Monday, December 8, 2003

From the state capitals

Fletcher sets Feb. 17 as special election day

FRANKFORT - Gov.-elect Ernie Fletcher plans to set the date for the election of his successor in Congress as Feb. 17, the chairwoman of the state Republican Party said Sunday.

That is three weeks after the Jan. 27 filing date for the May primary election.

Ellen Williams said the date was selected to give voters a sufficient amount of time to evaluate the candidates.

Fired state official helped his company

INDIANAPOLIS - A manager in the state's human services agency fired in July moonlighted for a job-training company he helped obtain $1.2 million in government business, The Indianapolis Star reported Sunday.

The company also paid $16,000 to a consulting firm in which he was an officer while he controlled the flow of taxpayer money to companies training welfare recipients for jobs.

Ohio lacks adult day care centers

COLUMBUS - A lack of state funding has left the number of adult day care centers unchanged in Ohio at a time when the number of seniors is skyrocketing, according to a study.

There are more than 100 centers in Ohio, but 260 more are needed, found the study.

Inside Washington
Howard: Good things happening

Police could get updated Tasers
Activists travel to city to lead anti-police rally
Three charged with ethnic intimidation
Vatican exhibit a special delivery
Exhibitors prepared for long lines of visitors
Counties seek money on Web
Patton looks back on 8 years
40 soldiers heading for duty in Iraq
Bridge builder leading NCCJ
From the state capitals
Transitional homes to open
Investigators process shooting information

Motorized wheelchair would make her life easier

Some schools cut junk foods
Children form own book club
Fourth-graders get lessons in economics
No Child Left Behind sets standards schools must meet
Classroom briefs

The mayor is in - again
Active mom keeps busy helping others
Westwood Kroger plan reviewed
Neighborhood news briefs

Creativity hallmark for Dan L. Fitzpatrick
Elta Fowler, 94, taught students around Ohio