Lucy May, WCPO

Lucy May

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Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Business Legacy Fund aims to help employees buy companies from retiring business owners

The new multimillion-dollar fund aims to save businesses -- and jobs -- by helping employees purchase companies from their owners. → Read More

Virtual Young Women LEAD conference aims to boost young women's confidence and ambitions

Young Women LEAD will hold its 2020 conference online. Girls in grades nine through 12 can attend for free on either Sept. 24 or Sept. 25 from 9:30 a.m. to noon. The deadline to register has been extended through Sept. 22. → Read More

Empty shelters mean higher costs as Bethany House assists homeless families during COVID-19 crisis

The pandemic has made it far more challenging and expensive to provide homeless families with the services they need to get back on track. That makes the Bethany House Services' annual Ales to Zinfandels event more important than ever this year. → Read More

New ArtWorks mural aims to open hearts and minds to the importance and power of second chances

Called “Time Saved vs. Time Served,” the ArtWorks mural features the larger-than-life faces of five smiling women. They float below the scales of justice and surround a clock shaped like the state of Ohio that artistic director Tyra Patterson hopes will catch people’s attention. → Read More

Cincinnati Art Museum exhibition explores themes of justice and equality in works by Hank Willis Thomas

A retrospective called "Hank Willis Thomas: All Things Being Equal..." includes nearly 100 works on display from Sept. 4 through Nov. 8, 2020. → Read More

GreenLight Fund hires Clare Blankemeyer as new executive director in Cincinnati

GreenLight Cincinnati has named a new executive director to continue the organization’s work to help the region’s low-income families and children thrive. → Read More

New York Times sought a quality Braille print house, found North College Hill's Clovernook Center

When editors at the New York Times wanted a Braille version of a special section, they looked for a printing house that could produce quality results on a tight deadline. They found it at Clovernook Center for the Blind & Visually Impaired in North College Hill. → Read More

Federal judge's order paves way for 2018 lawsuit over Cincinnati's tent cities to proceed

Jailing people for living in homeless camps when no shelter is available could constitute “cruel and unusual punishment,” U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Black declared in an order that paves the way for homeless people to continue a legal fight against the city of Cincinnati. → Read More

Ohio Values: How this photo of the Snake River in Idaho restores Michael Kearns' faith in our nation

Michael Kearns and his friends have a saying that people don’t live a single life – they live lives. He figures he's on his 10th or 12th. → Read More

When poverty and pandemic collide, back to school strains families already struggling

As low-income families brace for the virtual learning that is such a big part of this school year, advocates wonder how far they can bend before they break. → Read More

This UC student is already an award-winning philanthropist, and it's not about donating money

To honor Camryn Morrow’s contributions and her passion for giving back, the Association of Fundraising Professionals of Greater Cincinnati will recognize her as Youth of the Year during a National Philanthropy Day celebration on Nov. 5. → Read More

Peerro: This pharmacist turned CEO has an app to connect young people with jobs and brighter futures

Peerro is an app designed to help young people find jobs and become self-sufficient. Rachel Angel launched Peerro in Cleveland a couple years ago and recently moved the tech startup to Cincinnati after receiving a significant investment from CincyTech. → Read More

Ohio Values: How this pre-pandemic cruise picture represents the values Shannon Jones holds dear

It was her own family that inspired Shannon Jones to run for elected office, but it’s her concern for other families that has motivated her to continue public service for the past 14 years. → Read More

Is Greater Cincinnati ready to make its travel and tourism industry more diverse?

Greater Cincinnati’s multibillion-dollar travel and tourism industry lacks people of color in leadership roles, and discussions began Tuesday about how to change that. → Read More

A new wave of evictions could soon hit Hamilton Co. Her story shows how devastating that could be

Even before the coronavirus pandemic, Cincinnati and Hamilton County had eviction rates nearly double the national average. The problem is about to get worse. → Read More

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority offers new incentive to boost supply of affordable housing

Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority is using federal CARES Act dollars to help address Hamilton County’s shortage of affordable housing. → Read More

Maternal mortality: Could doulas help keep more Black moms and babies alive?

Efforts are underway to increase the number of Black women who have access to doulas, trained companions who offer education, coaching and emotional support during pregnancy, delivery and after a baby is born. → Read More

Our Daily Bread in Over-the-Rhine closes temporarily after volunteer tests positive for COVID-19

Our Daily Bread soup kitchen, which has been serving free meals across from Findlay Market for more than 35 years, closed abruptly Monday morning after a volunteer there tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

Coronavirus pandemic hasn't stopped home visits for Ohio's Help Me Grow program

Home visits have had to go virtual during the coronavirus pandemic. But experts say staying connected to families is more important than ever. → Read More

Black-owned businesses feeling weight of COVID-19 crisis, damage after protests. Here's how to help

The coronavirus pandemic has made these last few months difficult for businesses of all kinds. But the economic crisis has been especially tough for black business owners. Seeing damage to black-owned businesses on the heels of protests demanding racial justice has compounded the pain. → Read More