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Ohio ranked No. 1 in job creation LANCE LAMBERT | SENIOR REPORTER

The Buckeye State is showing signs of economic recovery after newly released data ranked Ohio at No. 1 in the country for job creation in February. Approximately 28,300 new jobs were created in Ohio in February — transportation, trade, construction, manufacturing and government jobs accounted for the majority of job growth, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (FBLS). Ohio has ranked in the top five nationally for job creation and at the top of the Midwest for the past several months, according to FBLS data. During the span of the past 14 months, Ohio has added 83,000 jobs after losing 600,000 in the previous 10 years. The first step in economic recovery is to increase consumer spending, followed by attention placed on production by companies leading to the increase in job growth, said Benjamin Passty, research assistant professor at the University of Cincinnati’s Economics Center. “[Job numbers are] positive for Ohio’s economy,” Passty said. “[There is] only one month in recent memory when Ohio was No. 1 in job growth.”

Ohio struggled during the recession because two of the nation’s hardest-hit sectors — manufacturing and construction — are major employers in the Buckeye State, Passty said. “Over the last year, manufacturing jobs have started to come back,” Passty said. The biggest problem for the manufacturing jobs has been the increase in productivity resulting from technological advances, Passty said. Though manufacturing jobs have increased recently, the number is expected to decrease in long-term projections, Passty said. Hamilton county manufacturing jobs are expected to decrease from the 57,000 total jobs in 2008 to an expected 40,000 manufacturing employees by 2021, Passty said. Ohio still faces the issue of population decrease — primarily caused by younger people moving to more attractive states on the coasts, Passty said. But the state has made it a priority to keep young people in Ohio, Passty said. Recovery from the Great Recession is considered slow SEE JOBS | 5

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WE’RE NOW HIRING The state of Ohio ranked No. 1 in job creation for the month of February, according to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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CONCEAL AND CARRY A national organization which seeks to legalize carrying firearms on college campuses has found its way to the University of Cincinnati.

Initiative aims for guns on campus

STANDING THEIR GROUND Hundreds of ralliers in support of gay marriage and equality marched through downtown Cincinnati Nov. 5, 2011. Similar rallies will take place on UC’s and MU’s campuses.

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A national organization in support of legalizing the concealed carry of firearms on campuses nationwide has been making its rounds, and this week they hit the University of Cincinnati. Students for Concealed Carry (SCC), a national organization which strives to convince legislators at the state level that carrying a concealed firearm on campus with proper licensure should be legal, is hosting a demonstration on UC’s Main Campus this week. Supporters will wear empty holsters this week in honor of the protest named — “The Empty Holster Project.” SCC has more than 43,000 members across the U.S. The group states that students who are trained and certified should legally be allowed to carry concealed handguns on campus, and one UC member said he believes this would give campus police extra help in the case of an assault, rape or sexual harassment on campus. “By preventing legal concealed carry on campus, schools are telling criminals that the students SEE GUNS | 5

