The Cincinnati Enquirer
Saturday, June 27, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 178
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HOUSEKEEPER FINDS WIDOW SLAIN
Jean Williamson went shopping Thursday morning, leaving plenty of time to get back to meet her cleaning lady.
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Bribe accused in Flynt case
Cincinnati police have charged an East End man with trying to bribe the teen-ager who is a key witness in the prosecution of pornographers Larry and Jimmy Flynt.


Broadway backers start ballot petition
Backers of the Broadway Commons ballpark site will proceed with a countywide ballot initiative to try to force Hamilton County to build a Reds stadium at the site, Cincinnati City Councilman Todd Portune said Friday.
It's hot, and it's not over yet
Ringing telephones greeted employees at St. John Social Service Center in Over-the-Rhine as they arrived Friday morning.
Krista Ramsey column
Chastened Bagelman no more fun
John Marx, the Bagelman, is about to get serious. He has taken off his beanie with the propeller on top, and laid it on the table beside him.
Females only . . . family only
With Mom and grandmother at the controls of the single-engine plane, 17-year-old Stephanie Willerth navigated, crossing 11 states in four days.
Freedom Center bill on way to Clinton
WASHINGTON -- Legislation to commemorate the Underground Railroad -- with a Cincinnati museum as the likely centerpiece -- is on its way to President Clinton.
Girl's innocence could have led her into danger
At Sunday school, Mary Jennifer Love's nickname is "the hugger," because the 6-year-old reaches out to everyone she encounters. Neighbors say the dainty girl is "an angel" -- the epitome of innocence. But they fear it's those same loving, caring qualities that could have led her to danger.
Two teens face charges of murder
Two teen-agers, one never before in trouble with the law, face murder charges after a man was shot in the back Thursday after an apparent robbery attempt.
3 former firemen indicted
Three former members of the Miami Township Fire Department in Hamilton County were indicted Friday on charges of theft in office, arson, tampering with evidence and disrupting public service.
Cleves' dissolution on Nov. ballot
CLEVES -- At the core of the fight over the future of Cleves are deep-seated feelings about the meaning of government that should make for a spirited campaign this fall if the petitions to place the issue on the November ballot are certified.
Fairfield studying options for levy
FAIRFIELD -- School officials are studying levy options for the November ballot ranging from 2.9 mills to 4.9 mills to maintain programs and keep the Fairfield City Schools solvent.
Fairfield, Hamilton schools might trade land
Boundaries between the Hamilton and Fairfield school districts will become clearer if the Ohio Board of Education approves a land transfer plan reached last week.
Golf Manor gets grant for park
Ask 13-year-old Andrea Withers about the condition of Volunteer Park -- a place she and friends frequent several days a week.
Halfway house to accept child molesters
An Over-the-Rhine halfway house is changing its policy and will accept sexual offenders who have assaulted children.
Independence mayor may not be ousted
The Kentucky Court of Appeals Friday affirmed a Kenton Circuit Court decision that two unsuccessful Independence mayoral candidates could not seek the ouster of Mayor Isaac Gabbard.
Lawmakers push tuition accounts
U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and U.S. Rep. Jim Bunning are urging President Clinton to sign a bill that would provide parents with a tax break on prepaid school tuition plans.
Lebanon gets in tune
Marjorie Donovan remembers the time in 1970 when the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra came to perform in Lebanon.
Loveland officials dicker over clock
LOVELAND -- The intersection of West Loveland and Railroad avenues has become the center of a disagreement over what kind of clock to install.
McDonald's decor Boomer's idea
While chomping down on a Big Mac or standing in line to purchase a milkshake, your eyes may gaze around the walls of this McDonald's. The walls here don't talk, but they're sure to start a few conversations.
Police arrest man after 13 years
SABINA, Ohio -- Thirteen years and two days after Tracy Ross was found fatally shot in his car just outside this village of 2,600, Clinton County investigators have arrested a suspect.
Pops' George Gershwin tribute is torrid
The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra paid tribute to George Gershwin amidmuggy conditions Friday night at Riverbend.
Possible jail site skyrockets in value
COVINGTON -- The actual value of land for a proposed Kenton County Jail rose from $26,500 to $530,000 during the past month, according to county records.
Purse search was improper, court decides
Where a woman leaves her purse makes all the difference when police find drugs in it, the Ohio 1st District Court of Appeals said Friday.
Rule stands that police can be sued
Lawsuits brought by a Missouri woman and the estate of a Walton woman against Florence and Boone County officers will go to trial as the result of a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court.
School board appeals gay teacher's reinstatement
Williamsburg's school board Friday appealed the court-ordered re- instatement of a gay teacher, Bruce N. Glover.
Searchers come up empty in hunt for third escapee
LEBANON -- Police responded Friday to about half a dozen possible sightings of Johnny Paul Coffman, an inmate who escaped Warren County Jail Tuesday, but none of the tips panned out.
Volunteers sought to build playland in Liberty Twp.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP -- Mazes, tunnels and slides will span half an acre in a colossal outdoor playland planned for The Reserves Park on Van Gordon Road.
Westwood man found dead, shot in head
A Westwood man was shot to death Friday morning in the 3100 block of Bracken Woods Lane, near his home.
Woman charged in man's murder
Melissa Vanover was charged Friday with the aggravated murder of Michael C. Nieman, who was shot to death last week at his home in Miami Township.
TRISTATE DIGEST
A Mount Auburn man was charged Friday with aggravated robbery, kidnapping and felonious assault in connection with an alleged carjacking in Kennedy Heights.

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