Becca CostelloLocal Government Reporter
Expertise: Local politics, housing policy
Education: Cincinnati Christian University, Indiana University, UC Clermont
Favorite Tri-State Neighborhood: Covington (just don't tell anyone at Cincinnati City Hall).
- Reports on all things local government with a particular focus on Cincinnati
- Experienced reporter in public radio and television across the Midwest
- Winner of awards at the local, regional and national level
- Lifelong listener of Cincinnati Public Radio
Before joining the WVXU newsroom, Becca worked in public radio and TV journalism in Bloomington, Indiana, and Lincoln, Nebraska. Becca has earned numerous awards for her reporting, including from local chapters of the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists, and contributed to regional and national Murrow Award winners. She grew up in Clermont County listening to WVXU and considers public radio journalism her "dream job." Her dog Cincy (named for the city they once again call home) is even more anxious than she is.
Becca has a bachelor's degree from Cincinnati Christian University, where she studied Biblical studies and communications, and a master's degree in journalism from Indiana University. She also proudly studied at UC Clermont, of the University of Cincinnati's community colleges, for two years.
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It's the fewest number of candidates for the race in at least three decades, by a wide margin.
One is from citizens to raise the income tax for affordable housing.
City Council Member Mark Jeffreys and president of the partnership Bob Herring will travel to Ukraine Sept. 16.
And, it will cost more to park on the street within a few blocks of Paycor Stadium during an event there.
The election for Cincinnati City Council this year will have the fewest number of candidates in at least three decades.
The effort to move Cincinnati’s police gun range away from Evendale and Lincoln Heights is still several million dollars short.
The property on West Fifth Street Downtown has been vacant since the department store closed in 2022. The city purchased the building for $3 million earlier this year.
First-term Commissioner Nolan Nicaise resigned last week effective immediately, and now the city needs a replacement.
Local health officials are asking the public to be extra careful about mosquito bites right now. The Cincinnati Health Department reports seven mosquito pools have tested positive for West Nile Virus, compared to just two each in the last two years