Saturday, November 6, 2004

Local news briefs

Fraternity, sorority office endowed

Miami University officials said they received a one-of-a-kind gift, $1 million to endow Miami's Office of Greek Affairs. The donor is Cliff Alexander of Piqua, Ohio, who founded Crayex Corp., a custom manufacturer of polyethylene films and bags, with facilities in Piqua and McDonough, Ga. Alexander graduated from Miami in 1956, where he was a member of Sigma Nu. "To my knowledge, it will be the first Greek affairs office in the nation to be endowed," said Dick Nault, vice president for student affairs at Miami. Twenty-five percent of Miami students belong to a sorority or fraternity. An open house will be held 4:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday in Shriver Center on the Oxford campus.

Bid on Nuxhall pitching lesson

Joe Nuxhall is making a pitch for the Three Valley Conservation Trust, the Oxford-based farmland preservation organization. A one-hour pitching clinic by the former Reds pitcher and radio announcer will be among the items in the trust's Auction for Acres 6:30-10 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center at Miami University-Hamilton, 1601 University Ave. Also up for bid will be antique furniture, antique iron toys, oriental carpets, framed art, collectibles and Reds memorabilia. A $40 ticket includes food, wine and entertainment. Information: (513) 524-2150 or

Medics to learn venom treatments

Medics from the Detachment 1, Company A 256th Combat Support Hospital and the 369th Minimal Care Detachment in Sharonville will learn about venomous animals found in Iraq at the Cincinnati Zoo at 11 a.m. Sunday. Both Army Reserve units are subject to deployment in Iraq at any time. The class will provide information on animals that medics would most likely encounter in Iraq and what to do after an accidental bite.


Watch for lane closures from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. today on eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 275 in Hamilton County from the Loveland-Madiera exit to the Montgomery Road exit.

County's election cost: $6M
Jurors checked for criminal past
Search report clears officer
Scouts build, plant crosses for U.S. soldiers who died
More steps, fewer calories

Buses come, go at 2 schools
Program helps residents pay fuel bill
Union Twp. backs cops in shooting
Local survivors: 'Take charge'
Cheviot budget cuts under way
Sessions guide Jewish girls to teen years
New home for Hoxworth center
Growth frustrates Warren Co. officials
Rural v. city politics divides government
Trustee charged with possessing child porn photos
Voting machine error gives Bush 3,893 extra votes
Bloomfield kids will meet 'Booger' author
Springfield Twp. to open firehouse
Event honors five women for service, perseverance
Local news briefs
Neighbors briefs
Public safety briefs

Memory of mom in students' hearts

Sandra Hoemmelmeyer was cheerful voice on Enquirer phone
May Orton Westheimer, 82, was volunteer, philanthropist

Don't go buy that lion yet
Man with artificial heart dies
Developers pointing fingers
Patton's lover: I'm broke
Commute sentence, letter requests
Gov. Fletcher forms energy task force
Lucas wishes now that he'd kept seat
College expo gets students planning
Kentucky briefs