Reporting: Confusion at City Hall

At 73, Cincinnati Post & Times-Star Reporter Charles Rentrop can more than keep up with his youngest competitor. He has been covering city hall since 1944, and there are those who claim he is the most influential man in the building. At meetings of the city council, he sits beside the mayor; and when the mayor is confused about something, Rentrop straightens him out. With an unfailing memory for names, dates and bills, Rentrop often corrects the council in debate, objecting that some proposal has already been enacted or is patently illegal. In...

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