Thursday, May 20, 2004

News briefs

Firefighter heads state association

TOLEDO - A veteran Cincinnati fireman is the new leader of the Ohio Professional Firefighters Association. Lt. Mark Sanders, who has been on the Cincinnati department for 20 years, was unopposed for the presidency of the organization. He was sworn in here Wednesday at the group's annual conference. First on his agenda: easing health care payments for retirees. He said he expected to help push some legislation that lessens co-payments. The group's regional vice presidents also help some fire departments throughout the state with things like contract negotiations and staffing issues. Sanders, 42, will continue working shifts at Engine 12 in Camp Washington. He had been president for eight years of Local 48, the Cincinnati firefighters union, when he stepped down in December 2002 to spend more time working on state-level issues as the state association's legislative director.

UC scientist studies cancer link

A University of Cincinnati scientist will use a five-year, $1.5 million federal grant to study the link between breast cancer and a naturally occurring receptor protein in tissue linings. Dr. Susan Waltz, an associate professor in the department of surgery, received the grant from the National Cancer Institute. She will study the function of the Ron receptor tyrosine kinase, a protein found normally in cells that form tissue coverings and linings. The receptor may be a factor in breast cancer because it is believed to play a kay role in regulating cell division and migration. Research from Italy recently reported that many women with breast cancer produce too much of the Ron receptor.

Pools seeking summer lifeguards

High school and college students, school teachers and retirees are invited to spend the summer working as lifeguards at Cincinnati Recreation Commission pools. The commission needs 31 lifeguards and will hold training from 5-9 p.m. weekdays starting Monday and running through June 4 at Krueck Indoor Pool, 270 W. McMillan, Clifton. Training is free for full-time lifeguards. Training will also be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. June 6-11 at Camp Washington Pool, 1201 Stock Ave. Information: 357-7665.


The right lane of westbound Columbia Parkway will be closed for 30 days because of a leaning retaining wall.

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Big-city mayors use clout for Kerry
County seeks to reunite kids
Arizona governor objects to Fernald waste shipments
Hassles, then tassels

City panhandling law renewed for 2 years
Levy renewal vote on Monday
Teachers union satisfied with fact-finder's report
Trustee critical of road financing
Trustees back Y partnership
Session with golf pros is free
Gun found in house where man was killed
Third man guilty in drug runner's death
Norwood studies swapping students
Foes of Norwood levy organize 'no' campaign
Ohio 747 widening begins in June
Iraqi baby with neck growth to be treated in Columbus
House Republicans delay vote on bill
Ohioans forced from homes by floodwater
Explicit blog by Sen. DeWine staffer shocks
Council releases West End money
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Bronson: Posse arrests just a dent in area's crime
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Emily Frank Adler, 93, teacher, arts supporter
Edward Lenney retired, returned to work as principal

Clooney rallies in hometown
Man arrested in death of infant
Boone spending plan ready
Corbin man plans to walk to N.H.
Tainted gasoline traced to Marathon
Expanded curriculum at tech college bears fruit
Ground broken for elementary
Villa Hills votes to hire part-time administrator
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