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New generation of entrepreneurs underpins Covington's bold future plans

A can-do spirit shared by residents and leaders alike is fast making Covington a regional destination for entrepreneurs. On the Ground looks at three small businesses doing big things across the city's changing business scene.

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Take one, leave one: Free Little Pantries nourish 10 Cincy food deserts

Nutritionist and Pleasant Ridge resident Lisa Andrews believes no one should go to bed hungry. With help from People’s Liberty and local residents, she’s following through on her vision to install free “little pantries” across the city.

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Leaders, residents and businesses join forces for good health in Covington

Covington residents face a variety of unique challenges when it comes to accessing healthy food and patterns for behavior. Organizations like Skyward and The Center for Great Neighborhoods are taking a synergistic approach, engaging everyone from city leadership to local corner stores to ensure a brighter, healthier future.

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Reclaiming a birthright: Covington doubles down on history to spark smart growth

Despite being the region’s second-largest city and closer to downtown than most Cincinnati neighborhoods, Covington remains something of a mystery for many locals. The first story in our second On The Ground neighborhood series takes a closer look at the city colloquially known as “Cincinnati’s Brooklyn.”


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Soapdish: Record Store Day signals hipster death while Cincy vinyl tradition lives on

Soapdish columnist Casey Coston explores Cincinnati's vinyl-making tradition through the eyes of venerated local practitioners who, along with much of the rest of the world, owe a debt of gratitude to the legendary musical pioneers at King Records.

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Neighborhoods across Cincinnati take steps (and pedal) toward post-automotive future

Much of Greater Cincinnati's infrastructure was built before cars became the preferred mode of transportation. Now, with help from elected officials, groups of cycling and walking enthusiasts are making a concerted move back to a pedestrian-friendly reality.

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Lobster bar, distillery and others breathe new life into Court Street

Home in recent years to a sparse handful of solid lunch spots, Court Street is now in the midst of a flurry of new activity that could grow its potential as a main commercial artery between the Central Business District and Over-the-Rhine.

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100 years in Cincinnati: The story of our living centenarians

Born during the first few decades of the 1900s, today's centenarians have witnessed some of history's most monumental innovations and events. Three century-young Cincinnatians tell their stories of living through the 20th century.

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Soapbox events: Celebrating the rebirth of the Baldwin Building in Walnut Hills

On March 23, Soapbox hosted "Blues at the Baldwin" to celebrate a $100 million renovation currently underway as part of sweeping and ongoing redevelopment in Walnut Hills.


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Who says print is dead? Literary culture alive and well in Cincy bookstores

Greater Cincinnati celebrates its long history as home to a wealth of independent bookstores, each occupying a special place in the hearts of readers across the region.

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Coming Clean: 5 questions with Elias Leisring

Local food innovator Elias Leisring, of the popular Eli's BBQ, shares his thoughts on local entrepreneurship for a new series designed to showcase the individuals who are moving Greater Cincinnati forward.

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Walnut Hills reimagines future of food security in wake of Kroger departure

Kroger will exit Walnut Hills next month, leaving a sizable gap in the community's food resources. Soapbox looks at what neighborhood leaders are doing, both short- and long-term, to address the issue.

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Local writers group expands reach, sharpens mission of celebrating hidden voices

For more than 25 years, Women Writing for (a) Change has provided a safe, supportive environment for developing writers. Looking to the future, organizers outline a process that emphasizes intention setting and feedback.

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On The Ground: Walnut Hills welcomes new era for crime prevention and increased safety

Thanks to the hard work of residents and community organizers in recent years, Walnut Hills has become a much safer place to live. Now, cooperation between residents, law enforcement and public leaders will be key in sustaining momentum and moving that vision into the future.

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'Fixing the system' to better support adults with disabilities

Amid an ongoing lawsuit brought by Disabled Rights Ohio against the state, several independent nonprofit groups are working toward a different approach to caring for adults with disabilities — one that emphasizes individuality and independence.
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