Sunday, December 21, 2003

500 flu vaccines coming to Butler Co.

News briefs

HAMILTON - A new shipment of 500 flu vaccines will be available to Butler County residents Monday - at a new location.

The Butler County Health Department is moving its flu clinic from downtown Hamilton to the Fairfield VFW Post 1069, 1367 Hicks Boulevard, which can accommodate more people indoors.

"Hopefully (this) will allow everyone to wait in a warm, comfortable environment," says Pat Burg, county health administrator.

The clinic open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, offers flu shots to anyone 4 years old and older, cost is $15, if not covered by Medicare.

Boychoir holding auditions in January

NORWOOD - The Cincinnati Boychoir will hold auditions for new members in January.

Boys in grades 3-9, with unchanged voices, are welcome to attend the audition, which begins 6 p.m. on Jan. 6.

It will take place at the Cincinnati Boychoir Choral Arts Center, 1926 Mills Ave.

Information: 396-7664.

Cinergy grant helps low-income residents

LOVELAND - Programs for residents in the community's subsidized housing got a boost from a $2,500 grant from Cinergy.

Terri Rogers, president of the Loveland Shalom Initiative, said the grant will go to he annual Toy Store for low-cost gifts, for supplies and tutors in the after-school homework sessions, backpacks for school, as well as personal care and cleaning supplies that can't be bought with food stamps.

W. Chester, Fairfield top enterprise zones

HAMILTON - West Chester Township, Butler County's fast-growing commerce center, has nearly half (55) of the county's 115 enterprise zone agreements, says Andy Kuchta, county economic development director. Fairfield has 45.

Tax breaks for companies in these areas in 2002 resulted in 5,776 new jobs, while retaining 5,420 jobs, Kuchta says. They have accounted for $187 million in annual payroll, he says.

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