John Cranley

In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the conservative movement to end the death penalty, an effort that usually gets support from liberal activists. Josh Culling of the group Conservatives Concerned About The Death Penalty joins the show.

The rivalry soccer fans have been waiting for is finally here. FC Cincinnati travels to Columbus Saturday to take on in-state rival, Columbus Crew SC.

Cincinnati is filing a lawsuit against the State of Ohio over Ohio House Bill 228, which Mayor John Cranley said preempts cities from enacting legislation to reduce gun violence.  

As someone who grew up in Dayton and has called Cincinnati home since 1982, it is hard for me to imagine the mayors of the two central cities of my life talking to each other on a regular basis, much less liking each other.

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The unprecedented stand-off in Cincinnati City Hall continues over whether Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black stays or goes.

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Is Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black in or out? Mayor John Cranley says “yes” and that Black will vacate his post by the end of next week. Black, however, says “I have not quit” and that he “still wants to be city manager.”

What does it all mean, and how did we get here? WVXU breaks it all down with a timeline of events.