Tuesday, October 5, 2004

Church conference begins in Forest Park

News briefs

The Enquirer

FOREST PARK - Quinn Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church is hosting the 53rd Session of the South Ohio Annual Conference of the AME Church.

More than 300 people, including pastors, lay delegates and members, are expected to attend the six-day conference of 32 churches in Cincinnati and Dayton.

Worship services at 7 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday, and 3 p.m. Sunday at Quinn Chapel, 10998 Southland Road, are open to the public.

For more information, call (513) 825-4900.

Deerfield studying bill-paying process

DEERFIELD TWP. - The Finance Committee has started looking at ways to improve the township's bill-paying process, including possibly paying bills each week.

Trustees in August had directed the committee to consider the issue after an Enquirer analysis of 2003 financial records showed that some bills were paid late nearly every month. Clerk Kristin Spiekerman has said township staff does not get the necessary paperwork to her office so it can be processed in time, though Township Administrator Greg Horwedel disagreed.

The committee recently met to start studying the issue.

State agency lauds fluoridation efforts

The Ohio Department of Health presented city leaders of Hamilton, Wyoming and Glendale with certificates of appreciation Monday for more than 50 years of water fluoridation.

In December 1952, Glendale became the fifth community to implement fluoridation in Ohio. Wyoming and Hamilton began fluoridating in 1953.

Women offered free self-defense class

MIAMI TWP. - Police in this Clermont County community are offering women a free self-defense class to learn basic and more advanced techniques to fend off attacks.

The four-hour class, designed to teach females of any age how to defend themselves, will begin 6 p.m. Oct. 12at the Leming House at Miami Township Community Parkon Buckwheat Road.

To register for the class, which is limited to 30 participants, call Lt. Steve Rogers at (513) 248-3721.


Contributors: Liz Oakes, Erica Solvig, Matt Leingang, Reid Forgrave.

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