Saturday, July 17, 2004

Local news briefs

Bomb threat empties Levee

NEWPORT - About 500 people were evacuated from Newport on the Levee shortly before 11 a.m. Friday after a bomb threat was called into the Campbell County Dispatch Center. Newport Aquarium was also evacuated. Bomb squads and police dogs from Cincinnati, Newport and Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport swept the complex but found no bomb. The center was reopened at 2:15 p.m. Campbell County emergency dispatch received the threat at 10:50 a.m. Police said they believe the caller was a male.

Party reopens renovated pool

WINTON PLACE - The newly renovated Winton Commons Pool, 634 Hand Ave., reopens 2-6 p.m. today with a pool party sponsored by Kroger. The pool and shelter house were originally built in the 1930s and had been renovated several times. The latest renovation cost $664,040 with a redesign of the two old sections into one larger pool with a zero-depth entry sloping to a depth of 3 feet 6 inches. The shallow end has water geysers and a raindrop-shaped water feature. There is also a new filtration system and a brick pool house, which is handicap-accessible. As part of its Family Fun Days program, Kroger has donated food, music and pool toys.

Public meeting on ramp meters

GREEN TOWNSHIP - Highway ramp meters will be discussed at an Ohio Department of Transportation public meeting, 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Lane, Monfort Heights. Ramp meters are traffic lights at the on-ramp to a freeway. The traffic light switches between red and green, releasing one or two cars at a time. The meters are being considered for use on Interstate 74 eastbound in Hamilton County. Information: call 933-6534.


Watch for lane closures on Interstate 275 westbound from Montgomery Road to Reed Hartman Highway beginning at 8 p.m. today. All lanes are expected to be open by 6 a.m. Sunday.


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