Phone cams raise privacy concerns
The potential for privacy violations has recreation facilities considering banning the technology from restroom and locker areas.

Few minorities on suburb ballots
As minorities have moved into Cincinnati's suburbs in droves during the past decade, their political representation - on township boards of trustees, on city councils, on county commissions - hasn't kept up.

Program warns of Web dangers
A team from I-Safe America, a nationwide educational effort to curb Internet crimes against children, is stopping in a Kentucky community each day this week to train about 300 people.

Election Guide 2003
Cincinnati.com provides an early look at the Nov. 4 vote with candidate profiles and the latest campaign news.

KORTE: Inside City Hall
Cincinnati City Council is considering a $4,332 grant to 1919 Paradigm Ministries Inc.

HOWARD: Good Things Happening
For years, Jan Ludewig has worked as the wellness coordinator for Ohio National Life Insurance Co., a job that puts her in the middle of the fight against breast cancer.

Political jingles make comeback
If you've heard enough talk from local political candidates this year, wait till you hear them sing.

Fire disrupts Clifton activities
CLIFTON - Hundreds of people, from kids to senior citizens, will have to find new places to go to learn ceramics, take dance class or play basketball while their community center is repaired after a Sunday night fire.

Sides work to avoid strike
Hamilton County and some of its workers began preparing Monday for a possible strike, at the same time saying they hope it doesn't happen.
Single levy ballot discouraged
A proposal to put all Hamilton County levies on the same ballot appears headed for the circular file - for now.
Council votes on property tax rollback
Cincinnati City Council will vote Wednesday on competing plans to roll back property tax rates for city homeowners.
Mount Healthy pitches levy
MOUNT HEALTHY - Sharp cuts if a school levy fails next month aren't a threat, but reality, Superintendent David Horine told a forum Monday evening.
Revenue shortfall may mean tax hike
SPRINGDALE - Struggling small businesses have caused such a decline in earnings taxes that city officials are considering asking voters to approve the city's first tax hike in 32 years.

Student publications consistently a good read
WEST CHESTER TWP. - There are days when Jon Stout rearranges his work schedule so he can stay after school to work on The Voice, Lakota West High School's award-winning student newspaper.

Fund coordinates donations to schools
WEST CHESTER TWP. - Teachers and staff members of the Lakota School District have a potential new resource to help pay for classroom activities, field trips and continuing education workshops.
Hamilton Township considers tax break
HAMILTON TWP. - An international manufacturing company might expand its facility in this booming Warren County township if the county gives them an economic incentive. It could mean hundreds of new jobs.
Regional Report
OVER-THE-RHINE - Cincinnati police were busy Monday with repeated emergency calls about shootings, all around the intersection of 15th and Race streets.
School Notes
WYOMING - St. James of the Valley will hold its second annual Walk-a-thon fund-raiser Friday.

Raymond Ekvall loved arts, science
WYOMING - Raymond Ekvall spent his life proving that it is possible to be logical and creative at the same time.

Virginia M. Motz, Right to Life volunteer
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - Virginia Mary Motz spent countless hours volunteering.

Senate bid cost Springer $1.1M
TV trash king and former Cincinnati Mayor Jerry Springer spent more than $1.1 million of his own money in his aborted campaign for the U.S. Senate, according to records made public by the Senate.

Ohio Moments: Reds swept 1976 Series
On Oct. 21, 1976, the Cincinnati Reds became the first National League team in more than 50 years to win back-to-back World Series championships, sweeping the New York Yankees with a 7-2 Game 4 victory before 56,700 baseball fans at Yankee Stadium.

Incentive sought by high-tech Ky. firm
BURLINGTON - A tax incentive is helping Boone County lure new high-tech jobs to the county.

Toyota pledges $500K for schools
ERLANGER - Toyota Motor Manufacturing pledged $500,000 Monday to a fund-raising campaign that will benefit the state's community colleges and technical schools.
Fletcher, Chandler take off gloves
LEXINGTON - Ernie Fletcher and Ben Chandler were at their most argumentative Monday night, slugging it out over taxes and each other's character in the last statewide television forum of the campaign for governor.
Around the Commonwealth
ALEXANDRIA - Campbell County Fiscal Court recently accepted a $20,000 grant from the Kentucky State Police Governor's Highway Safety Program for increased traffic enforcement on the AA Highway, also known as Ky. 9.

Rep. Hill upbeat after trip to Iraq
WASHINGTON - Before Indiana Rep. Baron Hill traveled to Iraq last weekend to look at military and reconstruction efforts, he said he believed U.S. success there was nearly impossible.

Davis takes office as new lieutenant governor
INDIANAPOLIS - Kathy Davis took office as Indiana's lieutenant governor Monday by pledging to "tackle tough issues" facing the state, including a struggling economy and $1 billion budget deficit.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
'Little hero' saves neighbors
When fire broke out on the third floor of a Harrison Avenue apartment building, 11-year-old Edward Tarrance sprang into action.

Homeowners bought trouble
Ed and Robin Lumbert scrimped and saved to buy a suburban dream home. Now their house and 40 others are part of the biggest residential cleanup of lead contamination in our area.
Ryland buys back homes, pays for cleanup

New bridge: A $750M puzzle
In a special multimedia 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 Montgomery and Sycamore Township, two of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 16th installment of our series, we showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
Anderson Twp.Blue AshColerain Twp.Dearborn Co.FairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonLoveland & Symmes TownshipMason & Deerfield Twp.
Milford & Miami 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.