Ohio Politics, Scooter Dangers And Other Top Stories

Aug 31, 2018

Labor Day marks the start of the final push before November's midterm elections, so expect to see and hear far more ads from candidates in the Ohio gubernatorial and congressional races. Tracking and maintaining more than 800 properties poses a challenge for the Hamilton County Land Reutilization Corporation, commonly known as the Land Bank, resulting in yards that are neighborhood eyesores. And as more transportation options, in the form of scooters and bicycles, become available for locals, Cincinnati tries to balance convenience with public safety.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss this week's top stories are Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Jo Ingles (@joingles); Cincinnati Enquirer government reporter Jessie Balmert (@jbalmert); Enquirer transportation reporter Hannah Sparling (@hksparling); WCPO digital reporter Paula Christian (@PaulaChristian_); WCPO transportation and development reporter Pat LaFleur (@pat_lafleur); and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson).