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Lebanon Schools close, colleges requiring vaccines, and more school COVID-19 updates WCPO reporter Evan Millward joins to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 during back-to-school, including Lebanon Schools shutting down temporarily, and the growing list of colleges requiring vaccines.
First, our panel discusses free internet access in pubic housing, COVID-19 in nursing homes, the return of Riverfest and more.
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CMHA and Cincinnati Bell to offer free high-speed internet access in six public housing communities
JBM Packaging expands with Queensgate location to grow business, hire more 'fair chance' employees
DHL Express expands Cincinnati Works job-coaching at CVG hub to attract and keep good employees
Video of Norwood brawl contradicts councilman's claim that he saved victim from his attacker
Want to know how many people have died at the nursing home you're choosing for your parents? Too bad
Clifton Avenue protected bike lane avoids cancelation &mdash; for now
Lebanon Schools closed until Sept. 7 because of rising number of COVID-19 quarantines
Miami University to require all students, staff get COVID-19 vaccine
UC to require students, staff, faculty get COVID-19 vaccine

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Lebanon Schools close, colleges requiring vaccines, and more school COVID-19 updates WCPO reporter Evan Millward joins to discuss the latest updates on COVID-19 during back-to-school, including Lebanon Schools shutting down temporarily, and the growing list of colleges requiring vaccines.
First, our panel discusses free internet access in pubic housing, COVID-19 in nursing homes, the return of Riverfest and more.
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CMHA and Cincinnati Bell to offer free high-speed internet access in six public housing communities
JBM Packaging expands with Queensgate location to grow business, hire more 'fair chance' employees
DHL Express expands Cincinnati Works job-coaching at CVG hub to attract and keep good employees
Video of Norwood brawl contradicts councilman's claim that he saved victim from his attacker
Want to know how many people have died at the nursing home you're choosing for your parents? Too bad
Clifton Avenue protected bike lane avoids cancelation &mdash; for now
Lebanon Schools closed until Sept. 7 because of rising number of COVID-19 quarantines
Miami University to require all students, staff get COVID-19 vaccine
UC to require students, staff, faculty get COVID-19 vaccine

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Cincinnati Tri-State school superintendents aim to "get back to the kids" Superintendents from Mason, Williamsburg, and Ludlow Independent join the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss back-to-school in the time of Covid-19.
Students in some places are going back in masks but in other places, it is an optional thing. So many things have changed in what feels like the 11th hour, thanks in large part to this delta variant. WCPO anchor/reporter Evan Milward is joined by superintendents Matt Early from Williamsburg, and Jonathan Cooper from Mason, and Mike Borchers from Ludlow Independent to discuss back-to-school in the time of Covid-19.
First our weekly news panel discusses appraisal discrimination, closing power plants, a busy weekend for downtown, and more local Cincinnati news.
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Cincinnati Works workshop aims to prepare East Westwood residents for Final Fridays job fair
This Black family's home appraisal grew by $92,000 after they removed all signs of their race
City weighs 'best and final' bids on riverfront boat dock
Power plant closure financially 'devastating' for community, school district
Busy downtown weekend could bring traffic headaches
Local man finally home after emergency evacuation from Kabul
Tri-State vets on Afghanistan: 'So many people's sacrifice was for nothing'
Buckle your seatbelts for another traffic pattern change on the Brent Spence Bridge
Back-to-School Complete Coverage

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After 28 years wrongfully in prison, his wait for justice continues A jury was set to decide the federal wrongful conviction lawsuit of William &ldquo;Ricky&rdquo; Virgil against the City of Newport and two former Newport police officers but a U.S. District Court Judge agreed to delay the case. I-Team reporter Paula Christian joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to explain the case.
First, the weekly Hear Cincinnati podcast panel discuss a new affordable housing plan, a local judge who ordered a COVID-19 as conditioin of probabtion, and a local condo tower ordered to make structural repairs.
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Could another affordable housing vote be in the works for Cincinnati?
Lincoln Heights residents say CMHA has left them in the dark on temporary relocation
Hamilton County judge orders man to get COVID-19 shot as condition of probation
Madison House resident fears home is 'just like Surfside'
Repairs on the way for Madison House condo tower as vigilance on the rise amid Florida collapse
Hyde Park high-rise ordered to hire 'special inspector' for structural repairs

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Man who says he was wrongfully convicted of 1987 murder must wait to confront City of Newport

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President Joe Biden visits Cincinnati With President Biden visiting Cincinnati, it's been a busy week for the WCPO 9 newsroom.
We discuss the President's visit, a baseball name change, affordable housing and more.
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Are renovations a 'win-win' or a painful lesson for Pinecrest residents and CMHA?
Eight years after lightning strike, Ethan Kadish celebrates milestone at Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati
ATM malfunction takes Avondale man's $1,300 in cash
Cleveland Indians changing name to Guardians for 2022 season
Biden coming to Cincinnati next week for CNN town hall, but why here
Biden's Cincinnati visit to be at Mount St. Joseph University
Local GOP leaders respond to Biden town hall visit
Biden visits Westwood job training center to tout 'Build Back Better' plan
Biden talks COVID, building bridges and getting back to work at Mount St. Joseph town hall
Fact Check Friday: President Biden's Tri-State visit
Archbishop 'not asked, nor would he have granted' approval for Biden visit to Catholic university

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As events and concerts return to Greater Cincinnati, we breakdown what's good Concerts and events are coming back!
WCPO 9 entertainment reporter Brian Mains joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to talk about this weekend's Top 9 food, fests, and fairs. Plus, he'll chat about the two big new music venues and all the best concerts coming to town this summer.

