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  Boys & Girls Club needs help as programs expanded to help more kids

The club is now operating from 7:30 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. five days a week instead of opening only after school.

  State releases guidance on Halloween during coronavirus

  COVID-19 causing delays for families trying to get gravestones

  Tips, reminders for parents during Baby Safety Month

  Man calling for help to keep school route safe, clean for kids

  Community members protest for Cincinnati Police shooting range to be moved

  DeWine announces school dashboard to track COVID-19 cases by district

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  Crash involving Cincinnati police vehicle sends 3 including 2 officers to hospital

  Neighbors asked to come forward with information after Avondale shooting

  Adoption fees lower to make room for homeless pets displaced by hurricanes

Bethany House Services starting fundraiser to continue helping families

Gov. DeWine signs bill to prevent officials from stopping religious services

UPDATE: 10-year-old boy rushed to the hospital after being shot during apparent drive-by shooting on Cleveland’s East Side

Retired LMPD officers say Louisville won’t heal until city leadership changes

Tuesday, the city of Louisville and the family of Breonna Taylor agreed on a record-breaking civil settlement, the largest ever paid by the city in an officer-involved shooting case.

Breonna Taylor case: Where $12M settlement money is coming from

WAVE 3 News' legal expert breaks down how a settlement is reached before criminal proceedings are finished.

Attorneys for Breonna Taylor’s family want no less than 2nd-degree manslaughter charges against officers

Breonna’s Law was signed into law in Louisville in June, and though the city and family settled the civil case, Taylor’s mother said they aren’t back down.

  West End resident fed up with crime applauds creation of task force

Council Member David Mann says the West End Task Force will get the approval of City Council this week and work will begin work on it right away.

Pippen, Truffleshuffle leaving Cincinnati Zoo for the Sunshine State

  CPS parent voices concern after school board’s decision on athletics

  Gov. Mike DeWine announces new program to help Ohioans find jobs

Coronavirus in Ohio: Parents sue health department director over K-12 school mask mandate

Green River Distilling Company being revived at original location in Owensboro

6-year-old Canton boy shot, killed by 11-year-old, police say

  Restless nights for couple after they say man tried breaking into home

The couple says it's been hard to sleep night ever since the attempted break-in.

Ohio AG Yost calls on Netflix to remove ‘Cuties’

Yost also says the film “graphically focuses on the clothed genitalia of children,” as well as showing “the creation and publication of child pornography.”

No pre-paid postage for Ohio mail-in ballots

The secretary of state says he would have used his office’s internal budget to cover the cost of paid postage for absentee ballots.

  CPS waiting for more data before decision made on in-person class; fall sports can resume

The Labor Day holiday was brought up as a concern point wondering if there could be a potential spike in cases.

  Police investigating after shooting outside of wedding in OTR

One person says they heard as many as 50 shots in just a few seconds.

Widow of Cincinnati officer killed in line of duty speaks out after 2 LA deputies shot, protesters yell ’We hope they die’ outside hospital

“Is this the world we now live in? I am afraid it is. And I for one am scared.'

Mason eighth-grader struck and killed by car in Cleveland

Mason City Schools have announced the death of a 12-year old student.

Report: Ohio health director candidate withdrew name due to ‘harassment’

The candidate withdrew her name from consideration hours after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced her for the role Thursday.

  Tri-State runners participate in virtual Boston Marathon

The 2020 Boston Marathon is going virtual this year.

  Rolling rally to support President Trump, police scheduled for Sat.

So far, more than 6,00 people have indicated they will attend on the event's Facebook page.

  Former teacher’s dream now benefiting kids in low-income areas

Melanie Moore took her husband's '62 VW van and transformed it into a mobile bookstore.

OTD in 1985: Pete Rose surpasses Ty Cobb as MLB all-time hit leader

Shortly after 8 p.m. on Sept. 11, 1985, Pete Rose knocks a single into left-center field to become the MLB all-time hit leader.

2 men in custody for shooting of 6-year-old Akron girl

Akron police said the little girl is in critical condition.

  Doctor explains why you shouldn’t rush to get tested for COVID after exposure

Some experts say a negative test result might be inaccurate if a person is tested too soon.

  Ohio unemployment office is stamping out fraudulent claims

It was in July when Ohio Department of Job and Family Services officials uncovered large scale suspected fraud, as some were using fake social security numbers and fake names to make claims for pandemic unemployment assistance.

Ohio Dept. of Health Director candidate withdraws name from consideration

The move comes just hours after Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced her as Amy Acton's replacement Thursday.

  KY Black Legislative Caucus signals Beshear open to Special Session if specifics can be hashed out

Without the call for legislators to return to Frankfort, reform would have to wait until the next time the legislature is scheduled to meet in 2021.

  Loved ones still looking for answers after mother killed by stray bullet

To this day, police don’t know if the 36-year-old was the intended target or an innocent bystander.

Ohio Gov. DeWine: ‘We cannot legally cut Cincinnati out’ of early bar closures

Ultimately, DeWine’s attorneys advised him that his administration can’t exempt one city from the statewide order closing bars early, according to our media partners at the Cincinnati Enquirer.

  Family still searching for answers 2 years after teen’s hit-skip death

The family of Gabby Rodriguez has rallied for driver and pedestrian safety near the site of the crash in the years following her death.

Ohio Supreme Court kills Kanye’s presidential bid

A paperwork blunder appears to have cost Yeezy the chance to be on Ohio's presidential ballot in November.

8-year-old Akron girl shot while riding in a car, police say

Akron police said the child was in a car on or near Copley Road around 1 p.m. when she was shot.

