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6:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Bengal's "Hometown Huddle" Promotes Volunteerism, Makes Playground Accessible

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 )
 

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6:00 am
Mon October 21, 2013

Cincinnati Cyclones Begin This Season Wtih New Head Coach Ben Simon

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 )

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9:41 am
Fri October 18, 2013

Cincinnati Reds Honorary Batboy Teddy Kremer Featured on a Baseball Card

Teddy Kremer and Reds former manager Dusty Baker
courtesy Redlegs Review

A Cincinnati man with Down Syndrome who gained notoriety as honorary batboy for the Cincinnati Reds now has his own baseball card.

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6:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services Announces Network to Aid Young Human Trafficking Victims

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/ )

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6:00 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Portsmouth Woman Crusades to Legalize Medical Marijuana

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.

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6:00 am
Mon October 14, 2013

Wilder Kentucky Entrepreneur Partners With Ghosts to Open New shop

Starting a new business during these economically difficult times can be quite a challenge. But one Northern Kentucky woman is betting that people’s fascination with ghosts and other worldly things will be a niche she can capitalize on. The owner of Wanda Kay’s Ghost Shop Tours and More in Wilder Kentucky; Wanda Kay, explained to WNKU’s Matt Kelley why her store isn’t the typical; main street boutique. (get more information at www.wandakay.com )

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11:44 am
Sat October 12, 2013

One of Our Region's First 'Death Cafes' is Being Hosted By Arlington Memorial Gardens

  In most circles talking about death is considered taboo or morbid but now
there’s a worldwide movement to change that and it’s coming to Cincinnati. The first meeting sponsored by Arlington Memorial Gardens of a “Death Café” is being held on Monday, October  21st at 7:00 p.m. The global movement was founded by Jon Underwood of England, and brought to the U.S. by Lizzy Miles, a social worker in Columbus, Ohio.

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11:07 am
Sat October 12, 2013

Award Winning Poet with Bulgarian Roots Shares Her Work at Joseph-Beth, Crestview Hills

Poet,teacher and radio host Katerina Stoykova-Klemer from Bulgaria has been writing poetry since she was 8 years old  . Katerina moved to the U.S. in 1995 and has lived in Lexington, Kentucky since 2005.  The author of 3 books of poetry will discuss her life and her newest book of poems at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Crestview Hills, Kentucky ,Wednesday, October 16th in conjunction with the 2013 Thomas More College visiting author series.

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6:00 am
Fri October 11, 2013

Northern Kentucky Health Department Urges People to Get Flu Vaccination as Soon as Possible

The flu season is upon us once again, and the Northern Kentucky Health Department is urging people to get their vaccinations as soon as possible. Department epidemiologist Kelly Giesbrecht says the new vaccine will protect against four strains of the flu, compared to three in previous years. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Doctor Geisbrecht if the urban legend about flu shots making people sick is true. (get more information at www.nkyhealth.org )

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6:00 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Kasich's Cabinet Opiate Action Team Creates New Guidelines to Prevent Prescription Drug Abuse

Governor John Kasich’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team is announcing a new set of guidelines to combat prescription drug abuse and overdoses in Ohio. Cabinet spokesperson Bonnie K Burman explained what the new guidelines mean to doctors, pharmacists and patients to WNKU’s Matt Kelley. (get mmore information at www.odh.gov )

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