Nearing 5 million cases, US response to coronavirus met with incredulity abroad

With America's list-leading 160,000 dead, politicized resistance to masks and rising caseload, European nations have barred American tourists and visitors from other countries with growing cases from freely traveling to the bloc.

COVID-19 Tracker: Check out the latest on test results around the country

  Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine again tests negative for coronavirus

Gov. Beshear: ‘We simply need to do better,’ 801 new cases of COVID-19 in Ky.

Gov. DeWine tests negative again for COVID-19 in PCR test

Learning Grove childcare center asks for financial government assistance

  Schools face big virus test as students return to classroom

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16 new deaths, an additional 1,294 COVID-19 cases reported over the last 24 hours in Ohio

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Saturday, Aug. 8

  Inside Look: Lakota schools prepares for fall return of students with safety measures in place

Kentucky Education Association comes out against in-person classes to begin school year

  Last-ditch virus aid talks collapse; no help for jobless now

  Postal Service loses $2.2B in 3 months as virus woes persist

  Harleys everywhere, masks nowhere: Sturgis draws thousands

The rally could become one of the largest public gatherings since the pandemic began.

  Hamilton County a ‘success story’ in Ohio’s fight against COVID-19

Since the beginning July, Hamilton County's daily new cases are down by 68 percent.

  Test that came back positive for DeWine not widely used in Ohio — but that could change

If you've been tested for COVID-19 in Ohio, you've likely gotten a PCR test, the "gold standard," not an antigen test, which is less reliable.

  US hiring slows in July as signs of lasting damage emerge

The United States added 1.8 million jobs in July, a pullback from the gains of May and June and evidence that the resurgent coronavirus is weakening hiring and the economic rebound.

  US reports show racial disparities in kids with COVID-19

Cardinals’ game against Cubs postponed after positive COVID-19 test

  New COVID-19 drive-thru testing sites open in Northern Kentucky

Time to register for virtual ‘Paddle for a Purpose’ is running out

  Suspension lifted of Georgia student who took crowded hallway photo

Kentucky State Police raise over $16K for Special Olympics

Salvation Army, Walmart team up for annual ‘Stuff the Bus’ campaign

It started Friday morning and ends Sunday

Face masks versus shields: Which is better and are shields compliant?

Face masks or face shields to protect against coronavirus and are shields compliant: masks provide a seal but shields protect eyes and can get reused.

  Texas boy delivers care packages to essential workers

Five-year-old Wilburt Coleman has been going door to door, giving care packages to families with essential workers and those most vulnerable to the virus.

UC, Cincinnati State to hold virtual graduation ceremonies this weekend

COVID-19 isn’t stopping area schools from creating alternative ways to conduct graduation ceremonies.

  NKU students to begin returning to campus

The move-in process for NKU students in the fall semester starts Monday, Aug. 10.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Friday, Aug. 7

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Ohio tax-free weekend: What you need to know

This year will be different due to the coronavirus pandemic

  Gov. DeWine tests negative for COVID-19 on second, different test

First Lady Fran DeWine and other members of DeWine’s staff have also tested negative.

  Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested positive Thursday for the coronavirus just ahead a planned meeting with President Donald Trump.

  ‘Worst nightmare’: Laid-off workers endure loss of $600 aid

An unemployed makeup artist with two toddlers and a disabled husband needs help with food and rent. A hotel manager says his unemployment has deepened his anxiety and kept him awake at night. A dental hygienist, pregnant with her third child, is struggling to afford diapers and formula.

  Virus talks on brink of collapse, sides still ‘far apart’

Both sides have set a goal of reaching a deal by week’s end.

  DeWine awaits result of second COVID test, describes possible symptom

The result of a second COVID-19 test taken by the governor could come Thursday night

Congress urges Postal Service to undo changes slowing mail

A Democratic senator said Thursday he is launching an investigation into changes at the U.S. Postal Service that are causing delays in mail deliveries across the country just as big volume increases are expected for mail-in election voting.

Were you exposed to COVID-19 at work? In most states, your employer isn’t required to tell you.

Employees say they were exposed to coworkers who tested positive for COVID-19 but were never informed by their employers. In most states, companies don't have to disclose cases.

  Gov. DeWine tests positive for COVID-19: ‘It’s a big surprise’

DeWine has no symptoms at the present time, according to the governor’s office.

  Gov. Andy Beshear extends mask mandate for 30 days

The governor says he will have additional guidance on Monday for bars and restaurants

  1.2 million seek jobless aid after $600 federal check ends

Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired.

Hamilton County out of the red for COVID-19

Hamilton County has improved from Level 3 (red) to Level 2 (orange) according to the latest update of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

  Mental health issues rise in children during pandemic, expert says

One child psychologist said he's seeing a significant increase in mental health issues among children.

  ‘Shame on all of you’: Obituary for man who died of COVID-19 complications blames Trump, people who won’t wear masks

David Nagy, 79, of Jefferson, died a needless death, his family pointed out in his obituary.

Don’t wear masks, PPE you didn’t order, KY Homeland Security says

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is warning Kentuckians of a potential scam related to unsolicited packages from foreign countries.

CDC: People are dying after drinking hand sanitizer

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says people are getting sick and even dying from ingesting hand sanitizer.

Ohio jobless claims continue to decline, latest figures show

Ohioans filed 25,952 initial jobless claims last week, according to statistics the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services.

  Cincinnati Children’s introduces new COVID-19 anxiety app

A new COVID-19 anxiety app from Cincinnati Children’s is providing self-help tools to cope with pandemic-associated anxiety.

