Sunday, May 2, 2004

Neighbors briefs

Liberty sergeant returns as supervisor

LIBERTY TWP. - Sgt. Jan Carpenter has returned to supervise the Butler County Sheriff's deputies patrolling the township.

Carpenter, who was in charge of the Liberty substation three years ago, replaces Sgt. Jean Collett.

Collett has been promoted to acting lieutenant for the road patrol by Sheriff Harold Don Gabbard.

Township trustees recently authorized the sheriff to add two more officers for the county's fastest-growing township, which would bring the total to 19.

Door-to-door transport no more on Sundays

BATAVIA - Door-to-door public transportation in Clermont County will no longer be available on Sundays because of a recent half-million-dollar cut in funding, public transportation officials have announced.

Starting May 7, Clermont Transportation Connection will reduce weekend bus service as the public transit system makes route changes during its state-mandated transition from a rural to an urban system.

Although Sunday services will no longer be provided, Clermont Transportation Connection will still provide transportation services Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

College Hill hearing on vacant intersection

COLLEGE HILL - The Neighborhood and Public Services Committee will hold a public hearing 11 a.m. Tuesday at City Hall to discuss extending the Interim Development Control Overlay District around the intersection of Hamilton Avenue and North Bend Road until Feb. 11, 2005.

Residents have been trying to jumpstart redevelopment of the intersection, where three of its four corners remain vacant.

Mason honors four small businesses

MASON - The city celebrated its Small Business Recognition Week by honoring four local businesses' investment in Mason.

Council recognized Baysore's Flower Shop, the Houston Restaurant, Western Row Chiropractic and Loveland Pet Products on April 26.

The City of Mason and the Chamber of Northeast Cincinnati have partnered since 1999 to honor small businesses in conjunction with the National Small Business Recognition event, which is held by the Small Business Administration.

The administration defines small businesses as those with fewer than 500 employees. There are more than 25 million small businesses nationally. More than 600 are in Mason.

Hearing to discuss Wal-Mart in Milford

MILFORD - The first of two public hearings to discuss the possibility of building a Wal-Mart here will be held at Tuesday's city council meeting.

Representatives from Wal-Mart will be present and the participants will have a chance to voice their opinions.

The hearing will begin at 6 p.m.

Imagine no priests to celebrate Mass

Stearns & Foster fire pushes crews to the limit
Stearns & Foster employed many in Lockland
Dig for victim's body enters Day 4
Bill would defer gas tax hike

Visit has Golden Lamb cooking
Shawnee casino not likely, say legislators
Loud booms used to scatter geese at Cintas
Homework can ease college costs
Ft. Hamilton marks 75 years
3 states consider fighting beetles
Two vehicles hit same tree minutes apart, killing two
Pitch your ideas on waste
Ideas for safer teen driving sought
Young Catholics served by series at local tavern
GOP's Witte leaves House race
Neighbors briefs

Bronson: 3 years after riots, 'experts' still cashing in
Step by step, kids get more active

Caryn Bradshaw taught underprivileged kids
Edward J. Goodman was retired XU professor, author

He has no money, no staff, no experience
Schools use automated calls
Versailles police merger takes effect