Mark Heyne

Reporter and Host of Cincinnati Edition & All Things Considered

Mark 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.

Heyne hosts Cincinnati Edition Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm and All Things Considered Monday through Friday.

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Macy's
5:40 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Macy's laying off thousands as part of cost reduction and organizational changes

Macy's says it's starting a series of cost reductions and organizational changes that will include laying off about 2,500 employees.  In a statement, the Cincinnati-based retailer says they'll be eligible for severance.  Other associates are being reassigned or transferred and the company says some open positions will not be filled. 

Macy's expects all the changes it's implementing to save about $100 million per year. 

Cincinnati Edition
6:43 am
Wed January 8, 2014

Investing, the Right Approach for 2014

Taking the right approach to managing your finances in the coming year.

  Two of the most common resolutions people make each year are to manage their money more wisely, and to finally start putting together an investment plan that will provide financing for future needs, from college tuition to retirement. But few ever keep those resolutions. We take a look at some common investment dos and don’ts, and discuss the right approach to investing in 2014.

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Environment
4:00 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Local agency starts monitoring air near expressways

This converted shipping container now serves as a near-road air monitor.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

If you're driving southbound 75 and happen to notice a shelter with a large antenna-like device sticking out the top near the 74 interchange, don't worry.  It's not spying on you or engaging in personal data mining.  It's among the first in a new national air monitoring program that starts this month.

The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency started the new program to monitor for air pollution in near-road environments.  And you can't get much nearer than this site, which sits about 15 to 20 feet from the interstate. 

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New Year's holiday
10:00 am
Tue December 31, 2013

Care Cab Rides Again

MADD and AAA are again offering their Care Cab for New Year's revelers who have too much to drink and can't safely drive home.  The two organizations say with New Year's day consistently ranking as one of the  year's most dangerous holidays for impaired driving.  The program is an effort to prevent drunk driving fatalities.

Here's how it works:

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AAA holiday travel projection
12:43 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

AAA forecasts increase in year-end holiday travel

AAA is projecting that a record number of people will be taking a trip this holiday season.  Spokeswoman Cheryl Parker says 94.5 million Americans will be traveling 50 miles or more from home from December 21 through January 1.

"It's up 0.6 percent from last year," said Parker, Corporate Public Affairs Manager for AAA Allied Group in Cincinnati.  "It's the fifth consecutive year that we've seen an increase in the number of people traveling, so it's the highest travel we've recorded since AAA's been tracking the data."

Here's the breakdown for Ohio:

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