A newspaper report last weekend suggested Cincinnati officials allowed the federal government to quietly decertify a flood levee protecting Lunken Airport and nearby homes and businesses without telling city council or the affected property owners.
But testimony from city officials and documents suggest the process was anything but quiet. Council's Budget and Finance Committee heard about the Lunken flood levee during a meeting last Tuesday.
Less than three months since Frontier Airlines starting flying out of CVG, the airport announced Wednesday public charter service Ultimate Air Shuttle will start service to Morristown Airport, NJ September 9th.
Ultimate Air Managing Director Rick Pawlak says the advantages are many:
Solar Impulse, the world's most advanced solar-powered airplane, is on its way to Cincinnati, a surprise stop because of weather issues in Washington D.C. The carbon fiber plane has a wingspan of 208 ft. (like a Boeing 747), and weighs about as much as a small car (3,527 lbs.) It can fly day and night without fuel or polluting emissions. It is 80 ft. nose to tail.
Hundreds of Paul Ryan supporters who came to hear the Republican vice presidential nominee speak, were also on the receiving end of a barbecue lunch.
The campaign speech at Lunken Airport was short but there was plenty of time to meet and greet afterwards as surprised supporters were told to get in line to eat Montgomery Inn barbecue. Paul Ryan served it up.
Paul Ryan, in line serving sandwiches, said, "Nice to see you. What's your name? " Colleen. "Hey, Colleen, Paul. Chicken or pork?"