Thousands of people lined the streets of Cincinnati on a beautiful afternoon to take in the Findlay Market Reds Opening Day Parade. It was a festive event with lots of entries including mascots, marching bands, fire engines, police motorcycles, honor guards and Reds players from the past and present. WVXU's Mark Heyne was there with his camera and has these photos to share.
WVXU's politics reporter, Howard Wilkinson, talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the chances of an Ohio or Kentucky candidate being nominated for president if the GOP convention comes to Cincinnati in 2016. And, of course, a little baseball talk on the Reds' Opening Day.
The 95th Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will take a slight detour this year because of streetcar construction. At 12 noon Monday the first entry steps off from Findlay Market in Over the Rhine and heads south on Race Street.
Instead of going straight down Race, the parade will turn right on Liberty and left on Elm to Central Parkway. It will then go back to Race and proceed as normal to 5th Street.