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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Cincinnati police cars
1:55 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

CPD adding new vehicles to its fleet

The Police Utility Vehicle is based on the Ford Explorer.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Cincinnati police showcased two of the new vehicles acquired by the department--the Ford Police Utility Vehicle (PUV) and the Ford Interceptor sedan--Thursday afternoon outside City Hall.

The PUV is based on the Ford Explorer and the sedan is based on the Taurus.  Of course, both vehicles have been upgraded for police use with accessories such as special seating, bars on the rear windows, light bars on the roof, computers and communication equipment.

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Tire Amnesty
11:56 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Kenton County holds tire disposal program

Kenton County residents can get rid of old tires for the next three days as the county hosts the Tire Amnesty.  There's no limit on how many you can bring in and they can be on or off the rim.  Foam filled tires, off-road construction and equipment tires, and solid tires with pressed-on rims or tires larger than tractor size won't be taken.  

The tire disposal program runs through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Kentucky State Highway Facility, 3923 Highway 17, Covington.

Cincinnati Federation of Teachers
9:40 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Cincinnati teachers approve new contract

The Cincinnati Federation of Teachers and the Cincinnati Federation of Office Professionals have ratified new contracts with Cincinnati Public Schools.  CFT passed its agreement with 95 percent of the votes and CFOP approved its contract  with 97 percent of the votes. 

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Sharonville Convention Center
6:15 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Hotel in the works for Sharonville Convention Center

Rendering of hotel planned for Sharonville Convention Center
Credit Provided by City of Sharonville

Sharonville has announced plans for a $14 million, 120-room anchor hotel at the Sharonville Convention Center.  The city has signed a memorandum of understanding with Rolling Hills Hospitality Group to start work on the hotel.  The city says in a statement the development will bring additional economic impact to the region by attracting more conventions and trade shows.   

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Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Achieving Exit Velocity and Financial Freedom

Book by Patrick Burke helps you decide if starting a business is right for you.
Provided, Patrick Burke

  Patrick Burke, CPA, attorney and author, says everyone has  a number, that number, if invested wisely, that results in zero financial worries for the rest of your life. The number that provides “exit velocity” from the gravitational pull of your financial needs. A number, he says, few of us will reach in traditional salaried jobs.

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