Ohio university to review slave-owning founder’s legacy
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will create a commission to examine the legacy of its slave-owning founder who asked that the school only admit white people.
Gunfire amid fight prompts University of Cincinnati lockdown
CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say gunfire during a fight near a campus recreation center prompted a lockdown at the University of Cincinnati.
The school's public safety director, James Whalen, says it appears no one was hurt when multiple shots were fired on campus late Thursday night. University officials say the people involved fled, and it's unclear who was responsible for the gunfire.
Ohioans expected to increase holiday shopping spending
CINCINNATI (AP) — With Ohio consumer confidence continuing to soar, economic forecasters said Monday they expect Ohio shoppers to increase holiday spending by 3.2 percent over last year.
Candidates in heated Ohio US House race set for last debate
CINCINNATI (AP) — A veteran Republican congressman and a Democratic county official trying to unseat him in southwest Ohio are meeting in their third and last scheduled debate.
University of Cincinnati student president makes history
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati's current student body president is making history as the first black woman in the school's 199-year history to hold the position.
Police: Woman sunbathing in parking lot run over, killed
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in suburban Cincinnati say a woman who was accidentally run over by a vehicle while she tanned in a parking lot has died.
Authorities say the woman was sunbathing behind a Cheviot home Thursday when a vehicle pulled into the driveway. Investigators say the driver didn't see the woman and drove over her. Bystanders heard screaming and rushed to the lot to lift the vehicle off of the woman.
Police: 3 injured in shooting near firehouse
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say three people have been injured in a shooting.
Authorities say the shooting happened near a fire station Monday afternoon. Three victims were taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center. They are expected to survive.
Police: 1 killed, 1 critically injured in shooting
CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati police say a shooting has left one person dead and injured another.
Police say the shooting happened around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Officers found two individuals suffering from gunshot wounds in an apartment.
One of the victims died at the scene. The other victim was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with life-threatening injuries.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati Police Division has launched a nationwide recruitment search.
WLWT-TV reports the department kicked off its campaign with an informal video that features the school's athletic programs, faculty and officers.
UCPD employs over 70 officers. Department officials hope to add about 10 more.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Authorities say a Cincinnati police officer was injured in a two-car crash and taken to the hospital for evaluation.
The accident happened around 7 a.m. Thursday on the city's west side.
Investigators say the accident happened when a car was trying to turn when a police cruiser went through an intersection.
CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati trustees have revoked Bill Cosby's honorary degree.
The trustees on Tuesday unanimously approved revoking Cosby's 2001 honorary doctor of humane letters degree. The trustees say they "abhor sexual violence" and university President Neville Pinto echoed that in a statement expressing support for survivors of sexual assault.
The school joins at least two dozen others that rescinded honors for the comedian before or after his sexual assault conviction.
White nationalist Richard Spencer’s Ohio lawsuit ends
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal lawsuit over white nationalist Richard Spencer's effort to speak at the University of Cincinnati ended Wednesday.
A court filing shows Spencer's campus tour organizer dropped its suit against the university. Attorney Mark Landes, who represents the school, said there was no settlement agreement with Spencer's side.
"They're not getting anything," Landes said.
The attorney for Spencer's tour organizer didn't respond immediately to requests for comment.
University of Cincinnati to continue tuition freeze
CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati trustees have voted to continue a tuition freeze that makes it the only public university in Ohio that hasn't increased undergraduate tuition for the 2018-19 academic year.
The university's board of trustees approved the freeze in a unanimous vote Tuesday. Tuition will remain unchanged from $11,000 for in-state students and $27,000 for out-of-state students set in the 2014-15 academic year.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Federal authorities said Friday they still are reviewing the case of a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati in 2015.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A white police officer fired after he fatally shot a black unarmed motorist will get about $344,000 in back pay and legal fees from the University of Cincinnati, the school said Thursday.
The university is paying Ray Tensing to settle a union grievance brought on his behalf for his 2015 firing, following his indictment on murder charges. The charges were dropped last year after two juries deadlocked.
White supremacist Richard Spencer no longer pursuing campus speeches, including at Kent State and Ohio State
White supremacist Richard Spencer no longer pursuing campus speeches, including at Kent State and Ohio State
CLEVELAND, Ohio - White supremacist Richard Spencer is no longer seeking to speak at large public campuses, including Ohio State University, the University of Cincinnati and Kent State University.
