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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Paycor has broken ground for its new headquarters in Norwood.  The Cincinnati-based human resources and payroll solutions provider will be moving into the $20- million facility in the spring of 2014.  CEO Bob Coughlin said it marks the beginning of a new era for the company as it broadens its focus from payroll to people management.

"Paycor has tremendous momentum today and this new headquarter project will allow us to keep that momentum by providing a better place for our employees and clients to collaborate, " said Coughlin.

UPDATE 12:45 pm:  Associate Sports Communications Director for football Ryan Koslen confirms that Jones has withdrawn his name for the Colorado position. 

UPDATE:  Several media outlets are reporting Thursday that Jones has turned down the Colorado position.    There's  a link to Dennis Janson's story in the WCPO news section of this web page.  More on this story as it develops.


From Wednesday night:

UC's football team is looking forward to playing in the Belk Bowl on December 27, but whether Butch Jones will be leaving to coach another school is still up in the air.  At a news conference Tuesday, reporters were told the focus would be on that upcoming game against Duke, and Jones stuck to that when the first questions came about whether he was staying or going.


An 11-mile walking and biking trail is the centerpiece of a new economic development plan unveiled Thursday for Northern Kentucky's riverfront.  Southbank Partners President Jack Moreland says Riverfront Commons would link six cities from Fort Thomas to Ludlow as part of Imagination 2020.

He says the trail would use a series of intersections called nodes to connect with places in each community.

Kentucky's tax amnesty is winding down and the officials running it are expecting the response during the final days to be overwhelming.  The program started October 1.  Mack Gillim with the Department of Revenue said more than 11,000 applications have come in so far.

"Of that, a little over 9,000 were in-state applications and almost 2,000 out of state," said Gillim.  "We've had over 23,000 phone calls and 46,000 plus visits to our website."

Gillim said, based on Kentucky's previous amnesty programs, there could be another 20,000 or so applications. 

Cincinnati has officially launched its new car-sharing service that city officials say will give residents and commuters an alternative to driving a personal vehicle.  Mayor Mark Mallory says six of the Zipcars will be available--two at Garfield Place and Race Street, two at The Banks and two in Over-the-Rhine.

"This is a opportunity for people to not own a car, if they choose not to do that, because they can go online and sign up for a membership to Zipcar," said Mallory.

Gateway Community and Technical College has unveiled its master plan for its Urban Campus in downtown Covington.  Along with new construction, it calls for adapting nine existing properties that will form the nucleus of the new campus.  It'll cover a six-block area from 4th to 7th Streets and from Greenup to Madison.

Warren County Commissioners have approved plans for developing a $175 million racino in Turtlecreek Township.  The facility will combine harness racing with up to 2,500 video lottery terminals.  It'll be located on State Route 63 at Union Road.  The current Lebanon Raceway will move to the new site. 

It's a joint venture of Churchill Downs and Delaware North Companies Gaming and Entertainment, which have formed a new company, Miami Valley Gaming and Racing, to develop and operate the racino. 

The Main Library downtown will be paying tribute to veterans with its annual commemoration today.  The keynote speaker is James Shaw, who will be talking about the historic role of the Tuskegee Airmen.  They overcame segregation and prejudice to become one of the most highly respected fighter groups of World War II . 

If you've always wanted to own one of the pigs from the Big Pig Gig, your opportunity has arrived.  Eleven of the fiberglass pigs created for the event this summer go up for auction today. 

You can bid online at the ArtWorks website.  There will also be in-person bidding at The Center in the Mercantile Building in Cincinnati.  That'll be held November 16th, starting at 5 that afternoon. 

Bids start at $1500 with an "Own It Now" price of $15,000.  The proceeds will be used for ArtWorks 2013 programming. 

John Quincy Adams

Nov 2, 2012

Historian and author Harlow Giles Unger has delved into the lives of many known and lesser known historical figures, but his new book tells the story of a man who fought for Washington, served with Lincoln, witnessed Bunker Hill, and sounded the clarion against slavery on the eve of the Civil War. He negotiated an end to the War of 1812, engineered the annexation of Florida, and won the Supreme Court decision that freed the African captives of The Amistad.

Ann Romney campaigned for her husband today  in the battleground state of Ohio with her first stop at a Hamilton business.  Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Cindy McCain were on hand.  Jane Portman also helped warm up the crowd of several hundred at Vinylmax Windows, saying she believes Mitt Romney has the best policy proposals to get the economy moving again.

Two groups from the University of Cincinnati will be going to Iraq in November as part of a State Department sponsored program to improve education around the world.   

This is the third year for the program, which partners UC with Salahaddin University in Erbil, Kurdistan, the northern region of Iraq.  


Metro is unveiling plans Tuesday for an Uptown Transit District that will be built next year.  The $6.9 million project will have four locations:                     

University of Cincinnati on Jefferson                

University Hospital and medical center

Hughes Corner business district

Vine between McMillan and Calhoun

Ohio Department of Health web site

Health officials continue to keep a close watch on the meningitis outbreak linked to recalled steroid injections. 

The Ohio Department of Health recently published a Food and Drug Administration list of 64 facilities in the state that received products of any kind from the New England Compounding Center.  But ODH spokeswoman Tessie Pollock says this is a precaution since, so far, only 3 lots of one particular steroid from NECC have been linked to the fungal meningitis.