A couple of seats in the Ohio legislature could make for interesting races. WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks about one seat held by Democrats for decades where a formidable Republican could be running and another where the incumbent is facing charges and could be on trial during the election.
An archaeological study is underway in preparation for the construction of a new marina at Caesar Creek, said to be one of the largest of its kind in southwest Ohio, when completed at the start of the 2016 boating season.
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has temporarily lowered the level of the lake by 10 feet for the study. This is the first step in getting the proper permits to set up a construction schedule.
Air cargo company DHL is adding temperature controlled air freight service between Brussels and Cincinnati. Specialized cargo planes will carry life sciences products including pharmaceuticals, medical equipment, blood samples and vaccines.
Spokeswoman Jennifer Pakradooni says the six weekly flights are being added because of customer demand in Europe.
"Given the location in Cincinnati and its proximity for freight to be able to reach the various US cities on both coasts in within days of the freights arrival, Cincinnati is a good choice of locations," says Pakradooni.
Snow showers Sunday morning sent crews scrambling back out to clear roads in Hamilton County.
Unlike our television counterparts, we at WVXU don't often head out to the salt pile but reporter Tana Weingartner happened to drive past the Hamilton County Engineer's Office and caught a glimpse of the low reserves at the facility. This location has two barns, one for salt and the other for a sand mixture. Each is down to just a ring around the inside edge.
The 9th Ohio Senate District, which takes up most of the heavily Democratic city of Cincinnati, ought to be a slam dunk this fall for the candidate who emerges in the May 6 primary from a crowded field of Democratic candidates.
State Sen. Eric Kearney of North Avondale can’t run for re-election because of term limits. The 9th District – changed somewhat but not a lot in the last few re-drawings of district lines – was represented before Kearney by Mark Mallory, who left to become Cincinnati’s mayor; Janet C. Howard, and, for 25 years before that, the late William F. Bowen.