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Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost is ordering abortion clinics to stop all non-essential procedures. Those facilities are fighting back, saying their services are essential.


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Tana Weingartner / WVXU

While many people are focused on COVID-19, Thursday night's storms are a reminder that spring in Ohio can mean severe weather.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati area restaurants have been forced to lay off or furlough thousands of workers because of the state order closing their dining rooms to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Courtesy of FDA

Hamilton County officials are putting out a call for personal protective equipment (PPE) donations.

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Cincinnati City Council has authorized administrators to essentially establish up to a $150 million line of credit with a private lender to respond to the COVID-19 crisis if necessary.

Courtesy / UC Health

Updated Friday, 10:00 a.m.

On Tuesday, UC Health began offering drive-thru screening and testing for COVID-19, but only with a doctor's referral. On Wednesday, the hospital issued a statement announcing it would limit drive-thru testing to the "most urgent and critical needs."

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Updated Thursday, March 19, 5:50 p.m.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County closed all of its facilities starting Friday evening, March 13 at 6 p.m. because of COVID-19 concerns. At first those locations were to remain shut for at least a week, but on Thursday, the library sent an email saying it would be closed through April 3.

Courtesy of Maple Knoll Communities

Nursing homes and senior living communities are looking for ways to keep their residents connected while most are being quarantined for their health.

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After waiting for several days, the Cincinnati Health Department has received COVID-19 test results for six people who were tested last week at city health clinics. 

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Content scheduling and green screens are usually things vloggers worry about for work.

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Al Behrman / AP

Updated 4:45 p.m.

The spread of COVID-19 is causing Ohio businesses in almost every industry to change how they cater to customers.

Ann Thompson / WVXU

In the interest of public health, Kenton County is suspending its "Big Blue Recyle Bin" program and is in the process of removing bins from their locations. Rumpke Recycling is continuing but urges customers to help protect its drivers.

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Updated 3-20-20 8:10 a.m.

The maker of Charmin toilet paper, Procter & Gamble, says they're making it as fast as they can, but people are still reporting empty shelves as others stockpile in case of quarantine. The run on toilet paper has the Metropolitan Sewer District trumpeting a longtime message. 

Spokeswoman Deb Leonard says only a few things should be flushed.

Kentuckians will be able to use more documents to obtain REAL ID licenses under a bill nearing final passage in the state legislature.

The measure would add property tax bills, current driver’s licenses and postmarked mail less than a year old to the list of documents Kentuckians can use to prove their identities to get the enhanced-security ID cards.

The bill comes as Kentucky is scrambling to get more citizens outfitted with REAL IDs and setting up regional offices around the state for citizens to obtain them.

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CDC / AP

Hamilton County officials have confirmed the county has two positive cases of the COVID-19 virus.

Hospitals and labs around the state are running low on coronavirus test kits. State public health officials say that's why they're trying to preserve the swabs for people at high-risk to the virus and health care workers.

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Tony Dejak / AP

A consensus is growing in Ohio - among Democrats and Republicans alike - that it is time Ohio set a date for its primary election, which was to have happened Tuesday, so that all of this can be over, once and for all.

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Evan Vucci / AP

The global pandemic of coronavirus/COVID-19 is requiring response from all levels of government, which has come with both compliments and some public disagreements.

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Courtesy of / Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney

Cincinnati's newest City Council member is now officially on the job. Jan-Michele Lemon Kearney was sworn-in Wednesday at the end of the weekly council meeting.

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Updated 7:16 p.m.

A 66-year-old Kenton County woman is Northern Kentucky's first confirmed case of COVID-19, health department officials announced Wednesday. The individual is in isolation at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Ft. Thomas. 

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