Spencer, who had been fighting in courts for his First Amendment right to speak at public campuses, now is reconsidering those actions, according a video released over the weekend.
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio music professor who said Muslim women and girls are safer in the U.S. than in any Middle Eastern country has been forced to retire.
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge has set a trial date in 2019 for a lawsuit over an Ohio college's demand for a security fee from organizers of white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour.
The Latest: Ohio school confirms Spencer speech date off
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on white nationalist's plan to speak at University of Cincinnati (all times local):
The University of Cincinnati's president has confirmed in a message to the school community that a white nationalist's plan to speak on campus during spring break is no longer an option.
University again rejects speaking date for white nationalist
CINCINNATI (AP) — Kent State University, facing the threat of a lawsuit, reiterated on Friday that it cannot accommodate a request to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak in early May as part of his campus tour.
The university, which is based in Kent but has regional campuses elsewhere in the state, said it had responded to attorney Kyle Bristow reaffirming its earlier response that no suitable space is available for Spencer to speak between April 30 and May 12.
Ohio prosecutor looking into allegations against instructor
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor is looking into allegations against a flute instructor who was the subject of a University of Cincinnati sexual harassment investigation.
The Cincinnati Enquirer reported earlier this week that the school's investigation into complaints in 2016 against then-professor Bradley Garner found evidence of "pervasive" misconduct, including "unwanted sexual advances and verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature" back to the 1990s.
Flute camp chief stands by flutist accused of sex misconduct
LITTLE SWITZERLAND, N.C. (AP) — A prestigious flute camp in North Carolina is standing behind an instructor who was the subject of a University of Cincinnati sexual harassment investigation.
University asks judge to dismiss white nationalist’s lawsuit
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the organizer for white nationalist Richard Spencer's campus tour, calling it meritless.
The lawsuit filed last month says the school won't rent space for Spencer to speak on campus unless a nearly $11,000 security fee is paid.
The lawsuit says requiring such payment because a speaker is controversial or prompts hostile reaction is discriminatory and unconstitutional.
Ohio State University offers best online bachelor’s programs, according to U.S. News & World Report ranking
Ohio State University offers best online bachelor's programs, according to U.S. News & World Report ranking
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Ohio State University's online bachelor's degree programs are the best in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report.
The online program rankings were released Tuesday for current students and adults looking to further their education and improve career-related skills.
Ohio school says fee “fraction” of likely Spencer visit cost
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati over white nationalist Richard Spencer's planned appearance (all times local):
The University of Cincinnati says the security fee for white nationalist Richard Spencer's planned campus appearance represents "a mere fraction" of the school's anticipated costs.
Group pushes for driverless shuttle route in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) — A pilot program for driverless cars in Cincinnati hopes to get the green light early next year.
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Ohio judge ruled hospital gunman incompetent in 2016
CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio judge last year ordered treatment in a state mental hospital for the gunman who this week wounded a security officer at a psychiatric emergency room before killing himself.
Police: Hospital gunman fired many shots, killed himself
CINCINNATI (AP) — A man carrying two handguns who tried to storm into an Ohio hospital's psychiatric emergency room shot and wounded a security officer, fired at a police officer and then fatally shot himself, police said Thursday.
Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac identified the gunman in the Wednesday afternoon shooting as Isaiah Currie, 20, of Cincinnati.
Mixed results for news media in high-profile cases
CINCINNATI (AP) — Ohio media organizations have gotten mixed results in separate state court rulings on their challenges to newsgathering restrictions in two of the state's highest-profile criminal cases in recent years.
Strong reactions to upcoming white nationalist college stop
CINCINNATI (AP) — The decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at the University of Cincinnati is generating strong reactions from the school community.
The university announced in October that it would allow Spencer to speak. At the time, UC's board of trustees condemned hate, but cited the fundamental right to free speech at a public university.
Attorney: White nationalist to speak March 14 in Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer's planned appearance at the University of Cincinnati has been scheduled for March 14, an attorney who has been pushing efforts to get him booked onto college campuses said Tuesday.
Much of the campus will have emptied out then for March spring break. And a university spokesman said no contract had been signed yet.
$1 million gift to UC to establish Islamic studies chair
CINCINNATI (AP) — A mosque is donating $1 million to the University of Cincinnati to further a better understanding of the Islamic religion and to address concerns about Islamophobia.