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The attack ended abruptly when the four men were stopped by a handful of passersby, Voegele said. After two students from the University of In response to the attack, members of Cincinnati and Miami University (OH) were attacked last month, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, UC Alliance and the Miami Spectrum, two LGBTQ support groups, are planning to host Transgender and Queer organizations from both simultaneous rallies Thursday at 5 p.m. on the campuses decided to take action. “We want to show them we support them,” respective campuses. UC’s rally will take place on the corner of said Blake Jelley, a fourth-year sociology student Martin Luther King Drive and Clifton Avenue, and president of UC Alliance. “We understand Jelley said. this could happen to any of us, and we’re tired of “We want to create awareness and get our always having to take a second look and wonder if administration to be more someone’s going to hurt us proactive in preventing if we wear this outfit or act these crimes against their too masculine or feminine LGBT students,” Jelley said. or hold our partner’s hand.” “We’re asking for a safe Adam Voegele, a thirdenvironment to work and year neurobiology student study and live in.” at UC, was walking WHEN: UC Alliance is across the Miami campus encouraging students, March 24 with THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 5 P.M. members of the LGBT MU student Michael WHERE: community, straight Bustin, when four men community, UC employees approached them, shouting MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE and the general public to anti-gay slurs. AND CLIFTON AVENUE attend the rally. Attendees “We were holding are asked to wear white hands, but it wasn’t TWITTER HASHTAG: to symbolize peace and anything intimate — we solidarity, Jelley said. #UNITEAGAINSTHATE were just being friendly,” “Too many times these Voegele said. things go unreported,” One of the men Jelley said. “We need to punched Voegele, and make sure this doesn’t when Bustin tried to interfere, he was also attacked, get swept under the rug. [Hate crimes] need to become so taboo that it doesn’t happen Voegele said. “It’s kind of cliche to say, but all these images any longer.” For Voegele, the event offers an opportunity to flashed through my head and all the stories and images of gay bashing, and it’s all kind of a blur,” he SEE RALLY | 5 said.“And you realize this stuff really does happen.”

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The communications program at the University of Cincinnati has garnered acclaim since one of its professors is ranked as one of the best in the nation. “The Best 300 Professors,” published April 3 by the Princeton Review and Random House, profiles UC adjunct professor of communication, Lisa Marie Luccioni. The Princeton Review partnered with RateMyProfessors. com, collecting data from hundreds of thousands of students to determine the list of the best 300 professors. It used the data to determine which colleges had the highest-rated professors. The analysis identified more than 42,000 professors LUCCIONI f r o m colleges the Princeton Review recognized. That number was whittled down to 1,000 professors by combining what the two organizations collected. The Princeton Review made its final choices of the best 300 after further investigation of the candidates and additional input from administrators and students was given. Luccioni has stoked a passion for communications since her arrival at UC as a student in 1986. After earning a bachelor’s degree, she sought to continue her education. While in graduate school, she became a teacher’s assistant and found she enjoyed the double role of teacher and student where she said she grew a significant appreciation for her students. “If students knew how much faith I had in their ability to enrich our world, they’d be flattered, staggered, and challenged,” Luccioni said. Outside of communications, Luccioni holds positions as a certified etiquette expert, an image professional, corporate

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As a means to modernize Ohio telecommunications, the Ohio Senate passed Senate Bill 271, which would allow companies to discontinue basic phone service and be exempt from quality standards. These standards were set in the Senate Bill 162, also known as the Ohio Telecom Modernization Act, passed in 2009. The proposed SB 271 now before an Ohio House of Representatives committee. A vote could come sometime in April as the bill is not expected to come out of the committee before the Ohio House of Representatives breaks for the Easter holiday. The bill’s sponsor, Republican Sen. Frank LaRose (Fairlawn) has released statements attesting the purpose of the bill is to allow companies to invest in high-speed services. If the legislation is approved by the Ohio House of Representatives, then signed into law by Gov. John Kasich, telecommunications

companies would be exempt from SB 162. As a result, telephone companies could avoid stipulations such as repairing outages within 72 hours and installation of new service within five business days. “In some ways, you realize that markets are constantly changing. Fifteen years ago the prevalence of cell phones and the fact that cell phones might replace landlines was not necessarily conceivable,” said Ohio Rep. Andy Thompson, R-Marietta. Supporters of the bill, such as Charles Moses, the president of the Ohio Telecom Association – who represents companies like AT&T and Frontier Communications – said the bill modernizes Ohio’s telecommunications law and responds to increased competition in the marketplace. However, opponents contest the bill has the potential to deny citizens in rural or lowincome areas access to basic services and emergency medical services. “We also have a concern that customers that rely on their landline service, and

