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Michele Young In The News

Listed below is media coverage of attorney Young and the cases and causes that she has been involved in over the years.

American Civil Liberties Union (

November 10, 2022

“Settlement delivers long-overdue accountability for discrimination at department of commerce.” Read More

Doctors and Loved Ones Discuss Katie Couric’s Breast Cancer Journey

October 6, 2022

“Plus, hear from members of Katie’s medical team on their reactions to Katie’s news and one survivor whose mission is to change the system.” Read More

Note: Michelle starts at 54:12

Why women need access to better breast cancer screenings

October 2, 2022

“The CDC reports that breast cancer is the second most common cancer among American women. In this week’s Sunday Focus, NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports on how the fight against breast cancer has evolved after decades of focus, funding and research.” Read More

Ohio expanded breast cancer screening coverage. Will the nation follow?

Brooks Sutherland
Cincinnati Enquirer
June 30, 2022

“For years, Michele Young received regular mammograms and for years those mammograms showed no signs of breast cancer. But in 2018, Young, a Brooklyn native who is now a lawyer in Cincinnati, was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. She was told she likely had it since 2012.

There was a problematic gap in the system, she had learned.” Read More

After child’s suicide, new steps against bullying take root in Cincinnati schools

Madeline Mitchell
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published April 17, 2022

“There’s a slab of concrete to the right of Carson School’s main entrance in the West Price Hill neighborhood of Cincinnati. Principal Terrez Thomas envisions a small library there, with a garden. At its center will be a memorial bench bearing a photo of Gabriel Taye.” Read More

A breast cancer survivor’s story: Why Ohio House Bill 371 is desperately needed

Michele Young
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published Oct. 29, 2021
“I would like to believe the war against breast cancer began to be won by a patient with a seemingly hopeless diagnosis and doctors and legislators who would not give up hope. This is my story.” Read More

State Reps., breast cancer survivor push to have HB 371 cover advanced breast cancer screenings

By: Meg Shaw , Nicole DeChant
News 5 Cleveland WEWS
Posted at 10:43 AM, Oct 27, 2021 and last updated 9:43 AM, Oct 27, 2021

CLEVELAND — “Women in Ohio who need advanced breast cancer screenings could soon have them covered, if House Bill 371 is passed by lawmakers. Under the bipartisan bill, sponsored by Ohio House Reps. Jean Schmidt and Sedrick Denson, a more detailed letter would be sent to women with dense breast tissue and their increased risk for cancer…” Read More

Ohio House Bill 371 could help women afford advanced breast cancer screenings

Liz Bonis & Megan Burgasser
Oct 1, 2021

CINCINNATI (WKRC) – “Ohio could soon become the 13th state to help women who need advanced breast cancer screenings in a new way. As we head into Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Ohio’s House Bill 371 could help women afford newer tests for early detection. A local breast cancer survivor has made it her mission to push for this bill.” Read More

School District Agrees to Pay $3 Million After a Bullied Boy, 8, Killed Himself

By Maria Cramer
New York Times
June 5, 2021

“For at least a year, Gabriel Taye, 8, was severely bullied at his elementary school in Cincinnati. Gabriel, a third grader who dreamed of joining the military and liked to dress up in neck ties, was punched, beaten and mocked repeatedly by students at Carson Elementary School, according to a federal lawsuit.” Read More

Hundreds rally Downtown to speak against hate, violence toward Asian Americans

WCPO 9 News | Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted at 10:46 PM, Mar 21, 2021 and last updated 10:14 AM, Mar 22, 2021

CINCINNATI — “After multiple shootings in Atlanta on Tuesday that killed eight people — six of whom were of Asian descent — the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Cincinnati gathered outside the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center to speak out against hate and violence against Asian Americans.” Read More

‘What will it take to break down the walls?’ Michele Young has spent her life tackling obstacles.

Hannah K. Sparling
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published Nov. 8, 2020

“Ask Michele Young to name her greatest accomplishment, and she immediately starts talking about other people’s accomplishments.” Read More

Son: Michele Young just what Congress is missing

Jacob Young
Cincinnati Enquirer
Published Aug. 8, 2016

“Jacob Young is a first-year Echols scholar at the University of Virginia and the son of Michele Young, an Indian Hill attorney and the Democratic candidate for Ohio’s 1st Congressional District. In early February, my mother Michele Young found herself on the fence of running for office. She knew it would be a colossal undertaking, and as someone devoted to the family, she was truly torn. I told her, resolutely, to run.” Read More

Local crime lab is safest bet

Cincinnati Enquirer
Published June 1, 2014

“Michele Young is founder of Keep Hamilton County Safe.

A May 29 editorial in The Enquirer argues for shared crime-lab services. This is exactly what Hamilton County Coroner Lakshmi Sammarco and Keep Hamilton County Safe have urged: a law enforcement campus at Mount Airy where all law enforcement would work together, solving crimes and keeping us safe in a facility shared by all.” Read More