Dan Monk, WCPO

Dan Monk


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Dan:

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

Westwood's historic Gamble estate offered to local developers

The Gamble estate in Westwood could become Cincinnati’s next major subdivision under a development opportunity now being shopped to local home builders. → Read More

Kroger CEO: No more hazard pay for grocery workers

Kroger CEO Rodney McMullen says Kroger will see higher wages, headcount after pandemic fades. → Read More

Marianist Province lists religious brothers involved in sexual abuse, including 16 with local ties

The Marianist Province said the list is based on information available in March 2020, but it could be amended based on “new allegations from previously unknown survivors, victims or the families.” → Read More

GE Aviation details 605 local layoffs

GE Aviation provides new detail on previously announced cuts. → Read More

No more tax brakes be awarded to million-dollar homes?

Dozens of new ideas have emerged in the quest to rewrite abatement rules. Not all of them are about tax policy. → Read More

Flight risk? I-Team tracks local flights from COVID-19 hot zones

The I-Team tracked more than 1,100 arriving flights at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport. Hundreds came from coronavirus hot zones. → Read More

Unemployment fraud could cost Ohioans $460 million this year

Ohio has paid more than $4.6 billion unemployment benefits. Was 10% of it "improper?" → Read More

Executive Pay 2020: Did your boss get a coronavirus pay cut?

Four local companies were among 500 nationwide that cut executive pay in the COVID-19 pandemic this year. → Read More

Ohio is paying Deloitte $9.6M to process jobless benefits. Is it working?

The short version: The state was drastically underprepared, even in comparison with nearby states facing similar challenges. → Read More