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many Ohioans do, especially in the senior population and low income population, we have a concern that there may be some lack of ability to access 9-1-1 services,” said Marty Berkowitz, senior media specialist with the Ohio Consumers Counsel. The bill, as it is currently written, could force Ohio citizens to purchase more expensive services they don’t need to maintain landline service and remove some citizen’s access to phone service entirely, Berkowitz said. As is, the bill states a business must prove there are at least two other telecommunications companies providing services within the area, for a business to discontinue basic telephone service. Telecommunications companies, however, do not have to provide service through the entire area serviced by the phone company. Senior citizens are one of the groups most affected by the loss of basic landline service, according to the OCC and AARP websites. SEE CONNECTIVITY | 5


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GOP race done, just admit it

It’s been real, and somewhat fun, but it’s time to end this. For far too long, Grand Old Party candidates Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul have clung to the fleeting glimmers of hope that they can pull off a miracle and get the party’s nomination in Tampa, Fla., come September. Mitt Romney, the current leader and soon-to-be Republican nominee to challenge President Barack Obama in November’s general election has all but mathematically wrapped up the nomination and, barring disaster, needs to focus on the national election. The issue at hand is that the already weak field of GOP candidates are spending their time tearing each other to pieces hoping to win the votes of fringe voters, giving Obama and his campaigners ammunition they really don’t need seven months out. Pundits in the Republican world believe Romney going through the paces with his rivals will add to his ability to beat the incumbent Obama, but I disagree. Their reasoning, sound in theory, is based on the 2008 Democratic Primary when then-Senator Obama faced off in a tenuous battle Senator Hillary Clinton. Although the campaign got ugly and was fiercely contested, Obama was still standing and easily routed John McCain in the general election. Unfortunately for Republican strategists, they fail to realize their man doesn’t have the momentum behind him Obama enjoyed in 2008. The battle for the GOP nomination has been about identity since its inception. Romney, viewed by the upstart Tea Party movement as an “establishment man” and, therefore, no better than Obama as far as leading the nation out of its current troubles — perceived or real. Santorum, the unlikely fringe contender, has risen to the spot of first loser in previous months following victories in several ChristianConservative states, but has failed to keep up with Romney and resembles a boxer awaiting the final bell so he can hit the showers. Gingrich, this election’s supposed “maverick” candidate, looked great out of the gate but is learning he can’t push the sun back up in the sky for one more stint inside the beltway. The former speaker of the House and most experienced player in the field fell short, but not due to a lack of funding, Gingrich was backed for most of the campaign by Winning our Future, the super Political Action Committee founded by casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who reportedly spent $25 million thus far. Super PAC spending thus far in the GOP race has exceeded $100 million, highlighting another troubling factor in our modern political process — money seems to trump ideas and credentials. Is Romney really the best candidate to unseat Obama? Probably not, but in a time when Republicans will sell anything to displace the president, they will apparently take whoever they can get. To his credit, Romney did win swing states like Ohio and Florida, which have dictated the outcomes of two of the last three presidential races. Those victories came with an impressive price tag, however. Restore our Future, the super PAC behind Romney has spent $40 million so far, according to Federal Election Commission filings. This expensive popularity contest will conclude in November, and many predict it will easily eclipse the $1 billion spent on the race for the Oval Office in 2008. If the GOP hopes to ascend to executive power, it would be best served by getting the cannon fodder out of the way so Romney can start battling Obama. Otherwise, another paper tiger might be shredded by Obama. For more election coverage, check out newsrecord.org

OPINION SG pres: vote, get involved Bearcats ALAN HAGERTY AND MICHAEL LINGER Welcome to Spring quarter, arguably the best time of year at the University of Cincinnati. Besides the beautiful weather and blooming campus, student life is in full swing. LETTER TO Signature campus THE EDITOR events include the PAC Spring Concert, Sigma Sigma Carnival, MainStreet Stride and Commencement. Hopefully, you have noticed that now is campaign season for the annual Student Government Elections. From April 2-18, candidates are campaigning across campus by speaking at events and posting up on MainStreet. Voting will be live for three days on Blackboard from April 16 at 8 a.m. to April 18 at 5 p.m. Then, the election results will be publicly

