Monday, October 4, 2004
Local news briefs
6,000 expected for Walk As One
Six thousand participants are expected to take part in this year's six-mile Walk As One walk-a-thon that starts at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at 9 a.m. Oct. 16. A 10K run has been added this year.
All proceeds benefit programs of the Freedom Center and the National Conference for Community and Justice. Parking is available at the Freedom Center and costs $4. Information: www.freedomcenter.org or (513) 333-7500.
Police emphasize careful driving
Cincinnati police are observing Drive Safely Work Week, which runs todaythrough Friday, by stressing the importance of driving safely to reduce preventable crashes. Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death and injury to the nation's workforce. Last year, 43,220 people were killed in traffic crashes and about 3 million people were injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This week's campaign stresses basic safe-driving practices, such as wearing a seat belt, and warns against speeding, tailgating, changing lanes abruptly and other aggressive habits.
Domestic violence candlelight vigil
Women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence will hold a candlelight vigil Thursday as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The "Voices Impacted by Domestic Violence" vigil will begin at 7 p.m. on the courthouse steps at 270 Main St., Batavia.
Grants approved for flood relief
More than $6 million in grants have been approved to assist flood-stricken residents in southeastern Ohio, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Emergency Management Agency. President Bush issued a disaster declaration on Sept. 19 from storms and flooding that occurred Aug. 27 to Sept. 27. A total of 4,724 people from the 20 designated counties have contacted authorities to apply for assistance.
Five Mile Road between Birney Lane and Withrow Nature Preserve in Anderson Township will close beginning Tuesday for about three weeks, weather permitting, for boring beneath the bridge for water main installation. Detours will be routed over Birney Lane to Bennett Road to Markley Road.
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