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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.

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Kroger ended the so-called "hero pay" to workers as scheduled this weekend, but has now decided to give them a one-time bonus for working during the pandemic.

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Food for the hungry is now within walking distance for hundreds more Cincinnatians after a team of problem solvers used data analytics to strategically place food distribution centers closer to them.

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Kroger Health plans to open a drive-thru COVID-19 testing location at the Dunham Recreation Center in West Price Hill/Westwood. Testing will be available by appointment Thursday and Friday.

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Unlike the old fashioned head count some stores are using to keep customers socially distanced, Kroger is using camera sensors and predictive analytics, freeing up more employees to work inside the store.

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Grocery workers play an even more vital role in our lives amid this COVID-19 global pandemic. But what is life like for them? On Cincinnati Edition, we examine the conditions these workers are under and what kind of protections and compensation they are receiving during a time of increased demands on the industry.

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Absentee ballot applications are being placed at the customer service desks of 12 Kroger stores throughout Hamilton County, a release from the Board of Elections states. Director Sherry Poland says the decision came about after finding many people lacked access to print the required online form. 

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Kroger spokesperson Erin Rolfes, who is with the Cincinnati-
Dayton division, about recent supermarket changes intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Some grocery stores and supermarkets have made operational changes over COVID-19 concerns. Those changes include reduced hours to allow for restocking and cleaning.

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Marilyn Harris wants to thank the loyal listeners who tuned in to Cooking With Marilyn for nearly 33 years – until she was terminated last week in the nationwide iHeartMedia radio cuts Wednesday, Jan. 15.

She asked to do one final show last Saturday – but managers of iHeartMedia's WKRC-AM wouldn't let her say goodbye. So I will.

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A brand familiar to almost everyone in the Tri-State is getting a new look.

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Kroger's new Downtown store opens Wednesday morning. The store at Court and Walnut features a supermarket on the first floor and a food court on the second.

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Kroger is asking the Environmental Protection Agency to set industry standards that would eliminate food waste.

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Kroger says it will support and encourage farming practices that protect pollinators, like bees. One environmental activist group says that's a good start, but they want more specifics.

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Kroger on Wednesday broke ground on its first high-tech fulfillment center in Monroe. The automated warehouse with digital and robotic capabilities is expected to generate more than 400 new jobs.

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In 2017 Kroger closed its grocery in Walnut Hills, placing the neighborhood among several communities in the city considered food deserts, areas without access to fresh, healthy food for miles. The Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation took ownership of the former Kroger building but realized it wasn't viable to get another large grocery retailer into the location. The Foundation is now planning to use grant money to launch a grocery store in a location to be determined.

Taste Of Cincinnati Adds New Bites And Eco-Friendly Options

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Taste of Cincinnati is focusing on becoming more eco-friendly and boosting rising artists in its 40th year.

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A new tower at Court and Walnut in Downtown Cincinnati is closer to completion after a topping ceremony Friday morning. The last four yards of concrete were poured and a tree raised to the roof of the 18-story mixed-use development.

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The federal government will charge the man who killed two people in a Jeffersontown Kroger last month with three federal hate crimes.

A white man charged with shooting and killing two African-Americans at a Kroger supermarket in Kentucky last week had first tried to enter a predominantly African-American church, police say.

Gregory Bush, 51, was charged with killing Maurice Stallard, 69, and Vickie Lee Jones, 67, at the supermarket in Jeffersontown, Ky., a suburb of Louisville.

As more information about the Wednesday attack and its alleged perpetrator have emerged, there are indications that Bush chose his targets because of the color of their skin.

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