Alexia Ball | Citizen Spotlight

Alexia Ball is a Peer Advocate for the Ohio Equity Institute (OEI). OEI is a statewide program—run locally by Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH)—to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality. HCPH works with Cradle Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Health Department to implement and support infant mortality initiatives in the 45240 and 45225 zip code areas. OEI…

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Jenetta Thomas, R.N. | Citizen Spotlight

Jenetta Thomas is a Peer Advocate for the Ohio Equity Institute (OEI). OEI is a statewide program—run locally by Hamilton County Public Health (HCPH)—to reduce racial and ethnic disparities in infant mortality. HCPH works with Cradle Cincinnati and the Cincinnati Health Department to implement and support infant mortality initiatives in the 45240 and 45225 zip code areas. OEI…

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Woodlawn THRIVES with new pedestrian bridge, CitiRAMA

From last spring’s replacement of the Mill Creek pedestrian bridge to October’s CiTiRAMA, the Village of Woodlawn is THRIVING! We recently spoke with Vice Mayor Mike Donohue about what’s going on in this WeTHRIVE! community. Woodlawn is the first community outside of Cincinnati to land CitiRAMA Mike has lived in the village for…

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Lincoln Heights increases recycling by 453%

Thanks to a new curbside recycling program, Lincoln Heights residents recycled 17.63 tons in the first six months of 2017. This is a 453 percent increase in tons recycled over the same period in 2016. Under the leadership of Council Member Linda Childs-Jeter, the village is working with Hamilton County Recycling and Solid…

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Amberley Village makes pedestrian safety a priority

Passage of a new pedestrian safety resolution marks a cultural shift in how Amberley Village (a WeTHRIVE! community) views its streets. “The resolution ensures that whenever a street or road improvement project is undertaken, there will be an evaluation of safety features from a pedestrian point of view,” said Natalie Wolf, Amberley’s vice mayor and…

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Michele Gottschlich | Citizen Spotlight

Family: Michele has three children – Mark is a medical student, Missy is a physician assistant, and Mary Ann is a future veterinarian. Job: Michele is a nutrition specialist and researcher at Shriners Hospital for Children and a professor at the University of Cincinnati. Community: Evendale, where Michele has lived…

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Mark Jackson | Citizen Spotlight

Family: Married to Angie; they have four children. Mark Jackson conducting blood sugar testing at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mt. Healthy. Job: Mark is a Civil Affairs Specialist with the United States Army. He has served in the military for 29 years, with six of the last ten years spent overseas…

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