Can The City Fund Pedestrian Safety Needs? Plus More Of This Week's Top Stories

Jan 25, 2019

  

According to police reports, 13 Cincinnati Public Schools students were struck by a vehicle in 2018. One of those students, 15-year-old Gabriella Christine Rodriguez, died from her injuries.

But in a recent memo to the city manager, the director of the city's Department of Transportation and Engineering says "there is not enough funding to take on all pedestrian safety needs."

Ohio’s First District Court of Appeals heard arguments Wednesday in a case that could end Hamilton County’s homeless camp ban. The controversial ban was issued by Hamilton County Common Pleas Court Judge Robert Ruehlman in August.

Many Greater Cincinnati residents are already feeling the effects of the partial federal government shutdown and thousands more, especially low-income residents, could be hurt as the shutdown continues.

And as their union warned, faculty members at Wright State University went out on strike Tuesday. Wright State's president said administrators and staff members with master's degrees will be teaching classes during the strike.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss this week's top stories are Dayton Daily News reporter Max Filby (@MaxFilby); WCPO reporter Lucy May (@LucyMayCincy) and WCPO transportation and development reporter Pat LaFleur (@pat_lafleur); and Cincinnati Enquirer transportation reporter Hannah Sparling (@hksparling).

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.