Rep. Jean Schmidt had been living on the edge ever since she was first elected in a special 2nd Congressional District election in 2005.
This year, she fell off the edge.
On January 7, Brad Wenstrup, the podiatrist and Iraq war veteran from Columbia Tusculum who defeated her in last March’s GOP primary, will take over as the congressman from the sprawling district that runs from eastern Hamilton County all the way to Pike and Scioto counties.
For Schmidt, the past eight years was quite a ride.
Three dozen University of Cincinnati students are close to ground zero today as the Mayan calendar predicts an end of the world. The UC trip to Yucatan , Mexico, studying U.S. investments and Mexican development, is an annual one and always happens at this time of the year. Adjunct instructor Constance Lardas and her students know it's not the end of the world.