Here’s a review of the questions:
- Ohio is represented in the United States Senate by one Democrat, Sherrod Brown, and by this Republican and Cincinnati native. What is the name of the junior senator from Ohio, elected in 2010?
- What was the name of the TLC show that aired in 2011 and followed Officers Tia Pearson, Colleen Deegan, Mandy Curfiss, and Rose Valentino while they patrolled the streets of the Queen City?
- Visitors who fly to Cincinnati are often surprised that their plane lands in Hebron, KY. Those arriving at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport may be interested to learn that the region’s air travel moved from the Ohio side of the river to the Kentucky side in 1947. What was the name of the previous airport, located in Cincinnati’s east end? Bonus question: Why is Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport’s three-letter abbreviation “CVG”?
And here are the answers:
- Senator Rob Portman was born in Cincinnati in 1955. He was elected as the junior senator from the Buckeye State in 2010, then re-elected in 2016. His father, Bill Portman, owned and operated Portman Equipment Company in Blue Ash, which sold to a Dutch conglomerate in 2004. Senator Portman has been regarded as a “sensible” Republican, not as aligned with Donald Trump as many of his conservative colleagues, which is perhaps the reason he decided to retire and allow someone else to run for the seat in 2021.
- Police Women of Cincinnati brought the popular TV franchise, which had been previously based in Memphis, Dallas, and Maricopa County, AZ, to Cincinnati, spotlighting the four brave CPD officers. Each had a different approach to policing and patrolled different areas of the city. The series was supposed to move to St. Louis the following year but was never renewed.
- Northern Kentucky Congressman Brent Spence took advantage of the region’s dissatisfaction with Lunken Municipal Airfield during WWII and fabricated deals with county and federal governments to relocate the airport to Boone County, KY. Opened one month after the Pearl Harbor bombings, it offered longer runways that assisted in training bomber pilots and served the nation’s war effort throughout the duration of WWII. The first commercial flight left CVG in January 1947. The abbreviation is for “Covington,” as “CIN” was already being used by the airport in Carroll, IA.
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