Wednesday, October 25, 2000

Tristate A.M. Report

Area colleges put crime stats on Internet

        Tristate colleges and universities were posting their crime statistics on the Internet this week.

        For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education required schools all over the nation to include reports off-campus as well as on-campus.

        Defining off-campus was left to each school and there was confusion as well over differences between theft and burglary, sexual assaults and hate crimes, according to officials of some of the schools.

[photo] TRAIN KILLS BOY ON GO-CART: An 11-year-old boy was hit and killed by a train after his go-cart was struck by a train near Bobmeyer Road and Ivy Lane in Fairfield about 5:50 p.m. Tuesday. Police were not releasing the name of the boy Tuesday night.
(Michael Snyder photo)
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        Anyone with Internet access can check schools on

School uniforms get helping hand

        More than 400 students from four Cincinnati elementary schools will finish shopping today for school uniforms and other supplies.

        Operation School Bell is a project of the Greater Cincinnati Assistance League.

        Sixty-percent of Cincinnati's elementary schools adopted voluntary school uniform policies, but purchasing new uniforms can be a challenge for some low-income parents.

        That's why four schools located in high-poverty neighborhoods turned to the Assistance League for help.

        Students at Washington Park, Vine, Hays-Washburn and McKinley schools received $65 worth of uniform clothing and school supplies.

        Assistance League members raised $30,000 for the project.

Bank robbery 45th this year

        Police are investigating the 45th bank robbery to take place in Hamilton County this year.

        A man armed with a gun walked into Foundation Savings Bank in downtown Cincinnati about 11 a.m. Tuesday and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash and was last seen headed toward Liberty Street on foot.

        Police described him as white, in his 20s, about 5'2” and 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He wore blue Jeans, a long-sleeved dress shirt and a pager on his waistband.

Cincinnati police offer free gunlocks

        Cincinnati police officers will give away gunlocks today and Thursday.

        Residents can stop by between 5 and 9 p.m. at any of the police division's five district offices: 310 Ezzard Charles Drive, downtown; 3295 Erie Avenue, Hyde Park; 3201 Warsaw Avenue, Price Hill; 4150 Reading Road, Avondale; or 1012 Ludlow Avenue, Clifton.

        Gun owners should not bring their guns with them to pick up the locks.

Software helps create school tests

        Cincinnati Public Schools will receive $200,000 worth of computer software teachers can use to create tests.

        ExamView Pro is a test-building computer program already being used by educational publishers like McGraw-Hill and Tristate schools, like Moeller High.

        Teachers use the program, created by Cincinnati's FSCreations, Inc., to create question banks and generate formatted tests that can be printed or delivered and immediately graded online.

Cheviot woman dies in car wreck

        A Cheviot woman died Monday after wrecking her car in Westwood.

        Modenna A. Anaruma, 45, was headed north on Harrison Avenue a little before 8:30 p.m. when her car went off the right side of the street and hit a utility pole, Cincinnati police said. She was taken to University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

        The Cincinnati Police Division's traffic investigation unit asks anyone who saw the accident to call them at 352-2514.

Man faces charges in shoplifting

        A 45-year-old Cincinnati man was arrested Monday and charged with assaulting a Kmart employee during a shoplifting incident Saturday in Columbia Township.

        The Hamilton County Sheriff's office charged Jerome McRae, of the 400 block of West Ninth Street in the West End with aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

        According to the sheriff's office, Mr. McRae is the man Kmart employees attempted to detain as a shoplifting suspect about 1:40 p.m. Saturday. The suspect resisted and stabbed one of the employees with a sharp object. The employee was treated for a cut to arm at a local hospital and released.

Chinese adoption agency holds session

        China Adoption With Love, a Boston-based adoption placement agency, will hold two informational meetings in the Cincinnati area. The meetings are designed to introduce the agency and answer questions regarding adoption from China.

        The first meeting will be held 7 p.m. today at the Children's Home of Northern Kentucky, 200 Home Road, Covington. For information, call 859-261-8768.

        The second meeting will be 7 p.m. Thursday at Lutheran Social Services, 11370 Springfield Pike, Springdale. For information, call 326-5430.

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