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  Cincinnati mask ordinance to go before council Friday

  To save Ohio’s ash trees, local study pins hopes on Asian wasps

Ohio COVID-19 alert system unveiled, here’s how it works

Ohio Department of Health to begin reporting numbers of individuals presumed to have recovered from COVID-19

2 Reds players test positive for coronavirus, team reports

Over 1,000 Ohioans send ‘thank you’ card to former ODH Director Dr. Acton for leadership during COVID-19 pandemic

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Ohio reports largest COVID-19 case spike since April

Reds, White & Blue delivering free drive-in fireworks show at Coney Island

Christopher Columbus statue removed from Columbus City Hall

Fire, EMS officials remind parents to not leave kids inside parked cars

  Dozens of food delivery vehicle thefts being investigated by CPD

Put-in-Bay coronavirus outbreak puts island packed with partiers on edge

  Eldest Wagner son charged in Pike Co. massacre returned to court Tuesday

George Wagner along with his father Billy, mother Angela, and younger brother Jake are accused of the execution-style murders of eight members of the Rhoden family.

No front license plate required in Ohio starting July 1

Commercial vehicles will still be required to have both front and back plates.

Racism declared a public health crisis under Hamilton County commissioner’s resolution

This resolution will go "beyond supporting and promoting collaborative health efforts," the news release stated.

  Event organizers look to highlight importance of transgender people within BLM movement

A community event will be held in Washington Park on Tuesday to engage and discuss ways to make the city safer for Black transgender people.

  2 Brook Park, Ohio Little Caesars workers fired after putting swastika sign on couple’s pizza

State troopers locate suspect, vehicle possibly connected to deadly hit-skip in Brown County

  State remains concerned with coronavirus uptick in Hamilton County, DeWine says

Woman killed in crash with wrong-way driver, Dearborn County sheriff says

  Newborn delivered as mom fought coronavirus goes home after 75 days in NICU

  Cincinnati police sergeant accidentally grabs wrong ammo, fires shotgun round at - but does not hit - armed suicidal man, chief says

  Hundreds protest for racial justice in Cincinnati: ‘We just want to be heard'

Hundreds of people called for change during a rally on Sunday in Cincinnati.

  Man in custody after hours-long SWAT standoff in West End

Police were called to the 2100 block of Freeman Avenue around 5 p.m.

Cincinnati police deny rumors they hired ex-officer involved in Breonna Taylor’s death

Police responded to rumors claiming their department hired one of the officers fired after the shooting death of Breonna Taylor.

Petition circulates to replace Columbus statue in Cleveland’s Little Italy with Chef Boyardee

Statues of Columbus are being vandalized or dismounted across the country in hopes of erasing the connection to his legacy and cruelty towards indigenous people upon arrival to America.

  Ohio’s case spike can’t be explained away by increased testing, data shows

Ohio's positivity rate is up 28 percent over the last week, and Cincinnati is now a hot spot.

  Ohio shows big increase in COVID-19 cases, DeWine says

DeWine said there will be an increase in the number of testing sites throughout the state to help prevent a spike in coronavirus cases.

Spike in COVID-19 cases at Ohio federal prison, health officials say

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

Cedar Point Shores Waterpark will not open in 2020; reduced hours for amusement park announced

Cedar Point is revealing more details of what the amusement park will look like when it opens for the 2020 season.

VP Pence unveils electric Endurance truck at Lordstown Motors plant; 14,000 preorders already made

Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Youngstown area on Thursday to attend the unveiling of Lordstown Motors’ new Endurance electric pickup truck.

  Feds: Ohio sex trafficker gave drug addicts pills, cash for their children

A total of 9 people were arrested in connection with a child sex trafficking ring

9 Ohio dance studios sue state leaders over closures and restrictions amid coronavius crisis

Nine Ohio dance studios filed a class-action lawsuit in the Lake County Common Pleas Court on Monday seeking monetary compensation for their closures and restricted and limited operations amid the pandemic.

Ohio offering unemployed workers a new way to file weekly claims

There’s now a new option for those who are on unemployment, and have to file a new claim every week in order to get paid.Thousands of unemployed workers now have the option to file by sending a simple text message.

  Cincinnati Sports Club opens new outdoor adult-only pool

The new adult-only pool is open every day of the week.

Ohio daycares sue to end Department of Health rules on group sizes

The lawsuit says state and local health departments have "continuously overinflated the risk of harm to the general public" from the virus.

GE to lay off more than 200 employees at Evendale site

The ODJFS says 558 full-time employees at the Evendale location have been laid off because of the coronavirus and other circumstances.

  More testing sites in Ohio to help prevent spike in COVID-19 cases, DeWine says

DeWine, his wife Fran, and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted got tested for coronavirus during Tuesday’s briefing.

Fines reduced for most minor traffic, criminal tickets temporarily in Hamilton County

The fines will be reduced for nearly two months starting in July, the court said.

5 OTR bars, restaurants close in order for staff to be tested for COVID-19

The owner of the restaurants says an employee "likely tested positive" for the coronavirus.

Gov. DeWine pushing for Ohio to be home of new US Space Command headquarters

Gov. Mike DeWine announced his endorsement on Monday to bring the new U.S. Space Command headquarters to Ohio.

VP Mike Pence to visit Lordstown for unveiling of new electric Endurance truck

Vice President Mike Pence will visit the Youngstown area on Thursday to attend the unveiling of Lordstown Motors’ new Endurance electric pickup truck.