announced at the conclusion of Student Government Senate on Wednesday, April 18. Following the elections, the new officers will be formally inaugurated by UC President Williams at the MainStreet Stride Friday, May 18. Now, I challenge you to make a difference and vote. Talk to your fellow students and candidates. Ask them about their platform and stance on key university and student issues. Then, come April 16-18 be sure to vote on Blackboard. Why vote do you ask? What has Student Government ever done for students? Then ask yourself — have you ever taken the Bearcat Transportation System, called Nightwalk, rented a bike from the Campus Recreation Center, reserved a ZipCar, attended a college career fair, joined a student organization, attended Relay for Life or completed an Individual Advising Plan for

Semester Conversion? Without question, Student Government has been directly involved with all these student events, services, initiatives and beyond. The candidates you vote for April 16-18 will be responsible for carrying forth these past accomplishments and successes. Moreover, they will bring many new ideas and initiatives to serve the student body. Personally speaking, serving you has been an unbelievable honor and duty during this past year. Michael and I have one final goal before leaving office on May 18. Simply put, we hope that the next band of elected officers does even better than we have. Remember to vote in the Student Government Elections April 16-18 on Blackboard. Alan Hagerty is the student body president and Michael Linger is the student body vice president.

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Free speech rating deceptive, overstated MARY CHITWOOD | TNR CONTRIBUTOR The Young Americans for Liberty (YAL) sued the University of Cincinnati for what it deems to be an unconstitutional free speech restriction. To be frank,YAL is suing because UC does not allow activists to move freely around campus or protest the at the spur of the moment. Instead, activists — protesters and petitioners — must remain in McMicken Commons or risk being escorted from campus or ticketed by police. Concurrent with this, UC ranked one of the 12 worst schools in America for free speech by The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE). Though UC’s policy sounds unconstitutional, it deserves a fair look. First of all, what really is free speech? The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “speech that is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.” No geographic liberty or confinement is mentioned in the amendment, giving institutions like UC a bit of leeway as to the amount of property they grant to students for the use of free speech. What is an example of a university promoting free speech? FIRE selected the University of Virginia as one of seven schools that exemplify

what they believe the right to free speech should look like. Among other things, UVa’s computer use policy no longer prohibits vilification and that protected speech will not be subject to official discipline or investigation, according to FIRE. When this issue was first brought to my attention, my immediate reaction was to be affronted by the audacity of the school to oppress free speech. But as more information has been revealed, I see order, rather than suppression, to be the proper way to describe university policy. UC is not seeking to smother independent thoughts or beliefs, just maintaining a tricky balance between scholastics and politics — which often collide. Though I haven’t participated in any protests, I stand by constitutionally allotted freedom of speech. If I ever decide to join an activist group, I would certainly hope that I would have the freedom to express my views and opinions freely. The problem with FIRE’s accusation against UC is they are only looking at one venue of free speech. While the free speech zone might be a bit restrictive, flyers, sidewalk-chalk messages and informal discussions among friends or peers

are all freely allowed on campus. Some of the methods might not be as effective as formalized protesting or petitioning, but they clearly show university administration as being supportive of free speech. Free speech is a two-way street: You have your freedom, and I have mine. There’s a fine line between stating one’s opinion and infringing on another’s rights (aka harassment). So where does that put us? Let’s say that instead of the YAL suing the school, a band of radical preachers were — they just didn’t feel screaming at students from the sidelines allowed them to fully exercise their freedom of speech, and they wanted to walk all over the campus. This would not allow people on campus the freedom to avoid confrontation, should they want to do so. In turn, I would ask — where’s my freedom? Even though YAL may not be radical activists shouting obscenities in people’s faces, they would be confronting students unavoidably, if indeed the case turns out in their favor. And in the end, those radical preachers would end up having the same right as the YAL. I’m all for free speech — yours and mine.

