Landlords want state to control lead poisoning laws; local approaches have proven more effective

By Rachel Dissell, Brie Zeltner, Cleveland Plain Dealer Plenty of state laws already take aim at lead poisoning: requiring children in “high risk” areas to be tested for lead, governing how investigators who respond to poisoning cases are trained and mandating that properties be investigated after a child is poisoned, said David Norris of the Kirwan … Continue reading »

Landlords want state to control lead poisoning laws; local approaches have proven more effective

Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio

By Earl Rinehart The Columbus Dispatch David Norris, a senior researcher at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity at Ohio State University, said such a law would hamstring Toledo and other communities that want their own lead-related ordinances. He supports a Toledo ordinance that requires rental properties to undergo inspections and to … Continue reading »

Columbus has most lead-hazard properties in Ohio

Toledo to review lead-safe rules: City council may extend, stagger compliance deadline and eliminate registry

By Lauren Lindstrom, Toledo Blade  City council will consider changes to Toledo’s rental lead-safe ordinance to extend and stagger the compliance deadline, eliminate a required registry of names and addresses of affected tenants, and create a hardship extension program to help landlords be in compliance. Council members discussed the potential changes at a committee of … Continue reading »

Toledo to review lead-safe rules: City council may extend, stagger compliance deadline and eliminate registry

“Free To Ride” Documentary Explores A Different Bus Civil Rights Fight

By Clare Roth, WOSU Radio All Things Considered In 2011, the Dayton  Regional Transport Authority went to the suburb of Beavercreek, Ohio, with a seemingly simple request: add an additional three bus stops to an already existing route. The city council refused, and what followed was a three-year fight that traversed questions of race, privilege, … Continue reading »

“Free To Ride” Documentary Explores A Different Bus Civil Rights Fight

Kirwan report to give city measurable goals for aiding young black men

By Rick Rouan The Columbus Dispatch When then-President Barack Obama challenged communities across the country in 2014 to create opportunities for young black men, Columbus jumped in. But more than two years later, and with Obama’s presidency ended, city leaders are trying to determine where their My Brother’s Keeper initiative goes from here. Columbus City … Continue reading »

Kirwan report to give city measurable goals for aiding young black men