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Smale Park Shooting, N. Avondale Says 'Not In My Backyard' & Vance's Change Of Heart


Law enforcement officials announced 16 people indicted on federal gun crimes in in Cincinnati. This comes as there have been 212 shootings in Cincinnati so far this year, resulting in 39 deaths. Just this past Sunday two teens were killed and three others were injured after a shooting on July 4 in Smale Riverfront Park. 

WVXU Local Government Reporter Becca Costello, WCPO Reporter Whitney Miller and Enquirer Breaking News Reporter Cameron Knight have more on the violent crime numbers and calls for change from neighbors and community leaders.

A zoning dispute is brewing in North Avondale where neighbors don't want a Catholic religious order to move in next door. The group, called the Legionaries of Christ, want to establish a monastery in a mansion built in 1903.

Enquirer City Hall Reporter Sharon Coolidge and WCPO Business Reporter Dan Monk explain why neighbors object to their rezoning request.

U.S. Senate candidate and Hillbilly Elegy author J.D. Vance is courting Donald Trump after a history of criticizing the former president. Vance, who is running for Senator Rob Portman's seat, had been publicly critical of Trump during the 2016 campaign but is now seeking his support.

Enquirer State Government Reporter Jessie Balmert has more on Vance's run for Senate.

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