Thursday, August 03, 2000

Local Digest

Archdiocese names leader of campaign

        The Archdiocese of Cincinnati announced the chairman for its annual Corporate Campaign for the Catholic Inner-City Schools education fund.

        John Zanotti, president of Astrum Digital Information, will lead the drive, which kicks off in September. This year's campaign goal is $1.1 million. The money is used for operating and program expenses, as well as scholarships for low-income students attending one of the city's eight Catholic elementary schools.

        The campaign asks young business executives to bring in new corporate support. Last year, the drive raised more than $1 million from 400 companies, foundations and individuals.

        The schools are St. Boniface, Corryville Catholic, St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis Seraph, Holy Family, St. Joseph, St. Mark and Resurrection of Our Lord.

Gas price increase comes to customers
        An increase in natural gas prices over the past three months will translate into a 6 percent jump for Cincinnati Gas & Electric Co. customers in Ohio and a 2 percent increase for Union Light, Heat and Power Co. customers in Northern Kentucky.

        The gas cost recovery charge, the price CG&E pays for gas, will mean a slight increase in bills typical residential customers pay, GG&E said Wednesday.

        The increase will take effect Sept. 1.

Man kicks officer during arrest
        A Mount Healthy man kicked a Hamilton County Sheriff's Office corrections officer in the face during an arrest Tuesday, officials say.

        Deputy Dave Hubbard, who works in the Hamilton County Justice Center, suffered minor injuries. Charles Tribble Jr. was charged with resisting arrest and assault on a police officer in the 4:20 a.m. incident.

        Police were attempting to arrest Mr. Tribble for disorderly conduct in the 200 block of West Central Parkway when he began fighting with the officers.

Man charged in stabbing of woman
        A 24-year-old Colerain Township man Wednesday was charged with felonious assault in the Sunday stabbing of a woman in the suspect's home.

        Hamilton County sheriff's detectives signed the felonious assault charge against Stephen T. Kidd Jr., of the 9800 block of Wiscasset Way.

        Deputies responded to a report of a domestic incident at Mr. Kidd's residence at 2:16 a.m. Sunday and found Madlynn McKeehan, 20, of Colerain Township, with a stab wound in the back. Mr. Kidd was found at the residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

        Ms. McKeehan was admitted to University Hospital in stable condition and has since been released. Mr. Kidd was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, and Wednesday was listed in stable condition.

Tipped propane truck causes delay
        TURTLECREEK TOWNSHIP — The driver of a truck carrying propane was cited Wednesday after the vehicle overturned on an entrance ramp at Ohio 123 and Interstate 71.

        The 9 a.m. accident shut the ramp for more than five hours as the fuel was pumped to another vehicle and the flipped truck was uprighted, officials at the Ohio State Highway Patrol in Lebanon said.

        Driver Robert Lee Bray, 29, of Williamsburg, told troopers he was attempting to turn from Ohio 123 onto the expressway when the truck flipped on its side and rolled off the right side of the ramp.

        Mr. Bray, who is employed by Louiso Trucking in Batavia, was cited for failure to maintain control. He was not injured, patrol officials said.

Hippo born at Toledo zoo TOLEDO — The Toledo Zoo has a new baby. But it's not little.
        A hippopotamus named Emma gave birth Wednesday to a 50-75 pound baby hippo.

        Emma, a 5-year-old, is relatively young for a hippo mother. Most hippos don't give birth until they are 7 or 8, the zoo said.

        The baby will remain in the zoo's Hippoquarium with the other hippos.

        Zoo officials and visitors were able to watch the underwater birth.

Cherubs may have no future in court SIDNEY, Ohio — The future of naked cherubs painted on the ceiling of a municipal building is at stake in a dispute between preservationists and city officials.
        City leaders have ordered that the Monument Building's octagon-shaped painting, which is recessed into the ceiling, be painted over. The mural is in bad shape.

        But the building's trustees want the painting preserved as a piece of Shelby County history, said one trustee, Rich Wallace.


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Archaeologists dig up abolitionist's artifacts
Computer yields no death clue
Lawyers say it was life or death
Penny pinching at schools described
Trucker linked to rape in Florence
Two boys plead guilty in Mason sexual assault
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Readers weigh in on casual dressing
KIESEWETTER: WUBE 'temporary' show nominated
KNIPPENBERG: Poetry packs 'em in down at Cafe Cin-Cin
Butler Co. couple found dead
Court to hear appeal in baby's slaying
Covington forums to address school audit
Daughter called troubled
Engineer violated injunction, Butler says
Fund to help homeless
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