Bush drops in, nets $1.7M
Cincinnati's Republican elite gathered to see President Bush on Tuesday and hand the 43rd president $1.7 million to remember them by.
Bush's approval rate slipping in Kentucky

Research at UC pulls in $309M
The Greater Cincinnati economy - and the future health of its residents - got a $49 million boost in the past year from a nearly 19 percent jump in research funding for the University of Cincinnati.
UC research pulling in large grants

Homework only takes hour or so
If you think your kids are buried under increasing piles of homework, think again, researchers say.
Homework expert: Parents, be positive
Take our homework survey

Judge releases jailed woman
An alleged rape victim who was jailed Friday on a charge of contempt of court for failing to appear at several hearings in her case will be released from the Hamilton County Justice Center today after a judge cut her sentence in half.

Don't like yellow? Maybe it will fade
Better get used to that bright yellow stripe on the bottom of the Big Mac Bridge. Kentucky highway officials now say the same color will soon cover the entire structure.

Cost of repairs: Priceless
Craftsmen are repairing the vividly colored, three-dimensional 96-year-old tile facade of the former Gidding building - now part of the downtown T.J. Maxx store.

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.

Farm connects class to land
INDIAN HILL - Four boys from Cincinnati Country Day School tried herding 29 sheep across an open pasture as Turner Farm worker Al Simandl followed, hollering, "Wait!"
Scam artist pleads guilty
A woman who used charm and aliases to take other people's money - and who operated for a time out of Deerfield Township - has pleaded guilty to bank fraud for schemes in 11 states since 1997.
Cover those plants tonight
Pull out an extra blanket tonight ... for the tomatoes.
Regional Report

Bronson: Maybe you can help Foxy find her way back home
It came as no surprise when scientists announced this week that dogs are genetically closer to humans than mice. I've suspected for years that dogs share more human DNA than rats, monkeys and some presidential candidates.
Howard: Good Things Happening
To take a journey into the minds of the next generation of artists, stroll through Suite 200 of the PNC Bank Building, One W. Fourth St., downtown.
Ohio 28 relief likely remote
MIAMI TWP. - Shelley Eichinger knows all about traffic snarls.
Permit application rouses residents
MIAMIVILLE - Clermont County officials have pledged to hold a "town hall" meeting this month to address concerns about the county's application for a permit to discharge treated wastewater into the Little Miami River.
Couple accused of stealing IDs of son, daughter
HAMILTON - A Butler County couple is accused of stealing the identities of two unusual victims: their 3-year-old son and 6-month-old daughter.
Clerk asks for Web site ruling
HAMILTON - The Butler County Clerk of Courts wants a court to reverse a judicial order that removed all Domestic Relations Court information from her Internet site.
Warren airport growth gets OK
LEBANON - Expansion at the Warren County Airport should begin by the end of the year.
College board gets first members
LEBANON - Six of the nine people who will create the blueprint for a community college in Warren County were appointed Tuesday.
Sergeant Tom Lach, 44, served at Gitmo
BATAVIA - While growing up in Withamsville, Tom Lach and his brother and sister used to play in the cemetery at nearby Mount Moriah United Methodist Church under the watchful eye of caretaker Clarence Combs.
Lora Mockbee known for egg business
NEWPORT - Living for more than a century meant Lora Mockbee endured her fair share of struggles.
Kentucky obituaries

New moves by state could lead to more - and bigger - billboards
CLEVELAND - Billboards could start appearing at Ohio highway rest areas now that lawmakers ended a ban on commercial advertising at the roadside stops.
Victims ask for rights clause
WASHINGTON - From the moment her daughter Shannon was killed two years ago, Sharon Nolan of Milford felt re-victimized by the same criminal justice system that caught, tried and convicted her daughter's killer.
Ohio Moments

Governor candidates espouse N.Ky. needs
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - With the election too close to call, Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates took few chances but plenty of shots at each other during a debate Tuesday at Northern Kentucky University.
CovCath adapts to finishing touches
PARK HILLS - Covington Catholic High's new $10 million school building and gymnasium addition opened Sept. 15.
Campbell senior center expands
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - The Campbell County Senior Citizens Center has received a $429,000 grant for an expansion that will increase the center's health-related services.
Prepaid college tuition less inviting in Ohio, Kentucky
Saving for college has gotten a little tougher in Ohio and Kentucky.
Benefit to help pay for 15-year-old's funeral
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - A benefit for the family of Justin Saccone will be held at noon Saturday in Earl Reuscher Park.
Kentucky to do
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
Winds whack Warren Co.
A storm packing tornado-strength winds ripped through Warren County in less than an hour early Saturday morning, but its effects will be felt for months.
Storm-trashed school: When it rains, it pours    |    9 WCPO video icon  WCPO video

Wife sues to make casino ban husband
Johnnie Brown says her husband has gambled away their household money and she wants him banned from Argosy Casino.

Levee begins growth spurt
Newport on the Levee is embarking on a six-month growth spurt that will bring new retailers, restaurants and entertainment to the popular riverfront attraction.

New bridge: A $750M puzzle
In a special report, The Enquirer tells why the Brent Spence Bridge is one of the most dangerous bridges in the nation, and how replacing it will be fraught with enormous problems and costs. 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'
Photo gallery

Great Neighborhoods
Welcome to Milford and Miami Township, one of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 14th installment of our series, we showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
AndersonBlue AshColerainFairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonLoveland & Symmes TownshipMason & Deerfield Twp.
NewportNorwoodWest ChesterWest Side

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.