• Episode 29: The Spirit of Giving

    Hey, Colerain! They say positivity and generosity are contagious. That's especially true when it comes to Colerain H.O.P.E., a group of non-profits with one mission: make Colerain a better, kinder place to live.

    We spoke to Gail Nolte and Dale Beck from Side by Side about how Colerain H.O.P.E. got started, how residents can benefit from this, and their goals for 2024.

    25m - Dec 20, 2023
  • Episode 28: One Man and 2,000 Pigs

    This month on "Hey Colerain," we're going to look at how Colerain Township's largest company got its start.

    He originally started with a coal business in 1932, but within a decade, William Rumpke turned his coal delivery job into a waste collection business. So how did he go from one guy, a junkyard and some pigs to the founder of a waste empire? We spoke to Amanda Pratt about the history of Rumpke Waste & Recycling and the company's innovative idea that are moving it forward.

    41m - Nov 7, 2023
  • Episode 27: The Lick Road Ghost and Other Haunted Tales

    Have you ever heard of Amy, the Lick Road Ghost? It's a local urban legend that's been told by teenagers for decades. In honor of Halloween, we asked ghost tour leader Kyle Nelson of US Ghost Adventures to look into this apparition and share other spooky tales from the Colerain Township area (and the great beyond!).

    24m - Oct 11, 2023
  • Episode 26: Oktoberfest & German Heritage in Colerain

    Since the 1800s, German settlers have been immigrating to the Greater Cincinnati area, bringing their rich culture with them. From music to food and even many of our churches, you can still see the influence of our German heritage today. So in honor of Oktoberfest, we’re going to take a look at just how much of our daily lives here in Colerain Township is influenced by our German ancestors. To help is Bernie Rau, a prominent Germania Society member and German native.

    29m - Sep 17, 2023
  • Episode 25: Veterans & Colerain Township

    This month on "Hey! Colerain," I'm joined by Gary Henson. Gary is a US Air Force veteran and a member of the Coleraine Historical Society. He's going to help give us a look at veteran activity in Colerain Township's past and talk about why it's such a veteran-friendly place to live, even today.

    40m - Aug 20, 2023
  • Episode 24: A History of the Colerain Police Department

    Do you remember the blizzard of '77? Retired Sgt. Butch Frey does!

    Butch and retired officer Andy Demeropolis join us to talk more about the history of the Colerain Police Department. They share some of their fond (and scary) memories being on the police force in the '70s and the differences compared to what policing is like now.

    39m - Jul 12, 2023
  • Episode 23: A History of the Department of Fire & EMS

    In this episode of "Hey! Colerain," we speak to Captain Chris Hopkins about the history of the Colerain Township Department of Fire & EMS. Chris comes from three generations of firefighters (his stepfather, himself and his son), and serves as the historian for the department as well as the EMS Training Captain. If you have any memories of the fire department you'd like to share, let us know on Facebook or Instagram!

    Don't forget to connect via Cerkl (our e-newsletter) on Colerain.org!

    S3E4 - 1h 4m - Jun 14, 2023
  • Episode 22: A History of Education in Colerain Township

    This month, "Hey! Colerain" cracks open the books on the history of education here in Colerain Township.

    We welcome guests Lyndsey Creecy, the public relations supervisor for the Northwest Local School District; Denney Hirsch, a Colerain High School graduate (class of '64); and Greg Stanley, a lifelong Colerain Township resident and Colerain High School graduate (class of 1975).

    We learn more about how our school system went from being several one-room schoolhouses to the powerhouse it is today.

    34m - May 10, 2023
  • Episode 21: The Kissel Bros Amusement Park

    Do you remember visiting the Kissel Bros Amusement Park on Colerain Ave. back in the '50s or '60s? Whatever happened to it? Blogger and historian Greg Hand (featured on WCPO 9) tells us more about the history of this amusement park, how it got started and how it compared to others in the area.

