Lisa Smith, WCPO

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Recent articles by Lisa:

Student business feeds thousands around the Tri-State during the holidays

About 13 students work with the award-winning non-profit Jee Foods in Hamilton to reclaim and repurpose food that restaurants might otherwise throw away. The need for their services is greater than ever during the COVID-19 pandemic, but so are the logistical challenges they face. → Read More

Manufacturing plant looks to hire over 100 new workers

A company in Warren County, Ohio is looking to hire more than 100 additional workers in the coming months. → Read More

Is Cincinnati 'not the place' for Black success?

WCPO 9 compared Cincinnati to eight peer cities to see which offers the best economic prospects for African Americans. → Read More

COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations continue to climb throughout the Tri-State

COVID-19 hospitalizations and cases in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio continue to rise; Locally, hospital and ICU beds in use across the Southwest Ohio region are nearing 90%, according to data from the Health Collaborative. → Read More

What to know about the Hamilton County prosecutor's race ahead of Election Day

The race is a re-match from 16 years ago when Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters won the seat over Fanon Rucker, who went on to become a Hamilton County Municipal Court Judge for 13 years. Deters has been Hamilton County Prosecutor for more than 20 years. → Read More

Clermont County offers $1 million in grants to small businesses

Clermont county is increasing the amount of money available for small businesses through its Small Business Relief Initiative. $1 million is available. Applications are due by Oct. 31. → Read More

Vaccine, COVID-19 testing discussed at aviation meeting in Cincinnati

Some airlines and airports think one possible way to increase the sense of security for travelers is offering COVID-19 testing before boarding. → Read More

Alzheimer's could hit older Latino population hard as population quadruples

According to a study by the National Institute on Aging and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the aging U.S. Latino population is estimated to grow four times what it is now by 2060, making elderly Latinos the largest ethnic group vulnerable to Alzheimer's disease and dementia. → Read More

As Lick Run Greenway nears completion, South Fairmount looks to rebuild

The Lick Run Greenway is more than just a park surrounding a stream with trees and other landscaping. It's also a $110 million dollar project by the Metropolitan Sewer District to prevent sanitary sewer and storm water from overflowing into the Mill Creek. → Read More

Education center to bring safe, socially distanced computer access to Price Hill students

BLOC has taken space in one of its buildings used for weightlifting and turned it into an education center for student who are learning at home in Price Hill. The space is equipped with about 15 laptops and individual, socially-distanced spaces to encourage learning, without disruptions. → Read More

$4.8M community health center in Mt. Healthy to offer COVID-19 testing, dental services

A private ribbon cutting ceremony takes place Friday at the new Compton Road Mt. Healthy Family Practice, which will open with 30,000 square feet. It's more than double the size of the previous facility in an old shopping plaza on Hamilton Avenue. → Read More

Where's the parking in Madisonville's business district?

With new developments cropping up across Madisonville's Business District, some owners and leaders in the neighborhood want to know: where is everyone going to park? → Read More

Homeschoolers offer tips to those learning remotely for first time

Learning from home during the pandemic has presented new challenges to most parents and students, but parents who have been homeschooling for years have a few tips to offer. → Read More

Addiction recovery group meets online during the pandemic

Not many addiction recovery groups have been meeting in person since the pandemic started, but one local group has moved online to make sure those recovering from addiction still get the support they need. → Read More

Company in Monroe to hold job fair to hire more employees

A company in Monroe may have slowed down production during the pandemic, but now that company is looking to hire more employees through a job fair to help ramp up production. → Read More

Social media can help or hurt during the hiring process

if you are looking for a job, you might underestimate the impact of social media on the hiring process, but some said that would be a mistake. → Read More

Participants needed for COVID-19 vaccine trial at UC

After fighting the pandemic for months, researchers nationwide, including at the University of Cincinnati, are asking for volunteers to take part in the third phase of a potential COVID-19 vaccine from Moderna. → Read More

Developments keep moving forward in West Chester amidst the pandemic

While some areas are slowing business development down, some developments in West Chester have continued to push forward during the last few months. → Read More

Major XU building could be renamed soon

One of the largest buildings on Xavier University's campus could be renamed soon, according to officials. → Read More

Celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage starting Tuesday

For 100 years, women in the United States have had the right to vote, and to celebrate that, the Cincinnati Museum Center has a new special exhibit running until Sept. 27. → Read More