Metro will sell its last bus tokens today. They're being replaced by the 10-ride ticket that works with Metro's new fareboxes.
"Metro started selling the paper tickets at the end of November, and so far sales have been very good. People who have bought them seem to really like them as an alternative," said spokeswoman Sallie Hilvers. "Of course there are people who really like their tokens; they've been used to them for many years."
In decades of writing column, I don’t think I have ever started one on a personal note.
But with this most interesting year coming to a close, and a new one about to begin, I will, if you will indulge me.
For me, it has been quite a year.
After 29 years, six months and two days at the Cincinnati Enquirer, writing on politics and a myriad of other subjects, I took an early retirement offer from the Enquirer in April, leaving behind working on a daily basis with good friends and opportunities to do interesting journalism too numerous to count.
Seattle has the Space Needle, St. Louis has the Arch, and a group of aviation enthusiasts say Dayton needs a giant replica of the Wright Flyer soaring atop a 250-foot-tall pedestal at the I-70/75 interchange.
Aviation enthusiasts say the Wright Flyer monument will be 25-stories-tall. That's three times bigger than the original Orville and Wilbur Wright flew 109 years ago.