Tuesday, March 16, 2004

Winter gives last, icy gasp

News briefs

Spring may be only days away, but winter isn't ready to give up just yet. Unseasonably cold weather today is expected to be accompanied by 1-3 inches of snow, possibly mixed with some sleet or freezing rain. The high today and Wednesday will reach only into the upper 30s, well below the normal high of 54 degrees. The low will drop below freezing both nights with a low of 24 tonight and 29 Wednesday night. For up-to-date travel information, call 511 to access ARTIMIS or visit www.artimis.org.

Hospital CEO steps down

James Hurst, the first doctor to serve as top administrator of University Hospital in decades and one of the few physician hospital CEOs nationwide, has resigned. Hurst, who had been running University Hospital since March 2002, wants to return full-time to his career as a trauma surgeon, according to a statement. He could not be reached Monday for comment. James Kingsbury, senior vice president of Fort Hamilton Hospital, has been named interim chief at University Hospital, effective March 22. At Fort Hamilton, Lynn Oswald, vice president and chief nursing officer, has been named interim hospital chief.

Tillery to lead new agency

Dwight Tillery, former Cincinnati mayor, has been named the first executive director of the Center for Closing the Health Gap, a new agency launched by the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati. The center was formed to work on ways to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in how people get health treatments in Greater Cincinnati.

Sycamore math club champions

Sycamore Junior High School's math club won the MathCounts state championships in Columbus on Saturday for the seventh consecutive year. In individual competition, eighth-grader Sanjay Choudhury finished second (individual scores) and Jason Kao, also an eighth-grader, finished third. Both of them earned spots on the Ohio Team at the National MathCounts competition May 6-9 in Washington. Nearly 300 students from 40 schools competed.

Bronson: Conservatives underdogs on campus
Cheering squad heads to Florida

Sheriff's deputy gets reacquainted with baby girl
Parish's 3rd priest accused of abuse
Police watchdog list down to 4
Plan to 'unwind' Queen City Ave.
Coyotes keep suburbs on edge
I-270 shooting suspect named
Bengals fail to slow lawsuit
Panel: Excessive force used in arrest
Increase seen in abandoned pit bulls
Police seek man who forced girl into car
Winter gives last, icy gasp

Church meets on loan
School building plan offered
No parole for 25 years

Firms to check air at Summit
Levy backers put support on hold
CPS contract may unravel
Injuries couldn't stop volunteer's dedication
Life of promise cut short
Yavneh Day School appoints new leader

A marvel of 1930s planning, proud village renews itself
Butler pushes I-75 ramps
Mt. Healthy employee resigns
Expansion to bring in 45 jobs
'The King' to host fund-raiser for third-grader with cancer

Fitton devoted to city he loved
David 'Sarge' McQuaide, 84, Elder helper
Marjorie Molony was innovative school volunteer