Good evening,

the news of the day

came in the evening: As reported by Hessischer Rundfunk, the

Frankfurt public prosecutor's office has brought charges against Frankfurt's Lord Mayor Peter Feldmann (SPD).

It is about the suspicion of taking advantage in office, namely the accusation that his former wife, as head of a day-care center for workers' welfare, had received a higher salary and that she had been provided with a company car.

When the public prosecutor's office began the investigation in March 2021, the authority had announced that the appointment had been made

"in the presence and under the influence" of Feldmann.

Manfred Koehler

Head of department of the Rhein-Main editorial team of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.

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One imagines the Odenwald district

to be idyllic, but in reality the corona pandemic is raging there more than anywhere else in the Rhine-Main area.

The seven-day incidence is 1,700, a week ago it was 1,430, not nice either.

Furthermore, there is great excitement as to what will be considered a hotspot from April 3rd


Giessen infectiologist Susanne Herold briefly and succinctly explained on Friday that all of Germany was one.

Incidentally, the Main-Taunus district has the lowest value in the region with 1,018, which means that this is now a non-hotspot (if you can think of a better word, feel free to write!), but nobody will claim that either.

After all

, they cannot get infected on the tram in the Odenwald, because there are none there.

A sharp turn to another topic:

Our Mainz correspondent Markus Schug wrote down how the tram network of the Rhineland-Palatinate state capital is to be further expanded.

Trams are environmentally friendly and when they replace buses, as was the case in Mainz on the connection to ZDF in 2016, passenger numbers regularly increase, in this case by a fifth.

Unfortunately, it's not easy to push through new routes, it's easier with much more expensive subways, which you don't see afterwards.

And so colleague Schug predicts that the densification of the network in downtown Mainz will still lead to discussions.

But what

is not discussed.

Certainly about our review of Verdi's "Don Carlos" at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, about which colleague Guido Holze writes

that it comes in black rooms with the "senior teacher-like claim of a political theater".

"A flat update that seems like a break in style in the staging, which otherwise leaves room for interpretation, and can therefore easily be thought away," he says, although the matter itself is quite serious, about the Russian opposition politician Alexej Navalny, for whose release Amnesty International campaigned in the foyer that evening.

But you also have to be able to do political theatre.


it is also not possible to fly from Frankfurt Airport this Tuesday - the reason is a warning strike from 2 a.m. to 11 p.m.


a 40-year-old woman died of her injuries after a knife attack on Saturday evening on the A 661 – she was forced to stop by her former husband, after which he is said to have stabbed her


Ukrainians can usually not exchange money from their homeland at the banks and savings banks in the region, a major problem for the refugees.

I wish you a pleasant evening

Yours, Manfred Koehler

You can also read current reports from the region in Skyline-Blick, our live news blog for the Rhine-Main region, and on the Rhein-Main-Zeitung website at





The sun shines for up to 12 hours, the maximum values ​​​​are around 18 degrees.

Clear at night and around 1 degree in the morning.




Manfred Efinger

, Chancellor of the Technical University of Darmstadt (63);

Uwe Walz

, Deputy Scientific Director at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Market Research SAFE, Frankfurt (60);

Andreas Förster

, Managing Director of the Dechema Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Frankfurt (56);

Tom Reinhold

, managing director of local transport company Traffiq, Frankfurt (54);

Julia Hefty

, Managing Director of the Hochtaunuskliniken, Bad Homburg (48).