Mariel Carbone, WCPO

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Recent articles by Mariel:

Hamilton County frees up $7 million in CARES funding for COVID-19 expenses in schools

The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners voted Thursday to spend to $7 million on ensuring local schools can cover their COVID-19 necessities: Personal protective equipment, cleaning supplies, pay for substitute teachers and more. → Read More

Hamilton County Public Health using social media to target COVID messaging at younger populations

The social media posts are designed to combat what has become known as "COVID fatigue," especially prevalent among younger populations, who continue to make up a growing percentage of new cases across the region. → Read More

Expert: COVID-19 is spreading faster in Ohio than it is in the entire country

The coronavirus is spreading faster in Ohio than in the U.S. as a whole, according to Craig Brammer, CEO of the Health Collaborative. → Read More

OTR residents, Urban League work together so people 'don't have to fear walking down the street'

An uptick in gun violence in Over-the-Rhine is bringing with it an uptick in worry over safety in the community. → Read More

Mike DeWine called for local 'COVID defense teams.' Hamilton County already has one.

In a public address on Thursday, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine deferred the problem of stopping COVID-19 to his state’s individual county governments. Localized “COVID defense teams,” he suggested, would be better at handling the escalating crisis than new orders out of Columbus. → Read More

Wine bar closed after large group refused to follow COVID-19 protocols

Owner Stephanie Webster said the business closed for extra cleaning and to give her staff time to decompress after the incident. → Read More

'Taste of Cincinnati All Winter Long' aims to keep restaurants afloat through colder months

Cincinnati is launching a new stimulus program to help local bars and restaurants struggling during the pandemic. The program, called “Taste of Cincinnati All Winter Long,” focuses on helping businesses survive the winter months. → Read More

Bartender worries about consequences of alcohol carry-out law

The hospitality industry has had a tough nine months. Paige Welsh, who bartends at Cock and Bull, knows that better than most. But Welsh is also worried a new Ohio law meant to help workplaces like hers will endanger bars and customers. → Read More

Sittenfeld wants to save Lower Price Hill affordable housing project

Lower Price Hill Thrives, a community revitalization project that would turn vacant buildings into affordable housing, could lose all $11 million it’s secured from the state of Ohio if the city of Cincinnati can’t drum up a final $1 million in funding by Dec. 31. → Read More

'I couldn't believe it was real': Gas explosion causes massive fire at Montgomery construction site

A construction site mishap near Ronald Reagan Highway sparked a massive fire that blocked off parts of Montgomery Road and sent smoke billowing into the sky Wednesday afternoon. → Read More

No flu shot shortages, but some problems loom with ordering

There are no flu shot shortages, but a local pharmacy and doctor's office are reporting delays in receiving additional shipments. → Read More

Meet the candidates for Hamilton County Sheriff

As voters in Hamilton County head to the ballot box, one of the top races they’ll decide on is the Hamilton County Sheriff’s race. → Read More

City council to hear from neighbors of CPD gun range Tuesday night

Neighbors in Evendale, Woodlawn and Lincoln Heights have been working to get the range relocated for decades, but now stakeholders are being asked to weigh in at Tuesday night's public hearing. → Read More

Plan to renovate abandoned buildings in Lower Price Hill hits last-minute funding snag

Lower Price Hill Thrives, a planned affordable housing project that would turn a row of vacant buildings into an apartment complex, is in jeopardy after being denied city funding. → Read More

What happens to homeless Cincinnatians when winter arrives and shelters can't hold them?

For the anti-poverty organizations that help and house the homeless in Cincinnati, spring might have been the easy part. → Read More

Community groups, police leaders gathered Tuesday to discuss reform in Cincinnati

Cincinnati community leaders and police officials gathered online Tuesday to discuss the refresh of the Collaborative Agreement, originally created in 2002 as part of an effort to improve police-community relations. → Read More

New mural will depict slave owner who founded Newport

At a time when many cities across the United States are removing depictions memorializing slave owners and members of the Confederacy, Newport has just unveiled its newest flood wall mural, which depicts General James Taylor -- the slave owner who founded the city. → Read More

Demonstrators peacefully march in Florence to protest Breonna Taylor ruling

Demonstrators peacefully marched through Florence Sunday, calling for justice in the Breonna Taylor case. → Read More

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