EDITORIAL CARTOON: What's the emergency?

EDITORIAL CARTOON: What's the emergency?
Posted at 8:36 AM, Aug 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-09 08:36:21-04

CINCINNATI -- Many in Cincinnati have experienced the frustration — or worse — that comes with the spotty 911 emergency service. I know I have: from trying to report violent situations to calling about near-fatal car accidents, I've often found myself calling 911 and not getting an answer.

The city has used a Cincinnati Bell subcontractor for years, but the poor service has taken its toll. Cincinnati is dumping the current subcontractor, Comtech, and is looking at bringing on a new service. Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld has even floated the idea of suing Comtech. Not having adequate 911 services is an emergency in itself.

Kevin Necessary is the editorial cartoonist for WCPO. His opinion does not represent WCPO.