Rick Pender


A Cincinnati journalist, author, radio interviewer, step-on tour guide, and urban resident, Rick Pender has covered and promoted events and arts for nearly four decades. You can read his columns, features, and reviews in the newsweekly Cincinnati CityBeat (or online at, hear his interviews on WVXU-FM, and enjoy his theater commentaries on Facebook at Rick Pender’s Theater Stages & Scenes. He also keeps everyone up to date about the contents of this book via 100ThingsCincy on Facebook.


Fountain Square is where we gather as a city, and the fountain has been at the center of that for 150 years.

I’m really excited to interview author Rick Pender about Cincinnati, Ohio. Rick’s tips for the best things to do in Cincinnati are awesome because he moved to Cincinnati in 1980 for a job covering the arts, and he fell in

Cincinnati history buffs have a wealth of new books to check out, including the oldest things in Cincinnati, local murders and stories behind the gravestones.


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