Modest growth forecast for Ohio holiday retail sales
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Ahead of Black Friday and the December sales season, researchers are expecting a modest 2 percent increase in Ohio holiday retail spending compared with last year, according to an annual forecast released Monday.
Retail spending over the holidays in Ohio is expected to grow by $481 million for an overall total of $24.1 billion this year.
University of Cincinnati police to be re-issued stun guns
CINCINNATI (AP) — University of Cincinnati police officers will once again be allowed to carry stun guns.
Professor apologizes for fiery response to Muslim student
CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati music teacher has apologized for his fiery online responses to a Muslim student who was critical of Donald Trump's presidency and talked about celebrating freedom and diversity.
Professor investigated for sharp responses to Muslim student
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati is reviewing a music professor's sharp responses to a Middle Eastern Muslim student who wrote in a class assignment that Donald Trump's presidency negatively affected her family.
University condemns hate, defends Richard Spencer appearance
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati board of trustees on Tuesday condemned hate while defending a decision to allow white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, a planned appearance the school president says is stirring fear.
The trustees unanimously passed a resolution at their meeting "reaffirming our core values," saying they believe in upholding the First Amendment and the fundamental role of free speech at a public university,
The Latest: Ohio State turns down white nationalist request
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a request for white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak at Ohio State University (all times local):
Ohio State University has denied a request to rent space for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer, citing risks to public safety.
Group plans protest during college talk by white nationalist
CINCINNATI (AP) — A group of activists, community leaders and students is planning to protest when white nationalist Richard Spencer speaks on the University of Cincinnati campus.
School officials announced Friday that Spencer would be allowed to hold an event at some point after an attorney for Spencer's associates said they would sue the school and Ohio State University if they did not meet a deadline that day for renting event space.
University of Cincinnati to allow white nationalist to speak
CLEVELAND (AP) — The University of Cincinnati says it will allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while Ohio State University says it can't accommodate a rental request for a Nov. 15 speech but is considering alternatives.
Universities: No decision on white nationalist’s speech
CINCINNATI (AP) — The University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University said Thursday they weren't ready to announce decisions on a demand they allow white nationalist leader Richard Spencer to speak on campus.
Attorney Kyle Bristow earlier wrote emails to UC and Ohio State saying they had until Friday to agree to make campus space available for Spencer to speak or face a lawsuit.
White nationalists impose deadline for OK on campus speeches
CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for associates of white nationalist leader Richard Spencer said Sunday he'll sue Ohio State University and the University of Cincinnati if they don't agree by Friday to make campus space available for Spencer to speak.
A Georgia college student, Cameron Padgett, contacted both universities last month about renting space in the latest effort to have Spencer speak on college campuses.
White nationalist threatens lawsuit against Ohio colleges
CLEVELAND (AP) — White nationalist Richard Spencer has threatened to sue two Ohio universities if they refuse to rent campus spaces for him to speak.
Spencer's associates contacted the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University this month asking to rent theaters and auditoriums for Spencer to speak. An attorney representing Spencer's event organizers said Friday that he'll challenge the schools in court if they don't approve the requests.
US appeals court agrees that college can’t suspend student
CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court agreed Monday that the University of Cincinnati should not have suspended a student accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student.
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's 3-0 ruling agreed with a federal judge's 2016 order that put the suspension on hold after the accused student appealed the university's decision to impose one. He claims his constitutional rights to due process were violated.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The union representing a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop is seeking his reinstatement with University of Cincinnati police.
The notice filed by the Ohio police union seeks back pay for Ray Tensing, 27, and alleges he was improperly fired in July 2015 after killing 43-year-old Sam DuBose during a traffic stop.
CINCINNATI (AP) — Police in Cincinnati are expressing displeasure over criticism of their role in the case of a University of Cincinnati officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist.
Fraternal Order of Police local president Dan Hils says members have voted against participating in updating a long-standing agreement on reforms to improve community policing and transparency.
CINCINNATI (AP) — The Latest on the dismissal of charges against a white police officer who killed an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati (all times local):
A small group of people rallying behind a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in Cincinnati have walked across a bridge to show their support, while demonstrators who support the slain motorist walked behind them.
CINCINNATI (AP) — A white university police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black motorist during a traffic stop won't face a third murder trial, a prosecutor announced Tuesday while saying he's asking federal authorities to consider possible civil rights charges.