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Past articles by Madeline:

'You're not going to be able to recognize it': Experts warn of uptick in dangerous drug

Xylazine is not an opioid, so it does not respond to typical overdose-reversal medications like Narcan. → Read More

Cincinnati Public Schools will launch new threat assessment team

All public schools in Ohio serving grades 6-12 will soon be required to have threat assessment teams, as a result of House Bill 123. → Read More

Cincinnati landlord files federal complaint claiming his property was undervalued due to racial discrimination

Terry Horton believes racial bias impacted the first appraisal he received in February 2022 when he sought to refinance his North Avondale property. → Read More

'It's hard to uproot': Tenants given 30 days to move out of Sedamsville homes

The homes are owned by longtime landlord John Klosterman, but a receiver took control of the properties in 2020 after he failed to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxes, fines and fees. → Read More

'This was the center of the community': Group plans new future for once-segregated school

In 2021, the Cincinnati Preservation Association (CPA) agreed to purchase the former Eckstein School. Ultimately, the association will transfer the lot to the Eckstein Cultural Arts Center. → Read More

'Something we train all the time for': Tri-State universities share how they train for active shootings

Locally, Tri-State universities want students to know they have plans in place to prevent active shootings and respond to them. → Read More

Local businesses competing with apps to bring in bettors Super Bowl weekend

Sports betting has only been legal in Ohio since Jan. 1, but owners at some bars and restaurants with betting kiosks say the rollout hasn’t come without challenges. → Read More

'Don't ever give up': Northern Kentucky baby with congenital heart defect defies the odds

Doctors told the McCullers family that their baby Corbin's heart was working three times as hard as what’s typical so he could breathe and eat. → Read More

Slick roads slow drivers in Cincinnati's hilliest neighborhoods

Cincinnati police temporarily closed W.H. Taft Road at Columbia Parkway Tuesday morning due to 'hazardous conditions.' → Read More

'Time will tell': Ohio businesses hope for boost from sports betting despite early challenges

Billy Watson, who owns Kitty’s Sports Grill in Downtown Cincinnati, said he thinks many bettors are instead turning to mobile apps where they can place bets on their phones. → Read More

'Be comfortable and confident like Joe Burrow': Special education class uses Bengals QB's outfits as lesson

While working on a lesson about differences, paraeducator Megan Huffman decided to relate the top to everyone's favorite player. → Read More

'This team's everything I love': Superfan builds ultimate 'Bengals cave'

The pieces in Craig Rolfes' 'Craig Cave' are unique. He has made nearly every item with reclaimed wood. → Read More

'Building a stronger Cincinnati through the 17-year-olds': UC's applications up 22 percent over last year

Anna Horgan, a senior at Seton High School, was the first incoming freshman to be notified. University admissions officials and the Bearcat surprised her with the news during the school day. → Read More

Zac Taylor delivers game ball to OTR bar following blowout Bengals win over Buffalo

Bengals coach Zac Taylor stopped by Rhinehaus in Over-The-Rhine around midnight Monday. He presented the bar with a game ball and was greeted by cheering fans. → Read More

'Part of my heart is in Ohio': International fans with no connection to Cincinnati cheer on the Bengals

André Morelli-Faria, who lives in São Paulo, doesn’t have a direct connection to Cincinnati. But when he learned about American football, the Bengals stole his heart. → Read More

Zac Taylor surprises fans at Blind Pig with Sunday's winning game ball after Bengals victory over Ravens

Hundreds of fans gathered at the bar to watch the game against the Ravens. After the 24-17 win, Taylor walked into the bar, and grabbed the mic from the DJ. → Read More

'You can't get it anywhere else': Bengals control room preps for pregame light show ahead of Wild Card game

Fans called the pre-game light show “electric” after the team’s Monday Night Football game against the Bills earlier this month. → Read More

Cincinnati leaders propose overhaul of tax abatement program, focus on under-invested neighborhoods

Neighborhoods with the greatest need will be able to receive more generous incentives. Those already attracting strong investments will receive less generous incentives. → Read More

'The whole world is hurting': Financial relief still available for Hamilton County residents in need

Schiller said the county’s rental assistance has “flown,” but the county’s had a slower response from individuals seeking mortgage assistance and other forms of homeowner help. → Read More

What was once as low as a 6-day sentence for swatting is now 18 months in Ohio

A new law in Ohio is cracking down on the false swatting calls, making any false or misleading information to a law enforcement agency a felony. → Read More