Lunchtime Zumba? Sign me up!

I would probably consider Wednesday to be my favorite day of the week (next to Friday, of course). I realize that we still have the same number of days to go as the ones that have passed, but it always seems to be smooth sailing from here!

Luckily for us, the weather is still being extremely kind to the Tristate. Meteorologist Jeff Creighton is predicting mostly sunny skies and low humidity for your Wednesday forecast! The temperatures are creeping up a little but will still be topping out at a comfortable 85°!

Yesterday was a day of remembrance and reflection as it marked the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks on our country. Several memorials and services were conducted locally in honor of those killed and folks were able to share a moment of silence with their fellow community members. I want to extend a big thank you to those of you who attended the memorials and also to those who shared their experiences via pictures and videos with us at FOX19! God bless.

Moving on to today's headlines...we're following breaking news this morning after a shooting broke out at an apartment complex on Walden-Glen in Colerain. Dan Wells will be heading out live this morning to get the full story for the FOX19 Morning News at 5 a.m.

Another bicyclist has been killed after being hit by a Metro bus last night in Bond Hill. Authorities say that Ronald Richardson, 59, was pronounced dead at the scene after being struck on Oakland Avenue. The crash still remains under investigation and Rob Williams and Sheila Gray will have the latest on this story at 5:30.

The Race for the White House will be back in our area today as VP nominee, Paul Ryan, pays a visit to the Clermont County fairgrounds in Owensville. The event will kick off at 6 p.m. and Ryan will be introduced in good ol' country fashion by John Michael Montgomery. Brad Underwood will be live to give you the details on today's appearance at 6:30 a.m. To purchase your tickets to the event, click here.

To those of you who are interested in becoming a dealer at the new Horseshoe Casino, get those applications in! This week is your last chance to apply for the casino's 2013 Spring opening!

Have you ever done Zumba? If not, here's your chance to try it out FOR FREE! THE YMCA of Greater Cincinnati will be leading a lunchtime zumba class on Fountain Square today at 12:30 p.m. Be sure to grab your tennis shoes and head on downtown! In fair warning, Zumba is ADDICTING!

A sweet story of a mother's dedication (and luck!) to finding her son's favorite stuffed toy: A boy in Nebraska lost his stuffed monkey while camping at the Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. After months of searching, his mom found a similar monkey on eBay in Florida and it turns out, it was the boy's toy shipped all the way back from Florida! Click here for the full story and video of this amazing reunion!

If I ever end up with another pet, it'll be because of Dan Evans' Wednesday visits to the FOX19 Morning Xtra. He'll be in studio during our 9 a.m. hour with a furry friend that is in need of a great home! Here's the full list of animals up for adoption that will definitely make you say "awww!". If you're interested in adopting any of these pets, call the Kenton County Animal Shelter at (859) 356-7400.

Now that you're all caught up on everything going on in the newsroom, have a great Wednesday and enjoy the smooth sailing!