Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:09 AM EDT2014-07-29 08:09:58 GMT
BY: Megan O'Rourke This summer's abnormal weather created near perfect growing conditions for farm crops which could mean lower prices for shoppers. Projected high corn yields, called bumper crops, couldFull Story >
This summer's abnormal weather created near perfect growing conditions for farm crops which could mean lower prices for shoppers.Full Story >
Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:36:53 GMT
Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges...Full Story >
Despite some good news, Medicare and Social Security still face long-term financial problems as millions of baby boomers reach retirement. Social Security's disability program is already in crisis as it edges toward...Full Story >
Since this year's Cincinnati Bell WEBN Fireworks broadcast is a celebration of our great area, The Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau was kind enough to share this list of facts about the Queen City. Peruse, remember and share.
If you can't make it to Riverfest, be sure to watch our broadcast of the fireworks starting at 8:00 p.m. on Sunday. You can also watch our live stream on our website and for free on our mobile app.
1793 First settlement in Ohio
to publish a newspaper
1835 First bag of airmail
lifted by a hot air balloon.
1849 First city in the U.S. to
hold a municipal song festival - Saengerfest.
1850 First city in the U.S. to
establish a Jewish hospital.
1850 First city in the U.S. to
publish greeting cards - Gibson Greeting Card Company.
1853 First practical steam fire
engine. First city to establish a municipal fire department and first
1869 First city to establish a
1869 First professional
baseball team - the Cincinnati Red Stockings, now known as the Cincinnati
1870 First city in the U.S. to
establish a municipal university - University of Cincinnati.
1870 First city to hold annual
1875 First city to establish a
Jewish theological college - Hebrew Union College.
1875 Reuben Springer offered to
finance building of Music Hall for May Festival if citizens also
contribute; becomes first matching fund-raiser.
1880 First city in which a
woman, Maria Longworth Nichols Storer, began and operated a large
manufacturing operation - Rookwood Pottery.
1880 First and only city to
build and own a major railroad.
1902 First concrete skyscraper
built in the U.S. - the Ingalls Building.
1905 Daniel Carter Beard
founded the Sons of Daniel Boone, later known as the Boy Scouts of
1906 First university to offer
cooperative education - University of Cincinnati.
1935 First night baseball game
played under lights.
1952 First heart-lung machine
makes open heart surgery possible. Developed at Children's Hospital
1954 First city to have a
licensed Public television station - WCET TV.
Frank Duveneck - painter born in Covington, KY in 1848 who influenced
a generation of painters.
Beecher Stowe - author of Uncle Tom's Cabin - lived in Cincinnati,
across the river from Civil War border-state Kentucky, and drew from these
experiences for her book.
Powers - began his career as an artist in Cincinnati.
Levine - conductor and pianist born in Cincinnati - debuted
with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at age 10.
Dine - major American artist of the second half of the 20th
century born in Cincinnati in 1935. Attended Walnut Hills High School, the
Cincinnati Art Academy and the University of Cincinnati College of Applied
Henry Twachtman - painter, born in Cincinnati in 1853, who studied
under Frank Duveneck and is considered a leader in the Impressionist
Robert S. Ducanson - prolific artist of the Hudson River School style
raised in Cincinnati.
Suzanne Farrell - ballet dancer born in Cincinnati in 1945.
Worthington Whittredge - artist who lived in Cincinnati, best known for his
Hudson River School scenes.
Tom Wesselmann - Cincinnati artist born in 1931 whose work was
included in the American Pop Art exhibition at the Whitney Museum, New
Giovanni - Grammy-nominated poet,
activist and author, was commissioned by NPR to create an inaugural poem
for President Barack Obama. Grew up in Lincoln Heights an all-black suburb
of Cincinnati, OH.
Snow - A nationally known
journalist, born in Berea, Kentucky and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio, became
a White House Press Secretary under President George W. Bush.
Educators & Innovators
Albert Sabin- discoverer of the oral polio vaccine, conducted
research on the polio virus at the Children's Hospital Research Foundation
in Cincinnati, OH.
