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The class of 2020 is facing a whole new world this fall as they embark on their next big journey in life. After their senior year was upended by online learning and drive-thru graduations, the traditional fall semester on campus will be anything but predictable. We talk with two students in the class of 2020 about how the global pandemic has caused them to rethink their plans for higher education.

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Kentucky museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries and distilleries will be allowed to reopen starting June 8, Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Tuesday briefing. He said they're still working out specific guidance for these industries, but "this gives these businesses some advance notice."

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It's unclear what Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Tuesday turnabout means for cities like Cincinnati.

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The one thing I will always remember about Annie and John Glenn is that I never saw them together when they were not holding hands.

Theirs was a magnificent, epic love story.

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The flooding from steady Tri-State rain, predicted to continue into Wednesday, has already trapped some employees in their West Chester businesses and is threating to cause problems in Falmouth, Kentucky.

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Calls to Hamilton County's 24-hour child abuse hotline dropped about 34% because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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With the COVID-19 pandemic impacting state budgets, Ohio schools are facing $300 million in cuts to K-12 education. Cincinnati Public Schools will see its funding cut by more than $8 million at the end of the state fiscal year on June 30. As Ohio's third largest district, it could also see enrollment grow significantly this fall under the pandemic - but will classes resume in-person or online?

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Cincinnati officials said Monday many of the city's restaurants and bars that opened for outdoor dining last weekend followed the state's safety guidelines. A few did not and that brought visits to those establishments Saturday.

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Highways and roads in Ohio are getting a little more crowded. Traffic levels have increased as the state's stay-at-home orders have been lifted.

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Gov. Mike DeWine wanted to make a message clear Monday during a press conference: As the state reopens, the success of the economy depends on whether Ohioans follow social distancing protocols.

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The Hamilton County Health Department received just over a dozen phone calls this past weekend about safety concerns as some businesses reopened Friday. 

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Updated May 18, 2020

The 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival is postponed until 2021. Organizers plan to stage the event July 22-24, 2021 with the same lineup.

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Without a treatment or vaccine for COVID-19, a handful of recent surveys find most people are uncomfortable with the idea of returning to work. But a couple of local inventors are repurposing their products and inventing new ones that may help protect employees from getting the virus.

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Possibly one of the first things to go when companies have money problems is the information technology department. Cybersecurity experts don't want that to happen, especially during a pandemic when the practice of employees working from home puts online information at risk.

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Cincinnati Edition discusses health disparities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky state parks, campgrounds and aquatic centers will be allowed to reopen on June 1. The recreational spaces have been closed since March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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Kroger ended the so-called "hero pay" to workers as scheduled this weekend, but has now decided to give them a one-time bonus for working during the pandemic.

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A Cincinnati task force working to rebuild the region's economy following the COVID-19 pandemic is launching a website to assist businesses.

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As the number of businesses continue to reopen, local health officials will be watching the coronavirus numbers. 

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The first of more than a dozen fanfares commissioned by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops as commentary of the COVID-19 pandemic debuts Saturday. The Fanfare Project draws from Aaron Copland's iconic Fanfare for the Common Man, commissioned by the CSO in 1942.

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