J.D. Vance Pretends to Be From Ohio, and 9 Other Greater Cincinnati News Stories You May Have Missed This Week

This week also brings national praise for two Cincinnati restaurants, another (this time, more scientific) nod to Bengal Joe Burrow's hotness and more.

Sep 9, 2022 at 11:24 am
click to enlarge J.D. Vance - Photo: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons
Photo: Gage Skidmore, Wikimedia Commons
J.D. Vance

As more voters began to think ahead to midterm elections, one local candidate is making headlines for very interesting, albeit unflattering, reasons. The big news this week includes a new nickname for Middletown native J.D. Vance courtesy of actress Jennifer Lawrence, Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval's visit to Washington D.C., another (this time, more scientific) nod to Bengal Joe Burrow's hotness and more. CityBeat also published a new print edition (on newsstands now!) with an in-depth look at the legacy of former Cincinnati record label King Records and how preservation efforts will shape its future.

Below, check out the week's biggest headlines.

The 'King Thing': King Records Developed James Brown and Otis Williams Decades Ago and Now Is Poised for a Royal Return
The shell of the King Records complex in Evanston has been vacant for years, sadly without much national public acknowledgment of how the label, artists and producers shaped both the music of the time and the future of rock and roll, soul and more. Fortunately, that may be changing. The King Records Legacy Foundation launched in 2021 as a collaboration between City of Cincinnati officials, the neighborhood of Evanston and former King Records recording artists Otis Williams, Philip Paul, Bootsy Collins and others. Read CityBeat's story about the movement to save the expansive King Records legacy and see the timeline of the label's important milestones.

Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval Tells White House About Local Importance of Federal Rescue Funds
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, along with mayors and elected officials from Cleveland, Akron, Columbus and Youngstown, traveled to Washington D.C. on Sept. 7 to talk to the White House about how the American Rescue Plan boosted Cincinnati projects and what he wants to see next for the city. Read CityBeat's story to see Pureval's remarks on how the ARP has made it possible for the city to invest in important projects — like public safety services.

Middletown 'Rich Twat' J.D. Vance Schedules Campaign Rally During Ohio State Game, for Some Reason
J.D. Vance wants to show Buckeye State residents that he's one of them by holding a campaign rally at a time Ohioans hold as sacred – during an Ohio State University football game. College football is practically a religion in Ohio, especially when it comes to OSU. So why would the Republican candidate for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat host a rally with embattled former president Donald Trump at the exact time that Ohio State will be kicking off against the University of Toledo? Read CityBeat's story about how Vance has fallen out of touch with Ohioans and why actor Jennifer Lawrence has a new nickname for him.

Ohio State University Continues to Fight with Victims of Sex Abuse from Athletics Physician
Speaking of Ohio State, the university continues to wage high-stakes legal and political fights against some of the victims of Dr. Richard Strauss, a physician employed by the school who abused hundreds of students over two decades. While the university has settled with 296 people who sued the university for more than $60 million, another 236 continue to press on with 10 lawsuits now pending in the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. Read CityBeat's story to learn more about what an investigation into OSU's fight with the victims has uncovered.

Findings From DOJ Investigation Into Louisville Police Department Expected Within Weeks, Louisville Mayor And Police Chief Say
The findings of a wide-ranging Department of Justice investigation into the Louisville Metro Department of Police are expected “in the coming weeks,” the city’s mayor and police chief said in an op-ed published by The Courier Journal on Wednesday. The investigation came after the 2020 police killing of Breonna Taylor and a heavy-handed LMPD response to protesters who later took to the streets as a result of her death. Read CityBeat's story to find out what else the Louisville mayor and police chief said about the ongoing investigation.

Who Has the Highest Risk of Long COVID? It’s Complicated.
For millions of people, COVID-19 doesn’t end with a negative test. Weeks or months after traces of the virus disappear from noses and throats, symptoms can persist or come back. People suffering from long COVID are unwillingly in it for the long haul — and it’s still unclear who’s at the highest risk for the condition. Read CityBeat's story about long COVID symptoms and who's most susceptible.

Cincinnati City Council Confirms Sheryl Long as New City Manager
Technically, Long began her tenure as city manager at 3 p.m. Sept. 1, but this has been her first full week on the job. Long had been serving as assistant city manager since 2019 and now oversees about 6,000 employees and nearly 20 departments. Cincinnati City Council unanimously approved mayor Aftab Pureval's recommendation to appoint her to the position. Read CityBeat's story about what Long is looking forward to in the role.

Everything You Need to Know About the Cincinnati Bengals' 2022-2023 Season Opener at Paycor Stadium
If you're reading this before the Bengals' Sept. 11 game, you're welcome. If you're reading this after the team [presumably] beats the Pittsburgh Steelers, there's still information you can use throughout the season. From white helmets to free chili, there's a lot in store for the Jungle this year. Read CityBeat's story for need-to-know Bengals tips.

Two Cincinnati Restaurants Named in Bon Appétit's ‘50 Best New Restaurants of 2022’ List
Cincinnati's dining scene has had tons of national recognition recently, and rightfully so. Two local restaurants were named in Bon Appétit's“50 Best New Restaurants of 2022” list. Cafe Mochiko in East Walnut Hills and Mid-City Restaurant in Downtown both made the list. Read CityBeat's story to find out why these Cincinnati dining destinations deserve national recognition.

App Says Cincinnati Bengals' Joe Burrow Is NFL's Most Handsome Quarterback
Well, duh. Read CityBeat's story about the app that's telling the world what Cincinnatians already knew.

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