General Motors says it's "exploring the feasibility" of building ventilators for the medical supply company Ventec Life Systems at a GM facility in Kokomo, Ind.

Health officials have warned of a dire ventilator shortage as the coronavirus spreads and the number of COVID-19 cases soars.

The Hamilton County sheriff said the inmate population at the county justice center is declining as coronavirus concerns increase. 

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A group of Cincinnati organizations has created a website to give the most vulnerable populations help and direction to "parse through the noise of over-communication and misinformation" when it comes to COVID-19

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The COVID-19 pandemic has touched all the lives of Tri-State residents and business owners. 

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You'll likely see more Cincinnati police officers on the streets as the city works to enforce the statewide stay-at-home order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb has issued a stay-at-home order calling on Indiana residents to stay in their homes unless absolutely necessary to limit the spread of COVID-19. The order begins Wednesday, Mar. 25 and runs through April 7.

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Ohio National Guard members are working at three Southwest Ohio food banks, stepping into the roles normally filled by volunteers. Governor Mike DeWine activated the Guard last week in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Animal shelters are doing what they can to take care of their populations while closing their doors to the public and limiting volunteers. Employees are still allowed to care for animals as they're considered "essential" under Ohio's stay-at-home order.


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Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, UC Health, TriHealth and Mercy Health are enforcing new visitor rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with some closing select locations entirely. 

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Girls Scouts of Western Ohio is asking businesses to help them unload excess cookie stock from local troops. The annual sale season was cut short by several weeks, leaving roughly 300,000 packages of cookies unsold.

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Hamilton County officials, like those in Cincinnati, will be enforcing a statewide "stay-at-home" order that begins at 11:59 p.m. Monday to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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I've been getting too much attention for reviving O'Toole From Moscow, Rod Serling's "lost" 1955 baseball comedy about the Cincinnati Reds for WVXU-FM.

The stars of the show are, well, the stars of the show: Eight very talented University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music students. The manager of our Team O'Toole is director Richard Hess, who teaches acting and directing at CCM. Our recording guru is WVXU engineer Josh Elstro.

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COVID-19 is hitting GE Aviation hard financially, prompting the Evendale-based company to cut 10% of its workforce in the U.S. That amounts to 2,600 jobs in Southwest Ohio.

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The pandemic and suggestions to isolate oneself can be a one-two punch -- causing anxiety and making it difficult to leave home to seek help for it. Like many health professionals, therapists are offering telehealth appointments. 

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Pharmaceutical companies are working around the clock to repurpose current medications and develop new therapies and vaccines to treat and prevent COVID-19. During a on-the-record discussion with reporters March 18, the life sciences industry detailed some of their most promising efforts.

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Cincinnati officials said Sunday the city will enforce the stay-at-home order issued by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Health Director Amy Acton to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

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The retired Archbishop of the Cincinnati Archdiocese, Daniel E. Pilarczyk, who retired in 2009 as the longest tenured archbishop in the country, died Sunday morning at the age of 85.

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The number of COVID-19 cases locally continues to increase, and that's expected to continue in the coming days.

A stay-at-home order has been issued for Ohio residents, which will go into effect on Monday at 11:59 p.m. As part of the new directive, all non-essential businesses have been ordered to close. 

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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has become the first senator to test positive for the coronavirus. His staff says he is asymptomatic.

In a statement released on Sunday, Paul's deputy chief of staff, Sergio Gor, wrote: