Paula Christian, WCPO

Paula Christian

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Recent:
  • WCPO
Past:
  • 10 News San Diego
  • Knoxville News Sentinel

Recent articles by Paula:

New Richmond residents worry about blowing dust clouds as cleanup of former Beckjord site begins

Two New Richmond residents who filed complaints with the Ohio EPA and Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency this summer over brown clouds of dust that have been kicked up during periods of high wind. → Read More

Parent sues Miami University seeking tuition refund over remote learning

An Illinois father filed a federal lawsuit seeking class-action status, demanding a partial refund of his daughter’s tuition from Miami University after it switched to online classes in March due to COVID-19. → Read More

How will special needs children thrive at school during a pandemic?

As school districts prepare to resume in-person or remote learning, attorneys say they face unprecedented risks and liabilities which could turn into lawsuits. → Read More

Family who lost grandmother to COVID says nursing home never told them of outbreak

Advocates for the elderly, including the AARP, and some media outlets are pushing for more information about COVID cases and deaths at nursing homes state and nationwide. → Read More

GE Credit Union approved $6.3 M in PPP loans for nursing home company now accused of fraud

A Blue Ash nursing home operator who facing lawsuits from at least four banks over losses related to an alleged fraud scheme, received $10.3 million in Paycheck Protection Program loans and federal stimulus money less than two months before the first suits were filed. → Read More

Loveland man says nursing home called police when he refused to leave dying father

On Monday, although Gov. Mike DeWine is allowing nursing homes to resume outside visits but difficulties are likely to continue among lonely residents, concerned families and nursing home operators who must protect everyone. → Read More

Marianist Province lists religious brothers involved in sexual abuse, including 16 with local ties

The Marianist Province said the list is based on information available in March 2020, but it could be amended based on “new allegations from previously unknown survivors, victims or the families.” → Read More

Lawsuits accuse Blue Ash nursing home owner of fraud scheme

At least four banks have filed lawsuits against a Blue Ash nursing home operator to recoup tens of millions in loans that some banks claim were lost as part of an alleged fraud scheme. → Read More

Former Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard pleads guilty to honest services wire fraud

Former Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard pleaded guilty to honest services wire fraud, according to a plea agreement filed Monday with the U.S. District Court. → Read More

Is former Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard considering plea deal in corruption case?

Former Cincinnati City Councilwoman Tamaya Dennard may be talking with federal prosecutors about a plea deal as her trial on public corruption charges looms in just over a month. → Read More

Cincinnati city manager Patrick Duhaney to be sworn in as Virginia Beach city manager

Patrick Duhaney resigned as Cincinnati city manager Tuesday to be sworn in as city manager of Virginia Beach. He will depart in July, staying with the city until the end of the latest budget cycle. → Read More

Will taxpayers be asked to fill COVID-19 budget gaps for parks, schools this November election?

Many public agencies are searching for ways to plug budget shortfalls caused by the pandemic and state closures. Many are exploring whether to put new tax levies on the ballot to ask voters for financial help this November. → Read More

Why did judges virtually shut down Hamilton County Domestic Relations Court due to COVID-19?

Thirty-nine lawyers took the rare step of criticizing judges at the Hamilton County Court of Domestic Relations over the judges’ decision to virtually shut down the courthouse for several weeks in March and April and postpone more than 2,000 cases in response to the pandemic. → Read More

Coming lawsuit surge: COVID-19 disputes over workplace, insurance denials, consumer refunds

Attorneys predict a surge in legal disputes as ticket holders and travelers, gym owners and members, restaurateurs and insurance companies, fight over who should pay for economic losses suffered in this once-in-a-lifetime outbreak. → Read More

Man behind one of Ohio's largest Ponzi schemes wants out of prison 10 years early due to COVID-19

Glen Galemmo, the man behind one of the largest Ponzi schemes in Ohio history, is asking a federal judge to cut nearly a decade from his prison sentence and release him to his South Carolina home because he is afraid of contracting COVID-19 while behind bars. → Read More

Reports of child abuse and neglect plunge in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky during quarantine

Reports of child abuse and neglect plunged throughout Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky almost immediately after governors closed schools and urged people to stay home in mid-March to stem COVID-19 from spreading. That isn’t good news, child advocates warn. → Read More

Before you violate social distancing rules, beware your neighbor is watching

Cincinnati police report a growing number of calls over social distancing violations, while neighbors are taking to shaming each other on social media. → Read More

Hundreds of Ohioans, thousands of Kentuckians report price gouging amid coronavirus pandemic

Hundreds of Ohioans and thousands of Kentucky residents have filed complaints about price gouging both in stores and on-line over the past month. → Read More

We ask local leaders how COVID-19 may change us ... for the better?

When we emerge on the other side of the COVID-19 outbreak, how will these difficult times have changed us? And could those changes be for the better? WCPO posed that question to a range of well-known regional figures. → Read More

Cincinnati doctors, EMTs face pay cuts in face of COVID-19 pandemic

Many Cincinnati area doctors, paramedics and ambulance drivers are facing pay cuts, as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to impact the bottom lines of hospital systems and medical companies. → Read More