" Reading, Ohio" – Voters in Reading Ohio have another candidate to consider for mayor this fall. Bar-B-Q, the scantily clad mannequin that has been attracting customers to KT's restaurant for more than a year, has prompted a write-in campaign for the November election. Kenny Tessel, Owner of the restaurant, and Bar-Be's campaign manager says the idea began as a publicity stunt, but he explained to WNKU's Matt Kelley that there are serious issues she's bringing to table
Cincinnati, OH – Cincinnatian Ron Esposito is known for his blues and jazz work .Among other accomplishments Ron toured with the band Greg Schaber & High Street for about 13 years but a life change in 2005 led him down the path playing Tibetan and Crystal Singing Bowls.His last CD, Open Heart, was recognized and played nationally. Ron just released his newest Singing Bowls CD, We Are One.WNKU's Cheri Lawson had a chance to sit down with the musician and life coach .
Highland Heights, Kentucky – It's October and the deer-crash season in Ohio has begun. ODOT, the Ohio Department of Transportation, is warning motorists to beware of the forest creatures wandering onto roads and highways around the state. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the problem with ODOT spokesman Joel Hunt.
Highland Heights, Kentucky – One of 126 people who have been honored over the years as Great Living Cincinnatians is celebrating a milestone, today. It's the 80th birthday of William Mallory Senior, the former Majority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives. Mallory retired from office in 1994. He remains the longest-serving House Majority Leader in Ohio's history, and the longest-serving representative from Hamilton County. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Mallory how it feels to turn 80.
" Highland Heights, Ky." – A collective of business and community leaders in Northern Kentucky is coming together to work on economic issues in the region. Johnna Reeder is the Chair of the Economic Competitiveness Working Group, and she says they're working with vision 2015 to create and sustain businesses in the region. She talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about how the group came to be, and its plans to help throughout the Tri-State. ( get more information at www.vision2015.org )
Cincinnati,OH – Celiac disease is gaining more attention as more people are diagnosed, but a University of Cincinnati Health expert says the illness needs to be discussed more to help those whom it affects.WNKU's Cheri Lawson talked with UC's Dr. Don Schoch about Celiac Disease.
" Kenton County, Ky." – A Kenton County man is recovering after being diagnosed with West Nile Virus. It is the first confirmed case in the Commonwealth this year. Dr. Lynne Saddler, Director of the Northern Kentucky Health District says the best way to avoid the virus, is to reduce your risk. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Dr. Saddler how we can tell if we just have the flu, or something more serious. (get more information at www.nkyhealth.org )
" Burlington, Ky." – Halloween is right around the corner, and the Boone County Public Library is helping people get into the spirit with their Ghost Walk Series. Local History Coordinator Bridget Striker says the series is free but registration is required. She talked to W-N-K-U's Matt Kelley about what they have in store. (for more information or to register go to http://www.bcpl.org/#ghost-walks )