With the 2016 GOP national convention coming to Cleveland, could they end up nominating an Ohioan for president or vice president? Both Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich are being talked about as possible contenders. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked about it this morning with Jay Hanselman.
Ok, so Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Hooray for you, Republicans in Cincinnati say wearily, after trying and failing to win the big prize for the Queen City.
Now, the question is, who will come out of that convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as the GOP nominees for president and vice president?
There is a possibility – slim, at this point, but a possibility – that the first presidential nominating convention to be held in Ohio in 80 years will nominate an Ohioan, either for president or vice president.
Thousands of firefighters are converging on Cincinnati for the 52nd biennial convention of the International Association of Firefighters, which starts Monday. During a press conference Friday to welcome them, Convention and Visitors Bureau Chair Delores Hargrove-Young said the IAFF will have an economic impact of more than $2 million for the region, and is part of a busy month for the city's convention business:
The banks of the Ohio River are hosting a musical extravaganza this weekend as the Bunbury Music Festival returns to Sawyer Point and Yeatman's Cove in Cincinnati . The event Friday, Saturday and Sunday features 80 live performances on six stages.
"You really can't beat being on the river down there," said Bunbury marketing manager Brian Kitzmiller. "The river stage alone, which is down on the Serpentine Wall, has the river backdrop; the bridge is behind there; and then the main stage has the arena in the background. It's fantastic."
Researchers at UC's College of Medicine have landed a $2.35 million grant to study lead exposure in African American women.
Amit Battacharya and Kim Dietrich started studying the long-term effects of pre-natal lead exposure 35 years ago. Their work and other similar studies have largely focused on neurological issues. Now study participants are approaching bone maturation age and Battacharya says women, especially African American women who are at higher risk, face a new problem.