Saturday, January 31, 2004

Court gives reprieve to ousted student


News briefs

FAIRFIELD - A 15-year-old wheelchair-using student who lives just beyond the school district boundary will be allowed back into school Monday under an order from a judge.

On Friday, Butler County Common Pleas Judge Charles Pater issued a temporary restraining order returning sophomore Sarah Godsey to Fairfield High School. Her parents have argued they have not been able to move into the district by last week's deadline.

Pater's order allows Sarah to attend Fairfield until Feb. 13.

County hopefuls to be grilled at pub

Eight of the 10 people duking it out for two Hamilton County commissioner seats will answer questions from an anti-tax group Monday night.

The Coalition Opposed to Additional Spending and Taxes is holding its candidates forum at 7 p.m. at the Dubliner, a Pleasant Ridge pub.

Seven Republicans and three Democrats are running for their parties' nomination on March 2.

The only candidates not expected Monday: Republican John Dowlin - one of two incumbents - and Democrat Erich Streckfuss.

Petitions to block housing ruled faulty

FAIRFIELD TWP. - A referendum effort by outdoor theater supporters to block a subdivision has failed because the petitions were faulty.

John Lawson, director of the Butler County Heritage Park Project, organized the protest over a Dec. 23 zoning change to allow construction of 100 homes on a site near where Lawson wanted to stage an outdoor historical drama.

Jack Grov, attorney for Fairfield Township trustees, said a map of the disputed area was not attached, and the petitions incorrectly listed the number of signatures needed for a referendum.




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EDUCATION HEADLINES
Mobile laboratory goes to school

NEIGHBORS HEADLINES
Fixing Olde West Chester
Residents protest permit
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Adams Co. board wants review of 10 Commandments ruling
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Child support can be paid by card
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Court gives reprieve to ousted student

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