Gov. Mike DeWine wants to use COVID relief funds to pay off state’s unemployment loan

The state’s Unemployment Trust Fund hasn’t been solvent since 1974 and was unable to pay out benefits during the pandemic.

In-person unemployment appointments coming to Northern Kentucky

  Former Covington admin. building to get taller, add apartments in ‘iconic’ project

  Text messages show Kentuckians with access to public figures got special attention on unemployment claims

  Ohio’s new unemployment claims dropping, fewer cases of fraud

  New bar in development across from FCC’s West End Stadium

  Local developers propose new hotel, restaurant for Lunken Airport

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Hotel, convention center proposed for ‘generational’ development in Middletown

  Director of Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is resigning

  New jobless claims mean new cases of unemployment fraud

Fund launched to help Black, brown owned small businesses in Cincinnati impacted by COVID-19

  Kentucky unemployment website suffers possible cyberattack

Fraught with fraud: Ohio’s unemployment system

Group designed to help reform Ohio’s troubled unemployment system finally meets

It’s taking up to 70 days for Ohio to process four out of every 10 claims.

  Kentucky auditor blasts state leadership for some unemployment problems

FOX19 NOW Investigates revealed that as of the first week of February, there were more than 400,000 unread emails that were sent to the unemployment office.

Date set to begin demolition of Millennium Hotel

The Millennium Hotel on West Fifth Street shut down on Dec. 31, 2019.

  ‘It’s definitely something massive’: Ohio unemployment fraud claims skyrocket

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services believes at least 77,000 unemployment claims filed in February are fraudulent.

Window Nation now open for business in Cincinnati

State auditor: Kentucky’s unemployment office ignored at least 400,000 emails

  ‘Save Local’ campaign kicks off to help downtown businesses

  Ohio’s unemployment crisis: Who’s accountable? And is anyone holding them accountable?

  New team assembled to help with Ohio’s unemployment issues

$77 million OTR development moves forward without guaranteed affordable housing

  Ohio paid $330M in fraudulent unemployment claims in December

ODJFS Director Kimberely Henderson said approximately 100,000 fraudulent PUA claims in December were stopped.

Help furnish new home provided to local Marine by Homes for Our Troops

Joshua Sust was enlisted in the United States Marine Corps as an Infantryman.

Top emergency locksmith cases in Cincinnati, Ohio

Many of us have already had some emergency situations in life and some of us have had some experience with emergency lockout services.

  Ohio’s unemployment fraud becoming national problem

The cases of fraud filtering through Ohio’s unemployment office are spreading like wildfire.

Get an Ohio 1099-G tax form but didn’t apply for unemployment? Here’s what to do

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services lists three steps to help those who suspect they might be victims of identity theft.

  Kentucky man baffled after receiving Ohio unemployment tax documents

Thousands of 1099-G forms were sent out to those who never applied for unemployment, indicating fraud.

  Hotel industry seeing devastating impact from COVID-19 in Cincinnati

Down 37 percent from 2019, occupancy was 41% in 2020.

More than 1,000 full-time jobs coming to southwest Ohio

The jobs are being added by Everything But The House and CBTS Technology Solutions

Ohio AG asks Congress to shield unemployment fraud victims from getting taxed

About 1.7 million 1099-G forms will be sent to Ohioans this month.

  Unemployment identity theft claims thousands of victims in Ohio, agency head says

More than 166,000 Ohioans could be affected.

Maple Knoll staff people named 2020 LeadingAge Ohio Award recipients

Ohio’s voice for the continuum of long-term services and supports, LeadingAge Ohio, today announced its full slate of 2020 award winners

FDA recalls products from pet food brand after 28 deaths, 8 illnesses in dogs

The Food and Drug Administration said the food contains potentially fatal levels of aflatoxin.

  Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Backs Program to Help Substance Abusers, Develop Recovery-Friendly Work Environments, And Advocate for Criminal Justice Reform

The mission of “Kentucky Comeback: Hope, Healing, and a Fair Chance” is to build a broad-based coalition to dramatically transform the state’s approach to addiction and criminal justice.

Pedestrian park, permanent outdoor dining proposed for The Banks

The city also proposes to create a permanent outdoor drinking area at The Banks, so you can take your drinks outside from one bar to the next.

  Kentucky business owners rejoice after Gov. Beshear lifts indoor dining restrictions

Starting Monday, restaurants and bars in Kentucky can resume indoor dining at 50% capacity.

  Ohio borrowing nearly $7M per day on average to pay unemployment benefits

“We aren’t alone in this,” Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Director Kimberly Hall said.

Protect your family this holiday season with Eagle’s Locksmith

Theft and property crime rates increase dramatically during Thanksgiving and the new year.

Shopping for video game consoles this holiday season? Watch out for scams

Scammers are targeting holiday shoppers looking for video game consoles this year.

  Steps to take to avoid online shopping scams

Deloitte has estimated a 25 to 35% increase in online holiday shopping in 2020.

  New holiday programs help safely support small shops in OTR

The OTR Chamber of Commerce is working to make sure there are opportunities for you and your family to shop local. offers 20 complimentary evaluations on Veterans Day connects qualifying patients with compassionate doctors that are state-certified to make medical marijuana recommendations

  Hundreds of jobs coming to Clermont Co. with new Purina factory

Purina said the goal is to have 300 people employed at the new factory by 2024.

