Monday, December 29, 2003

Milford considers street connection

News briefs

MILFORD - City Council will hold an emergency meeting today at 7 p.m.

Council will discuss a new ordinance to make a Beechwood Road connection to Chamber Drive. According to the city, the joint city of Milford and Union Township project is moving forward with the cooperation of developers.

City Council is also to adopt amendments to traffic and offense codes.

Head Start seeks volunteers in Warren

LEBANON - Warren County Head Start is seeking volunteers to help poor children and their families by offering enrichment activities for pre-school age children.

Activities include helping children discover reading through storytelling; using flash cards and other materials to help children identify letters, words, numbers, shapes and colors; providing guidance as the children put puzzles together; and finger painting.

Call Dolcee Hoffman, director of Warren County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, or Rochelle McGowan, volunteer coordinator, for more information or to volunteer. Numbers are Lebanon (513) 695-2252, Franklin/Middletown (513) 261-2252, Springboro/Dayton (937) 425-2252, Cincinnati (513) 925-2252.

Oath of office today for newly elected

MIDDLETOWN - Swearing-in of City Council members who won November elections will be at 5:30 p.m. today in council chambers, One Donham Plaza, downtown Middletown.

Taking the oath of office will be Noah Powers II, Bob Wells and Laura Williams for terms that begin Jan. 1.

Miami Twp. fights underage drinking

MIAMI TOWNSHIP - For the next year, the Miami Township Police Department in Clermont County will continue to target underage drinkers through its "Cops in Shops" program.

The program, in its fourth year, recently received a $31,060 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. In cooperation with local vendors, Miami Township police officers pose as stock and sales clerks in stores that sell alcohol to catch people under 21 buying alcohol or adults who buy alcohol for minors.

Riding club donates $1,500 to police efforts

COLERAIN TWP. - The Good Timers Freedom Riders Association donated $1,500 to the Police Department here during the township's December trustees meeting.

After their annual benefit motorcycle ride through the region, which was Sept. 28 this year, the motorcycle association donates to police and fire departments throughout the region.

This year's ride ended at Colerain Park, where a replica of the Vietnam War Memorial wall was being displayed.

Shrine Club helps hospital in Clinton

WILMINGTON - The Clinton County Shrine Club recently presented the CMH Regional Health System Foundation with a check for $4,000 that was used to buy a Hippo ZooPals Pediatric Exam Table for Emergency Services at Clinton Memorial Hospital.

The pediatric exam tables are intended to make exams easier for children. The design acts as a calming distraction to young patients so that physicians and nurses can complete exams quickly and easily in a distress-free setting.

Every year, the Aladdin Shrines Hospital Association for Children Inc. contributes thousands of dollars to hospitals and organizations in local communities to help children 18 and under.

The recent donation to $19,000 the total that has been contributed to the CMH Foundation during the past eight years.

Cincinnati al-Qaida cell hypothetical
Mary Miller Fund helping the needy

Traffic tie-ups take hold
Columbia Tusculum redo planned
Checkpoint nets DUIs, seat-belt scofflaws, gun
HMO numbers down in Ohio
Minister reaches out to others with his rare illness
Deerfield may bill for ambulance

Learning down on the farm
College admissions exams to bolster writing sections

They wrap for weeks to help homeless network
New mayor is Reading-bred
Clermont road swap in works
Man faces charge as firework burns baby
Police, firefighters to vote on reductions
Milford considers street connection

Herman 'HD' Lamont Dunn, began business
Karl Kleve, 90, was collector of cars