LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2003|
Living the river life|
Most of us see the Ohio River as a brief glimmer from the highway. The postscript underneath steel guardrails on a busy commute. The brushstroke across a city-view canvas.
Fire chief dismisses chaplain |
Cincinnati Fire Chief Robin Wright has fired the chaplain who provided spiritual guidance to firefighters through their first on-duty death in two decades after a dispute over the priest's involvement in the department's race-relations issues.
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.
7 on ballot for 3 CPS board seats
Seven people are vying for three open seats on the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education at a critical time for the struggling school district.
Patrols help out community
NORTH COLLEGE HILL - Some local volunteers aren't just complaining about crime, they're doing something about it.
Sellman principal dies while playing football
MADEIRA - Parents, co-workers, students and district officials Saturday were mourning the death of Sellman Middle School Principal Roger Slagle.
2 suburbs to vote on taxes
Wyoming and Indian Hill voters get to make an important money decision Nov. 4.
Rondo's fueling hopes on west side
WESTWOOD - Chicken marsala and grilled swordfish kabobs may have a lot to say about whether the business district here lives or dies.
Bronson: October reminder: Nothing gold can stay
Ohio in October is pretty enough to turn the Ivy League brown with envy and make California launch a recall of the calendar.
Korte: Reece to come out swinging in TV ads
The good news: More campaign commercials make those Furniture Fair ads starring Anthony Munoz and Ed Hartman seem clever.
Crowley: Dems rail against Murgatroyd campaign
Remember what Kenton County Republicans said last year when Democrats filed a campaign fund-raising complaint against the re-election campaign of Kenton County Judge-executive Dick Murgatroyd?
Pulfer: 'DUI plates' are one more clue for cautious drivers
I look for clues when I'm behind the wheel. Most of them are more about my paint job than about safety. For instance, I avoid parking next to a car that's already banged up, figuring they have nothing to lose if they're careless with their door.
Howard: Good Things Happening
Kelly Vogt, a senior at Northern Kentucky University, pulled together sororities, fraternities and other organizations for a charitable kickball tournament Saturday to raise money for St. Rita School for the Deaf, Evendale.
Shop's new owner working to replace wedding gowns
MONROE - Some of the brides walked down the aisle at Traders World Flea Market Saturday in tears, others with smiles, and still others more uncertain than ever whether they will ever get their wedding and bridesmaid dresses.
Clermont celebrates world of diversity
BATAVIA - Darlene Drees and her 12-year-old daughter, Allison, took a trip around the world Saturday, and they never left Batavia.
'Trial by fire' at Kings schools
DEERFIELD TWP. - Kings Schools Superintendent Charles "Chuck" Mason has endured more adversity in a little more than two months on the job than some of his colleagues experience in an entire career.
John R. Campbell gave time, talent
WYOMING - John R. Campbell used his organizational abilities, determination and compassion to advance the lives of others.
Vernon Wahle wrote alma mater
Vernon F. Wahle formed his first big band in the 1930s, when a tuxedo cost $9. He was still a student at Norwood High School, but that didn't stop the orchestra - called Verne Wahle and the Musical Dons - from playing ballrooms and nightclubs around Cincinnati.
Ex-hoops star shot to death
PORTSMOUTH, Ohio - A former Ohio Associated Press Mr. Basketball was shot to death in what might have been a robbery, police said.
Four Mason County deputies fired from jail
MAYSVILLE - Four deputies at the Mason County Detention Center were fired this week for violation of jail policy, officials said.
Former Gov. Breathitt critical; cause still unknown
LEXINGTON - Former Kentucky Gov. Edward T. "Ned" Breathitt was in critical condition at a hospital Saturday evening after he collapsed during a speech at the University of Kentucky.
Parties spar over voters
Imagine if Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis boldly predicted that his 1-4 team would make the playoffs this season.
Covington Diocese settles at $5M
COVINGTON - The Covington Diocese paid more than $5 million late Friday to settle 27 claims of sexual abuse by priests who served at churches from Maysville to Lexington in the 1960s and 1970s.
Candidate tired of being known for his millions
LOUISVILLE - Charlie Owen says his father's legacy - and not his own millions - has lured him back into politics and onto the gubernatorial ticket of Democrat Ben Chandler.
Prescription drug overdose deaths rise in Jefferson Co.
LOUISVILLE - More people in Jefferson County have died from prescription drug overdoses than in homicides this year.
Man injured in plane crash dies
LOUISVILLE - A southern Indiana man injured in a single-engine plane crash last month in Bardstown has died.
Cigarette makers requested to pay up
RALEIGH, N.C. - Attorneys general from 14 states have written to three cigarette makers asking them to make scheduled payments to a fund designed to benefit tobacco growers and quota holders.
Ring suspected of stealing dogs |
VERONA, Ky. - A "puppy mill" ring is suspected in the theft of more than two dozen purebred dogs in Northern Kentucky since August - including some stolen while children played nearby.
'Time to take back church,' Catholic group says|
MONTGOMERY - The sex-abuse scandal that has enveloped the Roman Catholic Church for the better part of two years in the United States has brought Catholics a few gifts - along with the terrible pain and suffering to those victims of abuse.
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.