Friday, February 13, 2004

Around the Tristate

Youngstown tallies accusations of abuse

YOUNGSTOWN - Nineteen Roman Catholic priests in the Youngstown diocese have been accused of sexually abusing children since 1950, none in the last 13 years and none now working in ministry, the bishop said Thursday.

The allegations involved about 2 percent of the 862 priests who have worked in the diocese over the past half-century, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin said in releasing details as part of a national report due Feb. 27 from Catholic bishops.

Tobin said four accused priests have died, four have left the priesthood, two have retired since leaving for other dioceses that had been alerted to the allegations, and eight retired. One allegation was unsubstantiated.

University says KKK fliers unwelcome

LOUISVILLE. - University of Louisville officials have organized a private forum for students and faculty to voice concerns after Ku Klux Klan fliers were found on campus.

Four Klan fliers have been found since Feb. 2, said U of L spokeswoman Rae Goldsmith.

U of L President James R. Ramsey said Klan representatives met with university officials on Wednesday and indicated that they plan to return to campus next week.

Indiana poor get more federal heating aid

INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana will receive an additional $3.35 million in energy assistance money from the federal government to help low-income residents stay warm this winter.

The new aid comes in response to increases in home heating fuel prices and a colder-than-normal January in many states, state officials said Wednesday.

Families can apply at their local Community Action Agency. Contact information is available by calling (800) 622-4973.

Tax repeal effort snags
2 students accused of selling video porn
Lexington Manor soil to go, homes will stay

Rights vs. preference issues argued
Campus notebook
Attempt to kill lawyer alleged
Bus team makes a difference
Woman leaps into arms of rescuer
Prosecutor candidate rapped
Student misses Fairfield High
Pettus-Brown in court today
News Briefs
Milford's planners reject zone change for Wal-Mart
Neighbors briefs
Probe of UC med student's case lags
Preeclampsia predictor imminent
GOP foes debate issues
Public safety briefs
From the state capitals
Around the Tristate
Warren hopefuls discuss growth
Think before dialing 911

Downs: Will U B mine? Truth to tell, just love is fine
Bonfield: Medicine's cutting edge at home in small places
Good Things Happening

Edward Allen, 61, teacher and coach at Harrison High
Paul Ilyinsky descended from Russia's Romanovs

Man charged with exposing himself in Florence
Dozens of dogs under care
Woman, 61, indicted again in check case
Hospital speakers go to school
School times debated