Sunday, August 22, 2004

Local news briefs

Bystander shot at black reunion

The Enquirer

A fight Saturday at the Midwest Regional Black Family Reunion led to a shooting that sent a bystander to the hospital.

Jaton O'Neal, 26, was in surgery at University Hospital after the shooting. She was shot in the chest, just below her heart, District 1 police commander Capt. James Whalensaid. O'Neal had nothing to do with two groups of males who were converging to fight, he said.

Officers arrested one man, whose name was not released, and found a semiautomatic 9mm pistol, which police said he threw down. O'Neal was shot with a .22-caliber pistol. About a dozen people were arrested throughout the evening, Whalen said, some because they were involved in fights police broke up. Some were charged with disorderly conduct.

Roads will close for dedication

The following streets are closed for the dedication of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center:

Vine Street between Theodore M. Berry Way and Second Street, through 6 a.m. Tuesday.

The Suspension Bridge, 5-10 p.m. Monday.

For more information, go online at

• Online: Go to Cincinnati.Com for 360-degree virtual tours, building details, photo galleries and stories. Keyword: Freedom Center

Winning ticket sold in Cleveland

A convenience store in the Cleveland suburb of Shaker Heights sold the single winning ticket in the latest Mega Millions lottery drawing, worth $52 million, the Ohio Lottery said Saturday. Abe Hamed, the manager of Shaker Quality Foods, said he has no idea who might have purchased the winning ticket. Ohio Lottery spokeswoman Mardele Cohen said the owner of the store will receive $52,000 for selling the winning ticket. The winning numbers from Friday night's drawing were: 12, 17, 34, 37 and 39. The Mega Ball number was 34.


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CORRECTION: Office building not condemned

A two-story office building at 801 Evans St., next to the Queen City Barrel Co. warehouse destroyed by fire, has not been condemned. Owner Edwin Hottinger said the building would be open for business Monday.

Bronson: Resignations finally brought patients help
Crowley: Picnic energizes party
Bake sale helps hurricane victims
Crowley: Around Northern Kentucky

Museum to get world's attention
1,500 on guest list for center's soiree
DNA registry offers tool for adoptees
Warehouse rubble smolders
Barrel Co. owner's Columbus firm sued
Church works to regain trust
Judge: Accepting Boehner phone tape illegal
Rare rhino needs a unique name
Local news briefs

Dig at Civil War site will include citizens
Benefit helps pay for boy's life-saving surgery
Jail guards against suicide
GOP doesn't stand for 'gay old party'
Soldiers' blood may be key to anthrax medicine
Kentucky news briefs

Schools face addition by subtraction
Slimmer, trimmer school systems await students this year
Fairfield parents letter in funding
Pressure is off on N.Ky. schools
Greater Cincinnati school levies on ballot
Students get up to 10 days for field trips

200,000 people get reacquainted at river
Dads go to bat for ballfield
Threatened barn owls near a record for chicks, nests

Faith Hunter devoted life to ministry
Simon Kinsella was writing his first book
Frank Gulley, 78, was church elder