Local bar closed for extra cleaning after group refused to follow COVID-19 protocol

A local bar says they are closed Sunday for extra cleaning after a group of customers refused to follow COVID-19 protocol.

BIGGBY® Coffee expands to Cincinnati’s West Side

The new branch opens its doors on October 27.

  Cold weather could put a damper on outdoor dining

We’ve been fortunate to have warm weather for a majority of the month, but cold weather is right around the corner.

Macy’s hiring more than 1,400 in Ohio for holiday season

Macy’s will conduct all interviews for in-store opportunities by phone.

Cincinnati to host first convention since start of pandemic

Airline and convention executives are hoping to make the case that flying and gathering for business is safe again.

  Longtime Tri-State staple needs help reopening

While the owner was fortunate enough to find a new location, it is still a challenge opening in the middle of a pandemic.

Ohio may have paid out more than 100K fraudulent unemployment claims

The Ohio unemployment office is working to determine whether they mistakenly paid out unemployment benefits they believe were fraudulent.

  6 months, still no unemployment benefits for Tri-State woman

She was furloughed on March 13 when restaurants were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Presidential pursuits: Oval Office replica in Mentor home listing

The home is 20 years old.

Surviving as an independent contractor in the current economy

AdClub Cincinnati will present a virtual panel discussion on the gig economy and how you can thrive in it.

  Local farm turned into an outdoor market

Vendors at Charm on the Farm sell everything from vintage decor to handmade goods.

Fire at Blue Oven Bakery location halts production, owners say

A major production site for Blue Oven Bakery is out of commission after a fire Thursday night.

  Hamilton Co. announces second round of grants for small businesses

Hamilton County commissioners announced the second round of grants for small businesses impacted by COVID-19.

Greater Cincinnati Domino’s stores looking to hire 350 team members

The positions include delivery drivers, customer service representatives, assistant managers and managers.

Covington unanimously approves changes to rental requirements

According to a news release, the city claims the changes will make it easier for landlords to navigate and achieve their goal of maintaining safe and decent housing for those who need it.

  Black-owned business owners pleased with support during COVID-19 pandemic

August is National Black-Owned Business Month and according to the U.S Census, there are more than two million Black-owned businesses in the U.S.

Amazon looking to fill 1,250 positions in NKY

The positions are for its customer fulfillment centers and delivery facilities,

Around 270K Ohio unemployment claims put on temporary fraud alert hold

Thee claims were put on hold after ODJFS says patterns of suspicious behavior were discovered

Food producer bringing 128 jobs to Sharonville

The project is expected to create 128 new jobs and result in more than $4 million of new payroll.

Apple Store at Kenwood Towne Centre closed ‘until further notice’

Apple announced it would again be closing some of its U.S. stores as COVID-19 cases continue to rise

P&G announces ‘new commitment’ to protect, restore nature

'Climate change is happening, and action is needed now,' said David Taylor, P&G chairman, president and chief executive officer

Carew Tower: One of Cincinnati’s most historic landmarks has been offered for sale to highest bidder

The 90-year-old Carew Tower, one of downtown Cincinnati's most historic landmarks, has been offered for sale to the highest bidder.

  Tri-State woman ordered to pay back thousands in unemployment benefits

For 15 weeks she received unemployment benefits from the state. Then she got a letter, without explanation, saying she owed it all back.

  Non-profit helping three times the usual amount of clients during coronavirus pandemic

Between March 16 and April 3, they helped 951 families, which is more than 2,000 individuals.

  GE Aviation lands $100m Air Force contract for F-15 engines

Work on the engines is expected to be completed in November 2022.

First Financial, 3CDC provide $50K to damaged downtown businesses

They estimate the total damage to be more than $275,000.

Fire damages Hyde Park restaurant

Units were dispatched to the fire around 3:30 a.m. at the Dancing Roll.

  Newport Aquarium reopens Monday with new requirements

Expect to wear a mask, have a temperature check and make a reservation

  Ohio casinos reopen with new coronavirus restrictions

Poker tables and live events or concerts will not be allowed until further notice, state officials say

Store closing sales underway at many JCPenney locations

Struggling retailer JCPenney is starting the shutdown process for many of its locations.

  Ohio now borrowing money to meet unemployment obligation, DeWine says

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced June 16 is the first day that the state has had to borrow money to meet its unemployment obligation.

  Coronavirus: Indiana casinos reopen Monday

Ohio casinos and racinos can reopen starting Friday

Belterra Park, Belterra Casino Resort to open next week

Both casinos will reopen with limited amenities.

  Call wait times drop, thousands of unemployment claims from March still not processed

The average time people are waiting on the phone to reach a call center worker is 24 minutes. On May 28th, it was 48 minutes.

  Tri-State casinos announce reopening dates, cleaning protocols

Hollywood and Rising Star casinos have announced their reopening dates after being closed for months due to the coronavirus.

Cincinnati Sports Club opens adults only pool

Adults only pool opens for the summer at lower capacity.