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8:39 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

The Anderson Ferry Closed for Two and a Half Days Due to Heavy Ice on the River

Anderson Ferry landing, Ohio side
Cheri Lawson

The Anderson Ferry on the Ohio River closed down for two and a half days because of heavy ice on the river. 

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3:11 pm
Fri January 31, 2014

Newport Aquarium's SharkRay, Sweet Pea, Gives Birth, Makes History

The Newport Aquarium's "Sweet Pea",the first shark ray to breed in a controlled environment, has given birth.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports.

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10:36 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Ground Broken For New Anna Louise Inn

Ground has been broken for the new Anna Louise Inn. It's moving to Cincinnati's Mount Auburn neighborhood after an agreement was reached to sell the original inn to Western & Southern. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked with Steve MacConnell, the President and CEO of the inn's parent agency, Cincinnati Union Bethel.  

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6:00 am
Fri January 31, 2014

Communities Across Ohio Conduct "Point In Time Count" to Assess Homelessness

Each year agencies from communities across Ohio conduct a “Point In Time Count” to assess homelessness in the state. Montgomery County Project Coordinator Kathleen Shanahan says it’s a great way to get a snapshot of several different regions to evaluate the problem. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Shanahan to explain how they find, and count the people they’re looking for. (get more information at http://www.mcohio.org/services/fcfc/index.html )

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6:00 am
Thu January 30, 2014

The Taft Museum of Art to Wrap up "Civil War Saturdays" Series this Weekend

The Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati will be wrapping up its “Civil War Saturdays” presentations this weekend. Public Programming Manager Mary Ladrick says this is the first series of its kind to be offered at the Taft. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Ladrick how the topic of the Civil War fits in with the museum’s mission. (get more information at www.taftmuseum.org )

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6:00 am
Wed January 29, 2014

NKU Graduate Helps Train and Equip Firefighters in Africa

Dave Moore; Founder of the Africa Fire Mission

An NKU alumnus is using the skills he honed in the Masters of Public Administration program to help people thousands of miles away. Dave Moore says his non-profit education helped him to found the Africa Fire Mission. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to the former fire-chief to find out why he chose to train and equip emergency responders in Nairobi. (get more information at www.africafiremission.org or contact Chief Moore at dave@africafiremission.org or call (513)616-9192)

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11:04 am
Tue January 28, 2014

Toddlers at Clifton Cultural Arts Center enjoy Miss Nancy's Musikgarten

Toddlers enjoy Musikgarten class at Clifton Cultural Arts Center
Cheri Lawson

In Cincinnati there’s a program that claims to help children develop a deep love of music and the ability to express it. 

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6:00 am
Mon January 27, 2014

Ohio alleycat Resource & Spay an Neuter Clinic to Host A'Cat'Demy Awards Extravaganza Fundraiser

The Ohio Alleycat Resource and Spay and Neuter Clinic will be hosting the A’Cat’Demy Awards Extravaganza Red Carpet Fundraiser on March first. Spokesperson Lauren Townsend says the event helps the organization raise awareness and money to provide desperately needed services across the region. WNKU’s Matt Kelley talked to Ms. Townsend to learn more about the O.A.R. ( get more information about the Ohio Alleycat Resource & Spay and Neuter Clinic at www.ohioalleycat.org )

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6:22 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Local Author Tells History of Cincinnati Chili

Last year a Cincinnati author published a book about one of the city's most iconic food specialties. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg asked Dann Woellert what prompted him to write "The Authentic History of Cincinnati Chili".  

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6:00 am
Thu January 23, 2014

Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge Announces Regional Green Initiative

Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge

Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge, and the leaders of several cities throughout the area are announcing a shared strategy to help make the region a more environmentally friendly place to live. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Commissioner Dodge to explain how they plan to make the county greener place to live. (get more information at www.mcohio.org/DRG3/  )

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