Bill Rinehart

Reporter, Host of All Things Considered

Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.

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Representatives of Metro and the city say they're still tweaking the Cincinnati Bell Connector system. A council committee today heard complaints that include the ticketing system, the real-time displays, stoplight timing, and frequency.

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The Cincinnati Bell Connector has given more than 100,000 rides since it started passenger service two weeks ago.

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Two people have been indicted by a federal grand jury in Cincinnati on charges to distribute heroin laced with a drug used as an animal tranquilizer. Acting U-S Attorney Benjamin Glassman announced the charges Wednesday afternoon against 31 year old Phillip Watkins and 28 year old Jeanetta Crawford.

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Construction continues on a co-op grocery store in Clifton. Backers of the Clifton Market provided an update Tuesday morning.

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Duke Energy has submitted a new plan for a pipeline through Hamilton County. The new Central Corridor Pipeline proposal is for a smaller diameter line, with natural gas flowing at a lower pressure.

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A $15 million gift to the University of Cincinnati's College of Law will allow the expansion of a program designed to free the wrongfully convicted. 

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Cincinnati's streetcar is officially up and running. In a flurry of confetti Friday morning in front of Music Hall, officials declared the Cincinnati Bell Connector open for business.

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Cincinnati Councilman Kevin Flynn will not seek re-election next year, but will serve the remainder of his term.

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There have been a few changes made to traffic patterns in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown to accommodate the streetcar. The changes come before the Cincinnati Bell Connector starts running with passengers Friday. Construction Engagement Manager Ursula Miller says the changes include streetcar-only lanes and signals.

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Motorists have had to change some of their habits along the streetcar route in Over-the-Rhine and Downtown. In addition to sharing the road, drivers have to be careful where they park.

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People affected by Sunday's flash flooding can turn to several different agencies for help, and those organizations are working together. Larry Shields with St. Vincent De Paul says it's a team effort.

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The Ohio Department of Transportation is helping to collect milkweed seed pods, with the idea of creating more wildlife habitat in a bid to help agriculture.

That would mean increasing the population of monarch  butterflies, which eat nothing but the leaves of milkweed.

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Despite a spike in heroin overdoses in Hamilton County this week, local supply of an antidote is not in jeopardy. First responders still have access to naloxone, according to Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black. The Cincinnati Fire Department indicated it may need an additional $100,000 to purchase more naloxone. Black says that's not a problem for the budget.

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Ohio is trying to get a handle on opioid abuse. New numbers show overdose deaths are rising.
 

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Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital have developed a test that could help identify whether a student is likely to become violent. Doctors spent more than a year interviewing 25 area students and analyzing their language to see if they're at high risk for a violent act.

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