Bill Rinehart is Senior Correspondent for 700WLW News. Though despite his best efforts, no-one else will refer to him by that title.
He came to the Big One in August, 2004. His beat covers City Hall, Hamilton County Commissioners, breaking news, and anything else that comes along.
In his private life, he likes books, movies, television shows, and music. He is also a big fan of certain foods, and beverages. His hobbies include doing things, not doing other things, and blogging.
This blog takes an unflinching look, behind the scenes, in the newsroom. But mostly, it's just an excuse for you to not do any real work.
I is taking one. So, let's load up your calendar with a couple of events you'll want to know about:
Firstly, tonight, at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley, the first stop of a comedy tour for the Shai Project. Josh Sneed and Steve Caminiti are headlining. The Shai Project is an effort to keep kids, and adults, from texting while driving.
Then, next Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving, there's a food drive/concert, also at the 20th Century Theater.
Thanksgiving morning, through Downtown Cincinnati, Newport and Covington, there's the annual Thanksgiving Day 10K. And they have a brand new course, going farther north than usual.
Next weekend, a second part of the holiday display at the Krohn Conservatory opens.
On Black Friday, in Northside, artists, business owners, neighbors and friends will gather to unveil new signage along Hamilton Avenue.
Why is this important? Listen to the interview with Eric Avner of the Haile Foundation:
A sneak peek was held at the American Sign Museum.
The signs are undeniable. The holidays are coming.
This weekend, the annual holiday show opens at the Cincinnati Parks' Krohn Conservatory:
Here's some photos, Click Here if you prefer your preview in that format.
And you can find out hours, directions, ticket prices and coupon information at their website.
For 68 years, the Holiday Junction train display has been a tradition. For the first 65 years, they were at 4th and Main, at CG&E's offices. CG&E became Cinergy, which became Duke Energy, which sent the display to the Cincinnati Museum Center, but continues their sponsorship.
It's one of the largest portable model railroad displays in the country. Others are bigger, but, they're on permanent display. Holiday Junction will be disassembled after January 5th, until next season.
Two of the trainmasters, who've been involved with the trains, took some time away from the trains to talk. Listen to Jack Thompson and Gayl Rotsching's train stories: Trainmasters.
And take a look at the trains in action, before going to see them in person:
For more information, visit the Cincinnati Museum Center's website.