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Five forgotten neighborhoods band together to fight for change

The Beekman Corridor Initiative unites South Fairmount, North Fairmount, English Woods, Millvale, and South Cumminsville to revitalize this once-forgotten area.


Feature Story Randolph Park, on Covington's Eastside is named after Dr. James Randolph, a pioneering physician who was the first African American to professionally provide medical aid to African Americans in Northern Kentucky.

On the Ground: A tale of two neighborhoods

Covington's Eastside and Westside neighborhoods, which have been traditionally separated by race, are working to change their stories.

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Sticks, stones, pixels, and ink: local architects use digital tools to shape the built environment

Cincinnati designers have access to more technology than ever to facilitate digital collaboration, but — at times — they still rely on the basics.


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Cincinnati’s robust arts community continues amid COVID-19

ArtsWave is focused on helping the region’s arts sector weather the coronavirus crisis.


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Updates from Italy: Nearly three weeks into the quarantine, residents are both sad and hopeful

According to one citizen, "the mood for now is good, but the fatigue is behind closed doors."

Development News Last November, Governor DeWine visited PreventionFIRST! to learn about youth-based substance-abuse prevention programs.

‘Addiction and mental illness don’t go away:’ Organizations help vulnerable people during COVID-19

Social isolation, job loss, lack of transportation, and fear-inducing news can make anyone spiral downward or relapse. Two regional institutions are working virtually to help.

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Mita’s restaurant provides food, basic essentials for laid-off workers

Across the country, business owners have transitioned into free food pantries for unemployed hospitality workers.


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Cincinnati company might have an innovative, therapeutic option for COVID-19

Airway Therapeutics Inc., has a protein replacement therapy that could help reduce inflammation in the lungs and prevent further respiratory injury.

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Karrikin Spirits Co. encourages everyone to donate a bottle of hand sanitizer to first responders

Distilleries all over the country are recalibrating their facilities to make supplies for those who need it most.


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Three Cincinnati attractions are considered one of “20 Virtual Travel Experiences to Try”

Forbes rounded up a list places to see and things to do while quarantined. Three of our regional attractions made the list.


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A monk shares his lessons from a life of quiet contemplation

Social distancing is new to many of us, but for Brother Paul Quenon, it’s been his life for 61 years.


Innovation News Every Child Succeeds is working to virtually help at-risk families.

The Center for Respite Care and ECS share their approaches to serving vulnerable communities

At-risk citizens need extra help during a health crisis. Here's how some people on the front lines are making that happen.

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Agreeing to disagree: How can we put civility back into civic discourse?

Ohio groups are trying to turn the heat down on political discussion and find the ability to compromise that once made America and its political system a model for the world.

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Lessons from Hong Kong: A former Ohio resident explains how DeWine’s response can help curb COVID-19

There’s a lot of information — and misinformation — out there. We’ve rounded up the facts for staying safe and healthy, plus a few ways to support Cincinnati’s economy.

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Home with your kids? Make the most of it.

Liz McEwan, regular Soapbox contributor and homeschooling mom with four children, shares her survival tips for the upcoming weeks.


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United Way champions change with innovative black-led program

Volunteers are helping the African-American community fight poverty in new and groundbreaking ways through Black Empowerment Works.


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Three smart leaders who generate economic activity visit the Walnut Hills Open Newsroom

Walnut Hills On The Ground Open Newsroom wraps up, for now, with 22 video stories that explain Why Walnut Hills and why now.

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Cincy in the News: What's trending this week

Ohio is leading the nation in the effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. Here's what we're doing — and more — in this week's local stories that are trending nationally. 

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Hunky Dory Studios in Finneytown showcases the juxtaposition between darkness and light

Amy Flesher creates glassworks in her renovated midcentury modern home that pays homage to both the past and the present.


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How businesses, residents are paying homage to Springfield’s roots while looking ahead to the future

A declining population combined with an increase in vacant homes and businesses hit the city hard and compounded its struggles. In recent years, though, community leaders and regional organizations have come together to revitalize and rebuild.

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