Campus open records ain’t so open, apparently

I learned about the Ohio University SPJ chapter doing their Ohio public university open records audit last fall and eagerly awaited their results. I had a sneaking suspicion they might find some uncooperative campuses. And geez, did they. Nearly 60 percent of all records requested by the students were denied, while 24 percent were provided […]

Veteran journalist Al Salvato dead at 56

Some days just suck. And today, it appears, is going to be one of them. I just learned that my friend, mentor, veteran journalist and all-around good guy Al Salvato died unexpectedly Monday after complications related to his battle with leukemia. I really don’t know what to say. He was supposed to be fine. Stunned […]

Photos of Mark Mallory’s Union Terminal Swearing In Ceremony

Tonight I headed over to Union Terminal to see a reenactment of today’s earlier swearing-in ceremony for Cincinnati’s new mayor, Mark Mallory. Filled with much more pomp and circumstance than the day’s traditional Oath of Office ceremonies held this afternoon at City Hall (where also City Council members were sworn in), this was more a […]

Second Congressional Results: Moisture caused Clermont County ballots to be delayed

Covering the results for Reuters in the Hackett/Schmidt fight for Ohio’s Second Congressional District Tuesday evening at the Hamilton County Board of Elections turned out to be a later night than most expected. Why? Clermont County couldn’t count their votes. A Cincinnati Enquirer story neglected to mention why the ballots were late, but quoted Hamilton […]

Winburn predicts Pepper and himself in general election

I’m not a political reporter. But covering the Hackett/Schmidt results Tuesday evening for Reuters kind of made me one – for one evening anyway. And the radio show has made me a general assignment reporter on all sorts of beats all summer long. I have to admit that I’ve really enjoyed exploring other areas through […]