Local News
11:02 am
Tue September 27, 2011

City-County Operations Center Helps Officials Oversee Events and Emergencies

Highland Heights, Kentucky – Because it's National Preparedness Month, Assistant Cincinnati Fire Chief Ed Dadosky yesterday took reporters on a tour of the Cincinnati-Hamilton County Regional Operations Center on Bald Knob above Lower Price Hill. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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Local News
12:03 pm
Mon September 26, 2011

12 Hour Day Works for Dohn Community High School

" Cincinnati, Ohio" – Students at Dohn Community High School are putting in longer days this year, thanks to a program that combines physical activity, homework study sessions, and good nutrition. Principal Ramone Davenport says the kids were skeptical at first, but they're starting to enjoy the program. Davenport talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley how things are going after the first month. (get more information at www.dohnschool.org ).

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Local News
10:42 am
Mon September 26, 2011

Findlay Market Corporation Promotes Urban Farming

Highland Heights, Kentucky – For the past three years, the Findlay Market Corporation has been quietly building and operating an urban farmers program in Cincinnati. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Karen Kahle, the Findlay Market executive in charge of the program.

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Local News
6:55 pm
Fri September 23, 2011

President Obama promotes jobs plan at the Brent Spence Bridge

Cincinnati, OH – President Obama was greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in Cincinnati when he came to town to promote his proposed jobs plan. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports the President spoke at the Hilltop Basic Resources Concrete Company with the Brent Spence Bridge as a backdrop.

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Local News
11:19 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Family Owned Bellevue Shop Satisfies Sweet Tooth

Highland Heights, KY – In Bellevue, Kentucky on Fairfield Avenue, the main street that parallels the Ohio River, is a store that's been satisfying the sweet tooth of many for seven decades. Schneider's Sweet Shop is a local landmark. In a Postcard from Bellevue, WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked owner Jack Schneider how the family-owned business got its start.

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In the Studio
12:00 am
Fri September 23, 2011

Tommy Emmanuel and Anthony Castro In The Studio

Tommy Emmanuel and Anthony Castro drop by WNKU studio and visit with John Patrick before their show at the Aronoff Center on September 23, 2011.

Local News
11:38 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Zipcar Offers U.C. Students Alternative Transportation

" Cincinnati, Ohio" –
Students at the University of Cincinnati will have a new way to get around town this year. A new service called Zipcar, offers members short term car rentals for as little as seven dollars an hour. Spokesman Greg Winter says the program is catching on in cities, and on campuses across the country. He explained how it works to WNKU's Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.zipcar.com )

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Local News
10:59 am
Thu September 22, 2011

CPS Sues Cincinnati Over Property Tax Exemption for Convention Center

Highland Heights, KY – The Cincinnati Public Schools is suing the city of Cincinnati. District Superintendent Mary Ronan says the city used its influence to get a retroactive state tax exemption for itself...an exemption that, she says, deprives the school system of badly-needed property tax revenue from the Duke Energy Convention Center. Ronan talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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Local News
12:15 pm
Wed September 21, 2011

The "Big Shake" Rocks the Betts House Beginning This Weekend

" Highland Heights, Ky." – The Betts House on Cincinnati's west side is hosting a new exhibit that explores the "New Madrid Earthquakes" that rocked the entire Ohio Valley in 1811 and 1812. Executive Director Julie Carpenter talked to WNKU's Matt Kelley about what people will experience at the exhibit. ( get more information about the exhibit and museum hours at http://www.bettshouse.org/Exhibits.html#UPCOMING_EXHIBITS )

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Local News
12:14 pm
Tue September 20, 2011

NKU Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

NKu director of Latino Student Affairs-Leo Calderone.

"Highland Heights, Ky." – National Hispanic Heritage Month is being celebrated across the Tri-State. Leo Calderone, Director of Latino Student Affairs at NKU, says it's a good time to recognize the contributions of the Hispanic population to our community. Calderone stopped by the WNKU studios to talk to our own Matt Kelley about why it's important, and what events are in store on campus. (get more information about National Hispanic Heritage Month events at NKU at http://latino.nku.edu/events.php )

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