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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Local News
12:23 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

New casino gets official opening date

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The Ohio Casino Control Commission says Horseshoe Cincinnati has been granted a public opening date of March Fourth next year.  

The casino will be the last of four voter-approved casinos to open in the state in less than one year.  Construction at the site started in February 2011 and is now in its final stages.  

Casino General Manager Kevin Kline says in a statement efforts to hire and train about 1,700 new workers are on schedule and several hundred slot machines have already been placed on the gaming floor.

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Business
2:32 pm
Mon December 10, 2012

Northern Kentucky company set to expand

A Northern Kentucky company is expanding its facility and hiring more workers.  Governor Steve Beshear announced Monday that Indy Honeycomb is adding 13 full-time jobs.  It's a $915,000 investment that includes doubling production space, adding office space and purchasing equipment. 

The company makes metal honeycomb for military, commercial and industrial use, including parts for aircraft engines and power generation turbines.  Indy Honeycomb currently employs 29 people at its manufacturing plant in Covington. 

Sports
6:34 pm
Sat December 8, 2012

UC quickly finds new head coach

Tuberville coached Texas Tech to a 7-5 mark this season. The Red Raiders will play in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
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One day after Butch Jones resigned to leave for Tennessee, the University of Cincinnati has a new coach.  Texas Tech's Tommy Tuberville was being introduced at a Saturday evening event at Fifth Third Arena as the 41st football head coach at UC.  

Tuberville coached the Red Raiders for 3 years, leading the team to a 20-17 record and two bowl appearances.  In 17 years as a head coach, he holds a 130-77 record.

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Local News
3:46 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Roebling repaired, weight restriction lifted

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has restored the 11-ton weight limit on the historic Roebling Suspension Bridge.

In October, a routine inspection found some deterioration of one of the beams.  That led KYTC officials to impose a 3-ton weight restriction.

The repairs were finished Thursday.  A final inspection performed Friday determined the bridge could go back to the 11-ton weight limit.

Sports
11:14 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Jones leaving UC for UT

Butch Jones speaking about the Belk Bowl at a news conference earlier this week. He's heading to Knoxville to coach the Vols.

UC football coach Butch Jones  resigned today to take the coaching spot at the University of Tennessee. 

Jones will not coach the Bearcats in their upcoming bowl game against Duke.  UC has named assistant head coach Steve Stripling as interim head coach.  Stripling, a 30-year coaching veteran who joined UC in 2010, will lead the team in the Belk Bowl December 27 if a new head coach isn't hired by then.

UC Athletics Director Whit Babcock said the search for a new coach will begin immediately.  He did not specify a time frame for concluding the search.

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