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Courtesy of YMCA Camp Ernst

Summer camp directors across the Tri-State are in limbo. As the economy slowly reopens, they're anxiously awaiting directives from state leaders about how or if they'll be able to operate this summer.

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Courtesy of / Hamilton County

A long-awaited project to stop raw sewage from flowing into Muddy Creek in Green Township could clear a major hurdle soon.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

The Hamilton County Board of Elections is a step closer to issuing certified results for the delayed March primary election.

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If you're getting ready for your next business trip or feel ready to venture out on a vacation, there are some changes you need to know about at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in this COVID-19 era.

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Richard Cordray was the nation's first director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau (CFPB) when it was created a decade ago during the administration of President Barack Obama. 

As Ohio begins reopening businesses, parents in need of child care will have to wait a while longer to find answers. Gov. Mike DeWine said he's not ready yet to announce a reopening date for daycares, something that was expected Monday, saying the plan needs more work.

Jeremy Jenkins has been running his meat processing business in Mount Victory, northwest of Columbus, for about a year. It’s typical for him to be booked up for several weeks, but now he’s turning away customers every day because he won’t be able to handle their job before Christmas.

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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Large parts of Ohio's economy begin coming back to life this week after being shut down during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Kentucky legislature again declined to pass a bill explicitly banning lawmakers from sexually harassing their employees during this year’s legislative session.

The legislature’s ethics rules don’t currently ban sexual harassment, though lawmakers have been punished for harassing employees under a rule that bans misuse of their official positions.

House Bill 168, sponsored by Taylor Mill Republican Rep. Kim Moser, would have defined sexual harassment as an ethical violation and created a process for the Legislative Ethics Commission to review sexual harassment complaints.

 


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Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati Edition speaks with County Commission President Denise Driehaus about a new small business program that uses federal CARES Act dollars to help local businesses who have not yet received federal assistance.  

Mark Heyne / WVXU News

As businesses start to reopen, the Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati has released guidelines for the resumption of public masses. In a letter, Archbishop Dennis Schnurr says masses will resume May 25.

findlay market
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Cincinnati will be closing some streets in Downtown and Over-the-Rhine starting next weekend to allow restaurants to expand their outdoor dining areas.

Ohio’s more than 600 public school districts are taking $300 million in cuts as the state deals with a deficit of more than three quarters of a billion dollars. While that’s a reduction of just under 4% to K-12 education overall, school leaders say it’s a tough hit at the local level.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County is getting ready to launch a program to assist local small businesses with money it's getting from a federal stimulus package. 

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Tony Dejak / AP

Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson talks with WVXU's Jay Hanselman about the process to certify the March primary elections results that begins this weekend at the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

A Republican bill that would curb the power of Ohio Department of Health director Dr. Amy Acton reflects a split in how to restart Ohio's economy amid the coronavirus pandemic.

David Holm / WOSU

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday unveiled dates and guidelines for reopening bars and restaurants, as well as barber shops, hair salons and other personal care businesses that have been closed for more than 50 days due to stay-at-home orders over the coronavirus pandemic.

Courtesy WAMU-FM

Chicago public radio host Jenn White – who also produced the Chicago station's Making Oprah and Making Obama podcasts – takes over National Public Radio's weekday 1A talk show starting July 6.

Courtesy of Cincinnati Parks

Updated May 7, 2020 at 10 a.m.

The Cincinnati Park Board approved a proposal to indefinitely close the driveway running through the Twin Lakes overlook area of Eden Park. The decision came Thursday, May 7.

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Courtesy of Archdiocese of Cincinnati

Updated: 4:33 p.m.

Pope Francis accepted the resignation Thursday of the auxiliary bishop of the Cincinnati Archdiocese. Bishop Joseph Binzer offered his resignation last month after he failed to bring past concerns about Father Geoffrey Drew's conduct to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.

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