Friday, November 23rd the Holiday season gets started in Cincinnati with festivities and a tree lighting on Fountain Square.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with Northern Kentucky University grad and WLWT news anchor Sheree Paolello who will co-host the event.
While the nation’s focus is on victims of Super Storm Sandy on the East Coast, some families who survived the tornadoes of 8 months ago in Ohio and Kentucky are putting Thanksgiving on the back burner.
One of this summer’s highlights was Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame Announcer Marty Brenneman having his head shaved for charity. The event raised thousands of dollars for the Reds Community Fund and also brought attention to a non-profit organization that helps families ,especially children who have cancer . Brenneman wore one of the groups famous t-shirts after the severe haircut and hugged three of the children also wearing the shirts who were bald due to chemotherapy .
The second to last Ohio Poll before next Tuesday's election shows a photo finish in the Buckeye State between presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the latest results with University of Cincinnati pollster Eric Rademacher.
Today, Metro unveiled plans for its new, $6.9 million Uptown Transit District. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the project with Terry Garcia Crews, the transit agency's CEO and General Manager. Crews says it will be a vast improvement in service in the University of Cincinnati and hospital areas.
Motorists urged to be vigilant around school buses
This week is National School Bus Safety Week. And; as Ohio Highway Patrol Spokeswoman Lt. Anne Ralston tells WNKU's Steve Hirschberg, state troopers will be working hard to make sure safety laws are obeyed.
Cincinnati's Hyde Park neighborhood is the home of one of the nation's few, certified, women-owned animation studios. The eight year old business is called Flaming Medusa Studios. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked owner Darcy Vorhees why there are so few animation studios with women at the helm.
The construction of a Flying J Travel Center along an I-71 interchange southeast of Lebanon is expected to be a catalyst for the development of a 380 acre adjacent area in Turtlecreek Township. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the truck stop and the development with Township Trustee Jonathan Sams.
Montgomery County, Ohio has received more than 50,000 applications for absentee ballots. Thirty seven percent of those ballots have already been mailed in and are sitting in the ballot box. That's what Steve Harsman, Deputy Director of the county's board of elections told WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.