  Over a dozen Ohio students test positive for COVID-19 after Myrtle Beach trip, according to health officials

More than a dozen Ohio high school students have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from a trip to Myrtle Beach, health officials said.

Mayor announces changes for City Council meetings due to ‘spike in COVID cases’

Each person wishing to speak during the meetings, whether in-person or virtual, will have to pre-register online, according to the order.

Full-contact sports allowed to resume in Ohio on Monday

Contact sports can resume scrimmages and full training regiments on Monday as long as safety protocols are observed.

  Free fishing days and Father’s Day weekend have lakes and rivers busy

Free fishing days allow those normally required to have a fishing license to fish for free

  Family of North Avondale shooting victim urge community to find peace

The family says they are hoping to have a vigil in honor of the 20-year-old victim.

Impairment possible factor in crash that killed pedestrian, CPD says

The victim was trying to cross West Eighth Street when he was hit around 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Large crowd gathers for Black Lives Matter march in Milford

BLM march in Milford draws a large crowd on Saturday.

Gov. Mike DeWine signs four bills into law

Governor Mike DeWine signed four bills into law regarding infant mortality, religious expression at schools, daycare centers, and COVID-19 relief money.

After Ohio Statehouse vandalized with red hands, lawmakers criticize Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio State Highway Patrol

For the second time, the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus has been vandalized by protesters and some lawmakers are going public about Governor Mike DeWine’s lack of protection of the taxpayer funded building.

Hamilton, Warren counties showing ‘worrisome’ COVID-19 increases, DeWine says

DeWine said there are many more COVID-19 pop-up testing locations coming to the state.

Maximum of 50% capacity, no poker tables when Ohio casinos reopen June 19

The Ohio Department of Health provided a list of guidelines that employees and guests must follow once the state’s casinos reopen.

  Moerlein Lager House, Cincinnati Parks create Backyard Beer Garden

The Backyard Beer Garden is located on the northwest side of Moerlein Lager House.

  All Ohio officers should have body cameras, Gov. DeWine says

DeWine said he is also asking the legislature to ban chokeholds.

  Western & Southern Open moving from Mason to NY

The Western and Southern Open has been played in Cincinnati for more than a decade.

Norwood police searching for missing 19-year-old girl | UPDATE: Found

Police say she has several medicinal diagnoses that might require treatment.

  Top Golf opens to customers after three month closure

Top Golf in West Chester is open

  Cincinnati police union responds to President Trump’s police reform order

President Trump's Safe Policing for Safe Communities executive order outlines specific areas where police departments can improve.

Cincinnati is getting a ‘Black Lives Matter’ mural in front of City Hall

Sixteen artists will contribute to the mural on Plum Street in front of City Hall.

Cincinnati Metro announces $1.3M in hero pay for frontline workers

More than $1 million was approved by the SORTA board to be used for hero pay.

  Ohio now borrowing money to meet unemployment obligation, DeWine says

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced June 16 is the first day that the state has had to borrow money to meet its unemployment obligation.

  USTA moves Western & Southern Open from Mason to NY

The Western and Southern Open has been played in Cincinnati for more than a decade.

  Proposed bill would allow Ohio restaurants, bars to stay open until 4 a.m.

Those behind the bill say that it will help revive businesses that may be on the brink of closure.

  Bethel curfew in place as second day of protests produces 5 arrests

Sunday's protests drew more than 800 people to the small rural town, resulting in several clashes currently under police investigation.

  Tri-State flag company making up for lost time from pandemic shutdown

Cincinnati flag company sees big hit in business

Camp cARTwheel offering virtual arts, culture summer camp program

The camp will be offered for two weeks in late-July.

Cincinnati Metro bus operator tests positive for coronavirus, company says

The bus operator worked as recently as last week, officials with Metro say.

IN, OH reporting more than 40K coronavirus cases statewide

As of Monday, the Ohio and Indiana Department of Health are reporting more than 40,000 coronavirus cases statewide.

Black Lives Matter protest in Bethel met by counterprotest groups, town official says

Roughly 250 motorcycles were “occupying the intended demonstration area,” around 2 p.m., according to a village official.

  Man fatally shot in downtown Cincinnati

No arrests were announced

Body of missing fisherman recovered from Great Miami River, police say

The 47-year-old's body was found around 1 p.m. by search crews, according to authorities.

Councilmember to introduce motion to remove ‘pro-slavery’ Harrison statue from Piatt Park

The statue of America's ninth president currently resides in Piatt Park.

Weapons fired as police investigate at Clermont County home, police

Clermont County Special Response Team was called for after some type of weapon went off, according to police.

  Former Hamilton County judge discusses criminal justice reform with protesters

Before starting their march down Reading Road, leaders from the religious community and a former judge spoke to the protesters.

  College Hill hosts drive-in movies all summer

College Hill opens a drive-in theatre in their business district

Ohio water park closed by state COVID-19 health order can reopen now, judge rules

The judge wrote in his decision its the court's "duty to ensure that the Constitutional Rights of the citizens of this great State of Ohio are not infringed upon'

Ohio unemployment claims rise more than 35,000

For the week ending June 6, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Servies reported more than 35,000 jobless claims.

Ohio House passes bill penalizing municipalities that charge higher water rates outside city

'Municipalities have the power under the Ohio Constitution to supply water to non-residents at prices of their choosing,' said State Rep. Tom Brinkman, R-Mt. Lookout, the bill’s primary sponsor

Reds Hall of Fame & Museum announces June reopening dates

Officials with the Reds Hall of Fame & Museum say they have implemented a number of new protocols to help keep guests safe.