Organ donor drive comes to XU

By: Erica Lampert ~Staff Writer~ Cincinnati’s LifeCenter recently visited Xavier’s campus to help promote its tissue and organ donor drive to further educate college students about the importance of organ donations. Currently, there are more than 500 men, women and children in the Greater Cincinnati Area who are waiting for a transplant. As an organ donor, a person can save up to five lives in Cincinnati, and a tissue donor can enhance up to 50 lives. “Students should consider becoming an organ and tissue donor because it is a decision that can change many lives for the better,” Community Relations & Media Associate Katie Dillon said. LifeCenter is headed to Xavier on Jan. 28 to collect more organ and … Continue reading Organ donor drive comes to XU

Cincinnati overpass collapses, killing one

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ One man was killed and another injured after an overpass collapsed on I-75 South in Cincinnati. Brandon Carl, a 35-year-old construction worker who was working on the demolition project on the Hopple Street overpass, died when a section of the bridge fell onto the interstate below. A truck driver was also injured in the incident. A spokesman for the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) said that the removal project was “routine operation.” I-75 South is currently closed, and traffic is being diverted to I-74, where police officials will help direct the detour. ODOT said that Kokosing Construction Company, the company working on the demolition of the overpass, will conduct an investigation into why the bridge … Continue reading Cincinnati overpass collapses, killing one

Wasson Way brings conflict: Balance of power thrown off kilter

The city of Cincinnati cannot even build a bike trail without accidentally shaking the foundations of its political structures and relationships. For years, the Wasson Way project has sought the means to convert a 6.5 mile stretch of unused train tracks between Xavier University and Newtown into a bike and pedestrian path. After innumerable snags and conflicts (the project seemed dead when it failed to receive $3 million that was supposed to come from the failed parking meter sale), the project seems likely to receive federal grant funding and move forward. Upon its reentry into the local political conversation, however, … Continue reading Wasson Way brings conflict: Balance of power thrown off kilter