Kristen Swilley, WCPO

Kristen Swilley


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Kristen:

Citizen Complaint Authority's new director lays out priorities at City Hall

Gabe Davis, a former federal prosecutor and the son of a Cincinnati police officer, said those experiences combined inform his path forward as the new head of Cincinnati's Citizen Complaint Authority. → Read More

Kentucky's eviction relief fund designed to help tenants, landlords

With the launch of a new application portal, renters and landlords across the state of Kentucky can apply for financial relief through the Healthy At Home Eviction Relief Fund starting Tuesday. → Read More

Louie's Legacy in Cincinnati saving stray animals displaced by Hurricane Laura

A Cincinnati animal rescue is taking in dogs and cats from parts of the country hit hardest by Hurricane Laura. Taking in stray animals during emergencies is something Louie's Legacy has done for years, but this storm season is different. → Read More

Whitney Austin, Fifth Third shooting survivor, reflects on two-year push for gun safety laws

“For me, it’s never made sense why I lived and other people did not,” she said Sunday night. → Read More

How new eviction order can help tenants, landlords affected by COVID-19

With the help of a new federal public health measure, renters across the country could soon be saved from eviction during the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Minority-owned Esoteric Brewing Company opens in Walnut Hills

Nearly three years in the making and amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Esoteric Brewing Co. is ready to open its doors in Walnut Hills. → Read More

After more than 500 positive cases, Miami U. will require all students to be tested for COVID-19

The university said it has now seen more than 500 cases of COVID-19 and is requiring a daily symptom assessment for all students, faculty and staff. → Read More

Outdoor street dining cuts into already scarce parking in Over-the-Rhine

The city of Cincinnati has temporarily closed some streets to traffic to expand outdoor dining options and help keep local restaurants afloat, a move that's cutting down on parking in areas where spots are already scarce. → Read More

Mason City Schools have plan in place after DeWine unveils new COVID-19 reporting mandate

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine handed down rules Thursday afternoon for every school in the state to follow when it comes to reporting new cases of COVID-19. Schools across the state will need to develop policies for letting families, the health department and the public know about positive cases. → Read More

Here's what Downtown's Court Street could look like after 'pedestrianization' redesign

City and business leaders Wednesday unveiled what a planned redesign of downtown Cincinnati's Court Street corridor might look like. → Read More

Local Republicans, Democrats call RNC a chance to get platforms in front of voters

As the second night of the GOP convention wound down Tuesday, both Republicans and Democrats agree all eyes are on swing states like Ohio come this fall, and these conventions may be each party’s best chance of swaying undecided voters with two very different visions for the country. → Read More

National true-crime podcast sheds light on unsolved murders of Florence couple

A true-crime podcast with a national audience may hold the key to solving a years-old double murder case in Northern Kentucky. The victims' family and investigators hope a $50,000 reward for information will encourage someone to come forward. → Read More

Ohio Gov. DeWine calls for legislative change after 60 people shot statewide in single weekend

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine is calling for legislative change after nearly 60 people were shot statewide over the weekend. He specifically mentioned Cincinnati’s 19 victims. → Read More

Democrats, Republicans see challenges and potential to catch the eye of undecided voters at conventions

If local Democrats and Republicans can agree on one thing, it’s that this year’s national conventions are both challenging and critical in catching the eye of undecided voters. → Read More

Colerain Twp. couple won't send their kids to Avondale school over restrictive hair policy

A Colerain Township couple said their children are no longer welcome at Zion Temple Christian Academy because of their hairstyle. The parents said they refuse to cut their sons’ locs in order to conform. → Read More

Will more police patrols curb violence in neighborhoods where residents don't trust law enforcement?

In the past two days in the City of Cincinnati, 19 people were shot and four died. In response, police are ramping up patrols in the neighborhoods where the shootings took place – but what happens when communities don’t trust law enforcement to keep them safe? → Read More

NKY school district adjusts plans after Beshear urges remote start

In a message home to families Monday, Fort Thomas Independent Schools said they would push the first day of class back to Aug. 31 and go remote instead of a hybrid model after learning of the governor’s recommendation. → Read More

Data: One-third of people who tested COVID-19 positive and attended mass gatherings went to a bar

Contact-tracing data on the Cincinnati Health Department's website shows that, of those who attended mass gatherings, nearly a third had been to a bar or nightclub. → Read More

East Walnut Hills church gathers to remember those killed in Beirut explosion

The Tri-State’s Lebanese community gathered Thursday night to mourn the loss of those killed by a massive explosion in Beirut. The blast killed more than 100 people and injured close to 5,000 others. → Read More

Gambling addiction experts: Quarantine isolation could drive some to online gambling addiction

Gambling addiction experts in Ohio and Kentucky want you to know the warning signs to look out for. → Read More