Sunday, August 8, 2004

Local news briefs

Victim's employer offers $5K reward

The Enquirer

Restaurateur Jeff Ruby is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the killing of Donte Rogers.

Rogers, 21, of Evanston, worked as a dishwasher at one of Ruby's restaurants, Carlo & Johnny on Montgomery Road. Rogers was found dead last week after having testified for Hamilton County prosecutors in a murder case.

Police found Rogers lying on the floor of his home Friday morning. He had been shot in the back. Ruby said he was close to Rogers and remembers taking him to get a tuxedo for his junior prom. Anyone with information can call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Jerry Lewis team seeks volunteers

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is seeking volunteers from Greater Cincinnati to help with the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon, which airs Sept. 6 on more than 200 stations. Volunteer activities include answering phones, distributing posters, and helping with mailings. For more information, call the Cincinnati MDA office at 231-2222 or visit

Workshops focus on gang awareness

Seven Hills Neighborhood Houses Inc. is continuing its effort to stop gang violence. The organization is holding workshops on gang awareness at its Findlay Street facility at Findlay and Baymiller streets. The first seminar on Saturday was conducted by Rufus Johnson, founder of Real Truth Inc. Future workshops are scheduled from 7-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19 and Aug. 26 and Sept. 2. For more information, contact Seven Hills at 632-7104.


One westbound lane of the High Street Bridge in Hamilton will remain closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday to accommodate the assembly of a girder-setting crane.


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