Coronavirus

  Massive protests worldwide raise fears of new coronavirus outbreaks

Health experts fear that silent carriers of the virus who have no symptoms could unwittingly infect others at packed gatherings with people cheering and jeering, many without masks.

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

Single-digit deaths reported Sunday in Indiana for first time since March

Just 6 new COVID deaths reported Sunday in Ohio

  Many states scrambling to update hurricane plans for coronavirus

  NY governor signs bill granting front-line worker death benefits in coronavirus fight

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Sunday, May 31

Waiting to go to Kings Island or Cincinnati Zoo? You’re going to have to wait longer

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Coronavirus cases in Ohio surpass 35K total

Indiana State Department of Health Saturday update: 693 new cases, 13 new deaths

US food prices see historic jump, are likely to stay high

  US cities fear protests may fuel new wave of virus outbreaks

  Partygoer at Missouri’s Lake of Ozarks tests positive for COVID-19

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Saturday, May 30

  Nearly $44 million economic recovery aid gets approved in Indiana

On Friday, Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the approval of $44 million, including $37 million in federal funding to help Indiana’s small businesses and manufactures.

  Trump takes aim at WHO as US economic outlooks worsens

In the U.S., the virus threw more than 2 million people out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses, stoking fears the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the world's largest economy.

  Roughly 2,000 people could be evicted including women, children

As many as 2,000 evictions could be coming through the courthouse in Hamilton County.

  Homeless student in Florida graduates as valedictorian

Martin Folsom and his mother have been in and out of homelessness since he was a kid and throughout his four years at A. Philip Randolph Career Academies.

Trump strikes China over virus, Hong Kong and student visas

  Virus ignited in US no earlier than mid-January, study says

UC students develop interactive dashboard to help track COVID-19

New York City eyes June 8 for first phase of reopening

  Sewage could be key in detecting coronavirus outbreaks

TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods to reopen all stores in next month

  Secrecy on legislator’s COVID-19 illness roils Pa. statehouse

A bitter partisan fight over a Pennsylvania lawmaker’s decision to wait a week before disclosing his COVID-19 diagnosis spread to the House floor Thursday, and the state attorney general declined to investigate.

Debate over $600 in jobless aid to intensify as claims rise

The money, included in a government relief package enacted in March, is set to expire July 31.

  US consumer spending sinks by record 13.6% in face of virus

U.S. consumer spending plunged by a record-shattering 13.6% in April as the viral pandemic shuttered businesses, forced millions of layoffs and sent the economy into a deep recession.

New Zealand down to one active coronavirus case

New Zealand health authorities have reported no new virus cases for a week.

Health commissioner discusses breakdown of complaints in Hamilton Co.

Hamilton County Health Commissioner Greg Kesterman will share of a breakdown of complaints received across the county.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Friday, May 29

Here are the top COVID-19 headlines for Monday, May 25.

  Kentucky pools to reopen for summer as state keeps ‘crushing’ the curve

Kentucky’s pools have a reopening date, as does one of its largest amusement parks.

  US virus deaths top 100,000, 41 million unemployed

Worldwide, the virus has infected more than 5.6 million people and killed over 350,000, with the U.S. having the most confirmed cases and deaths.

  What could schooling look like in the fall? Tri-State superintendents discuss

"We have to do something on universal Wi-Fi. We have to."

  Hamilton cancels 4th of July parade, moves forward with plans for fireworks

The city says not having the fireworks would send the wrong message.

  Kentucky unemployment website experienced April data breach

Gov. Beshear says he is "not satisfied by the response."

Washington recovers $300M in fraudulent unemployment claims

Washington officials say the state has recovered $300 million paid to criminals who used stolen personal information to file fraudulent unemployment benefit claims.

‘Feisty’ 103-year-old survives virus, celebrates with beer

“Feisty" is the way Shelley Gunn describes her 103-year-old grandmother.

  Sweden steadfast in strategy as virus toll continues rising

Sweden took a relatively soft approach to fighting the coronavirus, one that attracted international attention. Large gatherings were banned, but restaurants and schools for younger children have stayed open.

Mason Rep. calls for resignation of Ohio Health Director Dr. Amy Acton

Mason's Rep. Paul Zeltwanger criticized Acton for what he saw as a failure to provide accurate information to the public

Cincinnati Pops ‘Red, White & Boom’ concert canceled

The annual CSO concert was canceled because of COVID-19

University of Cincinnati furloughs 360 employees

The furloughs will run June 1-July 30.

Last minute reservations still available for Indiana campers

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources says that most of the campgrounds are booked, but campers can still book last minute.

  Gov. Mike DeWine announces outdoor visitation at some Ohio assisted living facilities

The restrictions do not yet apply to nursing homes.

CVS opens 34 COVID-19 testing sites in Ohio

Drive-thru testing sites made available as part of 1,000 testing site commitment from CVS

  Red Bike returns with free rides for frontline workers, new fleet of e-bikes

Cincy Red Bike returns immediately, with bikes available Thursday, May 28.

  House approves changes to business virus aid subsidy program

The House gave sweeping bipartisan approval Thursday to legislation to modify a new “paycheck protection” program for businesses that have suffered COVID-related losses.

37 new COVID-19 deaths reported in Indiana

242,287 tests have been reported to ISDH, up from 235,333 on Wednesday.

  Coronavirus takes deadly toll on African American communities

Coronavirus has had a disproportionate impact on African-Americans, as minority communities have seen much higher rates of infection and death.

Xavier University to reduce long weekends starting fall semester

To reduce the spread of the novel coronavirus, the faculty and staff at Xavier University announced Thursday that they will reduce long weekends starting this fall semester.