    27m - Apr 12, 2023
  • Episode 20: The Mt. Healthy Airport in Colerain Township

    Did you know there was once an airport where Northgate Mall now stands? It's true! Join Helen Tracey-Noren this week as she sits down with Cliff Wartman from the Cincinnati Aviation Heritage Society to learn more about what happened to this airport.

    S3E1 - 29m - Mar 8, 2023
  • Episode 19: Nora Dashley

    Nora Dashley sits down with Corey Foister to talk about the Senior Center and all the amazing things that happen there. On a personal note, I want to thank everyone for listening to season 2 and Jeff Weckbach & Geoff Millz for allowing me to host season 2. It was a wonderful experince.

    43m - Sep 1, 2021
  • Episode 18: A Greater Northbrook

    Lori McMullin and Chad Ballard of A Greater Northbrook join the podcast this week. Find out how a small group of neighbors ended up having a major impact not only on their neighborhood but the entire Colerain Township community. Lori and Chad are proof that we can all make a difference.

    1h 3m - Aug 25, 2021
  • Episode 17: Jeff McElravy

    Join Corey Foister this week as he sits down with Jeff McElravy, the Finance Director here at Colerain Township. What is a TIF district? What is the financial outlook for the township? Join us for an in-depth discussion about how finances work in local government.

    48m - Aug 18, 2021
  • Episode 16: Mary Burdett

    What ever happened to the "e" at the end of Colerain? This episode is for the history books! Corey Foister sits down with Mary Burdett, the Corresponding Secretary for the Coleraine Historical Society and we talk about the interesting history of the township. Did you know that Colerain Township used to have four airports?

    S2 - 58m - Aug 11, 2021
  • Episode 15: Dave Moravec

    Hi, my name is Corey Foister and I was Colerain Township's intern over the summer. Each week, I'll interview someone from the Township who is making a difference in our community. This week I'm talking to Dave Moravec, the President of Colerain Township's Chamber of Commerce.

    S2 - 38m - Aug 4, 2021
  • The Last Episode Trivia Extravaganza

    Hey Colerain! To celebrate the show's finale we decided to host a friendly Colerain-themed trivia game featuring some of our favorite guests and also some first time guests. Join us this week to see if Fire, Public Services or Zoning knows the most about Colerain.

    Host: Hannah McKaig


    Welcome to the Show by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4614-welcome-to-the-show

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Thinking Music by Kevin MacLeod

    Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4522-thinking-music

    License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Music: Life of Riley Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


    30m - Oct 1, 2020
  • Episode 13: Chief Allen Walls

    This week I sit down with the new Fire Department Chief, Allen Walls. Join us as we talk about what it takes to become a first responder, his journey to the position and the importance of both mental and physical health.

    Hosted by Hannah McKaig

    Music: Life of Riley Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


    E13 - 39m - Sep 28, 2020
  • Episode 12: Matt Wahlert

    On this week's episode I sit down with Township Trustee Matt Wahlert. Join us as we talk about his goals for the township, how his background in political science affects his decision-making process and the joys of owning a rescue dog. 

    Hosted by: Hannah McKaig 

    Music: Life of Riley Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


    36m - Sep 26, 2020
  • Episode 11: Tag's Café

    Hey Colerain! Today's episode is part 2 of our local business spotlight series. This week, I sit down with the owner and founder of Tag's Café, Terri Graber. Join us as we talk about the history of Tag's, the power of good food, and what running a small business in a pandemic is like. 

    Hosted by Hannah McKaig

    Music: Life of Riley Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


    38m - Sep 17, 2020
  • Episode 10: Visiting Angels

    Hey Colerain! This week is a very special week here at the podcast. Why you may ask? Today kicks off the beginning of our small business highlights! Throughout the next week we will be sitting down with the owners of several small businesses to talk about their role in the community, the history of their business, and what it is like to have a small business during Covid-19. On today’s episode I am sitting down with the owner of Visiting Angel’s Michael Schroth. 

    Hosted by Hannah McKaig 

    Music: Life of Riley Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)

    Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

    25m - Sep 9, 2020
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