Ashley Zilka, WCPO

Ashley Zilka


Cincinnati, OH, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

Fire chief: Lightning strikes caused six house fires in Hebron alone

And that was just part of Greater Cincinnati's Wednesday night weather woes. → Read More

State trooper used tourniquet to help save West End shooting victim

His quick thinking might have helped save the man's life. → Read More

Troopers: Fentanyl, heroin mixture behind mass drug exposure, hospitalizations at Chillicothe prison

Doctors believe exposure to the drug fentanyl caused an illness to an inmate and 27 staffers at an Ohio prison Wednesday. → Read More

Five years after Brittany Stykes' death, parents struggle to keep faith alive

David Dodson's last birthday was Aug. 28, 2013. He hasn't had the heart to celebrate any more. → Read More

Advocates for people experiencing homelessness to meet with city Wednesday

Advocates for people experiencing homelessness were meeting in Over-the-Rhine Monday to send a message to the mayor and council about action they want the city to take. → Read More

Hamilton City Schools holding town hall on arming staff

Will armed staffers make schools safer? The Hamilton City Schools community will discuss that issue at a town hall meeting tonight. → Read More

New mobile needle exchange launches in Northern Kentucky

The new mobile needle exchange will operate one afternoon a week in Newport and one in Covington. → Read More

Madison school shooting shaped

Eva Adams was in tears Friday by the time she finished her plea for the Madison Local School board not to implement a plan that would allow staffers to carry concealed weapons. → Read More

Murdered man's family: 'We need closure on this case'

Over a month later, clustered around the spot he was found, James Able's family members said they still have no idea who killed him or why. → Read More

UC Health adds new Air Care base in Walton

The air base will help patients in Northern Kentucky get emergency care faster. → Read More

KKK flyers dropped on Wayne Township driveways

Residents said they didn't want the "hateful" flyers in their neighborhood. → Read More

FC Cincinnati pledges to involve diverse group of contractors in stadium construction

Getting the space ready by 2021 will take the combined efforts of hundreds, and team president Jeff Berding plans to hire a diverse team of contractors to make it happen. → Read More

She was killed and abandoned on the side of the road; her family still doesn't know why

Despite the arrest of suspect James Geran, Chandra Potschner said she knows as little about her daughter's death now as she did the night it happened. → Read More

Activists: Executive order is a humanitarian Band-Aid, not a fix for immigration system

Protesters urged others who are passionate about immigration reform to remain active and not to view the executive order as a cure-all. → Read More

Witness says man was driving erratically before fatal crash

The man accused of killing five family members in a car crash last year was driving erratically moments before the collision, a witness testified Thursday. → Read More

Cincinnati City Council member looking for 911 solutions at national conference

City Councilwoman Amy Murray is heading to Nashville in search of solutions to Cincinnati's 911 call center problems. → Read More

Cincinnatians protest Trump's 'zero-tolerance' policy of separating migrant families

"We do know this is a humanitarian crime, and we do know this is not how Americans treat children," organizer Nicole Klungle said. → Read More

Police detective hopes for a break in the death of 15-month-old boy

Nearly a year after an infant's death, police are still searching for answers. → Read More

Around 200 Kentuckians without running water for four days; no end in sight

Seven-year-old Savannah Land and her family have spent the last three days living off bottled water. → Read More

Fort Thomas police need help identifying suspected 'Felony Lane Gang' members

A Northern Kentucky police department is asking for help in identifying two suspects believed to be involved in a nationwide criminal group. → Read More