HOW WEBOUNCE BACK
How are we weathering the storm that is the COVID-19 pandemic? In our July issue, we look back to see how Cincinnatians of the past made it through their dark days, and then we look to the leaders of today's efforts to move forward. One thing is clear: We will get through this together.
By Katie Coburn, John Fleischman, John Fox, Greg Hand, Kaileigh Peyton, Cedric Rose, Linda Vaccariello, and Amanda Boyd Walters
Garren Colvin on St. Elizabeth Healthcare’s Efforts to Combat COVID-19
The president and CEO of St. Elizabeth Healthcare discusses the hospital's preparation to care for victims of the pandemic and its participation in a trial to help end it.
Jose Salazar on Working Through the Uncertainty and Getting Back to Business
The chef and owner of Goose + Elder, Mita’s, and Salazar says, "Restaurant people are fighters by nature, and we don’t easily succumb."
The 2001 Riots, Followed by a Recession, Led to Reforms
The 2001 riots, followed by the 9/11 economic downturn, led to new reforms and long-needed development for a neglected neighborhood.
Cincinnati Opera CEO Christopher Milligan on Cancelling the Company’s 100th Anniversary Season
Cincinnati Opera's general director and CEO says the company’s first live forays will likely feature nontraditional spaces, particularly outdoor venues.
Editor’s Letter, July 2020: There’s Always Hope
We don’t know what the rest of 2020 will bring, but we do know where we’ve been as a community and how we overcame previous bleak times together.
How Local Companies Adapted to COVID-19
When the normal ways of working just don’t fit during a global pandemic, these local companies took a hard left turn—and kept going.
Battling the Political Machine in 1884
An 1884 riot burned down the Courthouse to protest a rigged murder trial, putting Cincinnati’s crooked political machine on notice.
Renee Mahaffey Harris Says the Pandemic Has Shown That We Must Work Together
Renee Mahaffey Harris, the president and CEO of the Center for Closing the Health Gap, on serving the black community, collaboratively.
A Virus Sweeps Through the City in 1918
The Spanish Flu pandemic shut down Cincinnati for three months, with later flare-ups, and killed nearly 1,700 adults and children.
A Letter from John Fleischman, Who’s Locked Down in Lombardy
He describes what it’s like to be a Cincinnati time traveler marooned in the epicenter of Italy's COVID-19 outbreak.
Mayor John Cranley on How the City Has Rallied Together During COVID-19
Cincinnati’s mayor, John Cranley, talks about how everyone in city government has united to guide the city through a pandemic.
Local Businesses Making a Difference During a Pandemic
These local business and organization leaders went the extra mile to help those affected by the COVID-19 crisis.
Inside the Bouncing Back Issue: July 2020
We discuss how Cincinnati made it through past tragic events and explore how today's leaders are helping the city weather the COVID-19 pandemic.
Organizations That Made the Effort to Connect During COVID-19
In a time when staying apart is the safest thing to do, strengthening our bonds and supporting each other takes a little more effort.
The 1937 Flood that Wreaked Havoc on Cincinnati
The Ohio River was boss on Black Sunday in 1937, but we’ve never given up trying to tame it.
These Restaurant Aid Efforts Deserve All the Tips
The pandemic has been especially hard on restaurants and the people who run them. Luckily, many folks within and outside the industry stepped up to help themselves and others.
The 1974 Tornado That Destroyed Xenia and Prompted Changes to Weather Reporting
The 1974 super outbreak of tornadoes forced updates to weather technology, storm warning systems, and federal disaster recovery.