Mark Heyne

Reporter and Host of Cincinnati Edition & All Things Considered

Mark Heyne's journalism experience in Greater Cincinnati spans more than 20 years and includes positions with WLW, WHIO, WMOH and Traffic Watch/News Watch. He has received awards from the Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, The Press Club of Ohio, and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists.

Heyne hosts Cincinnati Edition Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm and All Things Considered Monday through Friday.

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Local News
11:08 pm
Tue February 19, 2013

Kenton County says no to tolls

Transportation officials say there are no structural concerns, but the Brent Spence is functionally obsolete. It handles 172,000 vehicles per day.
Michael Keating

After hearing from residents opposed to using tolls to pay for the Brent Spence Bridge project,  the Kenton County Fiscal Court has passed a resolution expressing its opposition as well. Tuesday night's vote was unanimous. 

"Someone mentioned earlier, back in the '50's, we were able to build an interstate highway system.  Now we can't even build one bridge that is of national significance; and certainly that ought to be a highest priority for our federal government,"  said Commissioner Jon Draud.

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Local News
2:22 pm
Mon February 18, 2013

Zoo mourns loss of endangered rhino

Cincinnati Zoo

The most prolific Sumatran rhino in captivity has died.  Here's the Cincinnati Zoo's statement on the death of Ipuh:

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Local News
2:11 pm
Mon February 11, 2013

Boehner talks about economy during visit to Butler County company

House Speaker John Boehner told about 60 Vinylmax employees the economy is limping along and could be doing a lot better.

House Speaker John Boehner says the sooner the government starts addressing its fiscal problems, the sooner the economy will begin to improve.  Boehner spoke with employees of Vinylmax, a window manufacturer in Hamilton, during a tour of the company's plant Monday. 

He says investors and business people around the country are looking for some certainty about what Washington is going to do.

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Local News
1:05 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

OKI asks for comments on updating bike map

The Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments wants to hear from people and groups who bicycle in Cincinnati as it begins updating its Bike Route Guide map.  OKI is asking for comments, ideas and questions about the current map. 

"It was last updated in 2010," said OKI Senior Planner Don Burrell.  "It's fairly popular with cyclists and gets distributed through our office and a number of bike shops."

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Law
1:39 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

There's a new sheriff in town

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil

Hamilton County's new sheriff was sworn into office at noon Friday, marking the first time in 39 years a Democrat has held the seat.  It also marked the first time in 25 years the Investiture Ceremony has been performed.

The ceremony for Jim Neil, who's been on the job since January 7, took place at the Hamilton County Courthouse.   Judges Nadine Allen, Melba Marsh, Jody Luebbers and Ralph Winkler presided over the public event held in Courtroom 340, which was filled to capacity.  Judge Allen administered the Oath of Office.

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