Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Local news briefs

Web site offers byway information

The Enquirer

A Web site has been launched to help travelers research and plan trips on the 986-mile route along the Ohio River Scenic Byway.

The site - www.ohioriverscenicbyway.com - contains information on more than 500 events and attractions for areas along the byway through Ohio, Indiana and Illinois. Roads designated as America's Byways feature distinct routes that offer travelers access to scenery, historic attractions and a diverse cultural heritage.

Event on Square promotes literacy

The Literacy Network of Greater Cincinnati is sponsoring "Fountain Square Reads" from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday on Fountain Square to promote literacy awareness as part of National Literacy Month in September. Information: 513-621-7323.

Festival celebrates Hispanic culture

Homemade Hispanic food from every country in Central and South America as well as Spain is one of the highlights of the Festival Hispano 2004 to be held Saturday and Sunday at St. Charles Borromeo Church-Su Casa Hispanic Ministry Center, 115 West Seymour Ave., Carthage.

Sponsored by the Hispanic Community of Greater Cincinnati in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, the festival features traditional Hispanic foods, music, dancing, games, arts and crafts, and entertainment. The Hispanic Queen of the region will be crowned on Sunday. Hours are noon-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-8 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free and parking is available at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, 7801 Anthony Wayne Ave., Carthage, where visitors can catch shuttle buses to the festival. Last year, the festival hosted almost 25,000 visitors. Information: 761-1588 or www.su-casa.org.

Photo contest: Topic is air

"Making Air Visible" is the theme of the Hamilton County Department of Environmental Services' 2004 Air Quality photography contest, which has a deadline of Sept. 30. The competition is open to residents of Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren counties. The categories are:

• Air pollution - Show why we need clean air.

• Clean air - Capture a beautiful clean day or actions that help to clean the air.

• Making air visible - Make air visible to us all.

Photographers will compete in either the adult or junior (18 and under) category. Information: www.hcdoes.org or call Alexis Santel at 946-7754.


Windsor Drive between Wilson Avenue and Kings Mills Road in Deerfield Township will be closed from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday to allow pedestrians attending a high school band competition to cross Columbia Road from Kings High School to Galbreath Field. Traffic may use Wilson Avenue, Kings Island Drive and Kings Mills Road as a detour.

Bronson: 'Fahrenheit' draws some campus heat
Quilt of Dreams helps hospital

Luken won't run against Allen
County GOPers to discuss Allen scandal, strategy
Kerry plans Union Terminal speech on Iraq
Bush, Kerry spar over conduct of war in Iraq
Grass roots, high tech
Family wasn't ready for this: Dad recalled
Student's brainchild puts diabetes at center stage
Dispute leads to shooting, standoff
In-room Web access eases vigil at hospital
Power line, downed in crash, kills Indiana sheriff's deputy
Election security to protect against terrorism, miscounting
Tree falls on head, killing 82-year-old
Local news briefs

Passenger's crash death investigated
Felons face new vote rules
Analysts say new OT rules help Ky.

UC law center gets $1 million
Course topic: Facing death
Open house will be Thursday at South Avondale

Green Twp. may form electric-bill buying pool
Mariemont mulls fate of Indian artifacts
Mason looks up the road
Princeton Road to reopen Oct. 1
'Mason Idol' finals will be Sept. 18

Retired judge dies
Sr. Mary Jean Doerr, pharmacist, counselor