Hamilton County as well as other nearby counties in Ohio and Kentucky has earned us the CDC's most severe label. The highly contagious Delta variant is the cause, as it is twice as easy to spread as the original strain of the coronavirus. Read CityBeat’s story about the rise Delta variant cases in the region.


Tell Me You’re From Cincinnati Without Telling Me You’re From Cincinnati

If you're from the Queen City, you know many things to be true: Cincinnati-style chili is a delicacy, our bridges suck, our pride runs deep for our sports teams — no matter how many times we've been burned. See CityBeat's photos for things we all can agree on.


Downtown's Maplewood Kitchen + Bar Slated to Reopen with 'Refreshed' Menu After 16-Month COVID Closure

California-style brunch is making its triumphant return on Aug. 17 when the beloved restaurant reopens its doors at its downtown location. The classic Maplewood experience, including the nationally famous lemon ricotta pancakes, will be updated with some brand-new menu items. Read CityBeat’s story about Maplewood’s refreshed menu.


Please Restaurant in Over-the-Rhine Has Permanently Closed Its Doors

Beloved (and CityBeat favorite) Over-the-Rhine restaurant Please has permanently closed its doors. Chef and owner Ryan Santos announced the news on social media Thursday, saying, "There are a lot of reasons for this decision, many of them pandemic related (and too many to get into detail). During our downtime, and with a lease renewal approaching, the reflection on and reality of the physical and mental health toll of the restaurant on myself just wasn’t sustainable for another 5 years."mHe also thanked his guests, employees and investors for "making this weird little idea such a success and special place for so many." Read CityBeat's story about the closure.


The O.F.F. Market Brings More Than 100 Vendors to Summit Park in Blue Ash for a Saturday Shopping Pop-Up

Blue Ash is the place to shop this weekend with more than 120 local vendors heading to Summit Park to offer food, flowers, clothing and more. Read CityBeat’s story about the details.


London is Home to a Queen City-Inspired Restaurant Called Cincinnati Chilibomb

The Queen City is headed over to the Queen’s city with London restaurateur Tim Brice’s latest endeavor, a Cincinnati chili-themed restaurant. The star dish on the menu is chili-bombs, which are brioche buns filled with chili. Read CityBeat’s story about Brice's inspiration for the London restaurant


Did You See This Mom Chasing Her Toddler During the FC Cincinnati Match?

Forget nude streakers — energetic toddlers make the best "Did you see that?" moments in sports now. During a recent FC Cincinnati match against Orlando City FC, a woman ran after her young child, who had dashed across the field at TQL Stadium in Cincinnati's West End. Read CityBeat's story to see photos and video of the hilarious moment.


Great Inland Seafood Festival Returns to Newport on the Levee This Weekend

This summer, Newport on the Levee has been the place to be for exciting new foods and classic festivals, and this weekend is no different! If buying a whole lobster, trying Asian spicy tuna tacos or enjoying classic fried shrimp interests you, head down to Festival Park for fresh seafood, drinks and live music. Read CityBeat’s story about having fishy fun at the festival.


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