Cheri Lawson

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 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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The December death of a 17-year-old transgender teen continues to spark conversation and to bring forward organizations offering support.
WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission held a Twitter Town Hall to help end violence against the transgender community.

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The nation’s highest court says it will decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the U.S. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports a ruling is expected by early this summer.

In November, a federal panel in Cincinnati  upheld  bans on same-sex marriage in four states  -- Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

 The Supreme Court justices will review that ruling in April and a decision is expected by late June. 

Laura Landenwich, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the Kentucky case, says this is a big day.

An Ohio man arrested by the FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol appeared in court for a detention hearing Friday in Cincinnati.  WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports 20-year-old Christopher Cornell was ordered held without bond.

With several family members present, Cornell, wearing an orange jumpsuit, appeared before federal magistrate Stephanie Bowman.

Cornell was arrested Wednesday outside a gun shop near Cincinnati and charged with plotting an attack on the nation’s Capitol.

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Federal officials Wednesday arrested an Ohio man and charged him with plotting an  attack on the U.S. Capitol. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports that a joint terrorism task force apprehended the Cincinnati area man.


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When a loved one has died Christmas can be a painful reminder of a life that used to be. WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports on an area bereavement group that offers help and hope during the holiday season.

It’s Wednesday afternoon at Lakota East High School. 16-year-old Clara Elam is using sparkling red and green pipe cleaners and miniature gold stars to make a Christmas ornament for her sister. Tears stream down Clara’s face as she remembers 19-year-old Jessica who died earlier this year of cancer.