A Cincinnati neighborhood is the winner of The Reds Community Fund and Proctor and Gambles complete makeover of three baseball fields plus additional community projects at Hirsch Recreation Center and Gabriel’s Place.
A program called ZeroLandfill Cincinnati accepts discarded materials at a drop-off location where they can be salvaged and converted to other, often artistic, uses. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the six year old program with spokeswoman Jane Garfield.
August is tree-check month, and officials are asking Ohioans to look for signs of the Asian Longhorned Beetle. Ohio A-L-B Eradication Program spokesperson Rhonda Santos says the beetles can devastate trees, and has no natural predators. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Santos how Asian Longhorned Beetles got here.( get more information at http://www.agri.ohio.gov/topnews/asianbeetle/ )
This Saturday and Sunday, the Cincinnati Museum Center will transport visitors back to the World War Two era, with the center's annual 1940's Weekend. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg got a preview from Program Specialist Chris Mackey.
Dayton area native Alexis Gomez is preparing for the next round of competition after winning the 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at the Clark County Fair. Ms. Gomez describes her style as a mix of country and rock. She talked about what it was like to be the opening act with WNKU’s Matt Kelley...
A new national survey shows that teachers annually spend an average of $485 out of their own pockets for school supplies for their students. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the situation with Stephanie Winkler, the new President of the Kentucky Education Association. Winkler, who has family ties to Northern Kentucky, has been an elementary school teacher for 16 years.
Micro-breweries and brew-pubs are becoming a staple in almost every metropolitan city in the country. But some of the smaller ventures are maintaining their hometown roots. Emily Uldrich, spokesperson for the Portsmouth Brewing Company says theirs is the oldest brewery in Ohio. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Ms. Uldrich to share the story behind the beer. ( get more information about the Portsmouth Brewing Company at www.portsmouthohbrewing.com )
More than fifteen-thousand cities and towns across the country will be celebrating the “National Night Out” tomorrow. Cincinnati Police district 2 spokesman Tom Meyer says it’s a great opportunity to strengthen community relationships. WNKU’s Matt Kelley asked Meyer what people will see and do at Owl’s Nest Park in Cincinnati tomorrow night. ( get more information at www.d2nno.com or http://www.natw.org/about-nno/ )
The AAA Foundation has released a study showing that teens are delaying getting their driver's license. WNKU's Steve Hirschberg talked about the study with the auto club's Cincinnati-area spokeswoman Cheryl Parker.