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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fire damages Hyde Park restaurant

  Newport Aquarium reopens Monday with new requirements

  Ohio casinos reopen with new coronavirus restrictions

Store closing sales underway at many JCPenney locations

  Coronavirus: Indiana casinos reopen Monday

Belterra Park, Belterra Casino Resort to open next week

  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.

Next phase of Newport development announced

Hotel and office buildings in Newport will begin construction by the end of the year

  Cincinnati BBQ restaurant free lunch offer to black community sparks controversy

Eli's co-owner says the promotion was not meant to exclude anyone

Big Ash Brewing temporarily closing after employee tests positive for COVID-19

$650,000 raised for Downtown, OTR businesses through gift card match

OTR small businesses have until Friday to apply for relief grant

Highpoint Health to merge with St. Elizabeth Healthcare

GE beginning to reduce 25% of its global workforce as planned

  Hospitals to enforce new procedures for visitors, Commissioner Driehaus says

  Ohio restaurants, bars reopen indoor seating

Restaurants across the state are starting to serve customers inside Thursday in the next phase of Gov. Mike DeWine’s plan for reopening Ohio.

  Small businesses facing obstacles to reopening

During these uncertain times, shops have had to make some adjustments to keep her business going.

House passes bill reforming Ohio’s domestic violence laws after teacher’s murder

'As concerns increase over rising instances of domestic violence due to COVID-19, it is crucial that this bill becomes law'

Ohioans’ personal info exposed in pandemic unemployment data breach, ODJFS says

The information reportedly included name, Social Security number and street address.

Hamilton Co. small businesses can begin applying for relief program

Driehaus said small businesses will be able to apply for forgivable loans for up to $10,000 per business.

Small businesses eligible for COVID-19 relief from OTR Chamber of Commerce

$500,000 small business fund created to support small businesses in Over-The-Rhine neighborhood reopening after COVID-19 shut down

Macy’s welcoming customers beginning Monday in Cincinnati-Dayton area

On Monday, Macy’s is reopening to customers and communities in the Cincinnati-Dayton area.

Kroger employees to receive ‘Thank You Pay’ after ‘Hero Bonuses’ come to an end

Hourly frontline grocery, supply chain, manufacturing, pharmacy, and call center associates will be eligible.

  Restaurants, hair salons, other businesses reopen in Ohio

Restaurants have been limited to carryout, drive-thru and delivery service for the past two months due to cororonavirus

  8 Cincinnati restaurants to open with expanded outdoor seating this weekend

The outdoor environments, set to open May 15, will ostensibly follow proper safety protocols and social distancing.

  Cincinnati, Lebanon restaurants working to finalize plans for in-street dining

“Everyone staying safe is the most important thing we can do right now."

Cincinnati-area Walmart stores begin 2-hour express delivery

Walmart locations in Cincinnati are beginning to offer a two-hour express delivery service.

Covington buys IRS site to prep for private development

The 23-acre property will be improved and prepared for private development.

Tri-State Best Buy stores letting customers in by appointment only

There are also a number of new safety protocols in place to keep employees and customers safe

  Tri-State malls reopen with restrictions following coronavirus closure

A look at the restrictions still in place at each mall.

Goodwill to reopen Kentucky stores

Donations will soon be accepted at Goodwill stores across Kentucky.

  Tri-State non-profit helping people in need get low cost cars

Cincinnati nonprofit sells/leases donated cars to people working to overcome poverty.

Record sales for Pure Romance amid coronavirus pandemic

'During this time, we’ve seen the world take time to focus on relationships, sexual health and self-care,' Patty Brisben, founder of Pure Romance, said.

Cleveland father fighting for stimulus check garnished by government because of back child support

Several parents are contacting 19 News investigators, hurting after the government took their stimulus check. One man is contesting the move in court, saying all the money should be his.

  Hamilton Co. announces new program to help small businesses

According to the Ohio Department of Health, there are 1,572 cases and 93 deaths in the county.

  Local mom creates social distancing shirts for a good cause

One-hundred percent of the sales of the shirts will go to a national COVID-19 response fund.

  Unemployment claims continue to overwhelm Ohio Dept. of Job and Family Services

There have been 974,000 unemployment claims in Ohio over six weeks.

Second round of NKY Restaurant Relief Fund gives $1K grants to bars, restaurants

Fifteen local bars and restaurants will soon have an additional $1,000 thanks to the NKY Restaurant Relief Fund.

  Staffmark looking to fill 300 jobs in Northern Kentucky, Cincinnati

Businesses are looking to hire more employees due to an increase in demand with the spread of coronavirus.

  New weekly filing process for Ohioans approved to receive unemployment

The change will take effect on Sunday, April 26

  Domino’s adding 200 more jobs in greater Cincinnati; other companies hiring

Businesses are looking to hire more employees due to an increase in demand with the spread of coronavirus.

