Cincinnati Edition

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Cincinnati Edition covers topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

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Support for Cincinnati Edition comes from The Johnson Foundation and The Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation, U.S. Bank Trustee.


Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has begun allowing restaurants that meet certain guidelines to reopen for dine-in service as of May 21. Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the reopening are Jeff Ruby Culinary Entertainment CEO Britney Ruby Miller; and Frisch’s Big Boy President and CEO Jason Vaughn.

With the major stressors of the pandemic, are Americans reaching for the bottle to calm their nerves? Market research firm Nielsen finds wine sales are up 29.4%, spirits by 32.7% and beer up 11.8%.

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More sectors of the economy start their slow reopening. Recent days brought restaurants and retail establishments back online, though with tight restrictions.

What If Hillary Never Said Yes To Bill?

May 21, 2020
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Josephine Sittenfeld / Random House via AP

What is left to say about a woman who has faced endless scrutiny on the written page and the world's stage?

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Traditional graduation ceremonies at local high schools were upended by the current pandemic. The cancellations have forced school districts to offer some creative solutions to celebrate their classes of 2020, and to hand out diplomas.

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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.


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 Edition discusses health disparities in the Greater Cincinnati area.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review on Friday will feature local and national journalists discussing the week's biggest headlines.

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Cincinnati Edition looks at what has been happening with local evictions and foreclosures during the pandemic.


The city of Cincinnati is closing parts of 25 streets in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown to make room for more outdoor seating at local restaurants. The move comes after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced restaurants can begin opening for outdoor dining on Friday, May 15, and it is meant to allow for greater social distancing of diners.


Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine has undergone a major transformation in the last 20 years. Vacant buildings opened for new business and the neighborhood was booming with restaurants and bars popping up almost on a weekly basis. Then the pandemic hit.

After a long search, the Clifton Cultural Arts Center (CCAC) has found a new permanent home. The community arts center has entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Dewey's Pizza for the land northeast of Ludlow and Clifton Avenues.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with UC Health researchers Dr. Aaron Grossman, assistant professor in the Department of Neurology and Rehabilitative Medicine and a UC Health physician; and Dr. Matthew Smith, a neuro-critical care fellow and UC Health physician; about their just-completed report that offers guidelines for providing lifesaving treatment to stroke patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Richard Cordray was the nation's first director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) when it was created a decade ago during the administration of President Barack Obama. 

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with County Commission President Denise Driehaus about a new small business program that uses federal CARES Act dollars to help local businesses who have not yet received federal assistance.  

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Dr. Evaline Alessandrini, the chief medial officer of UC Health, about the process of resuming elective surgeries and other procedures that were halted during the pandemic more than a month ago and the new COVID-19 testing capabilities that are now in place.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

As the COVID-19 pandemic keeps so many of us at home, people are turning to delivery for food options. But ordering through third-party apps like DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber Eats may not be the boon to local restaurants that customers think.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is expecting higher than usual temperatures across the country in the spring, along with above-average rainfall, some of which could be significant enough to trigger flood conditions amid already saturated soils.

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The 1974 "Super Outbreak" of tornadoes devastated Xenia and also hit Cincinnati - particularly Sayler Park - hard. The powerful series of storms that caused damage from the the U.S. South to the Great Lakes, also drew in influential severe weather researcher Ted Fujita, who had earned the moniker, "Mr. Tornado" for his groundbreaking work in the field.