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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Bill Cohen
11:51 am
Mon May 6, 2013

Bill Cohen looks back on decades of statehouse reporting

Bill Cohen retired this past week

Ohio Public Radio is saying good-by to a long-time staffer. Correspondent Bill Cohen has just retired,after 42 years as a reporter, almost all of it covering state government and politics. Bill wanted to file one last farewell report, looking back. So, here it is.

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Horseshoe Casino
12:32 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Horseshoe flips the switch on new sign

Cincinnati is the first Horseshoe location to host the new sign style.
Mark Heyne, WVXU News

Horseshoe Casino Cincinnati permanently turns on its new 80-foot marquee sign on Gilbert Avenue Friday.  

In case you're thinking, "There goes their electric bill and the neighborhood," the casino says the sign has a couple of  features to minimize its impact:

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Party in the Park
12:44 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Party in the Park gets underway with expanded season

The Naked Karate Girls start the series tonight and end it August 14.
Courtesy Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber

Cincinnati's Party in the Park has expanded to 16 weeks and starts today at Yeatman's Cove along the banks of the Ohio River.  It'll run each Wednesday through August 14 from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

Here's the schedule, which includes country music for the first time:

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Boston Marathon bombing
12:55 pm
Mon April 22, 2013

Boston attack isn't slowing down runners

Runners say they won't let the April 15 attack in Boston deter them.
Aaron "tango" Tang from Cambridge, MA

An oft-repeated theme after the Boston Marathon bombing was that runners are a hardy lot, who wouldn't let the attack intimidate them.  Add to that, they're also a tight knit, determined group.  

Banding together

Runnings stores and groups across the country are holding events today to show solidarity with the victims of the Boston attack.

Bob Roncker's Running Spot stores will be participating in the national Runners for Boston fun runs (or walks if that's more your pace).

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Environment
4:00 am
Mon April 22, 2013

How NASCAR aims to reduce its carbon footprint

Kentucky Speedway/Scott Tengen

As Kermit the Frog so wisely noted, it's not easy being green, but in NASCAR's case, the stock car racing association is trying to drive more sustainable behavior with two programs that were launched this month.

Both programs aim to capture the carbon produced by on-track activity. 

Kentucky Speedway spokesman Tim Bray says the track in Sparta is taking part in the programs as it has in  previous years.

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