Sunday, October 31, 1999


Three men hold up S&L in Roselawn

        Cincinnati police were searching Saturday for three men who robbed the Franklin Savings and Loan branch in Roselawn.

        According to police reports, one man armed with a handgun and two accomplices entered the savings and loan at 9:34 a.m. Saturday, forced employees to the floor, then drove off with an unspecified amount of cash. No one was injured.

        The suspects were wearing Halloween masks and were last seen in a gray or beige sport utility vehicle.

        Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Crimestoppers at 352-3040.

Police continue search for boy, 11
        Cincinnati police were searching early today for a missing 11-year-old boy with respiratory problems.

        Ronald Jackson, who lives at 252 E. University Ave., Apt. 5, was last seen about 2:25 p.m. Friday . He is African-American, stands 5 foot 2, has a scar on his neck and was wearing an orange T-shirt and blue jeans.

        Anyone with information about the boy should call police at 352-3576.

Union Institute panel to seek new president
        The Union Institute has formed a presidential search committee to find a leader to replace longtime president Robert T. Conley, who died in March.

        The committee, which is made up of five trustees and representatives from the faculty, alumni and students, expects to submit its recommendations of candidates in March.

        The Union Institute, which has learning centers in Miami, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento, is headquartered in Cincinnati. About 1,900 adult learners are enrolled nationwide.

Mount St. Joseph holding open house
        DELHI TOWNSHIP — The College of Mount St. Joseph will offer an open house for adults 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday in the college's Seton Center.

        People can learn about admission procedures, financial aid opportunities and career learning. Campus tours also will be available. Details: 244-4805.

        The Mount also will offer a college planning workshop for students with learning disabilities 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in the Seton Center. Details: 244-4623 or 244-4531.

        Parking is free. The Catholic, liberal-arts college enrolls 2,300.

Employers offering job fair downtown
        Job seekers may make the first step to employment at the University of Cincinnati's Students in Free Enterprise job fair on Friday in the Westin Hotel downtown.

        The fair runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

        Coca-Cola, Kroger, Fifth Third Bank, Prudential, Lazarus, Westin Hotel, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and Paramount Kings Island are among the major firms expected at the fair. The companies are seeking workers to fill jobs ranging from entry level to management.

        Students in Free Enterprise is a nonprofit, national group that offers students corporate mentors. Details: 556-0371.

Free diabetes tests at four Kroger stores
        As many as 38,000 Greater Cincinnati residents have diabetes, but have never been diagnosed, city health officials say.

        In hopes of finding some of these people and routing them to the medical services they need, the Cincinnati Health Department will offer free diabetes screening tests at four local Kroger stores during November.

        The effort is part of National Diabetes Awareness Month. The tests will be offered from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Hyde Park Kroger; Saturday at the University Plaza Kroger; Nov. 17 at the Price Hill Kroger; and Nov. 20 at the Walnut Hills Kroger.

Senate to probe plant worker health
        PIKETON, Ohio — A U.S. Senate committee will hold hearings into possible health problems at a southern Ohio uranium enrichment plant and similar plants in Kentucky and Tennessee, an Ohio lawmaker said Saturday.

        Sen. George Voinovich, R-Ohio, made the announcement at a meeting between the Department of Energy, government officials and current and former workers of the Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant.

        Mr. Voinovich and other members of the committee, including chairman Fred Thompson, R-Tenn., are worried workers at the plants in Piketon, Paducah, Ky., and Oak Ridge, Tenn., were exposed to plutonium-laced uranium and other deadly chemicals at greater levels than their bosses ever revealed.

        “I believe we need a "big picture' approach to reviewing management of these plants,” Mr. Voinovich said.

        About 40 people expressed their concerns about radiation exposure at the 31/2-hour meeting, said Rep. Ted Strickland, a Democrat whose district includes the plant in Piketon.


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