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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University of Cincinnati
10:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

UC expands sports scholarship programs

Credit University of Cincinnati

The University of Cincinnati will reinstate and increase the funding to its Olympic sports scholarship programs. Starting this fall, the university says it will implement a plan to ultimately offer the full NCAA complement of grant-in-aid scholarships in each of its 19 sports programs. 

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Northern Kentucky University
3:27 pm
Mon March 18, 2013

NKU fires AD, will conduct national search for replacement

Northern Kentucky University has fired athletic director Scott Eaton.  University President Geoffrey Mearns said in a letter to the Board of Regents Monday that Eaton was terminated for failure to comply with NKU's ethical principles and code of conduct.  Mearns said the information he received required a swift and decisive response.  

Mearns laid out this timeline in his letter:

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St. Patrick's Day
2:37 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

St. Patrick's Day celebration expands this year

If you're planning to partake in Cincinnati's celebration of St. Patrick's Day, you'll get an extra day to do so.

Fountain Square will host the official celebration Saturday from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m. and then it'll continue at Washington Park Sunday from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m.  There will be traditional Irish fare, dancing and live entertainment at both venues.  

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Reds Hall of Fame
12:35 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Reds highlight Joe Morgan

Morgan played for the Reds from 1972-1979.
John Vanderhaagen on Wikimedia Commons

A new exhibit looks at the career of a Reds player many baseball experts consider the best second baseman in the history of the game.  Reds Hall of Fame Executive Director Rick Walls said the  Joe Morgan exhibit that started Tuesday is part of a season-long celebration of his baseball career.

"I think it's an inspiring story because Joe was once deemed to small to play," said Walls.  "I think he carries a little chip on his shoulder with that and wants to prove people wrong.  He did it his entire career."

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Traffic cameras
4:25 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

Why bipartisan group of lawmakers wants a ban on traffic enforcement cameras

A Hamilton County judge ordered Elmwood Place to stop using traffic cameras, saying they're a scam against motorists.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU (file photo)

Last week's decision by a Hamilton County judge ordering Elmwood Place to stop using its traffic enforcement cameras is giving new energy to a group of Ohio lawmakers who want a statewide ban, House Bill 69, on the devices.

Several state representatives at a news conference in Elmwood Place Monday said the cameras pose a couple of problems:

First there's the money grab argument. That's the position laid out by Democratic State Rep. Dale Mallory of Cincinnati.

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