Brian Niesz, WCPO

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Past articles by Brian:

I-Team: Here's how much the suburbs lost due to remote work

An I-Team analysis shows how local suburbs lost income from 'meals, entertainment and shopping near work' between 2019 and 2022. → Read More

VineBrook Homes ranks first in Hamilton County eviction filings; here’s how tenants are fighting back

VineBrook Homes says evictions are a last resort. County data shows the company reached that point 1,450 times since 2018, more than any other landlord. → Read More

Where are the loosest slots? I-Team ranks 32 gambling venues in 3 states on how much they pay out

The I-Team used state data to rank 32 gambling venues on their payout rates for slot machines in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Spoiler alert: Playing the loosest slots might require a full tank of gas. → Read More

Lounge Acts: Hip-hop duo Sons of Silverton champion 'Cincinnati dopeness'

“Silverton’s a place, just like Brooklyn is a place.” That's the message at the heart of Sons of Silverton’s music. → Read More

Is Over-the-Rhine dangerous? Data shows crime dropping in neighborhood

Shootings and violent crime in Over-the-Rhine has been on a steady decline for the last several years, despite a shootout between two people that left nine injured early Sunday morning. → Read More

MAP: Where have Mega Millions jackpot tickets been sold before?

After gaining another boost on Friday, the Mega Millions jackpot has grown to $1.28 billion, but who will sell the winning ticket? → Read More

Before and after: EF-2 Goshen tornado leaves damage in its wake

Before and after images of damage after an EF-2 tornado hit Goshen, destroying some buildings and severely damaging others. → Read More

Northside Rock & Roll Carnival's return features artists like alternative indie-pop act 'Quotah'

The Northside Rock & Roll Carnival kicks off Saturday. Alternative indie-pop band Quotah is among the 27 local and regional acts performing over the holiday weekend. → Read More

Executive pay: How much did Tri-State top bosses make in 2021?

Five local companies joined the Nasdaq exchange in 2021. Ten of their bosses got raises of 80 to 900 percent. → Read More

Cincinnati singer Veronica Grim finds freedom in shedding genres on new album 'Chaos Magic'

Veronica Grim has been singing her lungs out for some time, but with her latest album “Chaos Magic” she’s singing her heart out too. → Read More

Cincinnati alternative rock band Lung return from tour to rock out at MOTR

Cincinnati band Lung have been touring the country for almost two-months in support of their recent album 'Come Clean Right Now.' → Read More

County-by-County election results: How Ohio voted for Governor, Senate in the primary

County-by-county results show landslide victories on both sides of the aisle, including a defeat of former Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley in his home county. → Read More

MAP: A look at all the tornadoes that have touched down in the Tri-State since 1950

The year with the most tornadoes was recently, occurring in 2020 when 21 different tornadoes were reported to have touched down. → Read More

Big differences in Tri-state food and gas prices depending on where you live and shop

There are big differences in food and gas prices in the Tri-state depending on where you live, according to price checks conducted by the WCPO 9 I-Team. Gas prices vary by up to 40 cent per gallon. We also found the lowest-priced grocery store food is much cheaper in some neighborhoods. → Read More

Cincinnati Bengals hype song revives the spirit of the 80s

We produced an 80s metal hype song to celebrate the Cincinnati Bengals' first AFC Championship Game since the 1980s. → Read More

Singer/songwriter AprinasRevolutionaryLove uses 'weaponized love' to enhance her community

Aprina Johnson, better known as AprinasRevolutionaryLove, is a Cincinnati singer/songwriter/activist who uses music and love to enhance her community. → Read More

Jess Lamb and the Factory use vinyl and music to celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday

Jess Lamb and the Factory teamed up with Arnold’s Bar and Grill to offer hand-crafted, Maker's Mark dipped 7-inch vinyl records. They’ll be giving away 150 on opaque red vinyl. → Read More

Find out how many students in your children's school have had COVID

Interactive database shows Ohio student COVID-19 data by county, school district, and mask policy. → Read More

Lounge Acts: Bobby Mackey is keeping classic country 'alive and well'

“Country music is alive and well in Wilder still today.” Sitting with his acoustic guitar in his lap, those are the first lyrics Bobby Mackey sang for his recent WCPO Lounge Acts session recorded at his music venue, Bobby Mackey’s Music World, in Wilder, Kentucky. → Read More

Pandemic unemployment in the Tri-State was worse than the Great Recession. But here's the good news

Data show how quickly the pandemic lockdowns and restrictions changed the Tri-State's unemployment situation, and how quickly it is recovering. It's unlike any other time in modern history. → Read More