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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Mobile Food Trucks
11:00 am
Fri May 17, 2013

Mobile food vending comes to Washington Park

Mobile food trucks started serving in Washington Park today.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Twelve mobile food vendors lined the street along Washington Park Friday as Cincinnati dedicated its newest mobile food vending zone.

Council Member Laure Quinlivan created the program in 2010.  Last year, it was expanded to Fountain Square and the Purple People Bridge.  This year, it's being expanded to Washington Park and Over-the-Rhine.

The OTR vending spot is on 12th Street, near Clay, and is open to food trucks from 6 p.m. to 3:30 a.m.  The Washington park zone is open from 6 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

The Shoe
1:19 pm
Thu May 16, 2013

Horseshoe opens concert series

The Horseshoe Cincinnati on opening night, March 5.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU News

If you wonder why there's a large crowd at Horseshoe Cincinnati tonight, it's because the casino is holding its first outdoor concert. The Killers will play to a sold-out crowd at The Shoe, the one-acre concert space at the entrance of the casino.  The gates open at 6:30 and the opening act takes the stage at 7:30.  The Killers open a 19-week concert series at The Shoe that includes Willie Nelson, Earth, Wind and Fire, Billy Idol and many others. 
 

Duke Energy Garden
1:43 pm
Mon May 13, 2013

Cincinnati dedicates new garden at Smale Riverfront Park

The Duke Energy Garden is the newest addition to Smale Riverfront Park.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Not only does the  Duke Energy Garden offer lush gardens, large trees, walking paths and granite seat walls, it has a great view of the Ohio River and Kentucky shoreline, which you can enjoy from family-sized porch swings.  Dianne and David Rosenberg gave $250,000 to the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Cincinnati Park Board to provide significant funding for the swings.

The new garden is located adjacent to, and east of, the park's Main Street Fountain and Plaza.

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Bicycling
11:10 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Cincinnati adds safety tracking for bicyclists

Local bicyclists now have an easier way to report harassment and collisions.  Cincinnati has added a "Bicyclist Incident" form on its customer service website, 5916000.com.  It's also on the city's mobile app, Cincinnati City Hall Mobile, which is GPS-enabled so cyclists can accurately report their location.  (The app is available through Apple's App Store and Google Play.)

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Appliance recycling
11:33 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Wanted: Ohio's oldest functioning refrigerator or freezer

That old fridge sitting in the basement or garage might yield a decent bounty.
Mark Heyne, WVXU News

So you've got a refrigerator you suspect Methuselah might have used at some point in his life?  Then utilities across the state of Ohio, including Duke, want to hear from you.  

They've kicked off Ohio's Oldest Refrigerator contest and say they'll pay a $1,250 prize for the state's most ancient fridge or freezer.

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