Daniel Carter Beard- Covington, KY resident who founded the Sons of Daniel
Boone, which evolved into the Boy Scouts of America.
John William Mauchly - Cincinnati born physicist who collaborated with
others to build ENIAC, the first large electronic computer.
Neil Armstrong - first man on the moon who later served as a professor
of engineering at the University of Cincinnati from 1971-1979.
Nelson Glueck - leading biblical archaeologist born in Cincinnati,
discovered the site of King Solomon's copper mines.
William McGuffey - professor at Miami University in Oxford, OH who
redefined reading textbooks in the late 19th century with his eclectic
Williams - singer, attended Western Hills High School in
"L.A." Reid - three-time Grammy Award-winning record executive,
songwriter, record producer, and co-founder of LaFace Records from Mt.
Auburn, attended Hughes High School.
Bootsy Collins - Legendary funk bass guitarist, composer and member of
the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, born William Collins in Cincinnati, Oh.
Electra - actress, born Tara
Leigh Patrick in Cincinnati, attended Princeton High School.
Day - actress, born Doris von Kappelhoff in Cincinnati in
Drew Lachey – singer with "98 degrees"; winner of ABC's
"Dancing with the Stars." Graduated from School for the Creative
and Performing Arts in Cincinnati.
George Clooney - actor born in Augusta, KY
Springer - talk show host, was once Mayor of Cincinnati and
later anchor on WLWT-TV news.
Lachey – solo artist started with Cincinnati-based "98
Degrees"; led Team Cincinnati to victory on NBC's "Clash of the
Choirs". Graduated from School for the Creative and Performing Arts
Crawford - born Veronica Crawford, jazz and R&B singer from
Evanston, attended Courter Tech High School.
Rosemary Clooney - singer, actress and aunt of George Clooney born in
Rogers - popular singing cowboy, born Leonard Franklin Slye in
Cincinnati in 1911.
Lyons - television hostess broadcast her show on WLW-TV from
Jessica Parker - actress who grew up in Cincinnati.
Spielberg - innovative filmmaker born in Cincinnati.
Turner - media mogul born in Cincinnati.
The Isley Brothers - R & B group from Cincinnati who had a major hit
with "Twist & Shout", later re-recorded by the Beatles.
Bara - silent film star, born Theodosia Goodman in
Cincinnati in 1890.
Louiso- actor, attended School
for the Creative and Performing Arts in Cincinnati.
Tyrone Power - movie star born in Cincinnati in 1914.
Benjamin Harrison - 23rd President of the United States, born in North
Bend, OH in 1833.
S. Grant - Civil War General and 18th President of the Unites
States, born in Point Pleasant, OH in 1822.
William Howard Taft - 27th President of the United States, born in Cincinnati
Munoz - Pro Football Hall of Fame tackle who played his
entire career as a Cincinnati Bengal.
Arcaro - jockey born in Cincinnati who rode the Kentucky Derby
winner 5 times and the Triple Crown winner once.
"Big O" Robertson -
three-time basketball All-American at the University of Cincinnati,
1958-1960, and the NBA's Rookie of the Year in 1961.
Rose - Major League Baseball's biggest lifetime hitter with
4,256 hits, was born in Cincinnati.
Staubach - Dallas Cowboy Hall of Famer played football at
Purcell High School in Cincinnati.
Steve Cauthen - born in Covington, KY, was the first jockey to exceed
$6 million in earnings.
rolling hills, inspired architecture, and deep history are the stuff movies are
made of – literally.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity. According to WATE in Tennessee, the Sullivan CountyFull Story >
A mysterious 'Woman in Black' has been spotted around the Tri-State in recent days, causing social media to erupt with questions about her identity.Full Story >
Monday, July 28 2014 6:12 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:12:32 GMT
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area. According to the National Weather Service, numerous trees and power lines were blown downFull Story >
Damage was reported in several areas of Highland County Sunday night after a strong storm went through the area.Full Story >