Maryanne Zeleznik

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 fills in to host Cincinnati Edition when Mark Heyne is off. 

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.  In 2016 The Salesian Guild honored her as Distinguished Communicator of the year. 

All Miami University student athletes who have returned to campus are quarantined.  The Butler County General Health District says any coaches and staff who were in contact with them are also quarantined. 

Cincinnati's streetcar is on track to run again, without fares. This comes after Cincinnati City Council was able to override the mayor's veto. But the mayor vetoed another piece of streetcar legislation this week.

Cincinnati Public Schools will not return for in-person classes when the school year resumes on August 24. Superintendent Laura Mitchell recommended during a board meeting Monday night that the school district start the school year remotely. The district previously gave the superintendent the authority to change the existing "blended learning" plan, so the switch to distance learning did not require a board vote.

Cincinnati police are looking into who vandalized the Black Lives Matter mural on Eighth and Ninth streets outside of City Hall. Police say someone poured red paint on the mural early Sunday morning. 

For the first time in history, Hamilton County voters have approved a county-wide tax levy to pay for transit.

Late Monday night, Ohio Gov. Mike Dewine announced that polls would be closed as a "health emergency" because of concerns about the coronavirus. 

On Tuesday, UC Health opened a new drive-through screening and testing clinic on its Clifton campus. Testing for the coronavirus will be available by appointment by a doctor's order or by calling ahead.

Cincinnati Edition speaks with Sara Moore, senior manager of emergency preparedness with the non-profit Health Collaborative about their work responding to health care emergencies in the Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana region.

Hospital, health care systems and their staff have been working around the clock across the country on a variety of coronavirus issues, according to the American Hospital Association.

Cincinnati Edition speaks with the president of the Ohio Nurses Association, Deborah L. Arms, Ph.D., RN about the spread of COVID-19 and concerns about a limited supply of personal protective gear like masks, face shields and gowns that help keep nurses and their patients safe.

Four cases of the COVID-19 are now confirmed in Cincinnati. Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Thursday that schools will be closed for three weeks beginning Monday. The move comes as local health departments work to prevent its spread. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley issued a state of emergency on Wednesday.  

Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and the City of Cincinnati are under states of emergency because of the coronavirus. Many people have questions about what it all means, and what is being done to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

Along with many local universities, Boone County Schools on Wednesday announced that starting next week, there will be no in-person classes and instead, students will be working form home up to April 20.

The Findlay Market Opening Day parade is off for March 26. A parade webpost says the 101st parade is canceled/postponed due to the coronavirus. 

Updated: March 18, 12:30 p.m.

As the coronavirus continues to spread throughout the Tri-State, many local universities started out canceling in-person classes. Now, at least one is postponing its graduation ceremony. 

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