Top 9 things to do in Greater Cincinnati this weekend: July 16-18
Ready to rock? Live music returns to Cincinnati

First, our weekly panel rounds up this week's most interesting news around Cincinnati.

Renovated affordable housing high rise in Over-the-Rhine to reopen as Logan Towers
New initiative aims to restore dignity to Cincinnati's overgrown Potter's Field cemetery
Lawsuit: Kroger manager drove employee to suicide
People and pets advised to avoid lake at East Fork State Park
Marty Brennaman wishes son Thom's employers had been more 'forgiving'
After delays, Kings Island's Camp Cedar luxury campground (finally) opens
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What's in all those trailers parked at the Kentucky Speedway? Kentucky Speedway is storing thousands of semi-truck trailers and pickup trucks. The Gallatin County race track is renting its property for longterm parking after NASCAR removed the speedway from the 2021 race schedule.
When will racing return? WCPO I-Team reporter Craig Cheatham joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to explain.
But first, the Hear Cincinnati weekly panel discusses news of the week including the Marian Spencer sculpture, Joey Votto's personal apology to a 6-year-old fan, more delays at King Island's Camp Cedar, and more.

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Sculpture of civil rights icon Marian Spencer to be dedicated on Cincinnati's riverfront
With funds raised, Marian Spencer sculpture is a big step closer to becoming a reality in Cincinnati (March 2000)
Winton Hills Academy students win national contest with book about civil rights icon Marian Spencer (March 2019)
Was Brown County inmate's death a suicide, or were deputies involved?
Zachary Goldson case: Video shows final seconds before Brown County inmate's death (archived)
Votto personally apologizes to 6-year-old fan after ejection versus Padres
Brood X left a gift for putting up with them
After break-ins, Timothee Chalamet film 'Bones and All' asks Cincy for $50,000 to cover security
Kings Island's Camp Cedar delayed...again
What's causing all the Camp Cedar delays?
When will racing return to Kentucky Speedway? It's anyone's guess



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'Magic Adrian' helped hundreds secure vaccine appointments in the Tri-State WCPO reporter Whitney Miller joins to discuss her interview with 'Magic Adrian' Anderson who took it upon herself to help schedule any and everyone who needed a shot during the release of the first doses of vaccine.
But first, host Brian Niesz is joined by community reporter Lucy May and senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Goth to discuss reducing youth homelessness, CEOs getting a COVID bonus, and the downside of 'streatereies.'
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How one woman's personal cell number helped hundreds secure a vaccine

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Deer Park Roofing gives Avondale homeowner new roof and gutters -- with more improvements to come
KEYS program is reducing youth homelessness in Hamilton County -- with goal of ending it completely
Executive Pay 2021: How the pandemic fueled corporate bonuses in 2020
Two years after Northside flooding, 'we just want it to be over'
Many pandemic 'fixes' had unintended consequences. Streateries were one of them

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Armed U.S. Marshals called in to combat beetles in Bethel Investigative reporter Paula Christian joins the Hear Cincinnati podcast to explain why Armed U.S. Marshals we called to Tom Brown's farmland property with a search-and-seizure warrant for trees due to a destructive beetle.
But first, host Brian Niesz is joined by senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Goth and dayside content manager Allison Hunter to discuss the latest cicada headlines, a job fair helping people with criminal records, an act of kindness at a arcade, and more.
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Driver in cicada-induced crash has advice for staying safe during Brood X summer
This Hamilton 9-year-old's cicada photo shoot is everything... and it's gone viral
Beacon of Hope Job Fair aims to help people with criminal records find employers who will give them a chance
Cincinnati friends chronicle daily life, conversations over the difficult last year
Cincinnati Public Schools approve settlement in Gabriel Taye case
Hamilton arcade owner offers to open early for woman with social anxiety
Sisters charged in BB gun shootings of people experiencing homelessness surrender to police
Cincinnati PD makes third arrest in OTR, Downtown BB gun attacks

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How the Asian longhorned beetle led to a battle of epic proportions on one man's farmland

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Providing food and community to Avondale Lisa Smith joins this episode of the Hear Cincinnati podcast to discuss how an upcoming grocery store in Avondale plans to be as much about community as it will be food.
But first, host Brian Niesz is joined by weekly panelists, community reporter Lucy May, senior real-time editor Pat LaFleur and senior manager of enterprise/investigative Meghan Goth to discuss new housing vouchers, lifting COVID-19 health orders, in-depth coverage of unemployment, and more.
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Housing authority has 241 new vouchers to help families get housing and avoid homelessness
This Cincinnati mom has lived what new Women's Fund data analysis found: The economy's not equal
Ohios COVID-19 health orders lifted Wednesday. Here's what you need to know
Family makes emotional appeal when buying their first home
Foo Fighters tickets sold out in 10 minutes, but here are 20 other shows coming to ICON
Evans Landscaping owner Doug Evans reports to prison on Friday
WCPO examines unemployment pitfalls, solutions in 'The Rebound: Lost in the System'
Lounge Acts: Bobby Mackey is keeping classic country alive and well

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Avondale's days as a food desert are numbered. New grocery store set to open in early 2022

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