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8/1/2013 12:00:00 PM
The battle to replace Mayor Mark Mallory this November pits two popular, white, pro–gay rights, pro-labor Democrats against one another. Two sides of the same coin, right? Not quite.
5/1/2013 12:00:00 PM
If you’ve been flying out of Cincinnati for more than a few years, you’ve seen better days. Non-stops to London, Rome, and Frankfurt are a distant memory. So too are the direct flights to smaller cities serviced by Comair, may it rest in peace. Not to mention the fact that Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky International Airport’s (CVG) fares remain among the highest in the country.
Their Fair Share
10/1/2012 12:00:00 PM
Life seemed to be slowing down for Tim Schigel last fall. He had just hired a CEO to assume daily operations of ShareThis, his phenomenally successful business whose ubiquitous widget allows its users—more than 600 million worldwide and counting—to easily forward Internet articles while ShareThis gathers reams of data about those users to help advertisers target them. Regular trips between the company’s Palo Alto, California, headquarters and Schigel’s home in Cincinnati would ebb, and he would have more time to spend with his wife and three teenaged kids.
Cincinnati Kid: Howard Wilkinson
8/1/2012 12:00:00 PM
Howard Wilkinson spent his childhood in Dayton convinced that Cincinnati was the happiest place on earth. “There were only three things I knew about Cincinnati: Crosley Field, the zoo, and Coney Island,” he says. “I thought this was just a magical place.” Now 59, Wilkinson has as good a view as anyone of the less magical sides of the city, having covered and studied politics on the local, state, and national levels for 30 years from his perch at
The Cincinnati Enquirer
. As reporters go, that’s definitely long enough to qualify as “fully seasoned.” He expresses no regrets for having declined job offers in Washington and elsewhere. “I spent basically my adult life learning the politics of this state, so why leave it?” In April, Wilkinson took an early retirement offer from the
and quickly accepted a new job at WVXU, the NPR affiliate, where he writes a political blog (
) at WVXU.org, chats about the week in politics with news director Maryanne Zeleznik every Monday morning, and regularly appears on Zeleznik’s
public affairs program on Thursday mornings. It may not have been a predictable career move, but it keeps him on the beat he knows better than any other reporter in town.
Would the city and county be better off if they merged?
5/1/2012 12:00:00 PM
Long-time Cincinnatians might picture Louisville as a down-river little brother, a smaller town with a Reds farm team. But its population of 597,000 in the 2010 census actually dwarfs Cincinnati’s 297,000—thanks to the 2003 merger of Louisville and surrounding Jefferson County. The change has allowed Louisville to trumpet itself as a major population center to prospective businesses and residents, and gives it a bigger share of federal spending.
Why Is This Man Leaving?
4/1/2012 12:00:00 PM
It’s hard to find anybody in the education world who doesn’t gush about James Votruba, the Northern Kentucky University president who will retire this summer after 15 years on the job. That’s no surprise, given the school’s steady rise during his tenure. Just look at the numbers.
Mr. Driehaus Comes Back From Washington
4/1/2011 12:00:00 PM
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