Saturday, April 17, 2004

Ohio Supreme Court to convene in Batavia

Neighborhood briefs

Cincinnati Enquirer

BATAVIA - The Ohio Supreme Court will convene here in late April, hearing four oral arguments for cases of local interest, as part of its semiannual off-site court program.

Chief Justice Thomas Moyer and the six associate justices will hear the arguments April 28 at the Clermont County Courthouse starting at 9 a.m.

Students and news media are invited to a news conference with the justices before the arguments at 8:15 a.m. in Judge Robert Ringland's courtroom on the courthouse's second floor.

Loveland event benefits spinal disease group

LOVELAND - The Cincinnati Chapter of Families of Spinal Muscular Atrophy will hold a segment of a national event, "Walk and Roll Across America," beginning at 9 a.m. today on the Loveland Bike Trail. The event will begin at Nisbet Park on Railroad Street, with check-in between 8 and 9 a.m.

Michael Flannery of WCPO Channel 9 News will be on hand for the 5K Walk and Kid's Fun Walk. There will also be a Chinese raffle, a magician, balloon sculptor, children's crafts and refreshments.

The registration fee is $10 and includes a T-shirt. To register, call 753-8222 or visit

Neighbors salute state champion team

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Suburban Butler County governments are hopping on the Big Blue bandwagon.

West Chester Township trustees and Fairfield City Council this week saluted the state champion Hamilton High School boys basketball team - even though they represent rival high schools in the Greater Miami Conference.

Tickets authorized for traffic hazard

LIBERTY TWP. - Motorists who turn from westbound Bethany Road into Lakota East High School can now be ticketed for a traffic violation.

No-left-turn signs have been posted at Liberty Lane, giving Butler County sheriff's deputies patrolling the road authority to write tickets, says Christine Matacic, trustees president and acting administrator.

Trustees voted last week to erect the signs after receiving complaints from Bethany Road residents about people driving improperly over the triangle-shaped concrete barrier that blocks left-hand turns into the access road.

Water flushing due in two townships

Residents in Turtlecreek and Clearcreek townships might notice some discolored water during the next few weeks.

The Warren County Water Department is flushing the pipes during the weeks of April 19, April 26 and May 3.

DeSales Crossings offers information

WALNUT HILLS - DeSales Crossings will hold an information fair for employees, volunteers and community members from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, in the St. Francis de Sales Grade School cafeteria, 1600 Madison Road.

The fair will feature client services, education booths and volunteer opportunities of the organization.

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