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Recent articles by Mariel:

Plastic bags could soon be banned in Cincinnati

A Downtown business owner said the switch to paper will just be another setback during a time when businesses are already suffering. → Read More

Community outreach advocates ramping up efforts in these 10 neighborhoods to curb gun violence

Community outreach advocates are targeting the 10 neighborhoods that have had the most shooting victims this year. → Read More

Celebrating the Labor Day holiday? Don't forget to take precautions from COVID-19

Riverfest is cancelled this year due to the pandemic. But there’s still a risk of catching or spreading the illness at holiday gatherings with friends and family. → Read More

With streetcar service starting up in September, fare battle between Mayor Cranley, city council heats up

The Cincinnati streetcar will reopen to passengers on Wednesday after closing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest question up for debate by city leaders is whether or not passengers will have to pay. → Read More

Lebanon City Schools' hired contact tracer helping isolate outbreaks early

The district knew dealing with COVID-19 in classrooms would be an issue, so to get ahead of the curve they hired their own contact tracer to help isolate cases and prevent spread. → Read More

Community Action Agency connects families with baby essentials

Community Action Agency held a drive-thru baby shower for 60 local families Saturday. → Read More

How to curb violent crime: Federal forces or community engagement?

After shootings in Cincinnati killed five people and injured over a dozen more last weekend, leaders are looking for answers and solutions to keep it from happening again. Including solutions like bringing federal officers to Cincinnati to target violent crime. → Read More

New Postmaster General announcement halts changes to Clifton post office

The Clifton post office was slated to have its hours reduced, starting next week, until Postmaster General Louis DeJoy issued a statement saying he was halting all changes to the postal service until after the 2020 election. → Read More

Hearings begin for judge accused of sex, alcohol consumption and other misconduct

If found guilty of the ethics violations stacked against her, Gentry could lose her position as judge. → Read More

Remote learning creates 'a lose-lose situation' for some working parents in Cincinnati

In 2020, there's no distinction between the office, the classroom and the home. Working parents in Cincinnati said they're afraid Cincinnati Public Schools' remote learning plan will force them to compromise their careers, their children's education or both. → Read More

Hyde Park residents blame MSD for sewage, flood damage

Shannon Dager called the scene in her home horrific. "You could see ... the mud and feces coming out of the floor,” Dager said. → Read More

Avondale food desert gets a little closer to building an oasis

Avondale community members and Cincinnati officials have made significant strides towards building a new, fresh food oasis in the middle of the neighborhood's food desert. → Read More

All homeowners want is not to worry when it rains. Is the sewer system structure getting in the way?

Every time it rains in Cincinnati, Robert Buckner is filled with a flash of anxiety. → Read More

Mask complaints are flooding into local health departments

Hamilton County, among the darkest spots on the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 heat map, has recorded hundreds of masking violations in hotels, pizza parlors, schools, banks and private parties since Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s first mandatory masking order went into effect. → Read More

Trucker accused of holding wife hostage will have deadly encounter eventually, ex-girlfriend says

It’s only a matter of time before someone gets killed in a confrontation with the truck driver accused of holding his wife hostage on Interstates 275 and 71 over the weekend, his ex-girlfriend told WCPO 9. → Read More

Small business grants help small, local businesses shoulder COVID-19 burden

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread and spike in Hamilton County, small, local businesses have continued to feel the pinch. It's because of this that Hamilton County has awarded around $1.5 million to local small businesses through it's "small business relief grant." → Read More

Miami University was decades ahead in dropping Redskins nickname

Miami University came to the decision 24 years before Washington's NFL team did on Monday. The Forest Hills School Board was just 11 days ahead. In both local cases, people pushing for Miami and Anderson High School to drop “Redskins” as their nicknames had to overcome resistance. → Read More

Coalition demands curfew charges against Cincinnati protesters be dropped

The Cincinnati Mass Defense Coalition handed over a motion to the city solicitor’s office Tuesday demanding curfew charges filed against protesters last month be dismissed. → Read More

Cranley: Cincinnati City Council to consider ordinance requiring masks in public

Mayor John Cranley and Health Commissioner Melba Moore will provide an update on COVID-19 in the city. → Read More

Commissioner works to declare racism a public health crisis in Hamilton County

Hamilton County officials said there is a clear connection between race and health, and the Commission hopes the steps laid out in the resolution make sure racism is no longer a predictor of how long a person lives. → Read More