Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Hospital unit wins magazine plaudit

News briefs

Enquirer staff

CORRYVILLE - University Hospital's Heart Failure and Transplant Center was named one of the top 44 cardiac centers in the United States for women by Good Housekeeping magazine. And cardiologist Lynne E. Wagoner of Hyde Park, director of cardiac services at University, was named a top doctor in the February issue.

Wagoner will talk about the causes of heart failure at "Heart Disease Update," a free seminar Feb. 19.

The seminar is 4-6 p.m. on the A level of the Drake Center Conference Center, 151 W. Galbraith Roadin Hartwell. Registration is required. Call (513) 558-1810 or email univconf@uc.edu.

Mason manager will give update

MASON - City Manager Scot Lahrmer will give the annual State of the City address Feb. 5.

The 7 p.m. speech will focus on city partnerships, internal and external, and give a look ahead for 2004. The public event will be held at the Mason Community Center, 6050 Mason-Montgomery Road.

House-plan foes turn in petitions

FAIRFIELD TWP. - Outdoor drama supporters have turned in referendum petitions in their campaign to stop a 59-acre housing development between the Butler County Technology and Career Development Schools on Ohio 4 and Rentschler Forest Preserve.

Township trustees approved a zone change from agricultural to residential on Dec. 23 so Fairfield Falls LLC could build 100 homes on the landlocked property near the Great Miami River.

John Lawson, director of the Butler County Heritage Park Project, said his group turned in 470 signatures last week to the township. The Butler County Board of Elections must verify the signatures and determine if voters will decide the zone change on the November ballot.

Lawson's group wants to use adjacent Butler County MetroParks property to build an amphitheatre for an outdoor 1860s historical drama. The theater group could not fire cannons and muskets during performances if people lived nearby in new homes, he said.

Blood drive at school in Alexandria

ALEXANDRIA - Campbell County Middle School seventh-grade students and Hoxworth Blood Center host a blood drive on next week.

The partnership began when a Hoxworth representative spoke to several health classes about the importance of blood donations.

The blood drive is noon to 6 p.m. Feb. 3 in Campbell County Middle School's small gym. The students are too young to donate but will greet donors, pass out educational materials and serve juice and cookies.

To schedule an appointment to donate, call the school at (859) 635-6077.

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Hospital unit wins magazine plaudit

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