Paula Christian, WCPO

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  • 10 News San Diego
  • Knoxville News Sentinel

Recent articles by Paula:

Judge to sentence Dennard in first of three corruption scandals to hit City Hall this year

A judge will sentence former Cincinnati City Council member Tamaya Dennard on Tuesday for her role in the first of three corruption scandals to rock City Hall this year. Dennard faces 24 to 30 months in prison, according to recommendations in her pre-sentence report. → Read More

Mayor Cranley: Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost will try to suspend Councilman Jeff Pastor from office

Cincinnati City Councilman Jeff Pastor could face state suspension proceedings as soon as next week if he does not step down amid corruption charges. → Read More

How will months of COVID lockdown impact mental health of children, teens?

Therapists say it could be years until they understand how deeply the pandemic has affected the youngest members of society. Already some concerning trends have emerged. → Read More

Cincinnati prepares for possible unrest after election, but mayor predicts a peaceful day

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said the city is preparing for possible civil unrest following the general election Tuesday, while cautioning that he has no “worrisome intelligence” of any threats of violence. → Read More

Blue Ash nursing home owner to plead guilty in $59M bank fraud scheme

Harold Sosna, president of Premier Health Care Management which owns and operates eight Ohio nursing homes including seven in the Cincinnati area, is scheduled to plead guilty on Oct. 20 to bank fraud in a $59 million check-kiting scheme. → Read More

Child advocates seeing more shaken baby, broken bones, severe physical abuse as pandemic goes on

Reports of child abuse and neglect dropped by nearly 50 percent in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky in the weeks after quarantine restrictions began. Now, six months later, child protection workers are seeing more severe physical abuse, especially of very young children, than they did in 2019. → Read More

Judge delays Evans Landscaping owner Doug Evans' prison report date for fourth time over COVID fears

Twelve days before Evans Landscaping owner Doug Evans was to begin serving a 21-month sentence for minority contracting fraud, a federal judge delayed his report date for the fourth time, as he considers whether Evans’ health concerns should allow him to skip prison altogether. → Read More

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