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JobsOhio will invest up to $100 million in the Cincinnati Innovation District in Uptown over the next 10 years aiming to get $2 billion return on investment, including 15,000 STEM graduates.

Eric Holcomb
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Updated 5:18 p.m.

Health officials have announced the first coronavirus cases in Indiana and Kentucky. 

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A spokeswoman for the Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau says there are approximately 200 conventions and meetings planned locally this year, and fear of COVID-19 doesn't appear to be influencing them yet. Jenell Walton says none of the events have canceled or been postponed. She says the CVB is monitoring the outbreak and any potential impact on visitors and the region.

Sarah Ramsey

Attorneys for Cincinnati say the city should not be found in contempt of court concerning the MSD federal consent decree.

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Ohio's presidential primary on March 17 was once expected to be a dull affair, with little impact on the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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The Hamilton County commissioners passed a resolution Thursday night to participate in a proposed statewide settlement of a number of lawsuits filed against opioid manufacturers and distributors.

Former Governor Ted Strickland is officially joining the effort to repeal capital punishment, saying he regrets the way he handled Ohio’s death penalty while he was in office. 

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Eels of varying sizes - from worm-like to five feet in length - are plunging the depths of the Newport Aquarium. Shipwreck: Realm of the Eels opens Friday with five shipwreck-themed zones.

Ohio Issues Public Order Banning Most Spectators At Arnold Sports Festival

Mar 5, 2020

The state of Ohio has issued a public health order prohibiting most spectators at this week's Arnold Sports Festival. Event organizers say they will comply with the restrictions.

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Teddy has taken well to his new gig as grief therapy dog at a Springfield Township cemetery. Even though he's still "in training," the one-year-old golden doodle has already begun comforting grieving families.

Gov. Andy Beshear’s administration has launched a website where Kentuckians with felony records can determine if they have had their voting rights restored.

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Cincinnati City Council officially has a new member. Republican Elizabeth "Betsy" Sundermann was sworn in Wednesday evening after being appointed to replace Amy Murray, who is leaving to take a job in D.C.

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Snow is melting faster in Kentucky as warmer average winters bring about fewer days of snow cover, according to State Climatologist Stuart Foster.

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Road resurfacing work is expected to begin next month in parts of Hamilton County using money from the gas tax which rose last July. Acting County Engineer Eric Beck says his budget is increasing from approximately $2 million to $4 million. That will allow the department to double the number of roads paved last year.

With Super Tuesday voting over, the focus will shift to the six states that will vote March 10, followed by Ohio and the three states that hold primaries on March 17. It’s the first time Ohio has voted on St. Patrick’s Day, and it’s created a few problems.

The Kentucky House of Representatives has passed a bill that would require voters to show a photo ID in order to cast ballots in this year’s General Election, a top legislative priority for Republican leaders in the legislature.

After significant revisions, the measure provides several ways for those without photo IDs to vote, but opponents of the legislation say it will suppress voter turnout and create confusion for voters and election officials. Because of those revisions, the bill will go back to the Senate for final approval before heading to Gov. Andy Beshear.

On Tuesday, Rep. Angie Hatton, a Democrat from Whitesburg, was gaveled down by the House Speaker after accusing Republicans of pushing the bill for political reasons.


The Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus has become the largest mass gathering in the U.S. to be all but cancelled because of concerns surrounding the potential spread of the coronavirus.

In an election season marked by rancor and divisiveness, the Northern Kentucky Forum at Northern Kentucky University is hosting community conversations at local libraries about health care, immigration and the economy in order to encourage participants to find common ground despite philosophical and political differences.

Courtyesy of Green Township Fire & EMS Facebook

Firefighters and EMS professionals in Hamilton County now have access to a tool designed to make it easier to get information as they're headed to a scene.

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At the beginning of each new Cincinnati City Council term, council members must complete a "successor designation certificate," listing which council members he or she wants to make a selection should their council seat become vacant.

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