Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio: and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.
On Friday, a green-ish scum began forming in places along the banks of the Ohio River. At the time, the executive director of the Ohio River Valley Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) wasn't concerned, but that changed this weekend.
A pharmaceutical distributor that was incorporated in Montgomery County, two of its former executives and two pharmacists are charged in what federal prosecutors say was a multi-million dollar conspiracy. U.S. District Attorney Ben Glassman says all of the defendants are charged with a single count of violating the controlled substances act.
States in the Ohio River basin will be able to choose whether or not to follow pollution control standards set by the Ohio River Water Sanitation Commission. ORSANCO's board of directors approved the change at a meeting in Covington Thursday morning.
Bug hunters and citizen scientists alike can now download a smartphone app to register cicada sightings. Cicada Safari from Mount Saint Joseph University will allow people to send pictures of cicadas, along with the time and location to Gene Kritsky. He's the dean of behavioral and natural sciences at Mount St. Joe and has been tracking cicadas for years.
Jewish congregations across the area and the country are inviting people to #ShowUpForShabbat. The effort is meant to show solidarity after the murder of 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue last weekend.
There's a new ice cream trail in Ohio featuring Cincinnati's Aglamesis Brothers and Graeter's, and creations up north like a ten-scoop "Terminal Tower" in Cleveland and Lake Erie Cookie Island Monster with blue cake batter and cookie dough.
Ohio's attorney general filed suit in June against five pharmaceutical manufacturers over the state's opioid epidemic. Now, Clermont County in southwest Ohio has announced it's filing its own suit. But there is a difference between the two legal arguments.
A handful of parents and others were demonstrating outside the elementary school attended by an 8-year-old Ohio boy who killed himself days after he was knocked unconscious. Cincinnati Public School District released video of the encounter Friday afternoon.
President-elect Donald Trump was in Cincinnati last night at the first stop of what's billed as a thank you tour.
He drew heavily from his campaign, promising to drain the swamp of influence and power in Washington, to destroy ISIS in the Middle East, and to build a wall to stop illegal immigration. But he also promised to unite the nation.
Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is calling for a number of reforms to the country's criminal justice system. She spoke before the NAACP's national convention in Cincinnati today.
Hillary Clinton spoke a day after three police officers were killed in Baton Rouge. Investigators believe the attack and another that killed five officers in Dallas, were prompted by the deaths of two men during contacts with police in Louisiana and Minnesota. Clinton says the deaths show that things need to change.
Restaurants around Cleveland will be able to serve alcohol later than usual during the Republican National Convention thanks to a law passed last year. Businesses have to apply as part of a qualifying major event.
According to the Division of Liquor Control, 437 license holders in 55 cities and townships have been approved for the extra hours during the RNC.
An independent consultant has recommended reforms for the University of Cincinnati Police Department. The report from Exigercontains 14 findings with 25 suggestions. It comes 11 months after the shooting death of Samuel DuBose by university police officer Ray Tensing. Tensing was fired and is awaiting trial for murder.
University Public Safety and Reform Vice President Robin Engel says the recommended reforms need to continue.
Blood collected in southwest Ohio has been sent to Puerto Rico. Blood banks there have been closed because over fears of spreading the Zika virus. Hoxworth Blood Center in Cincinnati shipped 75 units of O positive Tuesday, according to Dr. Ronald Sacher.
“We, at least at the moment have some increase in our inventories in O Positive blood, and this is very unusual.”
Sacher says if more units of blood are requested, and Hoxworth has enough to share, it will.
A poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal indicates Ohio Gov. John Kasich is leading the primary field in his home state. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump spent much of the weekend in Ohio, trying to turn the numbers around. For Ohio Public Radio, WVXU's Bill Rinehart reports on the campaign event in West Chester, Saturday.
Friday night, Donald Trump canceled a Chicago rally because of confrontations between supporters and demonstrators.
Pete Rose will be inducted into the Cincinnati Reds’ hall of fame. The announcement came Tuesday morning, a month after Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred rejected Rose's application for reinstatement into the National Baseball Hall of Fame.