Craig Cheatham, WCPO

Craig Cheatham


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Craig:

Two students sue Miami University over suspension for violating COVID-19-related code of conduct

Two students sue Miami University over suspension for violating COVID-related code of conduct. → Read More

Cincinnati's Lost Year: Pandemic fuels increase in gun violence, anxiety, depression

'Social conditions' caused by the pandemic fueled an increase in gun violence, homicides and depression, according to police and other service providers throughout the Tri-State. WCPO 9 News examines the indirect impact of COVID-19 and how we are trying to recover. → Read More

Massive cleanup of Metropolitan Sewer District waste underway on Villa Hills residential property

A massive cleanup of thousands of tons of contaminated MSD waste is underway on a residential riverfront property in Villa Hills. David and Cindy Bell said MSD contractor Kokosing Industrial had promised to deliver 'clean' dirt. The cleanup agreement resulted from a lawsuit the Bells filed in 2019. → Read More

COVID-19: Universities take dramatically difference approaches to trying to stop the spread

The COVID-19 response plans of universities vary dramatically. The WCPO 9 I-Team examines the COVID policies and practices of five universities and compares their approach to recommendations by national experts. → Read More

Decades old mystery solved: Butler County Coroner identifies human remains found in 1997

A decades old mystery is finally solved. The Butler County Coroner's office used DNA and genealogy to identify human remains found in 1997. The technology is being used by coroners across the country. → Read More

One police pursuit policy for 44 Hamilton County departments? Victim's dad hopes to convince agencies

Cincinnati Police Lt. Steve Saunders says Chief Eliot Isaac supports a uniform vehicle pursuit policy for all agencies in Hamilton County. The issue will be discussed Wednesday by some of the highest-ranking officers in the county during a symposium reserved for law enforcement officials. → Read More

No uniform pursuit policy for Cincinnati-area police departments

There is no uniform police vehicle pursuit policy for Cincinnati-area departments, even when officers chase suspects across state lines as they did Friday. → Read More

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil orders review of how deputies reported jail use-of-force incident

Based on the findings of a WCPO 9 I-Team investigation, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil ordered a new review of a June 9 use-of-force incident in the Justice Center. According to Neil's spokesman Dave Daugherty, the sheriff wants to investigate how deputies reported the incident. → Read More

Diocese of Covington names 90 with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor

The Diocese of Covington named 90 religious and lay employees with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor while working at the diocese. → Read More

Pandemic response: Cincinnati area first responders reinvent their agencies

Cincinnati first responders are using new tools and information to reinvent their agencies during the pandemic. → 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

I-Team analysis: Nearly all protesters arrested in Cincinnati are from the Greater Cincinnati Area

The I-Team examined 350 arrest records from people arrested during recent protests; records show the all of them are from the Greater Cincinnati Area. → Read More

U.S. Attorney on drug cartels: 'Go after their money'

U.S. Attorney David DeVillers says one of the keys to disrupting drug cartels is stopping the flow of money from America to foreign drug traffickers. WCPO examines how investigators are doing that. → Read More

Accused Chinese spy in Cincinnati case requests transfer to prison without COVID-19 outbreak

Accused Chinese spy fears COVID-19 exposure and requests transfer to correctional facility without outbreak closer to Cincinnati where he will stand trial. → Read More

Abuse investigations: Do care providers get the benefit of the doubt?

A Middletown man pleaded guilty last December to Attempted Failing to Provide for a Functionally Impaired Person, the lowest level felony, after his mother died in his care. → Read More

Donations help Springdale mother of three who lost home when car crashed into her apartment

Donations help a Springdale mother of three who lost her home on April 8 when a car crashed into their apartment. An inspection determined repairs were needed before a tenant could live there. → Read More

Juvenile suspects charged in brutal Springdale beating

Springdale police say two juveniles are charged with felonious assault for a brutal beating caught on tape April 6 by Walgreens surveillance cameras. → Read More

Caught on tape: Brutal beating in Springdale Walgreens parking lot

An assault in a Springdale Walgreens parking lot Monday was caught on tape. Police hope you can help identify the two suspects. → Read More

COVID-19 in jails 'would be catastrophic' — here's how they're preparing

Are local jails doing enough to reduce COVID-19 risk? Some jails check the temperatures of staff every day. Some don't. → Read More

Homeless Cincinnati-area sex offenders live next to schools and playgrounds

The Ohio Sex Offender Registry shows homeless sex offenders have registered their 'home addresses' next to schools, playgrounds and public libraries. → Read More