Saturday, December 6, 2003

News briefs

Northgate Mall adds security, some luxury

COLERAIN TWP. - Northgate Mall during holiday shopping season is packed with people, and this year mall officials and Colerain Township residents will also add amenities and security.

For the weary shopper, mall officials will have a Relaxation Station near the Sears fountain. Here shoppers can sit and watch movies on a big-screen television.

For shoppers with heavy bags during the weekend before Christmas, the Colerain Township Fire Department will pick up shoppers in golf carts and drive them to their cars. Any donations made during the Dec. 19-21 fund-raiser will benefit the Colerain Fire Department's Children's Christmas Fund.

Graduates of the township citizen's police academy will patrol the mall in groups of three. Colerain police have also stepped up patrols near the mall during December.

Madeira intersection closes for sewer work

MADEIRA - Motorists will have to look for another route through the downtown business district today when the intersection of Miami and Railroad avenues shuts down for sewer construction.

Traffic will be rerouted using Euclid and Camargo roads or Kenwood and Shawnee Run roads. The intersection may be reopened as early as Monday, City Manager Tom Moeller said.

The construction is part of a $3.4 million court-ordered project to eliminate sanitary sewer overflows into storm sewers and creeks in parts of Hamilton County.

Monroe council plans rescheduled meeting

MONROE - City Council met in special session Thursday to reschedule the Dec. 9 meeting. Council members didn't think they could have a quorum then, so they will meet Dec. 16. That will be the only scheduled meeting for this month.

The agenda is not yet available for the meeting, which will be at 7:30 p.m. in council chambers, 233 S. Main Street.

Goshen Lions Club raffle to help library

GOSHEN TWP. - The Lions Club is sponsoring a raffle to benefit the visually impaired. Tickets are $1 each, or six for $5, and the prize is a child-sized, battery-operated John Deere "Gator."

Proceeds will buy a magnified reader that will be donated to the Goshen Library.

The drawing will be Feb. 17 during the Goshen High School home basketball game. For more information, call Joe Spaulding, 575-3006.

Liberty Twp. church displays creches

LIBERTY TWP. - More than 200 Nativity scenes from around the world will be displayed this weekend at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 7118 Dutchland Parkway, behind the Lakota YMCA.

Nativities of all sizes and types - including an Italian marionette scene and a room filled with all-white figurines - will be open to the public 2-8 p.m. Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday.

The church is off Yankee Road, just north of Cincinnati-Dayton Road.

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