Vanessa Y. White is foregoing a run for re-election to the Cincinnati Board of Education this year; and will run for Cincinnati City Council instead.
White, 49, put out a press release Thursday morning saying that she is "looking to make a broader impact" on the community.
Her first run for office was in 2009, when she emerged from a pack of 12 Cincinnati school board members to win one of the four seats that were open that year. It was her first run for public office; and she was the only non-incumbent elected that year.
A Cincinnati nun is being investigated for illegally casting an absentee ballot for another Sister of Charity who died before last November's election.
Sister Rose Marie Hewitt, a 78-year-old Sister of Charity, died Oct. 4 - the same day the Hamilton County Board of Elections mailed her absentee ballot and about 60,000 others to persons around the county who had requested them.
After hearing from residents opposed to using tolls to pay for the Brent Spence Bridge project, the Kenton County Fiscal Court has passed a resolution expressing its opposition as well. Tuesday night's vote was unanimous.
"Someone mentioned earlier, back in the '50's, we were able to build an interstate highway system. Now we can't even build one bridge that is of national significance; and certainly that ought to be a highest priority for our federal government," said Commissioner Jon Draud.