News in Brief

By: Meredith Francis ~Campus News Editor~ Scottish independence vote approaches Scotland will decide on Sept. 18 whether or not to vote in favor of independence from the United Kingdom. Polls reveal that the decision will be close, suggesting that the end of the 307-year-old partnership with England could be a reality. If Scotland votes in favor of independence, the international community has raised concerns about the stability of the Scottish economy on its own. British Prime Minister David Cameron has taken several trips to Scotland in an attempt to convince Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom. President Obama … Continue reading News in Brief

Cincinnati sewer situation stinks of bureaucratic bickering

The sewers in Hamilton County are a mess, and it’s not due to anything that’s been flushed down a toilet. The reason my nose is wrinkled, rather, is because the Metropolitan Sewer District of Greater Cincinnati (MSGDC) has become the latest object of conflict in the seemingly endless chest-beating contest between the governments of the county of Hamilton and the city of Cincinnati. However, come 2018, there may be a way to salvage the sewage district, which appears to be up an ironic creek without a paddle. In 1968, the city and county signed an agreement which stated that, although … Continue reading Cincinnati sewer situation stinks of bureaucratic bickering

Ed Fitzgerald: a scandal mishandled Ohio Democratic Party can’t afford its mistakes

Ed Fitzgerald, the Democratic candidate in the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial race, did not, in fact, have sexual relations with that woman. He really didn’t. However, from the moment the press discovered that he had been found in the car in a parking lot with a woman who was not his wife, he would prove the bane of the Ohio Democratic Party. When he won the Democratic primary, it appeared that Ed Fitzgerald would cause Republican incumbent John Kasich to fight for the 2014 Ohio gubernatorial election. When word got out at the beginning of August that in 2012 police had … Continue reading Ed Fitzgerald: a scandal mishandled Ohio Democratic Party can’t afford its mistakes