Josh Bazan, WCPO

Josh Bazan


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Josh:

Hundreds gather in Butler County in support of President

Hundreds of people gathered in Butler County on Sunday for a rally supporting President Donald Trump. → Read More

Bars and restaurants hope start of Bengals season brings reprieve in pandemic

As the Bengals get ready to kick off a new season on Sunday, bars and restaurants that have been struggling to survive through the COVID-19 pandemic hope the season start will bring some relief. → Read More

West Clermont High School bowling coach facing sex charge involving former student

Kevin Briggs, 31, is accused of having an inappropriate relationship with at least one former student. → Read More

Working mom says remote learning makes her do teacher’s job, too

As parents navigate virtual learning, a working mother in the Northwest Local School District says too much of her daughter’s education has become her responsibility and not a teacher’s. → Read More

Students in Cincinnati Public Schools start new year in bedrooms, not classrooms

In a normal year, Marsha Thornton would take back-to-school photos before putting her two sons on their school buses and saying goodbye. But this year is not normal. → Read More

CPS starting virtually this week, hoping to improve from spring

Cincinnati Public Schools kicks off the year online Monday, and the district is planning to do at least the first five weeks of school remotely before deciding if it’s safe for students and staff to return to school. → Read More

After months of shutdown, can music venues see light at the end of the tunnel?

After months of shutdown-induced unemployment and immense losses to the arts industry across the Greater Cincinnati region, Governor Mike DeWine may have given live performers a glimmer of home that the end of their furlough could be coming. → Read More

Rural Kentucky mom can't get reliable home internet, so she works in her truck

Where Melissa Melton lives, at the bottom of Sipple Road, she can't even get cell phone service, and the internet is not reliable. So Melton drives up to the top of the hill and works in her truck. Imagine how her five kids will handle remote learning. → Read More

LGBTQ want Thom Brennaman slur to spark more inclusion in sports, our community

LGBTQ community leaders say they want to push Thom Brennaman, the Reds and the City of Cincinnati to make sports and our community a more inclusive place. → Read More

Family mourns loss of Middletown woman found dead at house fire

The family of Jamaka Calhoun gathered outside the burnt home she shared with her young daughter, one day after she was found dead inside after firefighters were called to the home for a house fire. → Read More

Exonerated Cincinnati man finally gets new smile, free of charge

After his wrongful conviction, Gillispie spent 20 years in prison before his appeals were accepted and he was granted a new trial; he was finally exonerated in 2017, but said it hasn't been an easy transition. → Read More

Days later, residents near Friday's fatal crash scene stunned

Hoskins and Richardson were inside their apartment when a driver, fleeing police at high speeds, crashed into four people just outside of Press On Monmouth coffee shop, just feet from the couple's home. → Read More

Cincinnati Public Schools to combat racism against Black students, staff in new policy

Cincinnati Public Schools is aiming to be the first district in Ohio to adopt a specific anti-racism policy that focuses how racism affects its Black population. → Read More

Brown, Portman disagree on which school districts deserve more funding for COVID-19 safety upgrades

As school districts across Ohio prepare for the upcoming school year, questions remain about how they will afford many changes and upgrades required in their response to the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

Bars, restaurants struggle through first weekend of new alcohol curfew

Bars and restaurants in Cincinnati are still adjusting to the state's new 10 p.m. curfew for alcohol sales, especially after working to comply with other pandemic-related orders that cut capacity allotment and require social distancing and barriers. → Read More

At Lakota Schools, lunches will be served, not self-served

As school districts plan to safely get kids back in the classroom, one of the more challenging pieces to that puzzle is lunch time. → Read More

Some teachers balk at returning to school buildings, cite safety concerns due to COVID-19

As some schools finalize back-to-school plans and others rethink theirs, upset teachers are speaking out, worried that safety measures in place are not enough. → Read More

Band In A Box program provides kids with musical outlet

Whether kids learn at school or at home this fall, Nick Rose wants them to learn and practice music. That Rose’s goal behind his Band In A Box program. → Read More

White House doc recommends KY close bars, restrict restaurants to stem infection spread

After a visit from White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Debroah Birx, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said he may have some new announcements and recommendations coming. → Read More

Archdiocese of Cincinnati releases back-to-school guidelines for Catholic schools

Students at Cincinnati-area Catholic schools will spend the 2020-’21 school year observing the same safety precautions as their public school counterparts — masking, temperature screening, social distancing and more. → Read More