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Regional News
7:45 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

Thanksgiving on Back Burner for Some Families Rebuilding after spring tornado

Peggy Ohmer, Tami and Bob Beatty share photos of tornado damage

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.

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Regional News
9:39 am
Fri November 9, 2012

The Dragonfly Foundation Supports Young Cancer Patients

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 .

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Regional News
12:20 pm
Fri November 2, 2012

Program Helps Disabled Vets Get Exercise and Have Fun

Team River Runner Website
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Regional News
11:15 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Latest Ohio Poll Shows "Dead Heat" Between Obama and Romney

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.

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Metro Unveils Protoype Transit District
11:41 am
Tue October 23, 2012

Metro Unveils Uptown Transit District

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
11:00 am
Tue October 23, 2012

State Troopers Urge Motorists to Observe Safety 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.

Animation Studio in Hyde Park
1:21 pm
Thu October 18, 2012

Cincinnati Has One of Few Women-Owned Animation Studios

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.

Development Planned for Turtlecreek Township
1:53 pm
Wed October 17, 2012

Turtle Creek Township Seeks to Control Development of Land Along I-71

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.

Elections Montgomery County
11:42 am
Tue October 16, 2012

Montgomery County Updates Public on Early Voting Procedures

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.

Water Conference
11:18 am
Mon October 15, 2012

Cincinnati Hosts Water Conference

Starting today, Cincinnati is hosting a three-day Urban Water Sustainability Leadership Conference. Metropolitan Sewer District Executive Director Tony Parrott talked about the significance of the conference with WNKU's Steve Hirschbrg.