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Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:11 PM

Covington is a suburb of Cincinnati...

I don't know if that is a well known fact, but I haven't seen it mentioned. Just FYI

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Reply Covington is a suburb of Cincinnati... (Original post)
Ohiya Jan 2019 OP
SharonAnn Jan 2019 #1
Ohiya Jan 2019 #2
rurallib Jan 2019 #3
dsc Jan 2019 #12
rurallib Jan 2019 #14
Blue_true Jan 2019 #20
CincyDem Jan 2019 #4
Ohiya Jan 2019 #15
CincyDem Jan 2019 #21
Snotcicles Jan 2019 #5
Laurian Jan 2019 #6
maxsolomon Jan 2019 #7
tavernier Jan 2019 #9
maxsolomon Jan 2019 #24
OilemFirchen Jan 2019 #8
maxsolomon Jan 2019 #25
Maeve Jan 2019 #10
Ohiya Jan 2019 #17
Maeve Jan 2019 #22
Ohiya Jan 2019 #23
maxrandb Jan 2019 #11
Ohiya Jan 2019 #18
maxrandb Jan 2019 #33
roamer65 Jan 2019 #13
Ohiya Jan 2019 #19
Igel Jan 2019 #16
fescuerescue Jan 2019 #32
greymattermom Jan 2019 #26
Bayard Jan 2019 #29
SweetieD Jan 2019 #27
pangaia Jan 2019 #28
DarthDem Jan 2019 #30
fescuerescue Jan 2019 #31

Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:12 PM

1. I worked in Cincinnati and lived close to their. I remember it being pretty racist.

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:13 PM

2. It's not my favorite Ohio city by a long shot. n/t

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #1)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:16 PM

3. used to visit there frequently for business

one indelible memory of Cincy is the office cleaning people - mostly black - arriving downtown by bus while the expensive cars were headed out of town to the suburbs. That told me a lot.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #3)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:33 PM

12. I highly doubt Cincy is alone in that dynamic

the minority group the cleaners belong to may be different but I can't imagine the dynamic of rich whites working during the day and poor people of color cleaning at night is unique to Cincy.

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Response to dsc (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:48 PM

14. oh I am sure they aren't

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Response to dsc (Reply #12)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:58 PM

20. You are right.

When I worked in corporate America, my office was cleaned at night. I worked late often and got to know some of the cleaning people by sight, if not by name.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:17 PM

4. Hey now. lol. Don't you go connecting us with that trash. lol



Seriously, Covington is just across the river from downtown cincinnati and it's a pain in the ass place across a lot of attributes. While Northern Kentucky, as a area, is considered more liberal than the rest of the state - that's a straw dog given just how conservative the state is on average.

Quite honestly, I'm not surprised to see these kids (and their parents) in the middle of a cultural shit storm - it's pretty much in character with the neighborhood and the school in general. It's just taken a while for their antics to reach the national stage.

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Response to CincyDem (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:07 PM

15. Actually, I was a little harsh...

I've had some good times in Cincy and also Covington. However, I refuse to drive on the Ronald Reagan Highway!

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #15)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 11:06 PM

21. Haha - yeah - it'll aways be Cross County for me.


Just out of habit, and it makes people crazy when I give them directions because I refuse to say it. lol

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:31 PM

6. I'm originally from Ohio and still go back to Cincinnati for baseball games.

I enjoy those trips, but must confess that I donít get too far away from the Great American Ballpark area. The last time we were there, we encountered a lot of homeless folk (probably more white than black), but a baseball park would be a magnet for those looking for help, I imagine. I do know there are some deep pockets of poverty there.

I fear that racism is still alive in most places, just better hidden in some. It needs to be exposed everywhere.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 06:38 PM

7. Born and raised in the Nati. Raised Catholic, then Guitar-Mass Catholic, then

Post-Catholic. My parents lost their faith by the late 70s.

I've been gone a quarter century, but I still have family there (liberal siblings, RW father). Still have Catholic cousins there that send their High School students to the same freaking march as the Covington Catholic kids.

Cincinnati itself is Liberal, Democratic, and has a large African-American population. It has fantastic Art Museums, a reviving historic urban core, and a thriving brewery scene.

The ringing suburbs, and Northern Kentucky is one, are staunchly Republican and racially/economically segregated. Republicans represent the city in Congress because of Gerrymandering - take a look at the shape of the Ohio 1st. It was Democratic my entire youth, represented by pro-union Tom Luken. Now it's RW slimeball Steve Chabot. His 1st law office was a block from my parent's house.

During the election, it seemed like President Asshole had a rally there once a month, attended by my Aunt, Uncle, and cousins. I am not feeling any hometown pride over this one.

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #7)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:55 PM

9. My granddaughter goes to Mount St Joseph,

although her family home is in Indy. We visited her several times last year and got to know the city. I thought it was great, $1 all day busses, nice parks, restaurants, markets, etc. Her school mates are NOT pro Trump... they all laugh at the guy.

