Thursday, April 15, 2004

News briefs



Candlelight vigil for missing soldier

GLEN ESTE - Two ceremonies are planned to show support for Matt Maupin, a 20-year-old Army reservist from Glen Este who is listed as missing in Iraq after an attack on his convoy west of Baghdad last week. The Clermont County Armed Forces Support Group will hold a candlelight vigil in support of the Maupin family and all armed forces overseas at 8 p.m. today at the flagpole outside Glen Este High School, 4342 Glen Este/Withamsville Road. Maupin is a 2001 Glen Este High School graduate.

The Board of County Commissioners, the Veterans' Service Commission and the Clermont County Convention and Visitors Bureau are also planning to pay tribute to the American troops stationed in Iraq and show support for Maupin and his family. That tribute will be 7 p.m. Friday at the Clermont County Courthouse on Main Street in Batavia.

Ky. disciplines medical misdeeds

Kentucky was the most aggressive state in America last year at disciplining doctors, and Ohio ranked 10th, according to a report issued Wednesday by the consumer interest group Public Citizen. Kentucky's state medical board took actions such as revoking or suspending medical licenses against 116 doctors in 2003, for a rate of 11.6 actions per 1,000 doctors in the state. That was the highest rate of all states. Ohio's medical board took action against 212 doctors, for a rate of 6.2. That was well above the national average of 3.5 actions per 1,000 doctors. Indiana's medical board ranked 21st; taking action against 55 doctors for a rate of 3.7.

Blooming zoo invites a visit

AVONDALE - More than 1 million spring bulbs will be sprouting all over the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden as "Zoo Blooms" continues this weekend. The event is one of the largest floral displays in Greater Cincinnati. Tours of the gardens, guided by the horticulture staff, will be available Saturday and Sunday. Information: (513) 281-4700.

TRAFFIC WATCH

The ramp from Second Street to eastbound U.S. 50 downtown will be closed from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Follow detours.




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