Howard Wilkinson

Reporter and Co-Host of Cincinnati Edition

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.

In 2012, the Society of Professional Journalists inducted Wilkinson into the Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame. 

Wilkinson co-hosts Cincinnati Edition on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm, blogs on politics and more, and writes the weekly column Politically Speaking at wvxu.org.

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Local News
1:10 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

Nineteen suspected "double voters" subpoenaed

The Hamilton County Board of Elections voted Tuesday to issue subpoenas to 19 voters who are suspected of voting twice in the November election, which could lead to criminal prosecutions.


The board also voted to issue nine subpoenas to people who are not suspected of voting twice but are “fact witnesses,’’ according to Tim Burke, the chairman of the Hamilton County Board of Elections.


Most of the voters being investigated are persons who allegedly voted by absentee ballot and then cast provisional ballots at polling places on election days.

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Inside Pitch
11:11 am
Tue February 5, 2013

Mann makes it official: He's running for city council

David Mann - former Cincinnati City Council member, mayor, and congressman - is running again for Cincinnati City Council, 20 years after he left that legislative body.

About three dozen supporters crowded into the lobby of Mann's downtown law office Tuesday morning to hear him officially announce his candidacy.

"I am not running for mayor again; I'm not running for Congress,'' the 73-year-old Democrat said. "I'm running to be  the best city council member I can be."

Mann served on that body from 1974 to 1992, with two stints as the city's mayor - 198-1982 and 1991.

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Inside Pitch
9:31 am
Mon February 4, 2013

Berns files as mayoral candidate, forcing a primary

Libertarian Jim Berns has filed petitions to run for Cincinnati mayor, setting up what will be the first mayoral primary election in the city since 2005.

Democrats Roxanne Qualls, a former mayor and now vice mayor, and former council member John Cranley have not filed their petitions yet, but are actively campaigning and raising money and plan to file petitions by the June filing deadline.

Berns' entry into the race guarantees a primary election in the city of Cincinnati on Sept. 10; and it will be a costly one.

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Local News
11:00 pm
Sat February 2, 2013

Sky's the limit for money in Cincinnati mayor's race

The Cincinnati mayor’s race is this year, 2013, right?
 

Last year was the year of a monumental presidential campaign, a U.S. Senate race, and a whole raft of county races, all of which sucked up millions of campaign dollars from willing donors like a fully-functional Dirt Devil vacuum cleaner.
 

Yet, in the later stages of 2012, how much money did the two active candidates for Cincinnati mayor – Vice Mayor Roxanne Qualls and former city council member John Cranley – rake in for their 2013 contest?

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Local News
2:23 pm
Fri February 1, 2013

Duke, city come to agreement on streetcar project

Jay Hanselman

The city of Cincinnati and Duke Energy have reached an agreement in a long-standing dispute over moving utility lines for the $110 million streetcar project.

Duke will begin moving the lines now, under the agreement.

Both sides have agreed to go to Hamilton County Common Pleas Court and ask for a declaratory judgment on which party is responsible for the approximate $15 million cost of moving the lines – Duke, or the city.

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