Dan Monk, WCPO

Dan Monk

WCPO

Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent:
  • WCPO
Past:
  • WXYZ Detroit
  • 7NEWS
  • 41 Action News

Recent articles by Dan:

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

Could pandemic shocks delay Tri-State rebound?

Product shortages are more than inconvenient. Some experts think they could derail our economic recovery. → Read More

Feds: Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor took $55K in exchange for votes on two developments

Cincinnati City Council Member Jeff Pastor took $55,000 in bribes over the course of about a year in exchange for votes related to projects in the city, according to federal officials. → Read More

How to stay cool Cincinnati's impossibly hot housing market

The pandemic drove Cincinnati's housing market to lofty heights. It's still up there. → Read More

Voided votes: Why did 8 local counties reject 5,800 ballots this spring?

Absentee voters sent 323,655 ballots to 8 local boards of elections, but 5,796 never got counted. → Read More

North Carolina court says Cincinnati Financial must cover pandemic losses

Cincinnati Financial says its policies don't cover business losses from COVID-19 lockdowns. A North Carolina judge disagrees. → Read More

Kentucky has 90,513 unresolved jobless claims since the pandemic started

Governor Andy Beshear vowed to eliminate Kentucky's unemployment in one month. Three months later, the backlog is still rising. → Read More

Blue Ash car dealer denies using PPP loan as an excuse to cut pay

When Jaguar and Land Rover Cincinnati got a Paycheck Protection loan in April, it sparked a controversy that landed in federal court last week. → Read More

Ohio overpaid 108,290 pandemic unemployment recipients

Ohio paid $6 billion in Pandemic Unemployment Assistance to 549,198 people this year. One in 5 received more than they were entitled. → Read More

Cintas Corp. CEO Scott Farmer took a coronavirus pay cut

Cintas Corp. is the the fifth local company to announce pandemic pay cuts for top executives. → Read More

Ohio opens criminal probe into pandemic unemployment fraud

FBI, Secret Service and Ohio Highway Patrol among those now investigating PUA fraud in Ohio. → Read More

How many paychecks did PPP loans protect?

The WCPO I-Team discovered at least 15 companies that secured PPP loans also announced local layoffs in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. → Read More

Ohio lifts fraud suspension for 19,000 PUA recipients

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services has pulled nearly 19,000 people out of Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) purgatory, as it continues to investigate an unemployment fraud attack that could cost federal taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. → Read More

'Very organized' unemployment fraud attack could cost Ohio millions

State officials reveal details of a fraud investigation that suspended 276,000 Pandemic Unemployment Assistance accounts. → Read More

Fifth Third nears pivotal moment in payday lending lawsuit

Brian Harrison was short on cash after an auto accident. Janet Fyock needed help with her monthly mortgage payment. Adam McKinney was trying to avoid overdraft fees. All three are suing Fifth Third for what they claim were deceptive lending practices. → Read More

Lawsuit alleges Cincinnati tax breaks are 'racially discriminatory'

Tax abatements are widely viewed as an economic development tool in Cincinnati. But a new lawsuit argues they're a Civil Rights violation. → Read More

Ohio halts some Pandemic Unemployment Assistance benefits in fraud inquiry

Ohio Jobs and Family Services has suspended Pandemic Unemployment Assistance payments for some recipients amidst fraud investigation. → Read More

Hospital Stimulus: $689M tax dollars at work

Our analysis shows Greater Cincinnati’s six major hospital systems have received $689 million so far, enough to write every employee a $10,000 check. That's not what they've done. → Read More

More than 4,700 local borrowers approved for Paycheck Protection loans

More than 4,700 local companies, nonprofits, churches and schools received Paycheck Protection loans of at least $150,000 after telling the U.S. Small Business Administration they needed the money to retain 259,797 jobs. → Read More

Following the money in the SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

The Paycheck Protection Program threw a lifeline to small business but is it working as intended? → Read More