Cincinnati In The News
Political junkees have long called Ohio the ultimate swing state, the king-maker in U.S. presidential races. WVXU's Howard Wilkinson has found the numbers to prove that, in fact, Ohio is the decider.
U.S. News & World Report released its ninth annual rankings of U.S. pediatric hospitals, and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center was recognized as #3 overall, finishing in the top 10 in all 10 specialties.
Greater Cincinnati is home to 10 of this year's Fortune 500 ranking of the largest U.S. public companies, led by Kroger at #20 and Procter & Gamble at #32.
A new Pew Research Center study says you'd have to earn $14.13 per hour in Ohio to afford a two-bedroom apartment, $14.31 in Indiana and $13.14 in Kentucky. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour; Ohio raised its minimum wage to $8.10/hour this year.
WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" show did a segment June 2 about abandoned local church buildings coming back to life, the subject of a recent Soapbox feature story by Rick Pender, interviewing him, Cincinnati Preservation Association Executive Director Paul Muller and Taft's Ale House brewer Kevin Moreland.
Governing Magazine's June issue looks at the nation's larger distressed cities and counties to identify the steepest declines in public employment. Hamilton County ranks 11th, cutting 26.8 percent of its workforce from its 2006 peak.
The Atlantic magazine has a long, nuanced story about the long path the Cincinnati Police Dept. has traveled from broken community relationships to today's role as a model for community-oriented policing. "For a great many other cities, Cincinnati's imperfect present provides a glimpse of a much better future," the article says.
The Trust for Public Land, a national nonprofit organization working to create and improve neighborhood parks, has released its ParkScore index to rate how well the 75 largest U.S. cities are meeting the need for parks. Cincinnati ranks #7.
Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial kickoff to summer, featuring Taste of Cincinnati and neighborhood parades, picnics and ceremonies honoring military veterans. Here's a roundup of local media coverage and recommendations.
Pest-control experts Orkin release a list each spring of the 20 worst mosquito cities in the U.S., and thankfully the latest list doesn't include Cincinnati.
The 1950s-era drama Carol, filmed in Cincinnati last year, debuted at the Cannes Film Festival this past weekend to outstanding reviews, writes Steve Rosen on the CityBeat staff blog.
The New York Times covers last week's announcements from Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra about its successful fundraising campaign and a new musician contract that will allow it to hire more full-time players, saying the CSO's success is in stark contrast to many other orchestras around the country.
Dwell magazine has published a guide to "the country's hottest design incubators," including Cincinnati's manufacturing-focused First Batch, that it says are helping independent designers learn the basics of how to scale up and boost the local economy.
The Huffington Post is reporting on new Lincoln Property recommendations for the "Top 10 Cities for Relocation," which considers a city's nightlife, culture, food, weather and rent costs and includes Cincinnati.
The City of Cincinnati's new approach to using data analytics to make city government more efficient and effective "turns tradition on its head" and "might start a national trend," according to Backchannel, a tech-focused subsite at Medium.com.