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Feature Story housing

City of hope: A new mission to expand home ownership in urban neighborhoods

A well-funded not-for-profit embarks on a mission to help turn renters into homeowners and return stability to city neighborhoods.

Feature Story Helping Hands for the Homeless team making survival kits. l to r - Jean Adkins, Jodie Petersime, Declan Sefton, and Mason Heitman.

Helping the homeless makes you ‘change outlook on life’

“I think most people want to help those in need, but you don’t quite know how to go about it or where the greatest need is,” says nurse and volunteer Donna Kramer.

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The “Crown the Queen” bench is a new jewel on Cincinnati’s CROWN

Artist Jan Brown Checco served as the design and art director for the project and recruited two other artist collaborators, as well as a design and construction team.

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Kroner Dry Cleaners scours pandemic options, comes out spotless

“My dad always used to say, ‘Just keep your head down and keep working.’ And I really wrestled with that concept because sometimes you’ve got to look up and see what's ahead of you,” says Ray Kroner.

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Fort Thomas and Forest Conservancy partner in composting program

After four years, the leaf compost is now ready to return to the public for garden use.

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Highland Heights life sciences employer plans to triple space and create 200 full-time jobs

New jobs created will include Ph.D.-level scientists, analytical laboratory staff, and other scientific professionals.

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OTR’s Winter Market grows as businesses rally for downtown turnout

Hop on the streetcar and travel a circuit around the city to shop brick-and-mortar retailers and pop-up holiday markets throughout OTR and downtown. 

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NKY native takes over as theater director at The Carnegie

With design work at theatres in NYC, LA and locally at Memorial Hall, NKU, Falcon Theatre, and Cincinnati Chamber Opera, Tyler Gabbard is excited to continue to offer meaningful artistic experiences close to home.

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Flatiron Café signals new promises for future Mt Auburn business district

The flatiron building renovation and recent opening of the cafe are a success for the neighborhood’s stakeholders and evidence that trusted partnerships can spell progress.

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First ring suburbs strive to increase appeal in today’s hot real estate market

Remote and hybrid employment has caused regional and commute considerations to become obsolete for some, creating an increased interest in neighborhoods that may have been overlooked.

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Amid war’s uncertainty, Cincinnati helps Ukraine prep for winter

As temperatures drop in the war-torn nation, two local organizations step up to help.

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It’s the end of an era in Newport politics.

For the first time in more than three decades, the name “Peluso” is not on the Newport ballot.

Feature Story madville

A new beginning: An urban neighborhood reimagines its 'downtown' business district

Madisonville has a neighborhood “downtown” again, the culmination of more than a dozen years of community building.

Innovation News Bexion’s new drug has shown promise in treating brain cancer and other cancers.

First patient dosed in Bexion cancer drug trial

The trial is being conducted at CTI Clinical Research Center in Cincinnati. The plan is to enroll 20 patients.

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Local schools take part in pilot program for farm fresh lunch

The Local Menu Takeover concept was used as a pilot program by four local school districts during the first week of October.

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Walnut Woods of Evanston is officially open

A neglected 10-acre property is now an outdoor classroom, thriving urban green space, and a publicly accessible park.

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Not-for-profit buys Harlan Hubbard’s homestead and plans for restoration

Harlan Hubbard is considered by some to be a modern-day Thoreau; widely beloved for writing and art. He and wife, Anna, captivated the public imagination when, after years of living on a shantyboat, they settled on the banks of the Ohio.

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Bold ideas wanted to make Covington a better place

“The grant enables citizens, nonprofits – really anyone – to work with the city and spend some money to make our community a better place to live, work and play,” says Kyle Snyder, the project manager.

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What makes a great place? An Architecture Matters panel discussion

Residents and business owners can advocate for better design in their communities, but only if they understand what makes a great place.

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Refugees from war-torn Myanmar, once known as Burma, find a home in Northern Kentucky

With all their success building lives here, Chin don’t stop thinking about relatives who remain in Burma after its brief but failed experiment with democracy.