Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Local news briefs



Clinic aim to stem teen car crashes

Amid a rash of teen traffic crashes, a new driver car control clinic is set for next week at the Forest Fair Mall. The three-day clinic, which begins Tuesday, teaches new drivers and their parents what to do when something goes wrong behind the wheel. A learner's permit or driver's license is required. The Hamilton County Safe Communities Coalition and the Cincinnati Teen Drivers Fund are sponsoring the course at a reduced fee of $50 per family - about one-third the usual cost. To register or obtain more information, see www.CarControl.com or call (800) 862-3277.

Leader named for health effort

PLEASANT RIDGE - A Pleasant Ridge resident will lead an effort in Ohio to get people to eat healthier and get more exercise. Holly Wheeler has been named coordinator of Ohio on the Move, the statewide affiliate for America on the Move, a nationwide initiative launched in July 2003 by the nonprofit group Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living in Boston. Wheeler will work with schools, businesses and community organizations to promote exercise and healthy eating.

Needy students store at new site

BOND HILL - Crayons to Computers will have a ribbon-cutting ceremony from noon-12:30 p.m. Aug. 16 to celebrate its new location at 1350 Tennessee Ave., Bond Hill. Crayons to Computers (C2C) is a free store for teachers of needy students in Greater Cincinnati. Certified teachers may shop for free if a high percentage of their students participate in the free or reduced price lunch program. C2C serves 152 eligible schools in 13 counties. Information: 482-3290.

Red-light cameras get initial approval

It could be as long as a year before Cincinnati gets cameras to take pictures of cars that drive through red lights. City Council's Law and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday gave initial approval to an ordinance that would start the process of getting the cameras. Committee Chairman David Pepper said the cameras will save officers time that they can spend on other crime-fighting.

TRAFFIC WATCH

• Five Mile Road will be closed in Anderson Township. between Birney Lane and Kellogg Avenue from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily through Nov. 2.

• The right and center lanes of westbound Interstate 275 between Montgomery Road and U.S. 42 in Hamilton County are closed until 6 a.m. Saturday for asphalt replacement.

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SUMMER LEVY VOTES
8 school levies fail
County election sites
'No!' Norwood majority roars about 14-mill levy
Monroe increase fails
Mt. Healthy OKs levy

TOP STORIES
Festival seating likely to return
Mayor Luken may be angling for run at statewide office
Freedom Center taps emotions
Last exhibit intended to get people talking
Young workers lack coverage

IN THE TRISTATE
Spending up at Cincinnati schools
Ex-felons' voting rights misstated
Lakota puts levy on ballot this fall
Local news briefs
Mercury lurks: Think twice about eating fish caught in Ohio streams
Lead-laden parcel won't delay planned Warren County subdivision
Neighbors briefs
Wording leaves details to courts
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium euthanizes 39-year-old gorilla with inoperable cancer
Panel to debate opening park gate
Public safety briefs
Lawsuit: Bad grades killed jobs
Too fast, two crashes, two die
Residents praise new park's trail

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Grad awarded $1K scholarship

LIVES REMEMBERED
Rev. James A. Sutton, 82, was foster parent to 148
Janet M. Trigg taught nursing care for cancer

KENTUCKY STORIES
Bush bypasses Bunning on post
Woman, 72, claims sex abuse in 1930s
Silver Grove first up
Florence advised: Un-Mall
18 N.Ky. schools fall short
NRA gives endorsement to Geoff Davis
Bunning addresses business group
Louisville GOP leader faces criticism on poll watchers
Human Rights Commission has acting director
Bunning pressed on stem cells