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The Cincinnati Post, 1881-2007

Bob Hartman, an employee at The Post reflects on a day in 1963. Hartman explains he was the closest person next to the red 'stop' button when he suddenly heard the editor run into the printing room and yell, "stop the presses, President Kennedy has been assassinated!" More than 40 years later, Mr. Hartman has been given what he calls the luxury to press the stop button one last time. "Mr. Phillips has afforded me the luxury to do it... and I'll do a good job", Hartman said with tearful eyes.

The Post was first published by Frank and Walter Wellman on 1881-01-03. It was originally called the Penny Post. The Kentucky Post was created as an edition of the paper in 1885 to serve Cincinnati's suburbs across the Ohio River. The Wellman brothers enlisted James E. Scripps and half-brother Edward Wyllis Scripps, to take over the paper later that year.

In 1958, it absorbed The Cincinnati Times-Star, another afternoon paper. It first published on 1880-06-15, when the Spirit of the Times (founded in 1840) and the Cincinnati Daily StarThe Cincinnati Post and Times-Star until 1974-12-31; afterward it was simply The Cincinnati Post.

In 1977, the paper entered into a joint operating agreement with the other daily in Cincinnati, the morning Cincinnati Enquirer. Under the agreement, the Enquirer handles all business functions of both papers, including printing, distribution, and selling advertising. The JOA has not been successful for the paper. When it was entered into, the Post outsold the Enquirer, but by 2004 the positions were reversed: the Enquirer outsells the Post by five to one. In January 2004, the Enquirer informed the Post it would not be renewing the agreement upon its expiration on 2007-12-31. On July 17, 2007, parent company E.W. Scripps announced both The Cincinnati Post and The Kentucky Post would cease publication, their last editions to be published on Dec. 31, 2007. WIKIPEDIA




I cannot believe former Senator Mitchell is recommending all steroid using cheaters to get a 'fresh start' from Commissioner Selig - (with all due respect) what complete bullshit!

"We're all humans, we all make mistakes" -- Sen. Mitchell

Signing your name on check for human growth hormones/steroids -no mistake. A box of steroids sent to the Arizona Diamondbacks street address - no mistake. All players found to have used performance enhancing drugs should be fired, fined and removed from MLB's retirement program.

Here's the list, I'm sure it will continue to grow:

Miguel Tejada
F.P. Santangelo
Jason Christensen
Matt Herges
Mike Stanton
Glenallen Hill
Mark Carreon
David Justice
Jack Cust
Adam Piatt
Barry Bonds
Benito Santiago
Bobby Estalella
Armando Rios
Jason Giambi
Jeremy Giambi
Jose Guillen
David Bell
Matt Williams

What a let down! Shameful.

UPDATE: 4:47pm, Commissioner Selig, "I'm going to review his (Sen. Mitchell) findings and the factual support for those findings, punishments will then be determined on a case by case bases. I will take action when I believe it is appropriate. Particularly when it effects the integrity of the sport. So when action is needed, action will be taken"

Download the full report HERE


Police Chief, Greg Harris & Council

"Before Laure Quinlivan left WCPO-TV's I-Team last month, she had taped interviews with several current and former Cincinnati Police officers who talked about how the attitudes and favoritism on the part of Streicher and his inner circle had damaged department morale.

The interviews were taped in the Northside home of Greg Harris, a Democrat who was running for Cincinnati City Council at the time. The officers contacted Harris after he had made a campaign issue out of the Linder Report, a city-commissioned study of the police department that suggested numerous changes to improve efficiency but was generally ignored by council."




Writers Guild of America

My promise: I will no longer get frustrated with reruns of The Daily Show.


Community Conversation: CPS Financial Challenges

On November 28th Cincinnati Public Schools Superintendent Rosa Blackwell and Treasurer Jonathan Boyd presented alternatives for future operating budgets and levies.

Cincinnati Federation of Teachers President Tim
Kraus tells me they may place a levy on the March ballot. He said the cost of not putting it on March ballot costs millions per month, dramatically increasing CPS's current deficit.

I'm frustrated to learn that $65 million of CPS's $428 million annual budget goes to tuition for Charter schools, vouchers and out-of-district placement students. Oh, and get this... if and when CPS wants to sell a building, they have to offer it to a charter school first, at a reduced rate.

Check out the video. Comments encouraged.

Community Conversation: CPS Financial Challenge from GetCincy on Vimeo.


Did you vote with your neighbors?

See how Cincinnati's neighborhoods voted.
See which candidates placed within the top 9 and where.

UPDATE: See where all 25 candidates placed by ward HERE


Joe Wessels announces Cincy.com. He describes the site as a news portal and comprehensive business directory for Greater Cincinnati. It will official launch in early 2008.