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Safe spaces: Collective action emerges on the crisis in youth mental health

A new report lays the groundwork for a comprehensive community plan.

Feature Story The Brickery Cafe & Play owner Dan Johnson

First-of-its-kind business in the U.S. opened in Newport in late 2023: The Brickery Cafe & Play

He loved the idea but thought it must already exist. Turns out, there wasn't a Lego cafe within thousands of miles.

Feature Story hardware

Sharonville controls its downtown's destiny

Property control makes it unlikely that a gas station, dollar store, fast-food franchise or the like will move in to the city's emerging downtown.   

Feature Story books

For the love of books, shop owners, publishers, and authors will gather in Cincinnati

The tight-knit community of independent booksellers will gather to discuss preserving their 'sanctuaries of civility and culture.'

Partner Content 1986 Duncanson Artist-in-Residence, Nikki Giovanni (poet)

Landscapes by artist Robert S. Duncanson left astonishing mark and important legacy for Cincinnati

The Taft Museum of Art and the Duncanson Society launch year-round outreach program.  

Feature Story Van Leunen Drive neighbors l to r: Jerome Gabis and Lisa Gerton

Third places prevail

Beyond work and school, these Mt. Airy places enliven the community  

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Call it a comeback: Bobcats are making their way back to the state

Once completely gone from Ohio, bobcats continue to make an impressive comeback, especially in the southern and eastern parts of the state.   

Feature Story union

Region's logistics hub will be a focus of union organizing in the year ahead

More union activity is expected at big logistics and transportation companies and elsewhere as workers exert a newfound assertiveness.

Feature Story The Civic Club still enjoys a small cadre of devoted members, but membership has dropped off in the 21st Century, exacerbated by COVID-19.

Just being of service

Two longstanding community organizations that serve Mt. Airy’s more than 9,200 residents are its Town Council and Civic Club.

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The stories of our time: Our best-read journalism of 2023

In 2023, Soapbox's 15th year, our writers and photographers discovered stories of community, entrepreneurship, neighborhoods, talent, innovation, and more. Here are the ones our readers liked best. 

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Minority and women founders use bootcamp lessons to excel


Cincinnati hacks solutions to evictions and homelessness


Bike &Trail Expo is back for its second year


Artworks' monumental task


Knowing beans about love


Uber Freight expands its operations in Newport


Mt. Airy CUREator: Ryan Conlon, Honeysuckle Removal


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