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"Nuns on the Bus" rolls into Cincinnati today


"Nuns on the Bus, sponsored by a group of Catholic social justice activists who have been critical of the budget-cutting plans of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, will kick off a six-day tour of Ohio with a stop in Cincinnati today.

The bus will be at the Working in Neighborhoods Economic Learning Center at 1814 Dreman Ave. in South Cumminsville at noon.

"Nuns on the Bus" is sponsored by NETWORK, a Catholic social justice organization. Organizers say the bus will be stopping at social service agencies throughout Ohio "that will be harmed by federal budget cuts and will call for Democrats and Republican to support a faithful budget that affirms the life of all God's children - not just the wealthiest few."

One of the organizers of the Ohio tour is Sister Monica McGloin, a Dominican nun who appeared in an Obama campaign web ad.

"Nuns on the Bus" conducted a nine-state tour this summer. In Ohio, the bus has stops planned in Dayton, Lima, Columbus, Toledo, Fremont, Cleveland, Athens and Marietta before returning to Cincinnati on Monday.  

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.