LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2003|
New bridge: A $750M puzzle|
In Part 2 report of a special report, The Enquirer tells why replacing the Brent Spence Bridge will be fraught with enormous problems and costs. Sunday's story reported why the Brent Spence is one of the most dangerous bridges in the nation. Web readers can ride through the danger spots on WCPO video and rate the bridge's 'Fear Factor' in our online survey.
Do you drive the bridge? Rate the 'Fear Factor'
Festival, football merge|
You couldn't tell which odor was stronger Sunday afternoon - the annual Oktoberfest scent of onions, kielbasa and beer, or the equally familiar smell of defeat.
City hires outsource expert from P&G|
A Procter & Gamble purchasing manager, who helped that company contract out computer, employee benefits and facilities work to outside companies, will come to city government to try to do the same.
Columnist Denise Smith-Amos writes: People who live near Vine Street Elementary call nearby Loth Street a drive-thru for drugs.
Election Guide 2003|
Cincinnati.com provides an early look at the Nov. 4 vote with help on getting you registered, lists of area candidates and the latest campaign news. And there's more to come, including candidate profiles - as we get closer to Election Day.
Rainy weather restrains West Nile|
One upside to this year's rainy summer: a sharp decline in the number of people infected by the West Nile virus.
Butler County grandmother touches lives big and small
Lynn Bell learned to sew as a child, using an old treadle machine to make clothes for her baby dolls. That was 50 years ago. She's still making baby clothes, but they're now for real babies.
Miami strike deadline nears
OXFORD - In the manicured front lawn of Miami University's administration building, the tents stand out, a constant reminder of growing labor tensions.
Grads buy Stewart school for $1.6M
OXFORD - An Oxford company headed by Talawanda High School graduates will buy Stewart Elementary School for $1.6 million.
Attendance a record for Chamber's Butler Expo
WEST CHESTER TWP. - A record number of Greater Cincinnati companies - 65 - are participating this week in the third annual Southeastern Butler County Chamber of Commerce Business Expo.
Couple found dead in shooting
SPRINGDALE - A 69-year-old resident of the Maple Knoll Village retirement community and her 74-year-old husband were found dead in the woman's room following a double-shooting Sunday.
Priest's 75th brings surprise
Father George Wilson was surrounded Sunday by a sea of quilts.
Door-to-door permits studied
SYCAMORE TWP - Complaints that transient vendors are bugging shoppers at Kenwood Towne Center have raised questions about whether officials need to keep better track of solicitors.
MIAMISBURG, Ohio - An explosion at a chemical plant Sunday injured a worker, blew part of the roof off and forced the evacuation of about 2,000 nearby residents, authorities and witnesses said.
Teen hit in chest by ball dies at hospital
MELBOURNE - A 15-year-old Alexandria boy collapsed and died Sunday afternoon after he was struck in the chest with a baseball in Pendery Park.
17 million Americans receiving treatments
INDEPENDENCE - The two 8-year-olds playing hoops in the driveway of an Independence home certainly don't look sick.
Bush to help Fletcher
LEXINGTON - President Bush is planning to visit Lexington in October to boost congressman Ernie Fletcher's campaign for governor.
Police investigating death of 7-month-old
DRY RIDGE - Kentucky State Police continued their investigation Sunday into the Saturday death of a 7-month-old.
Lawsuit challenges Legislature
FRANKFORT - The latest lawsuit to accuse the General Assembly of shortchanging public education does not attempt to diminish Kentucky's budget problems. It says simply that they don't matter.
Council tightens rules on endowments
HEBRON - Under new rules adopted Sunday, Kentucky's universities could no longer use federal grants to get matching money from the state's "Bucks for Brains" endowment funds.
Indiana Gov.'s death raises questions about candidates' health
INDIANAPOLIS - Gov. Frank O'Bannon's death from a stroke has raised the question of whether Indiana's six candidates for governor should disclose their medical histories before Election Day.
Teens left notes on arms before deaths
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. - The two teenage girls found dead last week in what police are calling a murder-suicide left notes on their arms, and neither girl's body showed signs of a struggle, according to a newspaper report.
Designer Tony LaFata, 89, made clothing for celebrities
For more than 70 years, designer and master tailor Tony LaFata custom-made clothes for some of the most influential people in the country.
William C. Oldfield, 60, practiced law through his battle with cancer
Judges breathed a sigh of relief when they saw attorney William C. Oldfield in their courtrooms.
Priests and Sexual Misconduct|
Four priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two priests who formerly served in the Diocese of Covington have been suspended and/or accused of sexual misconduct in a scandal that has swept across the country. Click here for an archive of Enquirer reports.
Erpenbeck Investigation |
Bill Erpenbeck was one of the Tristate's biggest home builders before his company crumbled in a bank fraud scandal that affected lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.