The recent cold snap has many people across the region turning on their furnaces for the first time this season, and the Ohio Department of Health is advising people to use extra caution when heating their homes. O-D-H spokesman Robert Jennings says that hospitals are reporting spikes in the number of carbon monoxide exposure cases they’re treating. Jennings explained to WNKU’s Matt Kelley the reasons why there are so many cases reported during this time of year. (get more information www.odh.ohio.gov )
According to data in the Ohio Health Issues Poll only about one in three adults in Ohio eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables daily. Jaime Love, spokesperson for Interact for Health said some of the causes and affects might surprise you. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Love why people aren’t eating enough produce. (get more information at www.interactforhealth.org/ohio-health-issues-poll )
November is National Adoption Month, and in keeping with the spirit of the occasion, Montgomery County Probate Court Judge Alice O. McCollum presided over several adoption ceremonies. Judge McCollum talked with WNKU’s Matt Kelley about why it was important for her to participate in the celebration. ( get more information at www.mcohio.org/childrenservices )
The Portsmouth Radio Club is arranging for the American Red Cross to establish their emergency communications network in Scioto County. Eli Allen, Disaster Program Manager for the Red Cross believes this will strengthen their ability to respond to emergency situation. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Mr. Allen what the Radio Club did to help out. ( get more information about the Portsmouth Radio Club at www.portsmouthradioclub.org or the Red Cross at www.redcross.org )
People doing business at Covington’s City Hall will soon have a new location to visit. Spokesperson Natalie Bowers says city Hall will move from its current location on Madison Avenue to a nearby spot on Pike Street. Ms. Bowers explained the reasons for the move to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get more information at www.cityofcovington.org )
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 )
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.