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DeWine To Lift All COVID-Related Health Orders June 2

Most of Ohio's COVID-related health orders will be allowed to expire in three weeks on June 2, according to the governor. Mike DeWine says falling case rates combined with rising vaccination totals show the "tide has turned."

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In this special series, we examine Cincinnati politics and the individuals who helped shape it, then and now.

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After more than two years of murder, drug dealing and disrepair at Royal Oaks On the Green and Saint Andrews apartment and condominium complex, Pierce Township says it has had enough. The Clermont County Prosecutor's Office has filed suit to force the owner to clean up its act.

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Cincinnati students have access to tens of thousands of new audio and e-books thanks to a recent partnership between Cincinnati Public Schools and the Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Library. The school district purchased an app called Sora that lets students borrow materials through the public library without needing a public library card.

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Cincinnati Council Wednesday approved small donations to a few nonprofit organizations using extra funds from Council Member Chris Seelbach's office.

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A warning to all Republicans of good conscience who might be asking themselves if this trip to Trump World over the past six years has really been worth the anger and the chaos it caused: keep your thoughts to yourself.

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It started as a rumor, then became a debate, then progressed into a massive construction project. Now, FC Cincinnati's West End home, officially called TQL Stadium, is a reality. The facility will see its first Major League Soccer game this month. 

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Cincinnati is getting about $12 million less than expected from the American Rescue Plan Act, or ARPA. Guidance from the U.S. Treasury released Monday gives the official amount: about $279 million over the next two years, plus about $20 million restricted for health and affordable housing.

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Hamilton County expects to have a preliminary plan next week for spending its portion of the American Rescue Plan. Administrator Jeff Aluotto and staff have been meeting with stakeholders, community groups and others to get a picture of where the dollars should go.

 

Ohio’s Republican U.S. Senator is urging the state to stop providing the $300 weekly federal checks to unemployed Ohioans, which will stop coming September 6 unless another COVID relief package extends them. 

 

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The Purple People Bridge, connecting Newport to Cincinnati for pedestrians, is temporarily closed after a "large stone" fell out of the first pier into the Ohio River Tuesday afternoon.

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A measure voted down by a Cincinnati council committee Tuesday would have required immediate disclosure of some campaign donations. Council Member Greg Landsman says he's working on a new version of his proposal to require sitting council members and the mayor to report donations above $200 within 48 hours. The donations would be published on a new city website where the public could search the filings.

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FC Cincinnati And The West End Prepare For TQL Stadium Opening

It started as a rumor, then became a debate, then progressed into a massive construction project. Now, FC Cincinnati's West End home, officially called TQL Stadium, is a reality. The facility will see its first Major League Soccer game this month.

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BROOD X: THE CICADA PODCAST

The 17-Year Cicadas Are Returning!

Dr. Gene Kritsky, cicada expert from Mount St. Joseph University talks all things Brood X. Plus find our Zoom event archived here!

Democracy & Z

GenWars! Where Do We Stand in the Culture Clash?

How do we end these endless culture wars and start working on real peace and prosperity—for the young, the old, and the generations to come?

Second Sunday Shakespeare Series

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The bawdy, bombastic, and chronically cash-poor Sir John Falstaff has been causing problems in the quiet town of Windsor.

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WVXU's Senior Political Analyst covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

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Inhailer Radio Cincinnati is an indie and alternative pop station highlighting the best local, national and international music.

Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.