Findlay Market launching gift certificate program

There are more than 50 full-time, independently-owned businesses from which customers can choose.

  Hamilton Co.: 576 confirmed coronavirus cases, 24 deaths

There are now 7,280 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Ohio and 324 confirmed deaths.

Gift card matching program raises more than $250K for downtown businesses

The Cincy Card Connection gift card matching program has raised more than $250,000 for Downtown businesses.

  Ohio bars, restaurants allowed to sell alcoholic beverages to go

Those delivering and picking up alcoholic beverages are still subject to open container laws, so drinks must stay sealed.

  Beauty supply store fights closure, wins court appeal

The owner of the store argued it should remain open because it sells essential items including personal hygiene products and more.

Fifth Third announces hiring spree, growth plans amid pandemic

The Cincinnati-based bank announced Monday it is hiring for nearly 1,000 positions.

  Kroger to limit number of customers in stores to help prevent coronavirus spread

Kroger also says it has started to test one-way aisles

Help wanted: Companies have jobs to fill despite the coronavirus pandemic

Businesses are looking to hire more employees due to an increase in demand with the spread of coronavirus.

Economic stimulus checks: What you need to know

Payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most people.

Kroger hiring 250 associates at pickup-only location

Job seekers should arrive with a resume and prepared for an on-site interview.

  Kroger opens pickup-only location in Greater Cincinnati

Kroger is introducing its first pickup-only location on March 25.

Coronavirus: GE Aviation to cut 10% of workers

GE Aviation said Monday it will cut 10% of its workforce, citing slumping demand in the face of the worldwide outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Help out Tri-State restaurants: Open for carry out, delivery

FOX19 NOW has a Facebook Group called Help Out Tri-State Restaurants.

Cincy Shirts teams with Holy Grail to raise funds for displaced employees

The Holy Grail at The Banks is raising funds for its employees through a collaboration with Cincy Shirts.

  TJ Maxx, HomeGoods, and Kohl’s stores closing for two weeks

TJ Maxx and HomeGoods will be closing their stores for two weeks, CEO and President Ernie Herrman announced on Thursday.

  More businesses, 181 BMV locations ordered to close by Gov. DeWine

Gov. DeWine gave more orders to help slow the spread of the coronavirus during Wednesday's press conference.

Macy’s closing stores in response to coronavirus outbreak

Stores will close at the end of business Tuesday, March 17 through Tuesday, March 31.

  Support Tri-State businesses in wake of COVID-19

Businesses want people to know they’ll still be up and running despite coronavirus concerns

P&G to office workers: Work from home for rest of March

“Social distancing is a key practice to contain COVID-19."

  Target to limit purchases, clean stores every 30 minutes due to coronavirus concerns

Target said they’re adding hours to each store’s payroll to make cleaning routines more rigorous.

Coronavirus test kits are now in Ohio, drastically reducing result time

Previously tests for Ohioans who possibly had coronavirus were sent out to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

SkyStar Wheel at The Banks moving for new, larger wheel

SkyStar is moving to make way for the construction of a new, larger wheel.

Cincinnati names new director for Emergency Communications Center

City Manager Patrick Duhaney announced on Thursday the city’s Emergency Communications Center has a new director, effective March 8.

  Loveland Dairy Whip open for the season

The perennial Tri-State sign that spring is just around the corner.

  Kenton Co. farm forced to burn hundreds of pounds of hemp

A Kentucky farm is out $40,000 after its crop tested above a government-enforced threshold for THC content.

NKY’s largest law firm moving HQ to downtown Covington

The move will bring 76 jobs to Covington's urban core, whose growth DBL Law credits with the move.

  National coalition coming to Convention Center in 2020

"The economical impact of this event will be felt for many years to come.”

Report: Costco food court soon to be off limits for non-members

The rule will begin in March.

  Closed OTR eatery Panino, owner sue 3CDC over ‘promise’ of beer garden

The lawsuit accuses Steve Leeper, president and CEO of 3CDC, of making a threat to Panino owner Nino Loreto’s father, who is from Italy, by allegedly saying 'Sicilians approach you with a bouquet of flowers in one hand and a switchblade in another.’”

Warren Buffett buys $500M stake in Kroger

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has acquired a 2.3 percent stake in Cincinnati-based Kroger, government disclosures say.

North Canton City Schools reveal contents found inside purse lost by student in 1957

Nearly nine months after a North Canton City Schools custodian found a purse missing since 1957, the school finally shared photos of what was found inside.

  Survey: Bad credit score is second only to cheating in causes of relationship angst

Of those surveyed, 51 percent would not marry someone who has bad credit.