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Cincinnati bankers: How we’re dealing with coronavirus

By Steve Watkins – Staff Reporter, Cincinnati Business Courier Mar 30, 2020, 2:50pm EDTUpdated Mar 30, 2020, 4:14pm EDT Customers are concerned, but the steps Greater Cincinnati banks have taken to help them combined with banks’ financial strength should help weather the storm of the coronavirus pandemic. That was a key message from top bankers at three […]

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Cincinnati weather: Sunshine, warming trend in the forecast this week

Click to expand Replay Video UP NEXT Kathrine Nero suggests fun activities during coronavirus Kathrine Nero suggests fun activities during coronavirus Cincinnati Enquirer Aerial video: Cincinnati’s downtown riverfront during COVID-19 stay-home order Aerial video: Cincinnati’s downtown riverfront during COVID-19 stay-home order Cincinnati Enquirer Faith and coronavirus: Religious Cincinnatians try to stay together while being apart […]

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Voting rights groups sue state over extended Ohio primary

Rick Rouan and Darrel Rowland, Columbus Dispatch Published 9:47 p.m. ET March 30, 2020 | Updated 9:48 p.m. ET March 30, 2020 CLOSE Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose speaks about the importance of National Voter Registration Day efforts during an educational session for media at the Franklin County Board of Elections in Columbus in […]

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Ohio Gov. DeWine extends school closures through May 1

© Provided by WXIX Cincinnati BetterMed is offering curbside exams at three of their sites for the coronavirus (COVID-19). CINCINNATI (FOX19) – On Monday, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine extended the closure of all K-12 schools to May 1. “We will re-evaluate as we get closer to that date,” he said. DeWine said he wants to […]

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Ohio school closure extended; FDA OKs mask-sanitizing system

Andrew Welsh-huggins, Associated Press Updated 5:57 pm EDT, Monday, March 30, 2020 This undated photo provided by Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows Derek Lichtenwalter. Lichtenwalter, who is serving a two-year sentence on a “failure to comply” charge has filed a lawsuit seeking release from Belmont Correctional Facility over fears of the coronavirus. The state […]

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Out of work because of coronavirus? Here’s how the federal stimulus affects Ohio unemployment

CLOSE Changes approved by Congress could increase your unemployment compensation.  (Photo: Getty Images) COLUMBUS – Applying for unemployment in Ohio? Changes signed into law by President Donald Trump on Friday could increase how much money you might receive.  With at least 430,000 unemployed workers in the state and an unemployment rate that’s likely around 7.4%, many […]

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Cincinnati-area hospitals stand to benefit from Columbus-based technology in COVID-19 crisis

Editor’s note: With our coronavirus coverage, our goal is not to alarm you but to equip you with the information you need. We will try to keep things in context and focus on helping you make decisions. See a list of resources and frequently asked questions at the end of this story. Cincinnati-area hospitals could […]

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Lockton Cos. forms Ohio beachhead with new Cleveland office

Lockton Cos., which bills itself as the world’s largest privately owned insurance firm, has set up shop in Cleveland with a new office — spearheaded by some former members of Oswald Cos. — that will serve as the business’ beachhead for further expansion across Ohio. Lockton’s office, located at the Fifth Third Building in downtown […]

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Federal judge blocks Ohio from using coronavirus health order to restrict abortions

COLUMBUS, Ohio — A federal judge has temporarily banned Ohio officials from using a public-health order forbidding nonessential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic to restrict providers from performing abortions within the state. The ruling, issued Monday evening by Senior U.S. District Judge Michael Barrett in Cincinnati, came just hours after Planned Parenthood, Preterm Cleveland and […]

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Coronavirus in Ohio: Cincinnati vice mayor Smitherman calls for brief streetcar shutdown

CLOSE At one point, streetcars were the dominant form of public transportation in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Enquirer Cincinnati Health Commissioner Melba Moore and Mayor John Cranley announced a temporarily shut down of the streetcar, scooters and Red Bike due to novel coronavirus concerns. It begins Wednesday, according to the order. The Red Bike rack on Liberty […]

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