Thursday, June 3, 2004

News briefs



Classes can help if disaster strikes

Community Emergency Response Team training is being offered by the Cincinnati Area Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Cincinnati Fire Department to teach citizens to protect themselves, their families and their neighbors in case a disaster strikes, delaying trained emergency responders. The two-day class begins June 16. To register, call the American Red Cross, 579-3009.

Get cicada goop off windshields

You just pulled in the driveway after surviving Attack of the Cicadas on the road. Now how do you clean the remains off your windshield? Bob Young, owner of Clough Car Wash in Cherry Grove, recommends a two-step process: apply windshield washer fluid to loosen the residue, then regular soap and water to take it off. If you procrastinate, the job becomes more difficult.

Chris Sandusky, owner of Finneytown Auto Wash, said drivers shouldn't let cicada residue stay on long. "The sun will bake them on," Sandusky said. "Wipe them off with a damp rag as soon as you notice them.'' If cicadas don't come off with regular soap and water, Sandusky said, any sort of chemical bug cleaner would work. She recommends Citrus Magic Bug and Tar Remover.

Panel discussion explores graphics

The Enquirer Art Department is holding a Reader Panel discussion Tuesday June 22 at 6:30 p.m. at the newspaper's downtown office. This group meets quarterly to discuss newspaper graphics and visuals. If you are interested in participating, contact Joe Powell, graphics editor, at (513) 768-8470, or email jpowell@enquirer.com.

TRAFFIC WATCH

These intersections in Hamilton will be closed, weather permitting, for paving and improvements: Weller and Bennighofen avenues through Thursday and Weller and Zimmerman avenues through Friday.

CORRECTION: Lightning victim in Army in '80s

Ed Vinsant of Loveland, killed by lightning Monday in Hamilton Township, served in the Army in 1986-87. A news story in Wednesday's Local News section misstated his service experience.




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