Cincinnati http://wvxu.org en Cincy makes the first cut for 2016 GOP convention http://wvxu.org/post/cincy-makes-first-cut-2016-gop-convention <p>Cincinnati made the first cut of cities vying for the 2016 Republican National Convention, the Republican National Committee (RNC) announced this afternoon.</p><p>Eight cities from around the country made formal presentations to the RNC’s site selection committee last month;&nbsp; and two of them were eliminated by the committee today – Columbus and Phoenix.</p><p>But Cincinnati, which wants to hold the convention at US Bank Arena, was one of six to survive the first cut – a list that also included Cleveland.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:42:04 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 25020 at http://wvxu.org Cincy makes the first cut for 2016 GOP convention A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president http://wvxu.org/post/gop-convention-here-might-end-nominating-neighbor-president <p>Alright, let’s assume for the moment that Cincinnati does land the 2016 Republican presidential nominating convention.</p><p>What would the chances be that the eventual nominee of the GOP turns out to be from Ohio, the host state, or right across the river in Kentucky?</p><p>It’s a long shot, but by no means outside the realm of possibility.</p><p>Despite having an Electoral College map that works decidedly against them, the Republicans seemingly have more potential 2016 presidential contenders than Heinz has varieties.</p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24823 at http://wvxu.org A GOP convention here might end up nominating a neighbor for president 2016 GOP convention in Cincinnati is now a waiting game http://wvxu.org/post/2016-gop-convention-cincinnati-now-waiting-game <p>There’s an old saying in the game of golf – “never up, never in.”</p><p>It means that if your ball is on the green, a long way from the cup, you have to swing your putter with an extra “oomph” to get the ball somewhere close to the hole. That way, if you don’t sink it, you have an easy tap-in putt.</p> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 10:37:15 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 24522 at http://wvxu.org 2016 GOP convention in Cincinnati is now a waiting game Indiana casinos taking a hit from Horseshoe Cincinnati http://wvxu.org/post/indiana-casinos-taking-hit-horseshoe-cincinnati <p>There is no question that the three Indiana riverfront casinos within easy driving distance of downtown Cincinnati’s Horseshoe Casino have taken a financial hit over the past year.</p><p>But revenues have declined in all 13 Indiana venues, and none more so than the three southeastern Indiana casinos in the Cincinnati market - Hollywood Casino in Lawrenceburg, Rising Star Casino Resort and Belterra Casino.</p><p>And it has been going on for the past four years – long before Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati opened its doors.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23881 at http://wvxu.org Indiana casinos taking a hit from Horseshoe Cincinnati Will Cincinnati host the 2016 GOP convention? http://wvxu.org/post/will-cincinnati-host-2016-gop-convention <p>We’ve seen big, high profile conventions and other gatherings in Cincinnati plenty of times in recent years.</p><p>We’ve had the national NAACP, the national FOP and others. We’ve hosted Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights game twice; and, next year, Great American Ball Park will host another whopper, the All Star Game.</p><p>All have brought beaucoup dollars into the city.</p><p>But the big prize might be right around the corner – a national presidential nominating convention. The Republican National Convention to be exact.</p> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 23124 at http://wvxu.org Will Cincinnati host the 2016 GOP convention?