Civil rights pioneer, Judge William McClain died Tuesday.
Tim Burke, Chair of the Hamilton County Democratic Party confirmed the information, but had no detail of the cause of death.
Born 101 years ago – on Jan. 11, 1913 – in the hardscrabble town of Sandford, N.C., he was an African-American in an era when people with dark skin often were denied basic freedoms like living or eating wherever they wanted and associating with whomever they chose.
He became a practicing lawyer in 1938. After serving as a judge advocate general in the Army during World War II, McClain came to Cincinnati where he was hired as an assistant city solicitor.
In time, McClain would be promoted and become Cincinnati’s first black city solicitor (1963-72); a member of the prestigious Keating Muething & Klekamp law firm (1972-73); become the first black judge to serve on the Hamilton County Common Pleas Court (1975); and serve as a judge and civil trial referee in Hamilton County Municipal Court (1977-80).
Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
Johnny Cueto rebounded from a rough outing with four scoreless innings for the Cincinnati Reds in their 3-1 loss Sunday to the Los Angeles Angels.
A 16-year-old male is dead after a single-vehicle accident on a stretch of eastbound Interstate 275 near Kellogg Avenue.
Police responded to reports of a person shot on East McMicken Avenue Sunday afternoon.
It's been four years since Food Network paid Buschle a visit, catapulting his eatery onto the national stage in just six…
Author Donna Labermeier wants her three-book series,The Healers Triology, to spread positive energy to teens, libraries,…
Police charged a Cincinnati man with gross sexual imposition Friday for molesting two young girls in a public library.
This is the first in an ongoing series that examines what it takes to bring historic buildings back to life in Cincinnati's…
Who says the digital age means we are less connected in real life? Tri-State residents are finding that social media, blogs and other…
In part one of our "Hospital Checkups" series, we learn more about TriHealth's Good Samaritan Free Health Center.
Police are searching for a male suspect after the Westwood Walgreens was robbed at gunpoint Saturday night.