Former and current military students at Northern Kentucky University are preparing for several celebrations in honor of Veteran’s Day November eleventh. Dave Merriss; spokesman for the new Veteran’s Resource Station at NKU says there are events and programs to suit almost anyone’s interest. Merriss talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what they have planned, and the “Wall of Honor” photo display anyone can take part in. (get more information at http://veterans.nku.edu/ )
The Cincinnati chapter of People Working Cooperatively will be holding their annual “Prepare Affair” on November 9th. PWC spokesperson Kim Sullivan says it’s a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy the fall weather. Ms. Sullivan talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about what they’ll be doing to help elderly homeowners this season. (get more information at http://www.pwchomerepairs.org/events/annual-main-events/prepare-affair.aspx )
Tuesday October 29th is World Stroke Day; and Saint Elizabeth Healthcare is partnering with Joseph-Beth Booksellers for a presentation as part of the “Wellness by the Book” series on stroke recognition and prevention. The speaker, Doctor Kevin Miller says one of the most important factors in treating a stroke victim is recognizing the symptoms.
Matthew 25 Ministries and Cintas are unveiling a new tool to help provide aid to disaster victims as quickly as possible. Cintas spokesperson Michelle Goret says the new Mobile Disaster Relief Vehicle will be able to deliver supplies at a moment’s notice. Ms. Goret talked to WNKU’s Matt Kelley about the initiative, and the partnership between the two organizations.
The fourth annual “Bark Out Against Battering Pet Fest” will be taking place this Saturday at Washington Park in Downtown Cincinnati. Spokesperson Emily Kuchey says it’s a great way to give your dog an early Halloween treat and learn about services in the Tri-State area. Ms. Kuchey explained to WNKU’s Matt Kelley that since so many good causes select October as a month of awareness, sometimes it’s hard to get the word out.
Volunteers from across the Tri-State and the Cincinnati Bengals will be joining forces for the annual “Hometown Huddle” today. Barbara Dundee, C-E-O of the Marvin Lewis Community Fund says all the initiative takes place in all N-F-L markets in cooperation with the United Way. Ms. Dundee described how the initiative works to WNKU’s Matt Kelley . ( get more information at www.marvinlewis.org )
The Cincinnati Cyclones are starting this season with a new head coach. Ben Simon has taken over the reins of the team. He was an NHL player, and a player-coach in Double-A with international experience. WNKU’s Matt Kelley caught up with Coach Simon to find out why he liked the idea of coming to Cincinnati. (get more information at www.cyloneshockey.com )
The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services is announcing the creation of a network of first responders to assist young victims of human trafficking. Michael Colbert, Director of the department says they’re creating a network of centers statewide to make sure no child falls through the cracks. Director Colbert explained how the network was created to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.jfs.ohio.gov/ )
The ”One More Girl on a Stage” Festival is returning to the Tri-State area the weekend of October 25th. Organizer Kelly Thomas says this year’s event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk. Ms. Thomas described what they have in store to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.kellythomasonline.com/omgas )
A former cancer patient who is now is in remission is taking on the controversial topic of legalizing the use of medical marijuana in Ohio with a series of speaking engagements. Cheryl Shuman says opponents of the amendment that would legalize medical use, claim that it’s a gateway drug and has no legitimate medical use.