Wheel of Justice Will Keep On Turning (Next Week)
The "Wheel of Justice" will return next Wednesday to Channel 12's morning news after a two-week hiatus. It has not been canceled. The past two weeks the segment was postponed due to bad weather, though anchors John Lomax and Anna Townsend haven't explained to viewers why it was absent.
Deb Dixon had planned to celebrate the 1-year anniversary on Feb. 7 with Mayor Mallory and Cincinnati Police Chief Tom Streicher, but it was dropped because of the snow last week. The anniversary will be celebrated next Wednesday, says Elbert Tucker, news director.
Ch 12 started the spinning the "Wheel" -- a carnival wheel plastered with fugitives' mugs shots -- last February after Mallory challenged citizens and the media to do more to help solve the city's crime problem. The pointer lands on a suspect, and efforts are made by police jurisdictions to locate and arrest that person. At least 52 people have been captured in a year from the "Wheel," I'm told. It's corny, but it works.