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

  Small businesses facing obstacles to reopening

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

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

Hamilton Co. small businesses can begin applying for relief program

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

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

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

  Restaurants, hair salons, other businesses reopen in Ohio

  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

  Tri-State malls reopen with restrictions following coronavirus closure

Goodwill to reopen Kentucky stores

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

Record sales for Pure Romance amid coronavirus pandemic

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

  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.

  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.

  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.

Fifth Third: Bank employees stole, gave out customer info

The information reportedly included social security numbers, address, phone numbers, and account numbers.

Ultimate Air Shuttle to expand service from Lunken to Nashville and Cleveland

Ultimate Air Shuttle will be expanding its public charter service to Nashville and Cleveland in March.

  Downtown businesses worried about impact of Macy’s headquarters closure

“We became like a big family actually. We know them by name. They come in every day.”

  Macy’s closing Cincinnati headquarters Downtown, adding jobs to Mason, Springdale

Macy’s is closing their national headquarters located downtown, a source told FOX19 NOW.

  City leaders react to closure of Macy’s Downtown offices: ‘We’ll get past this’

The corporate giant announced plans Tuesday to move several hundred jobs outside the city in an effort to cut costs and boost profits.

  Millennium Hotel liquidation sale begins today

Everything must go - items inside the Millennium Hotel are up for sale.

Raising Ohio’s minimum wage: State’s top cop certifies petition to increase it to $13 by 2025

If voters approve the proposal, it would increase the minimum wage to $9.60 an hour on Jan. 1, 2021 and then by 85 cents each year for four years to reach $13 an hour in 2025

Owner says anonymous businessperson has paid off The Farm’s IRS debt

“The Farm” in Delhi has been holding banquets, company parties, dinner dances, and wedding receptions since 1940.

  Owner hopes to save ‘The Farm’ from auction block

“The Farm” in Delhi has been holding banquets, company parties, dinner dances, and wedding receptions since 1940.

Ohio marks one-year anniversary of medical marijuana sales

The state says about 78,000 people have received physician recommendations and have registered with the state to use cannabis.

  Checkout time for Millennium Hotel

Its owners entered into a sale agreement with the Port Authority of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority

Christ Hospital to expand NKY facility instead of buying former hotel, officials say

Instead, officials say they will look to expand their already existing services in Fort Wright and other potential sites in northern Kentucky.

United Airlines debuts first CRJ-550 aircraft at CVG

It features more legroom, storage and amenities than any other regional aircraft flying today, company officials say

  Millennium Hotel to shut down

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said earlier this year he was considering filing a lawsuit against the hotel

Florida teen and her siblings rescued from “deplorable conditions” after she calls hotline to report parents, suicidal thoughts

On October 31, deputies say the teen called an Abuse Hotline and said she was thinking about killing herself because of the home she was living in and alleged physical and emotional abuse by her mother.

Miami Valley Gaming and Racing proposes $100 million expansion project

The proposal includes a new hotel, restaurant, parking garage and more.

Macy’s to stop selling real fur by end of fiscal year 2020

Macy's Inc. says it will stop selling real fur by the end of its fiscal year 2020 at its namesake stores and Bloomingdale's as well as its discount outlets.

Former OTR Kroger is being demolished

The former Kroger building on Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine is being demolished.