Sunday, October 3, 2004

Local news briefs

Target stores ban bell ringers

The Salvation Army won't be allowed to ring its bells in front of Target stores this Christmas season.

Target Corp. has decided to enforce a "no solicitation" policy that had been waived in past years, said Tracy Hearn, spokeswoman for the Cincinnati area Salvation Army. In past years, the charity's bell-ringers collected about $75,000 a year at Target stores, which comprised nearly 20 percent of local area collections.

Holiday items for sale at center

The "Mistletoe Market'' will be today, 1-5 p.m. at the Fort Thomas Community Center.The holiday crafts show will feature home goods, decor, books, clothing, jewelry and other items. The center is in Tower Park, 950 S. Fort Thomas Ave. Contact Debbie Coulter, (859) 760-6041, for information.

Church offers animal blessing

New Thought Unity Center will hold its annual pet blessing at 2 p.m. today in the front yard of the Youth and Family Building, 2409 Grandview Ave., Walnut Hills. Any type of animal is welcome. Last year, Unity blessed cats, dogs, a hamster and a horse. For information, call (513) 961-2527.


Ray Road in Morgan Township, Butler County, will be closed Monday until the week of Nov. 1 for a bridge replacement. The road will be closed one mile north of Carolina Trace Road and 80 feet south of Schoenling Road.

Watch for lane restrictions on I-75, both north- and southbound, between the Ohio River and I-74, because of overhead sign replacement. Also, watch for work crews changing overhead signs from the Indiana border to Exit 5/I-275 on I-74. The projects are scheduled to be completed by Oct. 30.

Bush mocks 'Kerry Doctrine' on global policy
Fernald waste still needs home
6 boys admit to year of thefts

Southwest Ohio has few contested House races
Superintendent stops student film
Dog bites in decline
Local news briefs

Campus politics revive
Write-in ballots pose logistical issues
No swing, just rock 'n' roll at pro-Democrat concert
Clermont Co. Democrats rally
4th District race draws nation's eye
Tax puts voters in driver's seat
Campaign calendar
Campaign notes
Election 2004 page

Crowley: Health-care plan dogs candidates
Bronson: Imagine secret excogitation of Kerry, Bush
Good Things Happening

Katherine 'Kay' Corwin was longtime volunteer
Dr. Albert Sapadin was internist, consultant
Harold B. Sterneberg, 84, WWII Navy pilot

State workers raise pressure on insurance
Ft. Mitchell tough on political signs
Preservationists want to protect old cemeteries
Zoning disputes question Campbell County custom
Florence kids run in support of PTA
Lawsuit disputes judicial silence
N. Ky. week in review
Kentucky News in Brief