  UC to limit capacity at Nippert Stadium

If fans can attend games, tickets would be limited to season ticket holders and students on a priority basis with a maximum attendance of 25%.

‘Cram the Cruiser’ with donated school supplies in Lebanon Thursday

The event is presented by Neighborhood Bridges Lebanon, the Countryside YMCA and Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce

‘We’re beaten’ Butler County bar closes with 10 p.m. halt on liquor sales

A Knight Game in Hamilton says the mandate took away the most profitable daily hours in a business that has always run on slim margins

  MLB tightening virus protocols, including masks in dugouts

The league made changes to its 2020 operations manual after outbreaks on the Miami Marlins and St. Louis Cardinals led to 21 postponements in the first two weeks of a shortened 60-game season.

  Rockettes cancel Christmas show due to coronavirus pandemic

All tickets sold for the 2020 show will be automatically refunded.

Broadway shows in Cincinnati rescheduled to 2021

Disney’s "Frozen" is still set to debut here in January

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Thursday, Aug. 6

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Signs ominous and hopeful as college sports hangs in balance

The NCAA Board of Governors handed off any decision on whether to hold championships for fall sports such as soccer and lower-level football to each division.

Our children may be suffering from stress and anxiety as the school year draws closer in Ohio

For many, it was a summer without the usual perks of the season, and that disappointment followed a school year that had been cut short by the coronavirus.

Akron bartender relieved bars are closing earlier because late-night patrons have punched, screamed at staff for enforcing social distancing rules

Akron Bartender says she is relieved the bars are closing earlier because late-night patrons have punched, screamed at bartenders for enforcing the social distancing rules

Facebook, citing virus misinformation, deletes Trump post

Facebook has deleted a post by President Donald Trump for the first time, saying it violated its policy against spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.

  Capitol negotiators still stuck, still trying on virus aid

After more than a week’s worth of meetings, at least some clarity is emerging in the bipartisan Washington talks on a huge COVID-19 response bill.

State Dept.: Russia pushes disinformation in online network

The State Department says Russia is using social media, state-funded media and a loose network of proxy websites to amplify conspiracy theories and misinformation, most recently around the coronavirus.

  NKY candy shop in danger of closing, owners make plea for support

Hickory Dickory in Dayton, Ky. is on its last legs.

  Milford School District announces fall plan with in-person classes

A Plan B exists if state and local health data take a turn.

  New COVID-19 testing protocols for Kentucky long-term care facilities

Kentucky officials said they anticipate around 65,000 tests per month from long term care facilities

UConn becomes 1st FBS team to cancel football season because of coronavirus

UConn canceled its 2020-2021 football season Wednesday, becoming the first FBS program to suspend football because of the coronavirus pandemic, as other schools had taken the Huskies off their schedules and the governor was reluctant to allow UConn to travel to states with high infection rates.

  ‘We are no less American’: Deaths pile up on Texas border

For nearly a month, this borderland of 2 million people in South Texas pleaded for a field hospital, but not until Tuesday was one ready and accepting patients.

  Walmart releases schedule for its parking lot drive-in theaters

Starting at 5 p.m. ET Wednesday, families can sign up for a location near them at

  Indiana health officials offer more guidance to schools as students return to class

Schools can stay open as long as every person does the responsible thing, the state health commissioner explained on Wednesday.

  More millennials buying homes during pandemic

Some in real estate say the coronavirus is pushing younger homebuyers out of the city and into their first homes.

Virginia first to roll out pandemic app from Apple, Google

The free Covidwise app is available in Apple and Android app stores as of Wednesday.

  Major cruise lines cancel departures through October

With new coronavirus clusters sprouting aboard ships overseas, the U.S. cruise industry is extending its suspension of operations through October

  Homeless among most vulnerable during COVID-19 pandemic

This might be the worst time to be homeless in America, and the nation may not have seen the worst of it yet.

165th Hamilton County Fair canceled, board of directors announces

The fair was scheduled for August 13-16.

Student loan borrowers: Don’t wait on Congress for more relief

Restarting payments for tens of millions of student loan borrowers will likely lead to delinquencies and defaults, experts say.

  Virus testing in the US is dropping, even as deaths mount

An Associated Press analysis found that the number of tests per day slid 3.6% over the past two weeks to 750,000, with the count falling in 22 states. That includes places like Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri and Iowa where the percentage of positive tests is high and continuing to climb.

  COVID-19 vaccine developer eyeing doses for less than $40

One of the U.S. companies working on a COVID-19 vaccine has released an anticipated price range for doses.

  Ohio judge rules that 10 p.m. last call on liquor must remain in favor of Gov. DeWine

In a courtroom in Columbus a judge is about to issue her decision on a lawsuit trying to over Ohio Governor Mike DeWine’s health order that instituted a 10 p.m. last call for alcohol in bars and restaurants last week.

  Hamilton Co. to offer PPE for schools

Commissioner Denise Driehaus discussed a Hamilton County CARES update, including PPE for schools.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Wednesday, Aug. 5

Here are your top COVID-19 headlines.

Images of student crowds raise questions in Georgia schools

Two suburban Atlanta school districts that began in-person classes Monday with mask-optional policies face more questions about COVID-19 safety protocols after on-campus pictures showed students packed shoulder-to-shoulder.

Beshear signals possible changes to Kentucky Derby crowd control plans

“Am I comfortable with having a crowd at the Derby?” Beshear said Tuesday. “If it were today, I would want to see some changes made to the plan."

  Progress slow as urgency grows on virus relief legislation

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says the two sides set a goal of reaching an agreement by the end of the week to permit a vote next week.