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Lebanon student-athlete tests positive for COVID-19, school official says

  Day inside UC Hospitals during COVID-19 pandemic

Ohio reports 22 new COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours

  NKY bar owner issues statement after video shows defiance of mask order

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Sunday, July 12

Ohio reports 1,328 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday

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Gov. Beshear: ‘We are no longer in a plateau’, 453 new COVID-19 cases in Ky.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Saturday, July 11

  Ky. mask mandate could face legal challenge as governor, AG spar on pandemic measures

  4 months after pandemic closure, live music returns to historic Newport venue

  Beshear says return to ‘old normal’ possible if Kentuckians follow mask mandate

Mask will be required to attend 2020 Bengals games

Ohio has highest spike in COVID-19 cases in 21 days, health officials say

The Ohio Department of Health reports 1,525 cases of COVID-19 cases within a 21-day period

Free COVID-19 drive-through testing site in Kenton County

Testing will take place at Summit View Academy starting Tuesday, July 14

Hamilton County health officials see decrease in childhood vaccinations

Hamilton County Public Health officials say that parents and caregivers should not put off getting their child vaccinated.

  Kings Island reopens to general public

The park has been open for season pass holders since July 2.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Friday, July 10

Put-in-Bay testing employees for COVID-19 after cases increase

  Beshear announces 30-day statewide mask mandate for Kentucky: Read it here

  Clermont Co. upgraded to Level 3, Hamilton and Butler moving in wrong direction

How genetic testing and precision medicine are improving cancer outcomes

  OTR soup kitchen reopens following COVID-19 exposure

Cleveland Clinic researchers find ‘significant’ uptick in ‘broken heart syndrome’ during coronavirus pandemic

Researchers with the Cleveland Clinic hospital system reported seeing a recent increase in a heart condition caused by extreme emotional stress, more commonly known as the “broken heart syndrome,” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ohio sheriff dispels rumor about CCW holders and carrying a gun while wearing a mask

The Geauga County Sheriff’s Office took to social media to debunk a rumor that the department has seen about carrying a concealed weapon license, or CCW, holders and face coverings.

  Where to get a free coronavirus test in Cincinnati

Anyone can get the free test and no appointment is needed.

Ohio jobless claims decline for 10th week in a row

Applications for unemployment have declined for the tenth week in a row as more people go back to work, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services said.

Hamilton County Justice Center sees increase in COVID-19 cases

All COVID-positive patients are isolated from the general population in the jail.

  Cincinnati mask ordinance not being enforced yet

The ordinance says businesses may refuse customers if they do not wear a mask.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Thursday, July 9

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  News anchors, gym-goers, police: Every exemption to Ohio’s mask mandate

See a police officer, news anchor, gym-goer or beer-chugger not wearing a mask? The order allows it.

  Mask ordinance takes effect in Hamilton County: Read it here

The mask ordinance will stay in effect until Butler and Hamilton Counties are no longer in the 'red' on the state's advisory system.

  Maslow’s Army helps mother of 5 get back on her feet

Dystine Snapp and her kids now have a roof over their heads — and a path forward after a bout of homelessness.

OSU pauses workouts across several sports after student athletes test positive for COVID-19

The Ohio State Department of Athletics paused all voluntary workouts on campus Wednesday following the results of its most recent COVID-19 testing of student-athletes.

  Who will enforce the mask mandate in Butler County?

The new mask mandate is now in effect in Butler County, but there may not be anyone to enforce it.

773 new virus cases reported in Kentucky since Monday

The surge means Kentucky could be out of the 'safe zone'

Ohio rep criticizes state’s virus response: ‘STOP GETTING TESTED'

The rural Ohio Republican says "frauds" in Ohio's government are lying about the pandemic.

  Kings Island employee tests positive for coronavirus

The park’s statement did not say when the associate last worked.

Federal agencies, hazmat crews respond to Florida church selling COVID-19 ‘miracle solution’

Multiple agencies were called to the Genesis II Church of Health and Healing in Bradenton in connection with search warrants.

1,277 new COVID-19 cases, at least 21 more deaths reported in Ohio over last 24 hours

As of Wednesday, the Department of Health said 2,991 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 60,181 cases reported statewide.

Zip Dip closing temporarily after employee’s positive coronavirus test, business says

The Facebook post said the employee last worked in late June.

Survey finds Kentuckians have been drunk for 50 hours during lockdown

New research out Wednesday shows Kentuckians have been drunk for approximately seven full days during 11 weeks of lockdown.

Cincinnati Zoo requiring guests wear masks in most areas

Masks will be required in all indoor buildings and some outdoor areas.

