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william keating
Tom Uhlman / AP

William J. Keating – a man who will be remembered as a giant in Cincinnati's politics, publishing and legal professions – died Wednesday at the age of 93.

Courtesy of Teasha Tennyson

On April 1 Teasha Tennyson gave birth to a six-pound, five-ounce baby at Good Samaritan Hospital. She'd already had a less than ideal birthing process there with her first child.

coronavirus graduation
Courtesy of Jason Whitman

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.

WCPO

When the Licking River was still rising in Falmouth, Ky., emergency personnel had an evacuation plan in place thanks to a special interactive map. It showed right down to individual houses who would be flooded.

Deloitte, a consulting company contracted by the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS), is investigating a data breach in the system launched last week to pay benefits to 1099 and self-employed workers. A mass message was sent to applicants letting them know that their personal information was left unconcealed for a period of time.

traffic
Al Behrman / AP

In any other year, AAA releases predictions about travel and gas prices for Memorial Day weekend and the summer vacation season. But this isn't any other year.

coronavirus parks
Courtesy of Jason Whitman

Moving up three spots from last year, Cincinnati's parks rank fifth among the nation's largest 100 cities by the Trust for Public Land.

Across Ohio, public health departments are investigating the spread of COVID-19 with the help of contact tracers. These “disease detectives” are tasked with locating people who may have also contracted the coronavirus, but don't know it yet.

andy beshear
Timothy D. Easley / AP

Kentucky museums, outdoor attractions, aquariums, libraries and distilleries will be allowed to reopen starting June 8, Gov. Andy Beshear announced during his Tuesday briefing. He said they're still working out specific guidance for these industries, but "this gives these businesses some advance notice."

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Courtesy of Jason Whitman

It's unclear what Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine's Tuesday turnabout means for cities like Cincinnati.

Ohio's stay-at-home order is now less a command than a suggestion.

john and annie glenn
Paul Vernon / AP

The one thing I will always remember about Annie and John Glenn is that I never saw them together when they were not holding hands.

Theirs was a magnificent, epic love story.

west chester flooding
Courtesy of WCPO

The flooding from steady Tri-State rain, predicted to continue into Wednesday, has already trapped some employees in their West Chester businesses and is threating to cause problems in Falmouth, Kentucky.

phone calls
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Calls to Hamilton County's 24-hour child abuse hotline dropped about 34% because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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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?

bars restaurants coronavirus
Courtesy of Jason Whitman

Cincinnati officials said Monday many of the city's restaurants and bars that opened for outdoor dining last weekend followed the state's safety guidelines. A few did not and that brought visits to those establishments Saturday.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Highways and roads in Ohio are getting a little more crowded. Traffic levels have increased as the state's stay-at-home orders have been lifted.

mike dewine
Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Gov. Mike DeWine wanted to make a message clear Monday during a press conference: As the state reopens, the success of the economy depends on whether Ohioans follow social distancing protocols.

bars and restaurants
Courtesy of Jason Whitman

The Hamilton County Health Department received just over a dozen phone calls this past weekend about safety concerns as some businesses reopened Friday. 

janet jackson
Mark Von Holden / Invision, AP

Updated May 18, 2020

The 2020 Cincinnati Music Festival is postponed until 2021. Organizers plan to stage the event July 22-24, 2021 with the same lineup.

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