Mark Heyne

Cincinnati Edition Host

Mark Heyne hosts Cincinnati Edition Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm.

Heyne's journalism experience in Greater Cincinnati spans more than 20 years and includes positions with WLW, WHIO, WMOH and Traffic Watch/News Watch. He has received awards from the Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, The Press Club of Ohio, and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists.

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Cincinnati Edition is taking a few days off to celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends. Here's what you will hear this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Happy Thanksgiving!

WEDNESDAY at 1pm: The Science of Gratitude

Provide, Ohio Book Store

The Ohio Book Store on Main Street is a book lover’'s dream: a five-story building filled with books and magazines. The store, celebrating its 75th year in operation, was founded by James Hardwick in 1940. Hardwick’'s long-time employee Jim Fallon has owned the book store for the last fifty years. The Ohio Book Store also provides custom bookbinding and restoration of old books.

Provided, Lloyd Library and Museum

Agriculture and urban expansion have dramatically changed our nation'’s forests. But today many cities are working to increase the number of trees in urban areas. “The Forest for the Trees,” an art and rare book exhibition at the Lloyd Library and Museum, details the decline and redevelopment of forest land over the centuries.

Although some retailers and shoppers have decided to opt-out of Black Friday sales next week, the day still kicks-off the busiest shopping time of the year. Eighty-seven million people visited stores on Black Friday in 2014. And more shoppers took part in Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday. But every sale price is not a bargain, and it is smart to have a plan before you hit the stores or go online.

Provided, Ken Rudin

The attacks in Paris last Friday placed national security and the continued threat from the Islamic State and other terrorist groups at the forefront of political discussions this week.

The United States is the world's leading consumer of coffee, with Americans drinking 400 million cups of coffee per day. Most coffee lovers have their favorite blend or brand and preferred brewing method, and about a third of them like it black. But what goes into making a good cup of coffee, and why do we make drinking it an integral part of our daily lives?


Liberty Center, the huge new addition in Liberty Township, offers shopping, dining and events along with condos, offices, a movie theatre, park and more. The $350 million development was packed on its opening day just a month ago. It continues to bring in visitors from inside and outside the region. With the holiday season fast approaching, Liberty Center is expected to bring in even more shoppers.

Finalized on November 21, 1995 at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the Dayton Peace Accords ended the war in Bosnia and Herzegovina. The war, which had lasted more than three years, cost 100,000 lives and drove 2 million people from their homes. Current and former world leaders are participating in events this week to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Peace Accords.

Provided, 9 on Your Side/WCPO

Rothenberg Preparatory Academy is located in a section of Over the Rhine just north of Liberty Street and east of Vine Street. According to 2013 census data, of the 387 children who live in that area, about 98 percent live in poverty. Continuing the 9 On Your Side/WCPO series exploring poverty in our region, WCPO reporter Lucy May looked at the Rothenberg community and the staff, volunteers and residents who work together to break-down the barriers poverty creates and provide the neighborhood'’s children with opportunities they may otherwise never have.


Founded in 1916, ROTC, the Reserve Officer Training Corps, was designed to prepare young adults to become officers in the U.S. Military. In exchange for a paid college education and a guaranteed post-college career, cadets commit to serve in the military after graduation.