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Health officials say the new study to gather samples of COVID-19 antibody test results will include a broad range of participants from around Ohio.

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Gov. Andy Beshear announced that Kentucky state parks, campgrounds and aquatic centers will be allowed to reopen on June 1. The recreational spaces have been closed since March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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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.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

A Cincinnati task force working to rebuild the region's economy following the COVID-19 pandemic is launching a website to assist businesses.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati Police commanders and the head of Cincinnati's Fraternal Order of Police want Hamilton County judges to start sending more people to jail. FOP President Dan Hils says 149 people have been shot in the city this year; 101 of those happened since stay-at-home orders went into effect.

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Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Thursday announced a slew of openings for various industries that have been closed for nearly two months during the coronavirus pandemic.

Sarah Ramsey

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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Cincinnati's pilot program allowing restaurants and bars to reopen with expanded outdoor areas gets a trial run this weekend as the first businesses prepare to welcome customers.

Alicia Reece To Take On Andy Black For Hamilton County Commission Seat

May 14, 2020
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Former Cincinnati council member and state representative Alicia Reece became the official Demcoratic candidate for the late Todd Portune's Hamilton County commission seat Thursday.

Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

For the first time in history, Hamilton County voters have approved a county-wide tax levy to pay for transit.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Only about half of Cincinnati residents have responded to the 2020 Census. The city trails Hamilton County, which has an estimated 61% return rate, and the state of Ohio, which has an average of 64%. The national average is around 59%. The head of Cincinnati's city planning department says the difference doesn't come as a huge surprise.

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Cincinnati City Council has approved an ordinance changing how the city enforces state health orders.

The Ohio Supreme Court has let stand the law that allows the state to take over failing school districts, starting with the Youngstown City Schools in 2015.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Dental offices were among the first businesses allowed to resume operations in May after being asked to close for non-emergency services in March. Guidelines from the state Dental Board offer a roadmap but each office is figuring out what works best for them and what services they're comfortable providing.

The decision to bar spectators from the Arnold Sports Festival started with a message from Houston. 

For the past 40 years, thousands of energy sector types have gathered in Houston for a major conference called CERAWeek. They come from all around the world, but on March 1, organizers canceled the event because of fears about the spread of the coronavirus.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear announced Tuesday the hospitalization of a second minor due to the coronavirus.

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Gene J. Puskar / AP

If you were to believe what you see on the mainstream media, on social media and everywhere else, you would think there was a major revolution brewing – the people rising up and taking to the streets and to the statehouse halls screaming to throw the gates open and declare the pandemic over.

Don't believe it. It's an optical illusion.

BILL RINEHART / WVXU

The city of Cincinnati is closing parts of 25 streets in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown to make room for more outdoor seating at local restaurants. The move comes after Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced restaurants can begin opening for outdoor dining on Friday, May 15, and it is meant to allow for greater social distancing of diners.

Massage businesses, tattoo parlors and body art shops will be allowed to reopen in Ohio on May 15, along with hair salons and barbershops.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati City Council is expected to vote on an ordinance Wednesday that would impose civil fines instead of criminal penalties for businesses in the city who violate the state's public health orders and related safety guidelines.

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