Monday, May 10, 2004

Local news briefs

Summer's strain, pray for no rain

Staff/Wire reports

A few cicadas may be popping up here and there in Greater Cincinnati, but the mass emergence of Brood X probably won't happen until the next rain, says Professor Gene Kritsky of the College of Mount St. Joseph.

On Sunday, Kritsky found holes from which about a dozen adult cicadas had emerged the previous night at one of the 15 sites he monitors. Cicadas begin to leave the ground when soil temperatures reach 64 degrees; the average temperature Sunday morning at the sites was 63.4 degrees.

The last three brood emergences - in 2000, 1991 and 1987 - all followed a day of rain.

Search narrows to final candidates

GLENDALE - Princeton City School District has announced the two finalists for the job of superintendent. They are Aaron Mackey, associate superintendent of the Princeton schools, and David Macali, superintendent of Ashland (Ohio) City Schools. The new superintendent will replace Don Darby, who is retiring at the end of this school year after 35 years with the district. The second phase of the interview process begins May 19. The board hopes to hire a new superintendent by the end of May.

Human Relations award to Otto

Charlotte Otto, global external affairs officer for Procter & Gamble, will receive the 2004 Human Relations Award of the Cincinnati Chapter of American Jewish Committee at a reception and dinner starting at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Hilton downtown. Otto is involved in leadership roles in the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce, 3CDC and Downtown Cincinnati Inc. She also has headed the board of Playhouse in the Park, and served on numerous civic boards.

Reservations: 621-4020.

Traffic watch

Beginning Tuesday, crews will be striping the northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 75 between Glendale-Milford Road and I-74, and the portion of I-71 between Kennedy Avenue and Ridgewood Road. Lane closures will occur Mondays-Thursdays from 10 p.m.-5:30 a.m. through May 28.

Now we know the president does recycle
Lithuanian to get stem-cell help

Uninsured risk crushing bills
Where to get help with health costs
Culbersons keep up hope
Restoring the focus on faith
Springer weighs his options
Edwards slams abuse at Democrats' dinner
Bigger parade honors police
War experience made him an avid historian
Council inclined to delay vote on Lunken Airport ban
Police investigate shooting death
Local news briefs

Party guy stays up late
Prom regalia ducks the norm
Forest Service seeks ways to help Red River Gorge
Officer: Methadone most abused

Bug fear sends school events indoors
Spending critic elected
Digital imaging zaps braces, zits from yearbook photos
Northwest High School alumni inducted into athletic Hall of Fame

Billing muddles ambulance fee
Road project lands in court
Volunteer set to launch space-camp program
Miami researches digital health aids

Kate Bilbo, 21, excelled as both artist and writer
Edmond Talbott enjoyed family life in N. Kentucky