Sunday, February 15, 2004

News Briefs



Kerry making Ohio stop

COLUMBUS - Democratic front-runner John Kerry will campaign in Dayton and Columbus Wednesday during his first visit to Ohio in a year, campaign officials said Saturday. Details on the events are not yet complete, spokeswoman Kathy Roeder said. The Massachusetts senator who hopes to be president is gearing up for Ohio's March 2 primary. Kerry's campaign also opened an office in Columbus and announced its Ohio director Saturday: Antoinette Wilson, co-founder of Triumph Communications and Ohio political director for the Clinton-Gore campaign in 1996.

TRAFFIC WATCH

The northbound curb lanes of Mason-Montgomery Road will be closed to traffic between "New" Irwin Simpson Road and Socialville Fosters Road between 9 p.m. and 6 a.m. through March 23 for installation of a water line.

President's Day Closings

Postal Service: No delivery*

Library: Open

Banks: Closed**

Trash collection

Cincinnati: One-day delay

Rumpke: Regular schedule

CSI: Regular schedule

Metro: Regular schedule

Parking meters: Coins required

Courts: Closed

Government offices

Federal: Closed

City and county: Closed

State: Closed

Stock markets: Closed

Ohio E-check: Closed

*The Business Mail Entry Unit of the U.S. Postal Service on Dalton Avenue will be accepting bulk mailings from those who hold permits.

** Fifth Third Bank Marts in Kroger stores and the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport will be open.




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