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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said there'll be a special city council meeting Friday related to the COVID-19 crisis. 

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At least at some Southwest Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries, business has never been better despite the coronavirus outbreak.

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Cincinnati Health Commissioner Melba Moore said so far the city's health clinics have tested 11 people for COVID-19. Moore told City Council Wednesday they're still waiting on results for the six people who were tested last week.

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The COVID-19 pandemic is causing some Cincinnati area organizations to reevaluate plans to reach out to undercounted communities for the 2020 census.

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The Diocese of Covington has now joined Cincinnati, Louisville and Lexington in suspending public masses because of the coronavirus. The change in policy for Covington will be effective Friday.

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Addiction treatment organizations are continuing to serve their clients while navigating the coronavirus pandemic.

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Updated: March 18, 12:30 p.m.

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Tri-State, many local universities started out canceling in-person classes. Now, at least one is postponing its graduation ceremony. 

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley told Cincinnati Edition on Wednesday that vital city services are remaining operational during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cincinnati is taking steps to help people experiencing homelessness protect themselves from COVID-19. That includes setting up a facility at the Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center to help with overflows from shelters that may not be able to provide isolation areas. 

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At least two Cincinnati City Council members want the group to hold remote meetings for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Cincinnati officials are working to set up "pick-up and drop-off" zones near city restaurants providing carryout and food delivery. The move comes after many of these businesses were forced to shut down their dining areas to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Update: Tuesday, March 17, 6:51 a.m.

Gov. Mike DeWine says Ohio’s primary election Tuesday will not take place after all. 

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Many organizations from museums to science centers, zoos and more are offering virtual tours, visits and lessons online during closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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While Ohio Governor Mike DeWine says the recommendation to delay in-person voting from March 17 until June 2 has the support of both the Republican and Democratic party chiefs, at least one local politician is opposed: Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.

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Cincinnati's famed Flying Pig Marathon, a Queen City mainstay for more than 20 years, announced Monday that it is postponing the event to October this year "in the interest of public health."

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley announced Monday that he's signed four emergency orders to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The most significant one is an order that requires social distancing in public spaces.

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Former Cincinnati Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday.

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Updated March 23, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Blood donation centers remain open during Ohio's statewide stay-at-home order. Ohioans are permitted to go to donation sites.

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Farmland all across Ohio is being transformed into thousands of acres of solar panels to provide businesses and households with green energy. Much of the development is in the southwestern part of the state, and on March 12, the first project under construction held its official groundbreaking.

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John Cranley says he never thought he'd see bars and restaurants closed for St. Patrick's Day. The Cincinnati mayor says he's a proud Irish-American, but supports the decision in light of the threat of coronavirus. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine on Sunday ordered the closure of all bars and restaurants in the state until further notice, as a way of limiting the spread of COVID-19.