Cheri Lawson

Host and Reporter

 Cheri is a broadcast producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host with over 25 years of experience. For three years, she was the local host of Morning Edition on WMUB-FM at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Cheri produced and hosted local talk shows and news stories for the station for nine years. Prior to that, she produced and co-hosted a local talk show on WVXU, Cincinnati for nearly 15 years. Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and both the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.

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A U.S. District Judge last week ordered Clerk Kim Davis to resume issuing marriage licenses despite her objections to gay marriage. The ruling by Judge David Bunning was the result of a lawsuit against Davis by four couples who were denied marriage licenses.

UPDATE: The clerk is appealing last week’s ruling to the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals. She also asked for a stay of the judge’s order, which Bunning has effectively granted.

Cheri Lawson

Despite pouring rain hundreds gathered on the steps of the Hamilton County courthouse carrying signs and chanting . The crowd came to the peaceful rally to honor Sam Dubose the 43 year old who was shot in the head and killed by former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing.

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters earlier in the day announced the indictment of Tensing on charges of murder and voluntary manslaughter.  Video from a body camera shows the traffic stop during which Sam Dubose was shot and killed.

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Buffalo Killers one of the bands performing at Midpoint Indie Summer.

Free concerts every Friday, May through September, on Cincinnati’s iconic Fountain Square.

7–11 p.m. | Parking garage under the square | FREE bike parking | Cincy Red Bike | Food/Drink on the square .


MidPoint Indie Summer is part of the PNC Music Summer Series, with concerts held all summer. 



Vision 2015 the organization in charge of Northern Kentucky’s strategic plan unveiled the myNKY plan,the region’s plan for the next 5 years.

Northern Kentucky University President Geoff Mearns is one of the co-chairs. He talked about the new plan and says instead of Vision 2015 the organization’s new name is Skyward.

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Ken Ham: Outside of the Disneys ,the Universals the big guys I believe this will be certainly one of the biggest attractions in the world. I think it’ll be the biggest attraction in America ,outside of the big guys.

Ken Ham, of the Christian Ministry Answers in Genesis, is referring to the Ark Encounter a Bible-based theme park and its centerpiece, a  replica of Noah’s Ark.  Construction of the 510 foot-long wooden boat is underway in Northern Kentucky.  Ham says, despite a question of whether the tourist attraction is eligible for tax incentives, it’s being built.