Cincinnati In The News
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.
Ohio and Cincinnati are both in the news for expanding citizen access to government data via user-friendly data portals. Ohio was recently ranked the #1 state for financial transparency.
Cleveland recently opened its first downtown supermarket in modern times courtesy of the regional Heinen's chain, and supporters of that city's urban renaissance are still pinching themselves over the transformation. Cincinnati continues to dream of news like that.
A rare print of the Declaration of Independence has been in the Cincinnati History Museum's collection for 140 years but will be being displayed in public for the first time at the Cincinnati Museum Center, The New York Times explains in its Arts section. The Museum Center fills in the details.
Jobs are moving farther away from where employees live, according to the Brookings Institution, which found that the number of jobs within a typical commuting distance dropped by 7 percent for suburban residents between 2000 and 2012 and by 3 percent for city residents.
Paste Magazine notes that people in-the-know about street art head for Brooklyn, Berlin and Bristol to see work by the best-known artists, but "there are more and more destinations where you can see work by both artists local to the area and the bigger names" — including Cincinnati.
Price Hill's "super-volunteer" Patti Hogan was profiled in a recent Soapbox story by Liz McEwan, and they appeared on WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" April 9 to discuss Price Hill's struggles and successes.
With shortfalls in federal transportation spending and the Highway Trust Fund, states and localities are exploring more tolls to support new capacity and other ongoing improvements. Is the Brent Spence Bridge project next?
The Washington Post has an in-depth feature story on Cincinnati's Jim Obergefell, whose name is attached to the consolidated cases the U.S. Supreme Court will be hearing soon to decide whether gay couples have a constitutional right to marry.