Mark Heyne

Cincinnati Edition Host

Mark Heyne hosts Cincinnati Edition Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm.

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.

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AAA is predicting the national average price of gasoline for Labor Day this year will be the highest ever for the holiday. Spokeswoman Cheryl Parker says we're looking at a high for local gas prices as well:

 "The highest for us locally was$3.75 last year on Labor Day; and, as you can see, we're already at the average of $3.93.  So it's already the highest that we're seeing pretty much across the country."

 Other average prices from the Cincinnati AAA office:  Ohio, $3.90; Kentucky, $3.87; and Covington, $3.96.

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If you're heading to Riverfest on Sunday, local officials say their advice is to arrive early to get the best parking and stake out a prime viewing spot for the fireworks.  Cincinnati Police Captain Kim Frey says most downtown streets will be open throughout the day, but there won't be any on-street parking throughout the downtown area south of Court Street:

"We have so many people that come down to Riverfest--probably on our side 200- to 250,000--and afterwards we like all those streets free and clear of everything so we can get people out as soon as possible."

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice made the rounds at the Republican National Convention today and the topics ranged from foreign policy to football.  Tonight, Senator Rob Portman will speak at the convention.  WVXU's Howard Wilkinson talks with Mark Heyne:

Things are starting to pick up at the Republican National Convention after yesterday's off day.  Howard Wilkinson has the latest in his afternoon update:

Artist Annie Ruth and CPS students unveiled the Global Canvas Quilt Tuesday afternoon at the Cincinnati Art Museum.  The mural was created by more than 500 World Choir Games participants and spectators July 4-14 using mixed media to design colorful  four-by-four-inch canvases. 

It was a collaborative project involving the Cincinnati USA Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Art Museum and Arts on the Corner, a program created by Ruth.

Ruth said she was inspired to launch the  project so the community could embrace the Games through art.

Howard Wilkinson will join Mark Heyne each  afternoon this week to talk about what's happening at the Republican National Convention.    Today, reaction from supporters of Rob Portman about not being tapped for VP, and Ohio delegates hear from Newt Gingrich:

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Supporters say it's a boost to job creation in Ohio. Critics went to court, saying JobsOhio is an unaccountable private group with access to taxpayer dollars. Lower courts dismissed the case brought by Progress Ohio and two Democratic lawmakers. Now a limited-government legal center has sided with them, saying the enforceability of the state's constitution is at stake. WVXU's Mark Heyne and Ann Thompson look at the controversy surrounding JobsOhio.

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The Reds are retiring Barry Larkin's uniform number a week from tomorrow and leading up to that they've launched a series of celebrations called the "11 Days of Larkin."

The National Hall of Famer's #11 will be retired August 25th. The events that day will feature a block party at The Banks starting at 1 p.m. and a post-game performance by Larkin's daughter Cymber, who's an international recording artist.

This a one-hour special highlights the broadcasting career of Waite Hoyt who called play-by-play for the Cincinnati Reds from 1942-1965.

This special includes interviews with his widow Betty Hoyt; Greg Rhodes, Reds Team Historian; Joyce Graeter, Reds Hall of Fame volunteer; Phil Nuxhall, son of Reds player/broadcaster Joe Nuxhall; and Chris Eckes, Reds Hall of Fame Operations Manager & Chief Curator.

Cincinnati Baseball: Crosley Field is a one-hour special that features studio interviews along with music of the period and audio highlights from Red Barber, Joe Nuxhall, and Johnny Vander Meer.

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