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Courtesy of Jason Whitman

After changing the guidelines to test ethnic minority groups disproportionately affected by COVID-19, the CDC reversed course again Wednesday, saying that African Americans exposed to the virus could not get tested without symptoms.

On a mostly party-line vote, the Ohio House has approved a bill that would limit the power and length of public health orders that Gov. Mike DeWine and Health Department director Amy Acton have been issuing on COVID-19.

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Ohio will be cutting about $775 million in spending to meet a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Mike DeWine's cuts include $355 million to K-12 education, but he says it shouldn't hurt the most vulnerable people, because the poorer districts won't be cut as deeply.

main street cincinnati
Bill Rinehart / WVXU

A new effort is underway in Cincinnati to support black-owned businesses in the city which are struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor John Cranley said Wednesday data shows black communities are being impacted by COVID-19 at the highest rates, not just in terms of health but economically as well.

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Yuri Kageyama / AP

Workers across the country will be returning to the office over the coming weeks and months. But the CEO of one commercial real estate company doesn't see dramatic changes in the workplace.

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Courtesy of North American Properties Group

Five new businesses were announced Wednesday at Newport on the Levee as owner North American Properties Group (NAP) announced its Bridgeview Box Park project.

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Courtesy of Blair Technology Group

The former Value City and Burlington store locations in the Latonia Plaza II will be renovated to house two rapidly growing and related firms.

Speeding on Ohio's roadways is up during the coronavirus pandemic, according to new research from The Ohio State University. While many drivers stay home, researchers found on a section of I-270 on Columbus' west side speeding has averaged 7-28 miles per hour above the speed limit.

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The U.S. EPA Water Research Lab in Cincinnati is partnering with the Metropolitan Sewer District to look for the virus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in a unique way.

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Andy Chow / Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine urges critics of the state government's pandemic response to address their anger at him. This comes after protesters showed up outside the home of Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton.

Gov. Mike DeWine is making $775 million in budget cuts over the next two months, as the coronavirus pandemic takes a "profound" impact on the state's economy.

Courtesy of Cincinnati Children's

Cincinnati Children's is among four U.S. sites participating in a global clinical trial for a possible COVID-19 vaccine.

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Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

Even though Ohio's primary ended April 28, the election isn't over just yet. Results aren't official until they are certified by the Hamilton County Board of Elections, and for them, the process is just getting started.

Courtesy Joseph-Beth Booksellers

Joseph-Beth Booksellers has closed its Crestview Hills store permanently due to the coronavirus.

Photo by Senior Master Sgt. Beth Holliker / 180th Fighter Wing Ohio National Guard

Updated May 6, 2020 10:25 a.m.

The Ohio Air National Guard is following its peers in Indiana and Kentucky by scheduling a series of flyovers across the state this week. The "flybys" are similar to those occurring in cities like New York and Washington D.C. by the famed Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds demonstration teams.

Ambriehl Crutchfield / WVXU

One in three women work at jobs that are deemed essential.

Courtesy of / City of Cincinnati/Cincinnati Fire Department

An overflow hospital facility set up for Southwest Ohio is closing. The Duke Energy Convention Center was set up to handle COVID-19 patients, but now will be demobilized. UC Health says if needed, the site will be ready to reactivate within days.

Gov. Mike DeWine began his usual press conference Monday with a moment of silence to remember the four Kent State students who lost their lives 50 years ago.

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear responded Sunday to weekend protests at the state capitol against social distancing policies.

Bill Rinehart / WVXU

Hamilton County property owners have a little extra time to pay their second half 2019 real estate tax bills. 

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