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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Education
4:08 pm
Wed September 19, 2012

CPS adopts new teacher evaluation policy

WVXU News

Cincinnati Public School teachers will be seeing a new system for evaluating their job performance.  The board of education has adopted new state requirements that are based half on teacher performance.  Superintendent Mary Ronan says the other half is based on several measures of student growth.

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Local News
2:58 pm
Mon September 17, 2012

City launches design competition to "Connect the Blocks"

WVXU News

The City of Cincinnati is holding a national competition to get design ideas for the decks over Fort Washington Way that will connect the Central Business District to the Banks. 

The competition is called "Connect the Blocks."  The city will conduct a call for entries from design, architectural and engineering experts to create concepts and cost estimates.  The space could be used as a park, commercial development or entertainment district, but isn't limited to those uses. 

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Business
4:00 am
Mon September 17, 2012

DHL facility adding more workers

WVXU News

DHL Express is adding 300 positions as it wraps up its hub expansion at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport.  The logistics company hosts a job fair Tuesday to immediately fill 100 of the new openings.   Recruiter Chris Reinersman says the number of employees has been growing since DHL established its U.S. international hub at CVG three years ago:

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WVXU
12:59 pm
Wed September 12, 2012

Ohio's Senators react to attacks in Libya and Egypt

Senator Rob Portman
Credit Official Portrait

Senator Rob Portman says the attacks in Libya and Egypt are heartbreaking reminders that we live in a very dangerous world and need to remain vigilant.  During a conference call with reporters today, Portman said those responsible should be pursued.     

"We need to go after the perpetrators and hold them responsible.  The government of Egypt and the government of Libya need to ensure that these folks are held acountable," said Portman.  "They also need to do a better job of protecting American soil, just as we protect their embassies in the United States."

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Crime
12:32 pm
Fri September 7, 2012

ID theft scheme stole information from thousands to obtain tax returns

A federal grand jury has indicted seven people for identity theft.  U.S. Attorney Carter Stewart says six of them are citizens of Zimbabwe who lived in the Cincinnati area at one time. He says they used the stolen identities to obtain millions in fraudulent income tax returns:

"The scheme was so efficient and well planned that they often had the refunds in hand before the actual taxpayers even filed their legitimate tax returns."

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