Wednesday, November 3, 2004

Neighbors news briefs

World AIDS Day grants available

The Cincinnati Regional Advisory Group, through the Greater Cincinnati AIDS Consortium, is offering small grants for World AIDS Day activities in Butler, Clermont and Hamilton counties.

World AIDS day is Dec. 1. For application information, e-mail or call Charles Wallner at (513) 721-8941 before Nov. 12.

Civic Renewal meeting scheduled

Citizens for Civic Renewal will hold a meeting, "A Model for Jurisdictional Cooperation: The Eastern Corridor and Beyond," from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Rookwood Tower, fifth floor, 3805 Edwards Road.

The nonprofit organization's mission is to empower citizens and serve as a catalyst for civic action in Greater Cincinnati. Information: Steve Johns at (513) 458-6736.

Warren County extends exemptions

More senior citizens could be receiving a tax reduction through an expansion of the Homestead Exemption program.

The Warren County Auditor's Office has announced a $300 increase from previous income limits, which officials say will allow more seniors to apply.

The exemption is available to homeowners older than 65, or who are permanently or totally disabled, or who have total combined income less than $25,000. It is granted in the form of reduced taxes on a home or dwelling.

For more information, contact the auditor's office at (513) 695-1235.

Contributors: Janice Morse, Janinne Thompson, Erica Solvig

Ohio provisional ballots may decide presidential election
Voters repeal amendment on gay rights
Ohio Supreme Court: GOP's justices appear to be buttressing majority
Voinovich has no trouble winning 2nd Senate term
Sycamore levy passes; four others fail
Kerry effort falls short in Ohio
Ohio Republicans aim to maintain grip in House, Senate
Ohio election briefs
Ohio Issue 1 passes
Turnout heavy in suburbs
MU students hit the polls
Cincinnati school levy passes
Hospital tax leading despite opposition
Clermont County: Republicans remain choice in early count
Clermont County tax issues: Long lines delay counting
Fairfield levy passes
Butler commission: All incumbents being returned
Butler levies: Support strong for health, social care funding
Butler County Sheriff: Jones likely successor to Gabbard
Heavy turnout, long lines delay vote count
Kings levy passes by slim margin
Indiana governor: Daniels prevails after tough, costly slugfest
Ballot misprint may affect Ind. school board race

Alexandria: Voters stick with City Council's six incumbents
Bellevue City Council: Two incumbents losing seats with 4 of 5 precincts counted
Covington: Sanders and Stricker joining City Commission
Campbell County: Ward holds on to retain seat on Circuit Court
Florence City Council: One newcomer, five incumbents win seats
Independence: Four who opposed insurance tax win
Newport: Mayor, all four on council will be keeping their seats
Suburban schools: Campbell, other area boards get fresh faces
Villa Hills, Taylor Mill: Taxes to fix, replace city streets rejected
Urban schools: Newcomer ousts incumbent, snags Newport board seat
N. Ky. election briefs
Popular president dominates Kentucky
Ky. Senate: Bunning wins - but race was close
Ky. House: This time around, Davis prevails
Issue One: Kentucky overwhelmingly says yes to no-gay-marriage
State's determined voters brave long lines, waits, rain
23rd Senate District: Westwood survives challenge by Groob
Ex-Gov. Carroll wins Frankfort seat
State Senate: Republican Thayer wins a full term in new seat
67th House District: Keene's win preserves spot for Democrats

Shelter director traveled from needing to helping
Help Habitat by hiring yard rakers
Father inspired mission journey
Cone throw may bring legal action
Police dogs could get TV time at competition
Harrison man charged in auto fatals
Exhibit to spotlight 350 years of Judaism in America
Medal of Honor graves get special markers
Local news briefs
Neighbors news briefs

Good Things Happening

Gay Weber designed jet engines for GE

Time of change in Crestview Hills
Waltz or swing, timid students learn to let go
Florence Freedom has a deal
$545,000 grant to bolster Ky. health-care work force
N. Ky. news briefs
Jewelry gone after autopsy of corpse
N.Ky. schools' education guide available online
Murder counts filed in wreck that killed 2