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

A brewery in Anderson Township is temporarily shutting its doors after one of their employees tested positive for COVID-19.

  Ohio jobless claims top 1.2 million as lawmakers consider studying, reforming state unemployment system

Last week alone, Ohio saw more than 42,000 new jobless claims

  2.1 million workers filed for unemployment last week

The national jobless rate was 14.7% in April, the highest since the Great Depression, and many economists expect it will near 20% in May.

Trump continues to claim broad powers he doesn’t have

As he battles the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers that legal scholars say the president simply doesn't have. And he has repeatedly refusing to spell out the legal basis for those powers.

  House casts proxy votes in pandemic, Republicans have doubts

It was a day for the history books on Capitol Hill: For the first time, House lawmakers voted by proxy, an unprecedented move to avoid the risks of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

  Coronavirus coverage: What you need to know for Thursday, May 28

Here are the top COVID-19 headlines for Monday, May 25.

Ohio Representatives introduce bipartisan bill to get kids back to school safely in the fall

Ohio Representatives introduce bipartisan bill to get kids back to school safely in the fall

Los Angeles allows shopping, worship sooner than expected in pandemic

Retail shops and offices were allowed to open Wednesday and the largest Roman Catholic archdiocese in the U.S. announced a plan to resume services as Los Angeles County took another step toward a reopening that seemed hard to imagine a week ago.

  US death toll from coronavirus surges past 100,000 people

Outbreaks are still climbing in much of the Americas, while many countries in Asia and much of Europe are making steady progress in containing the deadliest pandemic in years.

  With some schools struggling, UC sets record for summer enrollment

It’s the first time UC has seen more than 20,000 students in summer courses in its more-than 200 year history.

Nursing home advocates speak out against state bills that would allow legal immunity during pandemic

Nursing home advocates said the bills would strip away accountability when their loved ones need it the most.

Ohio reaches two-week low in current ICU visits, cases continue decline

Currently 885 Ohioans are hospitalized with COVID-19 and 313 are in the ICU.

  Coronavirus in Kentucky now in ‘decline’ phase, Gov. Beshear says

The recent numbers suggest Kentucky is now in the decline stage with the coronavirus, Gov. Beshear said Wednesday.

Through kids’ eyes: Virus outbreak brings sadness, fear, joy

Associated Press reporters around the world asked kids about living with the virus and to use art to show us what they believe the future might hold. Some sketched or painted, while others sang, danced ballet, built with LEGOs. A few just wanted to talk.

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

More than 280 businesses benefitted from the program, 3CDC reports.

Inquiry into Russia probe carries political consequences

Attorney General William Barr says he doesn’t expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s presumed Democratic opponent this summer.

YMCA Greater Cincinnati locations to open in June

Some locations will open before other but the YMCA says all Greater Cincinnati fitness centers will open in June.

Boeing slashes 12,000 jobs as virus seizes travel industry

Boeing is cutting more than 12,000 jobs through layoffs and buyouts as the coronavirus pandemic seizes the travel industry. And the aircraft maker says more cuts are coming.

  CEO pay has topped $12.3M. Can it keep rising post-pandemic?

The typical pay package for CEOs at the biggest U.S. companies topped $12.3 million last year, and the gap between the boss and their workforces widened further, according to AP’s annual survey of executive compensation.

  Disney, SeaWorld announce plans for Florida parks to reopen

Disney World's reopening plan was approved Wednesday by Orange County, Fla. officials, clearing a hurdle to inviting people back in July.

OTR small businesses have until Friday to apply for relief grant

Those interested in receiving a grant from the OTR Small Business Relief Program must apply by Friday

  Landlord threatens Texas church’s lease over COVID relief effort

The need is evident for the food bank at The Redeemed Christian Church of God Royal Priesthood Parish, with hundreds of families lined up.

  Indiana reports 370 new coronavirus cases, 21 deaths on Wednesday

The state health department reports more than 300 new cases and 20 deaths on Wednesday.

Cincinnati State releases plan for fall

Cincinnati State has developed a plan for the Fall 2020 Semester.

  Ford heats up police SUVs to 133 degrees to kill COVID-19

Ford has unveiled a new tool to help neutralize COVID-19 and other germs inside police vehicles.

  CDC: More than 62,000 healthcare workers sickened by COVID-19, at least 291 dead

On Tuesday the federal agency stated more than 62,000 healthcare professionals contracted the coronavirus in the U.S., a big jump from the more than 9,200 that the CDC reported back in mid-April.

  Cincinnati police, fire cadet summer programs in jeopardy due to budget cuts

The city of Cincinnati has a projected $91.4 million deficit in its 2021 budget due to impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, and more cuts are coming, city officials say

NerdWallet: Looking for safer ways to pay? Go contactless

Breaking old habits of forking over cash or swiping a credit card may be challenging, but contactless payments themselves are easy to use and may even help slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Butler County Fair canceled

The 2020 Butler County Fair has been canceled amid the pandemic.

335 inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Ohio federal prison

According to health officials, nine inmates at the prison have died from COVID-19.

  AP-NORC poll: Half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Among Americans who say they wouldn’t get vaccinated, 7 in 10 worry about safety.

Kroger to offer drive-thru, walk-up COVID-19 testing site in Avondale

Testing for eligible patients will be held Wednesday, May 27 through Friday, May 29

  Nevada to reopen casinos June 4, welcoming tourists again

By allowing the casinos to reopen, with new rules on social distancing and sanitizing, the governor said Nevada would again welcome visitors but would be prepared to close down again if there is a spike in cases.