Cleveland Heights police officers rescue woman from burning home (video)

The woman was trapped on the second floor.

Preliminary autopsy on Toledo toddler finds no conclusive cause of death

The child's body was discovered by investigators in the pool of an apartment complex on Wednesday following a six-day search

Sept. 11 remembrance events planned across Tri-State

Tri-State groups and businesses have planned events to honor and remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001.

  Man gets chance to thank first responders after two near-death experiences in same day

A man saved by first responders finally got his chance to say thank you to those who helped save his life.

18-year-old, 15-year-old charged with murder of Cleveland Police Det. James Skernivitz plead not guilty

Officer James Skernivitz, 53, was a nearly 25 year veteran of the force.

Metro riders should monitor their health after bus driver’s positive COVID-19 test

The driver, who tested positive, worked last worked on Sept. 5.

Police: Evansville man arrested, accused of firing shots near child care center

An Evansville man is in jail after officers say he fired shots in the direction of a child care facility.

Driver dies 2 weeks after Winton Road crash

Darnell Jackson was 53

Monarch butterflies stop at Lake Erie’s Wendy Park before heading to Mexico

One of nature’s great phenomenas, back on Lake Erie’s southern shores.

  CPD officers come together to help family after child hit by car

A Cincinnati family is thankful for help from CPD officers

  City Council to vote on potential ban of plastic bags at Cincinnati grocery stores

City Council is expected to vote this week on banning the bags at all grocery stores, restaurants, and any business that sells food.

  Exercise can play big part in fighting diseases, expert says

People with a body mass index of 30 or higher have an increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19, the CDC says.

‘Ridiculous internet rumors’: Gov. DeWine dispels claims of mandatory ‘FEMA camps’ for quarantine

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine took time out of his regularly-scheduled COVID-19 briefing to address rumors of “FEMA camps” that would allegedly house individuals under a mandatory quarantine.

3 teenagers charged in connection with the murder of Cleveland Police Det. James Skernivitz

Officer James Skernivitz, 53, was a nearly 25 year veteran of the force.

  Butler Co. continues to climb list for highest occurrence of COVID-19 cases

The county reported a total of 943 new COVID-19 cases between the end of August and the start of September, the ODH’s data shows.

Ohio police walk children of slain Toledo officer to school on first day (photos)

Tuesday marked the first day of school for students Younes and Maytham Dia, but they began the year without their father, a Toledo police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

Hatred for COVID-19 included in list of 309 rejected Ohio vanity plates (graphic)

This time around, Covid-19-related plates happened to be rejected with hundreds more.

2-week quarantine required for travelers to Washington, DC from ’high-risk state’ of Ohio

The health department for Washington, D.C. announced on Tuesday that Ohio has been added to the list of high-risk states requiring people traveling from those areas to quarantine when visiting the nation’s capital.

Pastor says church’s ’unborn lives matter’ sign vandalized to read as ‘black lives matter’

Pastor Berwin Hall of the First Baptist Church of Bronston says he found spraypaint on the church’s sign Monday morning.

Community leaders react to new interim LMPD chief

Over 20 years moving up the ranks at LMPD before retiring, combined with her social service work in recent years, have many saying Gentry is the perfect fit.

Ky. Senator Gerald Neal hospitalized, tests positive for COVID-19

Kentucky state Senator Gerald Neal has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently being hospitalized.

  20-year-old found in East Fork Lake has died, authorities say

Authorities reported the incident as a 'near drowning' Monday afternoon.

  Fiona, elephants staying cool thanks to Cincinnati firefighters

The Cincinnati firefighters visited the Zoo to help the animals stay nice and cool.

  Family turns to prayer in search for missing 3-year-old

As emergency crews looked through thick brush Sunday, family members looked to prayer.

Maslow’s Army Sunday outreach program returns

Maslow’s Army had gone one for more than 160 straight Sundays before the COVID-19 pandemic.

2 juveniles, 1 adult in custody in connection to murder of Cleveland Police Officer James Skernivitz

Officer James Skernivitz, 53, was a 25-year veteran of the force.

  6 months, still no unemployment benefits for Tri-State woman

She was furloughed on March 13 when restaurants were shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bright future for Burrow? Analyst predicts top NFL QBs 5 years from now

This is a prediction all Bengals fans hope come true.

Eviction prohibition order from CDC now in effect

The CDC says it’s acting to temporarily halt evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19

Man accused of child rape arrested, police say

The 33-year-old man is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with someone under the age of 13, police said.

  Cleveland police officer killed in the line of duty on city’s West Side

West 65th Street, south of Clark Avenue, is shut down after a Cleveland police officer was killed in the line of duty Thursday night, CPPA President Jeff Follmer confirmed to 19 News.

  Possible murder-suicide discovered in Norwood basement by 7-year-old

Officers responded to the home for a report of a deceased person at the home but found two when they arrived.

  Butler Co. back in the red, Miami University ’certainly impacting’ COVID-19 cases, governor says

Gov. DeWine says Butler County moved from eighth in terms of the highest occurrence of COVID-19 cases to fourth.

Former Ohio house speaker pleads not guilty to alleged bribery scheme

The former speaker said Wednesday in his first public comments that he is innocent and expects to be exonerated.

  Mayor Cranley requests $1M be allocated to help police, reduce violence

More than half of the money would go towards additional police overtime and increase police visibility, the mayor said.

Woman missing from Montgomery County | UPDATE: Found

Authorities say they are concerned for her safety.