Thursday, October 2, 2003

Regional Report

Compiled from staff and wire reports

Valentine Lady nominations open

LOVELAND - The Loveland Area Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2004 Valentine Lady, as well as designs for the commemorative valentine card.

Valentine Lady nominees should be women who distinguish themselves in the community, schools and in their families. The contest is open to women who reside in the Loveland area zip code (45140), which dips into Symmes, Miami and Hamilton townships.

Nominees must be available Jan. 10 through Feb. 14 to stamp valentines and to visit schools, businesses and community organizations.

Anyone who lives or works in the Loveland City School District is eligible to submit original artwork for the 15th annual card contest. This year's theme is "That Special Something - Love."

Nominations for Valentine Lady are due at the chamber, PO Box 111, Loveland, OH 45140, by Nov. 21. They also can be faxed, 683-5449, or e-mailed to

The deadline for card designs is Nov. 14. For contest rules, contact the chamber at 683-1544.

Rape suspect jailed after accuser is freed

Michael Lindsey

The suspect in a rape and kidnapping case is back in jail after charges were dismissed against him last week because his accuser failed to testify.

A Hamilton County grand jury re-indicted Michael Lindsey Tuesday on the same charges, setting the case in motion again.

The case got national attention after Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker sentenced the woman to 10 days in jail on a contempt charge when she refused to come into court. She said she was afraid of retaliation.

Her failure to testify forced Dinkelacker to dismiss the charges against Lindsey, 25, of North Fairmount. Dinkelacker released the woman Tuesday, a few days short of the full 10-day sentence because she promised to go forward with the case.

Lindsey is accused of grabbing the woman, dragging her into woods near her home and raping her in July.

Reward money rises in 2002 slaying

MADISONVILLE - There's more reward money available in the homicide case of a Madisonville man.

Anyone with information about the March 2002 killing of Nolan Moi, 19, in Madisonville now has $5,000 more in incentives to call police - at least that's what his mother, Lucy Logan, hopes.

She found the nonprofit Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Reward Foundation online, and officials at the group's office in Modesto, Calif., agreed to help.

Moi was shot to death inside his apartment, where two roommates and at least one dog were asleep

The amount brings the total for information about Moi's death to $11,000.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

CSO holiday show to benefit Children's

Home for the Holidays, the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra's annual holiday show at Taft Theatre, will benefit Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center as part of a new partnership with WKRC-TV (Channel 12), Thriftway and Procter & Gamble.

The team hopes the show will bring $150,000 to $200,000 to the medical center.

Tickets ($30-$40) will go on sale Oct. 11 at the Taft Theatre box office downtown or through Ticketmaster, 562-4949, or

There will be a black-tie benefit concert on Dec. 18. Information: 636-0293.

Company to assess former industrial sites

READING - The city has hired Environmental Design Group to assess two former industrial sites east of Reading Road that Reading would like to redevelop.

The assessment of the adjacent 3-acre and 15-acre sites will determine whether Reading would qualify for state brownfield funds to clean up the sites. Both are suspected of being contaminated by petroleum and other potentially hazardous wastes.

The sites had been used for decades by Nivison Weiskopf Co., which manufactured corrugated boxes and glass. Several companies now use the properties for storage.

St. Luke offers help for teen addicts

FLORENCE - St. Luke Hospital West opened a program Wednesday aimed at helping teens battle drug addiction.

The new "intensive outpatient adolescent chemical dependency program" will focus on patients aged 14 to 17.

Information: (859) 962-5384.

Abuse suit now a class action
Zimpher gets busy on Day 1
Student sampling on new boss sketchy
Crime on rise in suburbs
Young voters missing at polls

Character sign: helping a friend
Project to cut off businesses
19 from Greater Cincinnati are Achievement semifinalists
Cancer team seeks funding
Reeve tells of hope for cures
Cranley seeks I-71 exit near hospitals
Monitor says police reform is slow
MSD to pay to fix sewer backups
Regional Report

Pulfer: A new history of women begins on the west side
Howard: Good Things Happening

Jury decides on death penalty for man who killed his wife
Hamilton readies for assault of this winter
Deters advises Butler Co.
Miami U. to keep all benefits for striking workers
Visit Scotland with a trip to Middletown
Mason's pancake day will be Nov. 8
Condos argued in Price Hill
Student killed; school shocked

Stanley Kreimer active in politics
Henry Stark, 104, was in union for 87 years
Kentucky obituaries

Irate farmer wants crop circle culprits to pay
Two firefighters killed in New Knoxville
No charges to be filed in landlord voyeurism case
Lawmaker proposes overhaul of state retirement fund boards
There's plenty of Ohio in D.C.
Ohio Moments

Universities, public schools start mutual campaign for money
Ky. state senator says: 'I'm gay'
Poll finds majority would allow smoking in bars
Survey: Gamblers ramble in region
Talks to regulate tobacco industry break down along partisan lines
Holmes teacher's death serves as warning for all
Museum Center shows Lewis and Clark letters
West Nile death confirmed
Truck driver dies after going off I-71