Hamilton County

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Starting Wednesday at 6 p.m., people in Hamilton County must wear masks in public spaces to help slow the spread of COVID-19. 

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Hamilton County officials are concerned about an increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the county.

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Hamilton County public health officials are reminding people not to relax when it comes to taking precautions against the spread of the coronavirus. A spike in positive COVID-19 cases identified last week continues to rise.

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The Hamilton County Commission will likely vote Thursday to use $2 million from the county's transient occupancy tax (hotel/motel tax) fund to begin marketing the area for tourism. Another $2 million will come from funding the county received from the Congressional CARES Act.

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The Hamilton County commissioners voted Tuesday on a plan to spend federal money from the Congressional CARES Act.

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Cincinnati officials are requesting $15 million from Hamilton County to help pay for the city's expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A federal judge ruled this week the Metropolitan Sewer District must follow Hamilton County's plan for the second phase of projects that are part of a federal consent decree to reduce sewer overflows into streams and rivers.

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Hamilton County is getting ready to launch a program to assist local small businesses with money it's getting from a federal stimulus package. 

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Hamilton County property owners have a little extra time to pay their second half 2019 real estate tax bills. 

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state will ramp up COVID-19 testing capacity this month, and Interim Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman said Friday that's good news. Kesterman said the county will now be able to test people with mild to moderate symptoms who weren't being checked before.

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Kate Schroder of Clifton easily defeated Nikki Foster of Warren County in Ohio's 1st Congressional District, setting up a general election race against Republican incumbent Steve Chabot, who has held the seat for the better part of a  quarter century.

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As expected, Hamilton County officials, for now, will not be able to use nearly $143 million from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help plug a revenue shortfall. 

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Hamilton County departments and elected officials have found ways to cut $20 million to $30 million so far from this year's budget. That's about half of the projected shortfall from the coronavirus pandemic. 

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Local health departments in Ohio are still waiting on guidelines from the state on what businesses can reopen May 1, and what additional safety measures they'll need to implement. 

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Ohio Governor Mike DeWine is expected to outline more details this week as the state prepares to gradually reopen starting May 1

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The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted African Americans in many communities.  It's true in Hamilton County. 

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The Duke Energy Convention Center is now ready to be an "alternative care site" to treat COVID-19 patients if necessary.

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Hamilton County is preparing plans to close a projected $40 to $60 million budget deficit because of the coronavirus pandemic. It will include furloughs for county employees, but officials are not ready to say how many jobs will be impacted.

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The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases continues to increase in Hamilton County. But County Commission President Denise Driehaus said Friday those numbers are below what had been projected, and the curve that state officials have been talking about is flattening.

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The Hamilton County commissioners voted on $10.9 million in spending related to the COVID-19 pandemic Thursday. The largest piece was a nearly $7 million advance to the Cincinnati Museum Center

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