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Response to tavernier (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:22 PM

24. That's where my Mom went to College

It's the side of town I grew up in. We used to celebrate Mass in the Library on the old campus, right before our Guitar-Mass Community fell apart.

Small world.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 07:46 PM

8. IIRC from my youth,

because of Cincinnati's stringent zoning laws, Covington and Newport were notorious for their go-go bars and prostitution. Really skeevy towns at the time.

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Response to OilemFirchen (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:31 PM

25. Newport more than Covington. Mobsters, too.

It was one of the few places that allowed punk/alternative shows in the 80s. The Jockey Club, then the Southgate House - I think that's still open.

I had to run out of back door at the Jockey Club for being underage at a couple shows - they got raided.

There's been a lot of urban renewal there recently.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 08:22 PM

10. The best thing Covington has going for it is that it's close to Bellevue

And Bellevue is a destination for many Ohioans.

You see, Ohio liquor stores are limited in their inventory, but Kentucky stores sell a wider range. And Bellevue is home to The Party Source, one of the biggest and best liquor stores ever! We drive down there from Columbus a couple of times a year to restock our favorites that Ohio doesn't see fit to carry.

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Response to Maeve (Reply #10)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:13 PM

17. That's interesting...

Would you be looking for Irish whiskeys by chance?

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #17)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 11:27 PM

22. Connemara, the only peated Irish is my favorite

And hasn't been available in Ohio for several years

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Response to Maeve (Reply #22)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 11:58 PM

23. Slainte mhath !

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:30 PM

11. I am from Columbus and was stationed in Cincinnati for 4 years

We always said that Cincinnati was more Northern Kentucky than it was Southern Ohio.

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Response to maxrandb (Reply #11)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:15 PM

18. I've heard it called...

The northernmost southern city.

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Response to Ohiya (Reply #18)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 04:35 PM

33. "Cinci-Tucky" was another name we had for it.

BTW - I was in the Navy on recruiting duty while stationed in Cincinnati. We used to cross the bridge into Covington because they had the only Go-Go bars. Typical "conservative" values.

Mind you - I was much younger then. I've long passed the "ooogling" at women for $1 stage.

If God was going to give the world an enema, he'd stick the nozzle in Covington, KY

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 09:34 PM

13. There are two Ohios...northern and southern.

Northern Ohio is more like MI and PA.

Southern Ohio is more like Kentucky.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #13)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:16 PM

19. Don't forget to disparage West Virginia!

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Mon Jan 21, 2019, 10:12 PM

16. It's been mentioned.

Because somebody caused on somebody in the archdiocese in Cincinnati to opine on the Covington Catholic capers.

The proper response wasn't slow in coming. It may be a suburb of Cincinnati, but it's in Kentucky. A river runs through it.

It's also worth observing that Covington looked like a gerrymandered town. As you go south the borders make sense for a while, then lose it. It appears they annexed some commercial property and then some communities beyond that, but you really have to leave Covington to get to much of Covington.

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Response to Igel (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:15 PM

32. Yea this is weird

Growing up in Cincinnati, I considered Covington just as different/separate as any other American city.

Crossing the river, it felt VERY different culturally, not to mention the accents.

I guess from the outside, it all looks the same.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:38 PM

26. I have been mentioning this a lot on DU.

I'm originally from Kentucky, and I am tired of DU folks assuming that anyone from Kentucky, or anywhere else in the South for that matter, is stupid and doesn't wear shoes. I have a PhD from MIT.

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Response to greymattermom (Reply #26)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:52 PM

29. Same here!

I'm from KY, and live here now, after living in various places in the U.S. This is home.

I keep reading people lumping all Kentuckians in with the idiot residents, and it pisses me off.

Yes, Covington is considered a suburb of Cincy. I lived there for 12 years, and its one of the most racist places I've ever lived. Marge Schott was a symptom.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:41 PM

27. I wouldn't consider Covington a suburb it is its own city and is part of the tristate

Area. But it is not what I think when I think of suburb. And yes I grew up in that area and have worked throughout no ky, cincy, Covington.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 12:47 PM

28. Yes. I lived in Cinti for 6 years. 1979-1985

The blue suspension bridge across the Ohio was designed by John Augustus Roebling and was something of a 'rehearsal' for the Brooklyn Bridge.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:03 PM

30. Yup. It Lent Its Name to the Airport

Cincinnati's airport is across the river south of the city in northern Kentucky, and uses the symbol "CVG" because Covington was the closest town when it opened long ago.

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Response to Ohiya (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2019, 01:09 PM

31. Grew up in Cincinnati

It's weird to hear Covington referred to as a suburb of Cincinnati, but I suppose it is

We always thought of Covington, Newport, etc as "across the river in Kentucky", complete with it's own culture (that we made fun of).

I suppose from an outsiders perspective, it's all the same.

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