Cincinnati News

CPD Officer Indicted For Bar Brawl

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Cincinnati, OH) -- A Cincinnati police officer is off the job and facing charges for his alleged role in a bar fight. Kevin Jones was suspended yesterday without pay after he was indicted on a host of charges, including felonious assault. Jones was arrested earlier this month for an off-duty slugfest with the owner of…

Police Chief Backing Pot Expungement

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell is lending his support to plans to expunge thousands of low-level marijuana charges in the city. Blackwell told City Council yesterday the short-lived law that cracked down on pot was a burden on the justice system. Supporters of expungement say it'll help ten-thousand people get access to…

City To Unveil Youth Homelessness Plan

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Cincinnati, OH) -- Plans are in the works to address homelessness among Greater Cincinnati's gay, lesbian and transgender youth. A coalition of local organizations will submit a plan to federal officials today that would raise awareness of the needs of gay youth and increase support for housing, education and employment services. Gay, lesbian and transgender…

High Court Stops Early Voting

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- Board of elections offices across southern Ohio will be quiet today after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the start of early voting in Ohio. The high court sided with state officials yesterday in limiting the number of days for in-person voting ahead of Election Day. Justices stopped the "golden week," which allows…

City Manager To Meet Mahogany’s Owner

Posted On September 30, 2014

(Cincinnati, OH) -- There will be talks between the city of Cincinnati and the owner of Mahogany's at The Banks. City Manager Harry Black told City Council last night he'll have a meeting about plans to repay a taxpayer-backed loan and reopen elsewhere. Mahogany's owner Liz Rogers has blamed the city, in part, for her…