Kristen Swilley, WCPO

Kristen Swilley


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Recent articles by Kristen:

Hamilton man calls on legislators to lift visitation restrictions at nursing homes

As the coronavirus pandemic worsens and restrictions tighten, there are those desperate to see aging loved ones living in nursing homes. This week, Scott Reynolds of Hamilton will take his plea to Ohio’s statehouse. → Read More

Street crews ready for Tri-State's first snowfall while adapting to pandemic

The Tri-State’s first snow of the season brings concerns about keeping streets clear, and the impact COVID-19 could have for the people keeping our streets safe to drive. → Read More

Gun violence activists react to federal charges levied against 21 people for gun-related charges

Anti-gun violence advocates said those arrests might make the streets safer, but it’s disheartening that so many young people wind up going down a violent path. They walked the streets of Avondale Monday evening trying to steer more young people in the right direction. → Read More

Brent Spence Bridge closure: What are engineers, inspectors looking for?

Just how deep the damage goes will determine how long it takes to reopen the bridge. No matter what inspectors find, engineers said it’s unlikely the solution will be a simple one. → Read More

Local healthcare officials react to Gov. DeWine's warning due to increased statewide COVID-19 cases

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine outlined plans Wednesday to reissue the statewide masking order and warned of another possible statewide shutdown as cases of COVID-19 continue to spike across the region. → Read More

Feds: Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor took $55K in exchange for votes on two developments

Cincinnati City Council Member Jeff Pastor took $55,000 in bribes over the course of about a year in exchange for votes related to projects in the city, according to federal officials. → Read More

Rising COVID-19 cases could put number of qualified medical staff available to work in jeopardy

As the number of COVID-19 cases continue to rise, leading medical experts across Ohio said the pandemic is putting their staff in jeopardy. → Read More

Local doctor helps design app to help Black community fight COVID-19

As Ohio sees a record-breaking number of COVID-19 cases, a local doctor is working on a smartphone app designed to help people across the country in their fight against the virus. → Read More

Local constitutional law expert weighs in on Trump ballot challenges

As Americans await results from several key states in the race for the nation’s highest office, President Donald Trump’s legal team has filed lawsuits in multiple states claiming impropriety and laying the groundwork for a battle over the results. → Read More

Community gathers to honor the life of Cpl. Adam McMillan

A limited number of people were allowed to attend the funeral for Hamilton County sheriff's deputy Cpl. Adam McMillan, but people lined the streets to show their support and pay their respects as he drove by one last time. → Read More

Clifton's business community misses UC sports fans this fall

“We don’t have the foot traffic that we thought we would," said restaurant owner Andrew Schlanser on Friday night. When he picked his McMillan Street location, he wasn't counting on a spectator-free sports season. → Read More

Learning Aid Ohio will help families of special needs students during pandemic

Remote learning is hard for any family. Remote learning when your children have disabilities and need specialized individual care is a neverending obstacle course — one that's as taxing emotionally as it is financially. → Read More

Cincinnati business leaders emphasize importance of keeping employees safe during COVID-19 pandemic

Presidents and CEOs of some of Cincinnati’s largest employers held a virtual meeting Tuesday night to explain what procedures they’ve put into place to keep their employees and the community safe. → Read More

Ohio Sec. of State LaRose denounces disinfo that discourages minority communities from voting

With the election nearly a week away, questions and concerns remain surrounding the voting process, including within minority communities expected to break records at the polls this year. → Read More

HamCo Sheriff: Cpl. Adam McMillan dies after Oct. 8 crash involving Metro bus

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office announced that Cpl. Adam McMillan, a deputy who was in critical condition after a crash with a Metro bus on Oct. 8, died of his injuries at University of Cincinnati Medical Center on Friday. He was 42. → Read More

Covington food pantries awarded $110K in CARES Act funds

The city of Covington recently awarded more than $110,000 in federal CARES Act funding to three agencies handling emergency food distribution, including Be Concerned on Pike Street. → Read More

St. Elizabeth hospital first in America to successfully implant Bluetooth-connected heart monitor

On Sept. 11, 2020, St. Elizabeth Edgewood made history by becoming the first hospital in America to implant a Bluetooth-connected heart monitoring device in a Tri-State patient. → Read More

Indoor nursing home visits can resume Monday in Ohio for first time since March

On Monday, families across Ohio will be able to step inside the nursing homes housing their loved ones for the first time since March, as indoor visitation is allowed to resume. → 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

Increase in overdoses blamed on COVID-19 pandemic, also negatively affects those seeking addiction treatment

COVID-19 has affected nearly everything in the world – including how people access social services like addiction treatment. Statistics suggest the global pandemic is making a big impact on the number of overdoses. → Read More