LOCAL NEWS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2002|
Black vote diluted in redrawn district|
Ohio Republicans reduced the power of African-American voters when it redrew the boundaries of a Cincinnati-area House district held by Democratic state Rep. Wayne Coates, according to an analysis by The Cincinnati Enquirer.
College expenses up for U.S. families|
Tristate college students have been feeling the crunch of unprecedented tuition increases in recent months, but a national study released today confirms just how bad it is.
Roach ruling to come tonight|
The mayor of Evendale likely will announce at tonight's council meeting whether he will put Officer Stephen Roach back on patrol.
An outreach, a partnership|
David Crowley smiled when a 6-year-old student at Washington Park Elementary showed the Cincinnati councilman a sign he made.
Barn logo displays Ohio pride
COLERAIN TWP. Scott Hagan painted furiously Wednesday, trying to place the Ohio bicentennial logo on Bernie Fiedeldey's barn before the state's first lady arrives.
Beleaguered Sabis school moves to hire new director
In a heated meeting Wednesday, the board of Sabis International School voted to advertise for a new school director.
City manager cuts back on overtime
Cincinnati City Manager Valerie Lemmie instituted get-tough controls on city overtime spending Wednesday, reversing a more liberal policy instituted just a month ago.
Hospital conversion under way
About five months after agreeing to buy the former Bethesda Oak Hospital, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has started converting parts of the Avondale campus into a research facility.
Luken to name growth panel
Mayor Charlie Luken said he will appoint a seven-member commission to study development in Cincinnati, despite his misgivings about another panel on the issue.
Mt. Healthy schools seek tax increase
MOUNT HEALTHY A loss of about 80 students to charter schools has led to Mount Healthy City School District placing a tax increase on the ballot sooner than expected, school officials said.
Norwood counting on levy
NORWOOD About 8 percent of Norwood Schools' $21.5 million general-fund budget would disappear Jan. 1 if voters fail to renew a 5.1-mill, five-year emergency levy Tuesday, school officials say.
School in statewide Hall of Fame
ADDYSTON Meredith Hitchens Elementary School in the Three Rivers Local School District is one of 11 statewide winners in the 2002 Hall of Fame Program, which recognizes exemplary performance.
Tax would benefit elderly
LEBANON The elderly population is expanding even faster than the general population in Warren County, and the imbalance is expected to get larger as the Baby Boomers age.
Tristate A.M. Report
An errand in Over-the-Rhine on Wednesday ended up with Cincinnati's police chief on his first pursuit in years.
HOWARD: Some Good News
I was school principal for a day Wednesday at the Roberts Paideia Academy.
Over-the-Rhine is going to disappear.
Butler Co. looks at 'rapid indictment'
HAMILTON Butler County Prosecutor Robin Piper wants to skip preliminary hearings and take felony cases directly to grand juries.
Little Miami lobbying for 6.9-mill levy
MORROW School programs and extracurricular activities could be affected if voters reject a 6.9-mill emergency operating levy on the May 7 ballot, say officials in the Little Miami Schools district.
Miami Twp. monitoring liquor sales
MIAMI TOWNSHIP The police department in this Clermont County community will be conducting undercover operations next week to target convenience stores, groceries and other liquor establishments that might sell alcohol to underage buyers.
Need for Warren Co. college examined
LEBANON A majority of Warren County residents think young people will have to leave the county to begin their careers, according to a survey sponsored by a local business group.
Ohio State sprucing up main entrance
COLUMBUS Greg Davis remembers when he scrawled his name on the wall of the popular South Heidelberg bar, as did so many of his Ohio State University classmates in the '70s.
Tornado victims clean up
CANTON, Ohio A family that lost its home to a tornado doesn't have to go far for temporary shelter.
Town renamed for day to salute boy who died
GORDON, Ohio When 13-year-old Trevor Pigg was killed in a car accident, his grandfather's heart broke into a thousand pieces.
Traficant asks House for more defense time
WASHINGTON U.S. Rep. James Traficant, who was convicted last month of federal bribery and tax evasion charges, asked the House Ethics Committee on Wednesday for more time to prepare his statement of defense.
Five more suits filed against Louisville church
LOUISVILLE The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Louisville was sued Wednesday by five more men who claimed the church concealed sexual abuse they suffered from a priest when they were children.
Job fair to aid teens amid higher jobless rate
COVINGTON About 600 teen-agers could seek jobs today at a Northern Kentucky job fair, but they may have a tougher time compared with a year ago, a labor expert says.
Lawyers want 'snitch' out of client's jail cell
SOMERSET, Ky. Attorneys for the man accused of killing Pulaski County Sheriff Sam Catron believe authorities may have placed a snitch in the cell with their client in an attempt to gather information against him.
Louisville wins battle of the Belles
LOUISVILLE High currents altered the course, but the Belle of Louisville beat its upstream rival to the finish line Wednesday in the Great Steamboat Race.
Musical strikes a patriotic chord
EDGEWOOD A patriotic musical written by teachers at Dixie Heights High School will debut tonight in the school's auditorium.
Newport, Covington get federal funds to fix schools
Covington and Newport schools are among 47 Kentucky public school districts that will share nearly $23 million in federal funds for school repair, renovation and technology, state education officials announced Wednesday.
Skate park plans aired
TAYLOR MILL To those who perform tricks on skateboards, inline skates or bicycles, a euro gap has nothing to do with monetary policy in Belgium, and a bowl is more than a receptacle forcereal.
State budget impasse nears flash point
FRANKFORT Budget negotiations reached another near-breaking point Wednesday, with both sides accusing the other of intransigence.
Study links caterpillar droppings to foal loss
LEXINGTON Preliminary results of a University of Kentucky study show elevated levels of foal loss in mares exposed to both the Eastern tent caterpillar and the caterpillar's droppings.
Witness says he sought a hit man
COVINGTON Rusty McIntire testified Wednesday in the murder-for-hire trial of Ronald Scott Pryor, 35, of Independence.