Student paper responsible, at least in Clifton We here at The News Record enjoy a good joke as much as the next person. We’ve even gone so far as to print a few house ads in order to garner a good chuckle from our readers (If you haven’t already, check out orangecreep.com). But when we saw The Daily Free Press of Boston University’s April Fool’s Day issue, even we were put off. The Free Press, an independent student newspaper, published a mock issue titled “The Disney Free Press.” The issue included stories about a dwarf-filled fraternity sexually assaulting a girl described as the “fairest of them all” and Cinderella being caught in a prostitution ring. The backlash was immediate, with students and readers calling for the editor-in-chief’s resignation. BU’s Inter-Fraternity Council wrote a letter condemning the issue, adding that, “While meant solely in jest, [the issue] was in bad taste and could potentially have a very real, unfounded negative impact on Greek Life’s reputation.” Twitter exploded with angry retorts to the issue, including BU journalism student Brittney McNamara, who tweeted from

@Brittneymac15, “The @dailyfreepress continually perpetuates rape culture on campus. Do not pick it up. Ever. Even for the crossword.” The Free Press and its board of directors each issued apologies. The board asked for and received editor-in-chief Chelsea Diana’s resignation. The student newspaper issued a second apology. Clearly, the joke was in poor taste; no one is disputing that. Issues like rape, prostitution and drug abuse are no joking matter, especially on STAFF a platform that is supposed EDITORIAL to remain objective and present the truth to its audience. And the Free Press staff needed to take responsibility for its actions; they issued multiple apologies, and Diana took the fall, resigning the following day. Reactions to the Free Press’s response to the issue have been mixed, with some commenting the publication hasn’t done enough to make amends. Others say it wasn’t right for Diana to lose her position as editor-in-chief for a single

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Favorites will roll at Augusta It’s a tradition unlike any other, as Jim Nantz will likely remind you more than 100 times withing the next 96 hours. This year’s installment of The Masters, however, will be remembered for rekindling the debate regarding who is golf’s greatest player. By stripping away the fat — random amateur invitees and over-the-hill has-beens — the field of 97 entrants can be whittled down to seven contenders. Tiger Woods, the overall favorite coming off his victory at Bay Hill two weeks ago, is offered for +350 to win, according to sportsbook.com. Talking heads around the golfing world are saying Tiger looks a lot like his ’05 self, wryly smiling and confidently working in the practice area ahead of his 10:35 a.m. tee time. Clearly, Woods has momentum, but Augusta National always seems to throw some curveballs at the field. Rory McIlroy, last year’s goat — thanks to a final round score of 80 — is offered at +500 — the second-best odds for the field. McIlroy has shrugged, and mostly laughed off speculation he would do the same thing if he sits atop the leaderboard going into Sunday’s back nine. His ball striking and putting might be second only to “El Tigre,” but he will have to hold his mud to get revenge on Bobby Jones’ masterpiece. Perennial and fan-favorite, Phil Mickelson can be wagered on for +800 — the best price in the field in my opinion — and looks to right the ship after disappointing outings since winning the AT&T National in early March. Lefty always plays well at Augusta, but his inability to sink short putts means he is either hit or miss — see: Open, U.S. — but at eight-toone, still a great price for a guaranteed contender. Although his performances are always terrible when it counts at the Masters, Lee Westwood stands an outside shot, in part because of his length, but mostly because there is no penalty for errantly driving the ball at Augusta. At +1,800, Westwood is offered at a decent price, but is always a liability in major events. The world’s No. 1 player, Luke Donald, might sit atop the rankings, but he is generally a non-factor at Augusta because his accuracy and short game are rendered useless when other players can reach the par-5s in two shots, and he needs three to sniff the hole. If his +1,500 price was for a top-20 finish, it would be a good buy, but a win is more than a long shot. An Australian has never won The Masters, but Adam Scott gave it one hell of a shot last year before falling shy of Charl Schwartzel. Being offered at +2,500, Scott is a decent wager and the best chance the folks from “Down Under” have of finally seeing one of their countrymen don a green jacket. The fan favorite and coolest customer in the crowd, Fred Couples, is more likely to barely make the cut than win. However, at +12,500, taking a flyer on the 1992 Masters champion might not be the worst idea. Whoever ends up winning will likely have to hit several shots out of the pine straw lining the fairways and get lucky when a shot somehow avoids Ray’s Creek at “Amen Corner.” Or, as I previously prognosticated, Woods will work through the kinks in his game and reign victorious Sunday, putting on his fourth green jacket and laughing off the questions about his health, family and mental edge. Maybe McIlroy will put the ghosts of the Jones Cabin to rest and pull through the final round with a lead, but I seriously doubt it. Augusta has a way of bringing the game’s greats back to their pinnacle — it woke a sleeping bear in 1986, introduced the world to a tiger in 1997 and, chances are, will offer something special in 2012.

