Friday, January 16, 2004

News Briefs



Accident victim remains serious

AMELIA - A 42-year-old Amelia woman, injured last week when a roadway reflector smashed through the windshield of her car and struck her in the head, remains in serious condition, a hospital spokeswoman said Thursday. Debra Black was hurt Jan. 8 as she was headed east on Ohio 125. Officials believe the 4.5-pound reflector was dislodged from the roadway by a passing snowplow. The reflector flipped into the air and through the windshield of Black's car. Black, who was alone, lost control of the car and veered off the side of the road and into a tree. She is a patient at University Hospital.

$250,000 raised for scholarships

DOWNTOWN - Local businesses have raised more than $250,000 this year for the Greater Cincinnati African American Scholarship Fund. The program, in its second year, is part of an effort by businesses to improve the community through education.

To our readers: A call out to area students

Students in grades 7-12, we want to hear from you! The Enquirer recently has expanded its coverage of classrooms and schools. In connection with that, we want to know what's on the minds of students throughout Greater Cincinnati. Students in public, private, parochial and charter schools are invited to participate in a periodic discussion group. To participate, please send an e-mail to jmrozowski@enquirer.com or write Jennifer Mrozowski, 312 Elm St., Cincinnati OH 45202. If your parents approve, please include your name, age, grade, school, home phone number and an e-mail address.

DON'T MISS THIS

The Greater Cincinnati RV Show opens today and runs through Sunday at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, which is located just south of Covington Landing. Hours are 3-9 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Information: (513) 755-EXPO.

TRAFFIC WATCH

Harrison Avenue will be closed between South Washington Boulevard and South Gersam Avenue in Hamilton from 7 a.m. Monday until 4 p.m. Jan. 23 for sewer main installation.

CORRECTION

Silverman's name: Hal Silverman, president of Hal Homes Inc. of Blue Ash was incorrectly identified in a Wednesday story in the Local News section.




TOP STORIES
Mount Adams sees biggest crime jump
Downward trend in serious crimes
UC to cut budget $6.6 million
Inmates find harmony through CDs

IN THE TRISTATE
Broadcaster backs memorial
100 leaders join coalition seeking new bridge
City solicitor's office brought in on alleged slur in police tape
Photos of knife released
Art Academy hosts open house and tour
Two more deputies to widen coverage
Students studying forensics firsthand
Dean's backers organize
March, performance honor civil rights leader
News Briefs
Mallory considers run for Cincinnati mayor in '05
Monitor suggests better training
2 pupils arrested in graffiti incident
Businesses raise $250,000
Around the Tristate
Clermont reviewing bids on tower/firehouse
Young people's trust in government falters

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Downs: Indisputable truth: This is not a PC book
Good Things Happening
Bonfield: For 'boutique' doctor, first year has been healthy

LIVES REMEMBERED
Otto Graff helped young people
James B. Russell IV had double transplant

KENTUCKY STORIES
Pendleton may be added to jail suit
Kenton meetings resume
Mom rules at home, in city
Boone deputies lift car in creek to free motorist