"Columbus, Ohio" – The Franklin County Internet Crimes Against Children Task force has two new police agencies joining its ranks. Detectives from Grove City and Whitehall will join several other local, and regional law enforcement agencies combating online predators. Deputy Chief Steve Martin says cooperation and information sharing are key to catching sophisticated criminals. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Martin how the task force was started...
Highland Heights, KY – A Cincinnati neighborhood has begun using a new economic development tool. Pleasant Ridge has become the first neighborhood in the city to be designated as a community entertainment district. Cincinnati Council Member Laure Quinlivan says the designation is designed to keep and attract restaurants, because it reduces the cost of a liquor license. Quinlivan talked with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
"Dayton, Ohio" – Five Rivers Metro Parks is giving people a chance to help preserve and protect the green spaces around Dayton by raising seedlings. Director Kevin Keppler says the Foster Forest program is a great way for the community to get involved in the fight against the Emerald Ashe Borer. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Keppler how the program works. ( get more information at www.metroparks.org )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – A group of Northern Kentucky University grad students has been working on a public exhibit about the 1977 Beverly Hills Supper Club fire, which killed 165 people. The project is part of NKU's History 607 class, in partnership with the Fort Thomas Military and Community Museum, where the exhibit opens April 16. Aleia Brown is one of the chairs of the student-run project. She spoke with WNKU's Steve Hirschberg.
Highland Heights, KY – Cincinnati is well-known as the home of iconic companies such as Procter & Gamble, Kroger, Chiquita, Cintas and GE Aviation; but did you know that a company which bills itself as the world's foremost manufacturer of wine rooms and wine cellars is also headquartered in Cincinnati? WNKU's Steve Hirschberg reports.
Highland Heights, Ky – Business Wise for the week of March 28th,Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear on jobs and economy,Tom Cooney and Crystal Faulkner with tax tips,John Fox and Sue Butler on City Beats best of issue,Dan Hurley of Discover Cincinnati,and Kim Renners with Terry Allman on retirement issues.
" Highland Heights, Ky." – One of the country's leading graphic novelists is celebrating the release his latest book. "Crogan's Revenge" is part of the Crogan Family saga, which uses an historic backdrop to tell a swashbuckling story of piracy. Author Chris Schweizer was invited to speak to the historical narrative class at NKU, and stopped by our studios to explain the genre, and its popularity to WNKU's Matt Kelley. (Get more information at www.curiousoldlibrary.com)
Cincinnati, OH – What started out as a simple writing project for adults with Down syndrome turned into a published book .Thirteen writers contributed to "Writing Our Lives".WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports it's a read that's as honest and authentic as the authors.
"Cincinnati, Ohio" – The principal at Dohn Community High School is proposing some radical changes to improve the graduation rate at his institution. Ramone Davenport wants to create a twelve hour school day, which would include physical activity, tutoring, and nutrition as part of the curriculum. WNKU's Matt Kelley asked Davenport how they came up with this unusual solution.( Get more information at www.dohnschool.org )
Highland Heights, Kentucky – For the 92nd year, Opening Day began yesterday with the Findlay Market Parade through downtown. Fans, many of them dressed in Reds regalia, lined the streets and cheered as parade grand marshal Joe Morgan, the Hall of Fame second baseman, waved to the crowd. As WNKU's Steve Hirschberg discovered, everyone seemed to be in a festive mood, even though the skies were overcast and there was a chill in the air.