Saturday, December 6, 2003

Around the Tristate

Columbus interstate shootings now at 14

COLUMBUS - Two shootings - at a house and a car - have happened along Interstate 270 since the death of a passenger, bringing the total number of cases being investigated to 14, authorities said Friday.

No one was injured in the latest cases.

"Investigators now know the person or persons has consciously decided to continue with the same activity which unfortunately resulted in the death of Mrs. Knisley," Franklin County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Steve Martin said.

Sometime between Sunday and Monday, Emma Sader found a bullet hole in the front of her house about a quarter-mile from I-270 and a bullet on her living room floor, he said.

On Sunday morning, a woman heard a thud as she drove on the highway and noticed a bullet hole when she got home, Martin said. She notified police on Tuesday.

10 Commandments case in appeals court

The school board asked a federal appeals court on Friday to allow the display of the Ten Commandments at public high schools in Adams County.

The Adams County/Ohio Valley School District is challenging a federal magistrate's ruling that the Ten Commandments display on stone monuments on the grounds of four Adams County public high schools amounted to an unconstitutional government endorsement of religion.

Francis Manion, a lawyer for the school board, told the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Cincinnati that the display also has secular significance as a historic foundation for modern codes of law.

William Jacobs, a lawyer for two Adams County residents who objected to the Ten Commandments displays, asked the appeals court to uphold the lower court's ruling forcing the school board to remove them.

8 counties may face pollution sanctions

LOUISVILLE - Eight Kentucky counties - including three in Northern Kentucky - could face tough air pollution sanctions for exceeding new federal ozone limits.

The list released Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency included two fewer counties than the state recommended. They are: Kenton, Campbell, Boone, Jefferson, Oldham, Bullitt, Christian and Boyd.

Kentucky officials expressed relief with the EPA list.

"That's good, because we were concerned there may have been some other counties they wanted to add," said Mark York, a spokesman for the state Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet.

April 15 the agency will begin requiring states to work toward meeting the tougher standards.

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