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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Instant Baseball
1:32 am
Fri June 7, 2013

A season of baseball photographed on Instagram

New technology meets America’s pastime in sports photographer Brad Mangin’s new book: Instant Baseball: The Baseball Instagrams of Brad Mangin. As he tells Mark Heyne, he spent the entire 2012 baseball season, from spring training through the World Series, photographing the game and the players with Instagram on his iPhone4s, not his usual Canon cameras.

River Sweep 2013
1:14 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

After 24 years and tons of trash, River Sweep still going strong

About 20,000 volunteers help out each year with River Sweep, which covers six states on the Ohio River.
Jeanne Ison ORSANCO

HollNearly a quarter century after it began, the massive cleanup effort along the banks of the Ohio River and its tributaries still draws tens of thousands of volunteers.  They'll be combing more than 3,000 miles of shoreline, picking up trash and debris for River Sweep on June 15. 

Jeanne Ison with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission, the sponsoring organization for River Sweep, said the event has been very effective since its inception.

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Cincinnati's cycling culture
4:39 pm
Thu May 30, 2013

List of local bike friendly destinations keeps growing

Bike stand at Roebling Point Books and Coffee in Covington, a Gold Certified Destination.
Holly Yurchison WVXU News

Queen City Bike has released its 2013 list of bicycle friendly destinations.  It's a list that keeps getting bigger with two dozen new destinations this year. 

Click here to see the entire list of 79 destinations.

Cincinnati Public Schools
9:42 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

CPS budget amount set, now comes balancing act

Superintendent Mary Ronan has to cut more than $10 million in the next four weeks to balance the district's budget.
Holly Yurchison WVXU News

Faced with an estimated $14.8 million dollar budget gap,  the Cincinnati school district is asking the public for ideas on reducing costs and raising revenue.  Superintendent Mary Ronan says the general fund budget for next school year totals $474 million.  Now the challenge is to balance the spending plan by the end of next month as required by law. 

Ronan says the shortfall is because of state funding.

"We believe we are now back up to what we were getting in 2007," she said.  "The last several years we saw significant cuts from the state."

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Taste of Cincinnati
3:33 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Yummy weekend helps Taste set attendance record

The 35th edition of Taste saw a 10 percent attendance increase thanks to beautiful weather, the Reds and new attractions.
Tana Weingartner WVXU

If you were at Taste of Cincinnati last weekend and thought it seemed busier than usual, you were right.  Lance Barry with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber said the final estimate for the three-day event is in, and it's a record.

"We are projecting our numbers for the weekend to be right around 550,000," said Barry.  " We were expecting them to be right around a half-million at 500,000, but we're now very easily projecting, comfortably, a 10-percent increase from even where we thought we'd be for the weekend."

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