Saturday, January 3, 2004

Tristate Briefs

Flood watch in effect today

The National Weather Service has issued a flood watch for parts of the Tristate from 6 p.m. today to 6 p.m. Sunday. Areas in the watch include Dearborn, Ripley and Switzerland counties in Indiana; Boone, Campbell, Gallatin, Kenton and Pendleton counties in Kentucky; and Brown, Clermont, Hamilton and Highland counties in Ohio. The watch means the ground is saturated and conditions are right for small streams to flood if there is more heavy rain.

Lightning strikes second home

MASON - Residents on Wrenwood Drive might be getting a little nervous. For the second time in six months, a home there has been struck by lighting. The lightning strike sparked a fire that caused $30,000 in damage to the house.

MADD provides 500 cab rides

The Care Cab program sponsored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving Southwestern Ohio and AAA Cincinnati provided more than 500 free rides to people who felt unable to drive home safely during the New Year's Eve holiday.


Learn about owls and enjoy a winter walk through the woods at Owling Under A Winter Moon from 7-8:30 p.m. today at Caldwell Nature Preserve, 430 W. North Bend, Carthage. Bring your favorite stories to share by the fire. Information: (513) 761-4313.


• Hicks Boulevard is closed between Nilles Road and Ohio 4 in Fairfield until sometime Sunday while crews replace a gas main.

• Lesourdsville-West Chester Road will be closed Tuesday between Cincinnati-Dayton Road and Steeple Chase Way while crews install a new guardrail. It is expected to reopen the week of Jan. 12.

Twitty invited to help fight violence
Supercenter plan stirs Milford mom-and-pops
Alliance to pay patients' increase
Police to get training in CPR

Traveling pig writes home often
Woman found dead inside car
Home from college: Mom and Dad rule
Season's drunk-driving arrests up
100th Habitat house built in 100 days for mom, kids
Nordyke's vision for Harmony continues
Killing on busy street
Tristate Briefs
Lightning hits street twice in six months
Neighbors briefs
Mega Millions winner patient or in the dark
Republicans face off in March primary
Public safety briefs
Lawyers pay for attack ads
Lakota East student has Hollywood goals
Indian Hill to see growth

Veteran to enjoy bit of pampering
Faith Matters: A few minutes to promote peace, goodwill

John F. Sherlock, hospital fund-raiser
Katherine Frank, 95, was sculptor, longtime volunteer

School district sued over abuse
N.Ky. nervously awaits decision on appointment
Super Wal-Mart almost a 'go'