Fr. Hopp out of ministry
        The Dayton priest accused of sexually abusing a child will never work in a public ministry again, church officials say.
Parishioners meet to discuss abuse allegation

Cinergy could blast into past
        Cinergy Field has stood for 32 years. It could fall in 20 seconds on Dec. 29 at just past 8 a.m.

Race redrew district, tape says
        COLUMBUS — A top aide to Republican Speaker Larry Householder was secretly recorded saying the GOP kicked 13,000 African-American voters out of a hotly contested Hamilton County House district to help defeat a Democrat this November.

Officers in cruiser shot at on Winton Terrace street
        Two Cincinnati police officers were shot at about midnight Sunday in Winton Terrace while they were sitting in their squad car writing a ticket for an abandoned car.

PULFER: Olympian is back on her feet
        We start with Julie Isphording's very expensive feet. About $30,000 in recent medical bills.

RADEL: High school discipline not easy as pie
        Blind Justice took a whipped cream pie in the face recently at Lakota East High School.

Some Good News
        The Helping Hands that stretched from Indian Hill across town to a family in Delhi Township are reaching into the sky to help an airline flight attendant who is fighting ovarian cancer.

Party's over? Derby security to clamp down
        LOUISVILLE — The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks have pulled in the reins — tight — on the 128th Kentucky Derby.

Hospital offers quick service - or lunch
        In a city where many people wait hours for hospital emergency care, one hospital is promising to buy lunch for patients who wait longer than 20 minutes.

Hypnosis provides valuable police tool
        Instead of being a crime-scene investigator, he's a mind-scene investigator.

Man indicted on drug charges
        LEBANON — A former used car dealer who just finished probation for bilking customers is accused of passing 94 altered prescriptions over a two-year period to acquire painkillers and nerve pills.

Growth plan divides council
        Supporters of an economic development proposal being debated by Cincinnati City Council say it will save money, promote development and favor local companies in public projects.

Field narrows for Loveland position
        LOVELAND — Sycamore Community Schools Assistant Superintendent Kevin Boys is one of three finalists for the superintendent's job in the Loveland City Schools.

Kilburn foes lag in funds for primary
        LEBANON — Warren County Commissioner Mike Kilburn has raised more than twice as much money as the other two candidates for his seat, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.

Last call at Tag's Tap Room?
        WEST CHESTER TWP. — Officials here are cracking down on longtime code violations at a run-down tavern that has become an eyesore in this booming suburb.

Vandals deface airport curbs
        FAIRFIELD — Vandals defaced three new curbs at the Butler County Regional Airport last week by writing the words “Hogan Field” 10 times in wet cement.

Former police officer says he'll repay misappropriated funds
        INDIAN HILL — A retired Indian Hill police lieutenant is being investigated by Clermont County authorities after Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 112 officials complained that money was missing from a union account.

Warren deputy accused in school sex case quits
        LEBANON — A school resource officer accused of making sexual remarks to students at the Warren County Career Center resigned Monday before learning what discipline he would face.

Awaiting trial, girl out of jail
        An Avondale teen, accused of killing her father by throwing bleach on him, was released to the custody of her maternal grandmother Monday.

Cincinnati loses OTR case in U.S. Supreme Court
        WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Cincinnati's appeal of an Ohio court ruling against the city law that created a drug-exclusion zone in Over-the-Rhine.

Dozens arrested in drug sweep
        Police in two Northern Kentucky river cities rounded up about 65 people on drug warrants Monday afternoon.

Late state budget forces layoffs at schools
        Northern Kentucky superintendents say not having a state budget is paralyzing their ability to prepare for next school year.

Next 4 years come down to 1 day
        Will it be Harvard, Yale, Princeton or the University of Virginia?

Wyoming says school levy a necessity
        WYOMING — Falling revenues from the state and the school district's income tax mean that passing an operating levy next week is more important than ever, school officials say.

Trial opens in Craven case
        COVINGTON — Ronald Scott Pryor beat and shot Delta Air Lines pilot Stephen Craven to death out of greed, a prosecutor said during opening arguments Monday in Mr. Pryor's capital murder trial.

Bush calls for mental health coverage
        ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — President Bush threw his weight Monday behind the idea — if not the details — of legislation guaranteeing equitable insurance coverage for mental health services.
Stratton: Some don't get justice

Speaker Richards eyes governor's job
        FRANKFORT — House Speaker Jody Richards on Monday announced formation of an exploratory finance committee, the first step in a run for governor.

Tristate A.M. report
        The Big Sweep started at 7 a.m., Monday in Oakley as a follow-up to the Great American Clean-up on Saturday.
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Abuse, neglect go unpunished
In Part 2 of this report, The Cincinnati Enquirer found caregivers accused of hurting the mentally retarded are rarely prosecuted -- sometimes they're paid to leave.
Statewide abuse registry lists no one
Part 1 of the report - Many deaths of mentally retarded avoidable