Ambriehl Crutchfield


Ambriehl is a general assignment reporter with interest in race, education and communities. She works to amplify underrepresented voices and advance daily news stories. She comes to WVXU with previous reporting experience at NPR member stations WBEZ in Chicago and WKYU in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

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Some Ohio public officials are eager to get the economy up and running, but some Cincinnati businesses are deciding to ease out of stay-at-home orders at their own pace.

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If you visit an outdoor pool operated by the city of Cincinnati this summer, you'll need to schedule a reservation before arriving.

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On April 1 Teasha Tennyson gave birth to a six-pound, five-ounce baby at Good Samaritan Hospital. She'd already had a less than ideal birthing process there with her first child.

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Judy Friedman lost her employer-provided health care on April 1 after she was furloughed.

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One in three women work at jobs that are deemed essential.

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Farmers markets in the Cincinnati area aren't letting the COVID-19 pandemic stop opening season.

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Cincinnati Health Department data shows African Americans have the highest confirmed cases of COVID-19.

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The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up a lot in our lives, including our creative drive. For some students, the motivation to stay mentally sharp in a home environment is a struggle. One Middletown High School English teacher has a solution for these creative blocks, whether you're an adult, teen or young kid.

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With nearly 69% of the vote, Democratic candidate Fanon Rucker defeated his Democratic challenger Tuesday, setting up a high-profile fight against Hamilton County's Republican Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters in November.

It is a battle for one of the last corners of county government still in the control of the GOP in an increasingly Democratic county.

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Greater Cincinnati's African American Chamber of Commerce and MORTAR are partnering to create a Minority Business Emergency Assistance Fund. The money is designated for minority and small businesses that are hurting because of the COVID-19 pandemic and need access to capital immediately. Funding can be used to fill payroll gaps, make rent and mortgage payments, as well as other bill payments.

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For the last month, the Tri-State has been living under stay-at-home orders.

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is launching a Crimes of Violence Against Women and Children unit.

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As Cincinnati Public School parents and workers adjust to distance learning for the rest of the school year, the district's Treasurer Jennifer Wagner is planning for the next fiscal year.

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Cincinnati Public Schools will distribute learning packets at 23 meal sites starting today.

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The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority will resume charging Metro and Access riders fares on Sunday.

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Your commute could be getting a makeover over the next four years.

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Hamilton County's prosecutor is requesting that the Ohio Attorney General sign an aggravated murder charge for the killing of a Springdale police officer.

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Journalists from The Cincinnati Enquirer newspaper and Cincinnati Public Radio's 91.7 WVXU shared resources to produce this in-depth look at how K-12 students are adjusting to remote learning amid the novel coronavirus outbreak.

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On the last Sunday in March, a dozen Revelation Baptist Church worshippers are wearing royal purple accents as they bounce between aisles making sure the sanctuary is ready for its final day of service in the West End.


During the first Cincinnati Public Schools board meeting since Ohio Governor Mike DeWine first ordered schools to close on March 17 -- and then extended the deadline to May 1 -- the district laid out its updated plan for distance learning.