Local News
1:16 pm
Tue June 7, 2011

Dangerous Prescription Drugs Making Headway Among Younger Users

Highland Heights, Kentucky – It's not exactly a secret that Southeast Ohio, Eastern Kentucky and parts of West Virginia are enduring an epidemic of prescription pain killer addictions among adults. Now, the Director of the Scioto County, Ohio Counseling Center in Portsmouth says dangerous drugs such as oxycontin are rapidly making their way into a much younger population. Ed Hughes spoke about the problem with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.

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BusinessWise
11:37 am
Tue June 7, 2011

Business Wise for week of May 30th to June 3rd

Business Wise for week of May 30th to June 3rd

Highland Heights – Business Wise for the week of May 30th to June 3rd has Kevin Kabot on the economy,Tom Cooney & Crystal Faulkner on budgets for newlyweds and teaching kids about finances, Dr. O'dell Owens on his passion for helping others and making a difference,Dan Bisig on planning for college and Terrie Marksberry on Rabbit Hash Kentucky and it's popularity.

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Local News
12:40 pm
Fri June 3, 2011

United Coalition for Animals Provides Transportation for Pets to be Spayed/Neutered

Randy Kramer-United Coalition for Animals, Cincinnati

" Cincinnati, Ohio" – The United Coalition for Animals in Cincinnati is taking a new approach to helping people get their pets spayed or neutered. Spokesman Randy Kramer says their clinic is providing transportation to, and from the vet for our four-footed friends. Kramer told WNKU's Matt Kelley that the idea started out as a voucher program that grew into a community-wide partnership. (get more information at www.ucancincinnati.org )

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Local News
4:18 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Troy, OH Hosts Weekend Strawberry Festival

Highland Heights, Kentucky – This weekend, the Miami County town of Troy--the center of Ohio's strawberry production--will hold its 35th annual strawberry festival. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the event with Heather Dorsten, the festival's business manager.

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Local News
4:13 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Kentucky to Certify Cultural Districts

Highland Heights, Kentucky – Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has announced a statewide, cultural district certification program designed to show off the state's arts and cultural amenities. The Kentucky Arts Council will administer the program. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Lori Meadows, the council's executive director, what a cultural district is.

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Local News
3:07 pm
Thu June 2, 2011

Paula Poundstone to Appear at the Madison Theater in Covington This Weekend

" Covington, Ky." – Legendary comedienne Paula Poundstone will be appearing at the Madison Theater in Covington this weekend. She's a regular guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me" and was recently inducted into the Comedy Hall of Fame. WNKU's Matt Kelley caught up with Poundstone via telephone at her home in California and asked when she realized comedy was in her future.(get details at http://www.madisontheateronline.com/viewevent.php?id=505 )

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Local News
4:08 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Cincinnati Police Officer Shoots Unarmed Man

Highland Heights, KY – Cincinnati Police are investigating an incident in which a police officer fired his gun at an unarmed man who was hiding in an apartment closet. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.

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Local News
2:33 pm
Wed June 1, 2011

Entomologists Predict a Bumper Crop of Ticks for the Region

" Highland Heights, Ky." – Entomologists across the region are predicting a particularly bad tick season this summer, and that has some people concerned about the diseases they carry. NKU entomologist Gregory Dahlem says the biggest misconception people have about ticks is that they're most likely to pick them up in the woods. Dahlem explained which areas we should be particularly cautious around to WNKU's Matt Kelley

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Local News
2:49 pm
Tue May 31, 2011

U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment Asking for Help to Fill Trucks for Tornado Relief in Joplin

"Cincinnati, Ohio" – The U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Detachment in Cincinnati is doing its part to help the victims of the deadly tornados that left the Missouri town of Joplin in ruins.Public Information Officer Jerry Mussman says they're filling a truck with much need supplies for Joplin residents today. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Mussman what they need. (for more information call 513.921.9033 or email msdcincinnati@uscg.mil )

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Local News
11:29 am
Tue May 31, 2011

Heed the call but don't get hung up on cell phone use

Cincinnati,OH – This spring the World Health Organization announced that cell phone use could possibly cause brain cancer.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports a common sense approach is recommended by a Cincinnati brain surgeon when it comes to using mobile phones.

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