Saturday, April 22, 2000


Courtis Fuller honored

BY Allen Howard
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        WLWT-TV (Channel 5) news anchor Courtis Fuller will add another star to his long list of accomplishments in his professional and civic circles.

        Mr. Fuller will receive the Communication Award, presented by the Council of Christian Communions of Greater Cincinnati at 7 p.m. Tuesday, during a dinner at Old St. George, 42 Calhoun St., University Heights. “This award is given to someone who seeks the highest ideals in journalism,” said JoEllen Grady, executive director of the council.

        Mr. Fuller is a 12-year veteran in television news in Cincinnati. He anchors the 6 p.m. news and is host of the issues and public affairs program that airs at 6:30 p.m. Sundays on WLW-TV channel 5.

        He was a recipient of the 2000 Mallory Award, the 1999 Arts Consortium Award and the 1999 Calvin Day Award.

        “I think this is a great award,” Mr. Fuller said. “It reflects what I have tried to in broadening my communication into the community.”

        Other honorees at the dinner will be Revs. Esther Chandler, Miami Baptist Association and Taylor Thompson, pastor of Quinn Chapel in Forest Park and president of the Metropolitan Area Religious Coalition of Cincinnati, (MARCC) who will receive the Charles P. Taft Award.

        The late Charles P. Taft is a great uncle of Ohio Gov. Robert Taft, and was a former Cincinnati mayor and city council member.

        The Faith in Action award will be presented to three volunteers, Pat Lovejoy, Rev. Willie Strayhorn and Martha Thomas, for their work in the council's jail and education ministries.

        A special award will be presented to the Rev. Larry Davis, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Cold Spring, Ky., for his efforts to bridge the racial and ecumenical gaps between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.

        The council represents 12 denominations and 850 churches in Greater Cincinnati.

       SYCAMORE TWP — The township has created a full service zoning department. Residents needing zoning permits or other zoning service may contact the township at 791-8447, starting Monday.

        Creation of the office completes the transition from county to local zoning.

        Residents voted in the 1998 November election to create local zoning.

        FOREST PARK — The play, Lord Is That You, will be presented at 8 p.m., April 28 at the Word of Deliverance Ministries Church, 11331 Southland Road. Admission will be free.

        LOVELAND — The Second Annual Quilt Show will be held May 1 to 13 at the Loveland Branch Library, 649 Loveland-Madeira Road. It will showcase 30 area quilters and library staff members.

        For more information, call 369-4476.

        Allen Howard's column runs on Saturdays. Call: 768-8362. Mail: The Cincinnati Enquirer, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati 45202.


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