  Thousands of masks to be handed out to Butler Co. residents later this week

The masks will be available later this week at select locations throughout Butler County, officials said.

  Mask mandate for Butler, Hamilton counties goes into effect Wednesday

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued this order after the governor spoke with county and city health commissioners in the seven red level risk counties.

  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.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Wednesday, July 8

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  How will Cincinnati’s mask ordinance be enforced? The Health Department explains

See someone not wearing a mask? You won't be calling 911.

  Cincinnati Observatory reopens with social distancing, creativity in mind

Small group sizes means more time at the telescope!

  Butler County Sheriff: ‘I am not going to be the mask police’

"We’re not going to enforce this edict from the governor on wearing masks, period,” Jones said.

Warren County to offer pop-up COVID-19 testing

No appointment is necessary.

Ohio AG helping residents get their ticket refunds

Ohioans who bought tickets for events that were canceled and not rescheduled should first contact the ticket seller to request refunds.

Contact sports in Ohio get short-term ‘return to play’ order

Lt. Gov. Jon Husted stated this order is a short-term “return to play.”

METRO requiring facial coverings for riders starting this week

The requirement will begin at 6 p.m on Wednesday, July 8.

Cincinnati Public Schools distributing electronic devices to students

Students in grades 2-3 will receive iPads, while students in grades 4 -12 will receive a laptop.

Pop-up coronavirus testing sites remain open in Hamilton County

Anyone can get a no-cost test at the pop-up testing locations.

Patients possibly exposed to coronavirus at Urgent Care of Hamilton, Health Dept. says

The Health Department says if you were at the facility in late June or early July you might have been exposed to the coronavirus.

  Hoxworth Blood Center asking for donors during critical need

Organizers say they need 400 donors per day for stable inventory.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Tuesday, July 7

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  Businesses, chamber of commerce preparing for mask mandate ahead of Thursday launch

"If we want things to get back to normal, the surest way that we can do that is put your mask on"

  COVID hospitalizations returning to springtime peaks in Ohio

A true picture of Ohio’s COVID-19 surge might not become clear for several more weeks.

Ohio extending unemployment benefits for up to 20 weeks

These extra weeks became available because Ohio’s insured unemployment rate was higher than the necessary minimum, the ODJFS said.

  COVID-19 testing sites to go to in Hamilton County

Several COVID-19 testing sites will be opening this week Hamilton County due to the spike in cases.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Monday, July 6

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  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Sunday, July 5

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968 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over last 24 hours

As of Sunday, the Department of Health said 2,911 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 57,151 cases reported statewide.

Indiana State Department of Health Sunday update: 596 new cases, 6 new deaths

According to the ISDH, 596 new positive cases have been reported in Indiana Sunday morning, bringing the total number of positive cases to 48,008.

Be respectful: fireworks may trigger PTSD in veterans

While many have started celebrating the 4th of July weekend with fireworks, it’s important to note that the flashes and loud noises could be upsetting for veterans.

926 new COVID-19 cases reported in Ohio over last 24 hours

As of Saturday, the Department of Health said 2,907 Ohioans have died from the coronavirus with at least 56,183 cases reported statewide.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Saturday, July 4

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  Police look to repair rift with community as city shooting deaths climb

"We need to be vocal about what we are seeing and begin to heal our city"

7th Metro bus operator tests positive for COVID-19, riders asked to self-monitor

If you rode the operator's line on June 29, you're encouraged to watch out for symptoms.

NKY judge grants injunction against Beshear’s orders on race tracks, child care

The suit claims the governor has made "value judgments" to decide which business should suffer during the pandemic.

Public Library of Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. temporarily pausing in-person service due to surge in COVID-19 cases

All of the 28 open locations will continue to provide curbside or drive-thru service.

Cincinnati Zoo offers free admission for military Saturday

This holiday weekend also marks the return of the zoo train and giraffe feedings.

  Cincinnati Reds to light up the night sky with drive in fireworks Coney Island

Guests will watch the fireworks light up the night sky without having to leave their vehicles.

  Cincinnati Reds begin summer training as 2 players test positive for COVID-19

The Cincinnati Reds are holding their first full team workout on Friday.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Friday, July 3

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  Married 71 years, Ohio couple die from COVID-19 one day apart

Glenn and Gertrude Richardson’s 72nd anniversary would have been Friday.

  Cincinnati mask ordinance to go before council Friday

Violators would face a possible civil fine of $25.

  Mayor says CPS should go to full 5-day schedule when students return in fall

Cranley said he doesn't want to see CPS students fall behind those in suburban districts that have decided to return to full schedules.