Tuesday, June 8, 2004

News briefs



Paige to mark Bush's '02 visit

HAMILTON - U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will join U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Hamilton schools Superintendent Janet Baker at a ceremony today celebrating Hamilton High School's role as President Bush's host for the signing of the No Child Left Behind Act. After brief remarks by Paige, the group will dedicate a statue to commemorate the day in 2002 when President Bush signed the act in Hamilton. The No Child Left Behind Act is the bipartisan education reform law that focuses on closing the achievement gap, offering more flexibility to schools, giving parents more options and teaching students based on researched teaching methods. The ceremony will begin at 11:30 a.m. at Hamilton High School, 1165 Eaton Ave.

Wiring blamed in apartment blaze

SHARONVILLE - A fire that heavily damaged an apartment building in Sharonville Saturday was sparked by faulty wiring, fire officials said Monday. A damage estimate has not been determined; fire damaged five apartments. Smoke, water and fire damaged at least 20 other units in the building, which remains uninhabitable. No one was hurt. Firefighters were called to the 29-unit building at 4002 Sharon Park Lane about 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Firefighters from more than a dozen departments helped Sharonville crews.

Rose's ex-bookie wounded in head

DAYTON - Pete Rose's former bookie is recovering from a gunshot to the head, and Dayton, Ohio, police say they think he might have been robbed. Ronald William Peters, 47, of Franklin, was in serious but stable condition at an undisclosed hospital, police said Monday. Investigators said his condition was good enough that they expected to be able to interview him today, police homicide Sgt. Gary White said. White said that about 3 p.m. Sunday, Peters was driving his Ford Thunderbird in a secluded area of west Dayton near the Madden Golf Course when he was shot. Wounded, Peters drove a few blocks, got out of his car near a grocery store and collapsed. A neighbor called 911.

TRAFFIC WATCH

The westbound curb lane of Columbia Parkway will remain closed until work on a wall panel replacement ends, around June 14. The second westbound lane will be closed between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on work days.




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