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MICHAEL WYLIE | SENIOR REPORTER There is a buzz in the air and sense of anticipation around Cincinnati this week. For the city, Thursday is one of the greatest days of the year — Opening Day. One says these words and gets a warm fuzzy feeling. To Cincinnatians, the first Reds game of the season means sitting out in the bleachers on a nice day, working on a tan and eating some crackerjacks. Cincinnati’s opening day is unlike any other MLB team’s first day of baseball. The Findlay Market parade, the local food, the festivities, skipping school to go to the game — it’s a tradition this city continues to embrace. Not to mention, there is some kind of baseball game later in the day. For the Cincinnati Reds, it means a fresh start and new season — it’s a chance to redeem themselves after a disappointing 2011 campaign, where they finished third in their division and were 15 games out of first-place. The Reds will open up against the artist formally known as the Florida Marlins, who revamped the entire franchise and are now aptly named the Miami Marlins. Right-handed pitcher Johnny Cueto, who became the ace of the Reds’ pitching staff last year, will have the honor

of pitching on Opening Day against Marlins’ ace Josh Johnson. The team then has Friday off before squaring off to finish the weekend series, prior to welcoming their NL Central rival St. Louis Cardinals to town for a three-game series. Next, the Reds will hit the road to face the Washington Nationals and will not return home until the last week of April. Prior to Thursday’s game, Reds fans got a sneak peak of the team’s top minor league prospects Wednesday night in the Reds vs. Futures spring showcase game, where the Futures came away with a 2-1 win. The players interacted with fans, wore microphones during the game and answered fans’ questions after the game. Now that March Madness is officially over with, bring on the 162-game marathon that is Major League Baseball. If last year is any indication of how this season could turn out, as a baseball fan, it is something to look forward to. The Reds are looking forward to the new season, too and will look to rebound and regain their NL Central title of two years ago. The first pitch will be thrown at 4:05 p.m. at Great American Ballpark.

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The University of Cincinnati men’s basketball team officially finished the season in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll, ranking in the top-25 for the second-straight year on Tuesday, ending the season at No. 18. UC’s season ended with nine wins out of its final 12 games, completing an unlikely turnaround from a 5-3 start that culminated in the infamous brawl with the Xavier University Musketeers. The Bearcats defeated eight ranked teams — the most of any squad in the country — on their way to the Big East Championship final and a trip to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time since 2001. The ranking is the highest finish for UC since the 2004-05 season and the highest overall ranking earned during the six-year-Mick-Cronin era. However, UC’s season record has improved in each of those six years. This is also the sixth consecutive season in which UC’s Big East Conference tally has remained consistent or increased, as the Cats notched a school record 12 victories against Big East opponents, including a win against then No. 2 Syracuse to earn Cincinnati its first-ever appearance in the Big East Conference Tournament Championship.

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TOPPING THE CHARTS Head coach Brian Cleary tallied his 405th win Tuesday, after 15 years at UC.

