Maryanne Zeleznik

News Director and Morning Edition Host

In 2005, Maryanne Zeleznik came to 91.7 WVXU from WNKU where she served as News and Public Affairs Director for 20 years. At WVXU she is responsible for all news and public affairs programming, covers daily news, produces local features, regularly contributes news stories to National Public Radio, and hosts Morning Edition Monday through Friday, and Cincinnati Edition on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

Zeleznik has won numerous regional and national journalism awards including the Leo C. Lee Award for significant contributions to public radio news from the Public Radio News Directors Incorporated, as well as awards from Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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New airline coming to CVG
11:23 am
Wed January 28, 2015

Branson AirExpress to fly from CVG to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun

As of May 7, Branson AirExpress will operate flights from the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport to Branson, New Orleans and Cancun. 

You can read the release here: 

CINCINNATI, OHIO (January 28, 2015) – Branson AirExpress operated by Orange Air announces discount flights to Branson (BKG), New Orleans (MSY), and Cancun, Mexico (CUN) starting May 7th.  Flights will be in a 150 seat MD-83 Jet aircraft. One-way tickets include all taxes and fees can be purchased for:

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Transportation
11:49 am
Wed January 21, 2015

Video of I-75 exit ramp collapse

The video shows crews responding after the collapse, which is hard to see in the video.
Credit ODOT / Provided

The Ohio Department of Transportation has released this video of Monday night's collapse of the old exit ramp to Hopple Street from I-75. 

The ramp reopened Tuesday night.  Crews spent all Tuesday cleaning up after several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the interstate.

One construction worker was killed and a truck driver was injured.

The collapse can be seen in the upper left hand corner of the video screen in the first few seconds.

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Transportation
10:23 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

Southbound I-75 is now open

Southbound 75 is now open. Stains from spilled fuel and other liquids still remain near the center of the roadway.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports I-75 has reopened following Monday night's collapse.

The eastbound 74 ramp to southbound 75 is also open. 

Crews spent all Tuesday cleaning up after several hundred tons of concrete fell onto the interstate. One construction worker was killed and a truck driver was injured.

Inspectors were to have inspected the southbound lanes to ensure they were still safe for drivers.

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Cincinnati Zoo
5:21 pm
Tue January 20, 2015

All lion cubs born at Cincinnati Zoo are female

3 female lion cubs
provided

The Cincinnati Zoo has announced the three lion cubs born in November are all female.  A release says the cubs got their first check up today.  The zoo now wants to name the cubs and is asking for suggestions via Facebook and Twitter, using  #CZBGLionCubs.

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