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Even though COVID-19 has brought Downtown parking revenue to a stand still, the development agency The Port says it is well positioned financially to continue operating in the black.

The Ohio Supreme Court had a historic session on Tuesday – oral arguments were conducted remotely.

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Monday, I did something on social media I probably don't do enough of. I unfriended some knucklehead on Facebook.

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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.

Updated at 7:18 p.m. ET

President Trump acknowledged that he learned only recently about a warning earlier this year from a top adviser about the risks of the coronavirus — but he defended his actions on Tuesday at a news conference.

"I couldn't have done it any better," Trump said about his and the administration's handling of the pandemic.

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Gov. Mike DeWine said he plans to ask for the early release of 141 inmates under Ohio's Overcrowding Emergency statute in order to help reduce and stop the spread of the novel coronavirus among the state's prison population.

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Dayton and Columbus are both reporting spikes in overdose deaths. Some experts say it's at least in part because of pandemic-related stress. Ann Stevens with Montgomery County Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services says there's been a 58% increase in fatal OD's compared to a year ago.

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A New York resident, visiting his father in Dayton, has recovered from COVID-19 and is donating his blood plasma to Community Blood Center. The antibodies in this plasma donation, the first of its kind in the area, could be used to treat future patients who come down with the coronavirus.

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Concerts and recitals are canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaving choirs and orchestra with hundreds of hours of practice and nowhere to perform. The last few weeks have given rise to the "virtual choir."

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley about how the city, businesses and residents are coping during the coronavirus pandemic and discusses what is needed.

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Like most states, Kentucky's unemployment system is seeing a surge in applications as the state extends benefits to those workers whose jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19 global pandemic. 

These days, a familiar place – the grocery store – looks very different. They remain open as essential businesses, even as other stores close. But they’re making accommodations to keep the new coronavirus from spreading. 

Updated at 7:50 p.m. ET

President Trump said "we certainly want to try" to lift restrictions on life in the U.S. by April 30 but he made no definitive commitment at a news conference on Monday at the White House.

Trump sought to walk a tightrope between grim warnings about a new spike in fatalities forecast for the coming weeks and upbeat exuberance about how well he said the response is going.

"Tremendous progress has been made in a very short period," Trump said.

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The free rides on Cincinnati Metro buses will be ending later this week. 

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Hamilton County commissioners are expected to vote this week on funding meant to reduce the number of people living in homeless shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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More than 20 passenger aircraft, sidelined by the huge decrease in travel, are now parked at the Wilmington Air Park, a 2.7 million square-foot facility on 1,900 acres. Even though Amazon opened a sorting facility last year and the park is now filled with tenants, there is still plenty of runway room.

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It appears area contractors are making an effort to protect construction workers at job sites but are those extra measures enough to prevent COVID-19?

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Instacart workers demanding new protections and better pay amid the COVID-19 global pandemic. As millions of consumers turn to online retailers at a time of stay-at-home orders, workers say their employers aren't taking enough precautions to protect them on the job. Last week some workers for grocery delivery app Instacart began a nationwide strike demanding hazard pay.

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Cincinnati Edition checks in with Lawrenceburg, Ind., Mayor Kelly Moullaun about how the city, local business and residents are doing during the coronavirus pandemic.

Updated at 9:12 p.m. ET

President Trump doubled down Sunday on the suggestion that people facing the coronavirus should consider taking an anti-malaria drug that has not been proven to be an effective treatment.

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