Cincinnati In The News
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.
A meteorologist has ranked U.S. cities on a "dreariness index" using a formula tying together annual precipitation, number of days with precipitation and cloudiness. To no one's surprise, Cincinnati is tied for the fifth worst weather.
The New York Times advises on how to choose the right university for your M.B.A. degree, saying that if you want to work at Procter & Gamble you should enroll at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, which has 172 grads now at P&G.
A new Rent.com study finds Cincinnati is the 10th best U.S. city for college grads to start out their careers and lives. The top three are Washington, D.C.; Minneapolis-St. Paul; and Denver.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that as many as 126 Columbus firefighters will travel here tomorrow to fill regular shifts in city firehouses and allow Cincinnati Fire Dept. personnel attend Daryl Gordon's funeral at St. Peter in Chains Cathedral downtown.
A feature story on the rebirth of three neighborhood markets in New Orleans, two as traditional food markets and one as a museum, reminds us of our local treasure Findlay Market and has lessons for neighborhood co-op market efforts in Cincinnati.
Faced with declining ridership on its initial downtown streetcar line, Seattle is studying the idea of giving its streetcars dedicated lanes to improve running times and reliability.
Cincinnati's annual Constella Festival of Music & Fine Arts (April 8-19) is called "the festival that's challenging the misconceptions of classical music" in a preview article published in Huffington Post's Arts & Culture section.
Governing Magazine's City Accelerator section is hosting a contest among seven cities for the best new local government innovations. Your vote will help determine the winners.
Forbes ranks Cincinnati #5 on its list of the 20 most affordable U.S. cities based on housing costs and a cost of living index that measures the cost of food, utilities, gas, transportation, medical expenses and other daily expenses.
Soapbox Managing Editor John Fox, Michael Albarella from Nine Giant Brewing and Doug Newberry from Wiedemann Brewing were interviewed on WVXU's "Cincinnati Edition" program about the March 11 forum on Cincinnati's embrace of craft beer as community development.
Cincinnati ranks the fourth cheapest among 27 major U.S. cities for the salary needed to pay a mortgage on the median home price. Cincinnatians need an annual salary of $33,485 to afford a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage.
Site Selection ranks the top U.S. cities for economic activity, based on the number of companies expanding or relocating, and Cincinnati is third behind Chicago and Houston. There were 196 expansion/relocation projects in Greater Cincinnati in 2014, according to the rankings.
Advertising Age is out with its "40 Under 40" list of the top rising talent in the U.S. advertising community, including Rockfish CMO (and Brandery co-founder) Dave Knox.