Weekly political column starts today

Today marks the first installment of a weekly political column I am now writing for The Post. It is and will be a take on the intrigue, odds and ends items of note and the “cutting room floor” stories that may not warrant a full story in the paper, but are interesting nonetheless.

This week I report tidbits on David Pepper’s new commission office, 3CDC making some movement on Over-the-Rhine’s Washington Park and Mayor Mark Mallory’s “disgust” with a recent story I wrote.

It will run on page 2A of the Cincinnati edition and somewhere inside in the Kentucky edition. If you want to see my photo – stern look and all – you’ll have to pick up a copy, though. No columnists photos online.

Expect more political news from every corner of the region – but mainly Hamilton County and Cincinnati – in coming weeks, every Saturday.

If there’s something you think might make a good news story, or if you have some insider information that you think needs to get out, don’t hesitate to shoot me an e-mail or call my Post voicemail at (513) 352-2703. I check messages frequently.

And to everyone, Happy Holidays, a stupendous New Year… and keep reading The Post. It ain’t over yet…

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for About.com's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, iRhine.com. He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

3 thoughts on “Weekly political column starts today”

  1. I’m a longtime Post reader who was thrilled to see a column like this in the paper yesterday. Just what the Post needed. Hope this is a good sign . . . .

  2. I need to see what’s happening. Word is the Enquirer – who hosts our Web site – changed Web site-updating software whose links die after about 10 days… If so, I have a ton of work ahead of me to update my site… Thanks for the head’s up, though.

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