There are people who bear watching in 2013, because of their influence and the impact they will have on the region – whether in politics, government, education, entertainment or the arts. Here are some of them:
WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about what the fiscal cliff talks could mean to House Speaker John Boehner and about some of the many races coming up in elections in 2014.
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.