Shooting leaves one dead in OTR

By: Kevin Thomas ~Staff Writer~ A man was killed and a woman was hospitalized following a shooting at a soup kitchen in Over-The-Rhine (OTR) Monday morning. Georgine Getty, the director of Our Daily Bread, estimated that there were around 150 in the building at the time of the shooting. “It’s a miracle nobody else was hit,” Getty said. “It’s absolutely a miracle.” While fights occasionally break out at the soup kitchen, nothing of this level has ever occurred, according to the staff of Our Daily Bread. “We try to be vigilant,” Lakshmi Sammarco, a Hamilton County coroner, said, “but you … Continue reading Shooting leaves one dead in OTR

Streetcar to make awaited debut downtown

By: Alex Hale ~Staff Writer~ The Cincinnati Bell Connector, known for years as the Streetcar Project, will finally open after a long and heated public debate this Friday. The project is a long time coming, as the City of Cincinnati initially approved it in 2008. Two referendums aimed at halting the project were proposed in 2009 and 2011, but both failed, and construction officially began in 2012. However, progress was paused in 2013 when Mayor John Cranley, an avid opponent of the streetcar, was elected. Cranley forced a vote to cancel the project, which failed partially because of Council Member … Continue reading Streetcar to make awaited debut downtown

Feasty food app offers free deals

By: James Neyer ~Staff Writer~ Anthony Breen, an entrepreneur, was faced with a dilemma many college students face late one Friday night: what and where to eat. Breen decided to create an app that could help make his decision. This app, available for Apple and Android devices, is called Feasty and was launched on March 7. Using geolocation, the app is able to locate nearby restaurants with exclusive, limited deals. These deals are all free, unlike Groupon, which requires purchase in order to use. Breen, a Xavier alumnus, promoted the app with a large discount for Xavier students at the … Continue reading Feasty food app offers free deals