Sunday, October 31, 2004

Local news briefs

TV show profiles Queen City on rise

The Enquirer

The November edition of Travel + Leisure touts Cincinnati as a city on the rise. The lengthy story features three downtown hotels, the Cincinnati art scene, including the Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art and the Mockbee, and picks for nightlife - Club Clau, Beluga, the Bar at Palm Court and Newport's Southgate House.

Shopping hot spots include Over-the-Rhine stores like Mainly Art, St. Theresa Textile Trove and Lifeesthetics. Also included in the story are downtown restaurants JeanRo bistro, Jean-Robert at Pigalls, Aioli and Tucker's, as well as Jo An in Erlanger. Northside is also prominently featured as a "next great neighborhood." Read the story online at

Captured soldier sparks outpouring

The outpouring of military support throughout Batavia and Clermont County since Glen Este High School graduate and Army Spc. Keith Matthew Maupin was captured in April made the cover of a statewide magazine. The cover of Ohio Magazine, in its November issue highlights the Union Township community's continuing support for the Maupin family that has since morphed into a rallying point for all American troops abroad. Featured on the cover are: Mary Lou Parrott, the owner of a downtown Batavia flower shop who helped head the countywide yellow-ribbon campaign; Kenneth Anstaett, a World War II veteran in the Pacific Theater and a member of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War posts, and Elizabeth Kimball, a Batavia teen who sends her Army uncle in Iraq weekly care packages and letters.

Volunteers needed for health studies

Volunteers are needed to help Hamilton County officials assess the top public health concerns of county residents. The Hamilton County General Health District will be conducting surveys and focus groups on various topics, from obesity to tobacco control. Residents age 18 and over can help in two ways: A series of focus groups will be scheduled between November and next spring. County residents unable to attend a focus group can complete a Community Health Assessment survey. The survey will be available from December through April 2005. A copy of the survey can be requested by calling (513) 946-7808. Beginning Dec. 1, the survey will be available online at


The ramp from eastbound Ohio 28 to Interstate 275 northbound in Clermont County will be closed from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday. Signs will display detour information.

Election paranoia running rampant
Final push: Get voters excited
A survival guide to voting in Ohio (PDF file, 12k)
Rallies, caravans, calls: Voting day must be near
Bin Laden tape fodder in presidential contest
Electoral College 'tied,' too
Contract officer warned against Halliburton deal
Cheney to woo Aloha State
Gore gets lei before VP does
On the streets, door to door, citizens rally for school issues
Direct mail still potent for candidates
Remember my name!
Campaign notebook
Voters anxious for election
Some candidates endorse Ky. importing drugs from Canada
Getting out all the votes
Lakeside Park candidates oppose possibility of merger
Parties seek gains Tuesday in Ky.'s divided legislature
Amendment won't be last word, foes say
Voters turn to Bible for ballot guidance
Senate campaign comes down to barbs over Ten Commandments
Election 2004 section

Police seek 3 men suspected in break-in, assault
National Guard tries new ways to entice recruits
As DNA backlog clears, Ohio police get leads in 210 cases
Pregnant smokers studied
Woman shot in sister's Price Hill apt. dies
Ethical concerns focus on eye surgery
Local news briefs

Boone aims to keep road from slipping into river
Family that kickboxes together stays together
Property value, tax soar
Pa. firm to design bridge linking Louisville, Indiana
Private prison not fined over violations, paper says
Northern Kentucky news briefs

Schools hope to keep gains while cutting staff
Staff-trimming always painful
'It's a great day at Dixie' and enrollment proves it

It took a village to free her
Loveland rolls back property tax 1 mill
Townships, I-71 corridor may get business recruiter

Bob Patterson, former CCD English teacher
Realty firm co-founder Thomas Duffy
Mary LaVelle keeper of keys at church
Richard K. Fritsche, 84, model maker

Crowley: GOP forfeits high ground in Senate race
Bronson: Guide to Iraq
Catwalk's not for cats