Cory Sharber

Cory Sharber attended Murray State University majoring in journalism and political science and comes to Cincinnati Public Radio from NPR Member station WKMS.

While Cory was working for WKMS, he also was a beat writer for the Murray State News for the rifle and tennis teams.

When he’s not at Cincinnati Public Radio, he typically listens to music, plays guitar, video games, and is enjoying all that Cincinnati has to offer. Cory is inspired by reading all the newspapers lying around the house as a kid and watching NBC Nightly News for most of his youth, and was born in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. .

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Construction on the West End Stadium is 93% complete.

Students in Cincinnati Public Schools' "Speak Up and Speak Out" group on Thursday revealed plans to present a "list of demands" to the school board.

Hamilton County Commission (screenshot from Feb. 24, 2021 COVID-19 briefing)

Earlier this week, it was confirmed that the B.1.1.7 COVID variant, commonly known as the UK variant due to first being discovered in the United Kingdom, has shown up in Hamilton County. So far, only 11 cases of the variant have been found in Ohio.

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A board member at Cincinnati Public Schools landed in hot water over the weekend after a video of her making disparaging remarks about Walnut Hills parents surfaced online.

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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear visited the state’s regional COVID-19 vaccination site in Covington, located inside the Northern Kentucky Convention Center.

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During a budget committee meeting Thursday, Cincinnati Public Schools board members voiced concerns about enrollment affecting next year's budget.

Hamilton County Commission (screenshot from Feb. 17, 2021 COVID-19 Briefing)

Hamilton County is now correcting its COVID death numbers after the state inaccurately reported 4,000 less than should have been reported.

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High schoolers will begin transitioning back to classrooms across Cincinnati Public Schools this week. While some students are excited to return, others have concerns.

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As Phase 1B of the state's vaccination plan continues, Hamilton County is expected to receive more than 14,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses.

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After a more than four hour-long meeting, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board passed a resolution that will keep Walnut Hills High School remote for the time being.

The resolution, proposed by Board Member Mike Moroski, passed 5-2, with the lone 'no' votes being cast by Melanie Bates and Eve Bolton.


More vaccinations are headed to Hamilton County next week.

Staff members across Hamilton County schools will be sticking out their arms next week to receive their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman said they will be the first essential workers outside of health care workers and first responders to receive the vaccine.

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The Hamilton County Commission has passed a resolution to create the county's COVID-19 Economic Recovery and Relief Task Force. The task force aims to provide a rapid response to economic challenges facing county residents and businesses.

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A new exhibit will open on Friday at the Holocaust & Humanity Center that allows you to engage in a "virtual conversation" with an actual Holocaust survivor.

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A Hamilton County Common Pleas judge has rejected an injunction request against Cincinnati Public Schools. The union representing teachers filed suit last week seeking to delay a return to in-person learning.

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The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers is suing Cincinnati Public Schools to delay the return to blended learning.

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On Thursday, the first 400 COVID-19 vaccinations were administered to Cincinnati Public Schools teachers and staff.

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More than 3,000 people have signed a petition demanding that Cincinnati Public Schools stay remote until all of its teachers can get vaccinated.


COVID-19 vaccines continue to be a challenge in Hamilton County.

This week, Hamilton County received roughly 11,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses. Next week, the county is expecting 9,000. This comes as more people are becoming eligible to receive the vaccine under the state's vaccination plan.

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Staff members at Cincinnati Public Schools will begin receiving vaccinations on Thursday.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Jan. 20, 2021 meeting)

Updated, Thursday, 3:52 p.m.

Cincinnati Public Schools on Saturday announced a return to blended learning Feb. 1. The decision was made just days after Hamilton County reached "purple" on Ohio's Public Health Advisory System, which indicates the highest level of spread. During Wednesday's board meeting, teachers voiced concerns about the return and the risk of contracting COVID-19.

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The Hamilton County Board of Elections Early Vote Center will become the main COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the county.

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Community leaders gathered at the corner of Liberty and Elm in Over-the-Rhine on Tuesday to voice their displeasure on a development project that's up for a vote in Cincinnati City Council on Wednesday.

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As the pandemic rages on and at a time of great political division nationwide, the 46th Annual MLK March in Cincinnati pushed forward to celebrate the obstacles overcome throughout American history.

Cincinnati Public Schools (screenshot from Jan. 16, 2021 meeting)

Cincinnati Public Schools will use a phased-in approach to return to blended learning starting Feb. 1.

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While staff members across the Mason City School District largely want the COVID-19 vaccine, there may be some delay.

Hamilton County Public Health (screenshot from video provided)

Vaccine distribution within Hamilton County has been slow, mainly due to the amount of vaccines the county has received.

Hamilton County Public Health receives roughly 500 doses each week. Hamilton County Commissioner Denise Driehaus said the county doesn’t have enough COVID-19 vaccines to finish Phase 1A of the state's vaccine distribution plan.

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Cincinnati Public Schools is working with the Cincinnati Health Department to get staff vaccinated for COVID-19. The vaccine is expected to be delivered to the health department in three weeks.

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Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey is outlining a plan for her first 100 days, which include dealing with COVID-19 and the use of force.

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An intimate music venue on Vine Street is patiently waiting to apply for additional relief following the $900 billion dollar COVID relief measure that was passed in Congress last week.

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The city of Cincinnati is amending a contract to provide more funds to shelters during the winter months.