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JAMES FREEMAN | TNR CONTRIBUTOR The University of Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team shook off its two losses from this past weekend, defeating the Ohio University Bobcats 11-2 at Bob Wren Stadium in Athens, Ohio. With the win, head coach Brian Cleary became Cincinnati baseball’s all-time winningest coach with 405 wins in 15 years at the helm of the Bearcats program. Bearcats hall-of-famer Glenn Sample was the previous leader with 404 wins from 1961-81. Sample was the Cincinnati Reds’ official scorer for 29 seasons before he passed away in November 2008. Freshman Pitcher Ryan Atkinson (1-0) earned the win for the Bearcats (11-16, 1-6 Big East) in his first career start. He went seven innings, giving up no runs on three hits and striking out 11 batters. Atkinson graduated from Colerain High School, where he was an all-Ohio honorable mention in 2011. Cincinnati took an early lead, scoring two runs in the first inning. Center fielder Jake Proctor led off the game with a base hit, followed by a double from shortstop Matt Williams and a third-straight hit when Justin Glass singled, scoring Proctor. With runners on the corners, UC third baseman Joey Bielek grounded into a double play, scoring Williams. In the top of the third, Proctor led off the inning with another single, stole second and scored on a throwing error. With the bases loaded, catcher Braden Kilne walked, scoring Glass to make it 4-0. Second baseman Ryan Quinn singled in two runs to give Cincinnati a 6-0 lead at the end of three innings. Bielek had an RBI groundout in the fourth, and designated hitter T.J. Jones followed that with a run-scoring single up the middle. Quinn picked up his third RBI of the game with a single, making it a 9-0 lead for UC. Cincinnati would add two more runs in the seventh inning, pushing its lead to 11. Ohio made noise in the bottom of the ninth, however, quickly loading the bases and scoring two runs, but a double play and strikeout sealed the game for Cincinnati. The Bearcats will return home to Marge Schott Stadium Friday at 6:30 p.m. to begin a weekend series against Big East rival, the University of South Florida.

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are defenseless,” said Matt Philips, a fourth-year computer engineering student and an organizer for UC’s SCC campaign. “Just by making concealed carry on campus legal, many would-be criminals would be hesitant to follow through.” Campus crimes across the country have recently received national attention, including the shooting at East Oakland’s Oikos University in Oakland, Calif. Monday, which resulted in seven deaths and several wounded. At UC, Walter Alexander was recently indicted by an Ohio grand jury on four counts of sexual

imposition, two counts of attempted rape, one count of gross sexual imposition, two counts of burglary and one count of public indecency. Alexander is accused of assaulting women in Calhoun and Siddall halls and the College Conservatory of Music. Philips said he believes that with concealed firearms on campus, these crimes could have been prevented. “A common saying says, ‘When seconds matter, the police are just minutes away,’ ” Philips said. “Which is a very good point and is especially true in the dorms.”

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“There is clearly still a need for landline service, as just kind of a backup if not the main source of telephone calls,” Thompson said. Susie Casto, manager of the Belpre Senior Citizen Center, said the majority of seniors that use the center continue to use a landline phone. “We have seen an increase in the number of seniors who use cell phones, but that certainly isn’t the majority,” Casto said. Even the seniors who do use cell phones tend not to use them as their predominant method of communication, instead using them for emergencies, Casto said.

compared to past recessions, Passty said. “The problem with debt is people still have to work if off,” Passty said. “Because of the debt bubble consumers do not have the flexibility to increase spending.” Ohio Gov. John Kasich has worked quickly to take credit for Ohio’s recent job creation, claiming his policies of cutting

taxes, “reducing red tape” and making deals with business has pushed the state’s job numbers forward. “Around 91 percent of deals made with companies have a positive impact year one,” Kasich recently told a crowd of supports. “Other administrations have not managed stuff like this; they have instead thrown money and hoped it sticks to the wall.”

show other LGBT students that the community will support them. “I took a couple of punches, and now hundreds of people are rallying,”Voegele said. “I hope we can show that there’s a visual representation of that support for anyone who goes through something like that.”

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