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Recent articles by Lisa:

$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

Glamping is coming to Kentucky

Who needs camping when you can go glamping in Kentucky? → Read More

Preschool on the road? Local preschool teacher travels to get kids ready for kindergarten

In April, Marea JaNae Hodge launched a pilot "preschool on-the-go" program called Miss Jae's Little Learners. The idea was to give parents an option to taking their children to preschools that were limiting attendance because of COVID-19. → Read More

Hamilton County ready for another round of small business grants, officials say

The previous round of small business grants in Hamilton County was about $1.8 million, but some small business owners and county officials said businesses are ready for another injection of cash. → Read More

Cincinnati's $50 million venture capital firm wants to invest in overlooked "winners"

New Cincinnati-based venture capital firm Lightship Capital, has just raised nearly $50 million for businesses run by people of color, women, LGBTQIAP and those with disabilities. Their initial goal was to raise $20 million. → Read More

Sundays are best for COVID-19 testing as communities try to curb rising cases in Hamilton County

The Lincoln Heights Health Center is one of several recent "pop up" drive thru COVID-19 test sites that have provided free, no appointment necessary testing across town to help curb the spread of the virus. → Read More

Local business owner sees PPP change just in time for $200,000 loan

After PPP rules wouldn't allow him to receive funds for his business, Troy Parker contacted leaders in Cincinnati and Washington, D. C. The result was the eliminating language was stricken from the application process. → Read More

Maternal mortality: Could doulas help keep more Black moms and babies alive?

Efforts are underway to increase the number of Black women who have access to doulas, trained companions who offer education, coaching and emotional support during pregnancy, delivery and after a baby is born. → Read More

Millions expected to travel this summer, despite COVID-19

Millions of Americans are planning trips and vacations during the summer, from July 1st to the end of September, according to AAA. → Read More

United Way awards $600,000 in grants to African American small businesses

29 small businesses and non-profits that were awarded thousands of dollars in grants from the United Way of Greater Cincinnati through its new Black Empowerment Works program. → Read More

COVID-19 has the market going up and down, but what about your 401(k)?

Apryl Pope, certified financial planner, works hard to keep her clients from dipping into their 401(k) and having other reactions to the pandemic that could actually do more harm than good. → Read More