Monday, January 22, 2001

Local Digest

Smoke inhalation blamed in death

        OXFORD — A Hamilton cabinetmaker who was found dead in a burning parked vehicle Saturday died of smoke inhalation, a Butler County Coroner's Office investigator said Sunday.

        Edward C. Thier, 45, of Millvale Avenue, died early Saturday after a fire started in the engine compartment of his car. His body was found the back seat.

        “It appears to be an accidental death,” said investigator Andy Willis.

        The car fire was discovered about 1:45 a.m. on Judy Drive at the Miami Mobile Home Park.

        Mr. Thier is survived by a wife and three children.

Group plans seminar on MBA programs

               An Ohio MBA Expo for adult students will be offered Jan. 29 in Blue Ash by Ohio MBA Net, a group of universities that work to advise students interested in MBA programs.

        The seminar, to be held at the Blue Ash Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, is free and includes refreshments. It is sponsored by Miami University, University of Cincinnati, University of Dayton, Wright State University and Xavier University.

        The seminar will be 5-7 p.m. Jan. 29. An identical expo is planned Jan. 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the the Dayton Holiday Inn.

        For more information, call (800) 344-GOXU, ext. 3525 or

Nursing school offers scholarships

               High school students interested in a career in nursing can compete for 10 full-cost scholarships offered by the Christ Hospital School of Nursing.

        The two-year nursing school is expanding its scholarship program as part of efforts to reduce an industrywide nursing shortage.

        Beyond immediate staff shortages at some Tristate hospitals, many are concerned about the long-term supply of nurses to serve a steadily aging population.

        Several years of declining interest in nursing have resulted in the average age of working nurses rising to 44 this year nationally, said Teresa Goodwin, executive director of the Christ Hospital nursing school.

        The application deadline is April 1. For information about the scholarships, call 585-2050.

Novelist Doctorow to speak at UC

               American novelist E.L. Doctorow will be the first featured speaker for the University of Cincinnati Ropes Lecture Series.

        Mr. Doctorow is author of Ragtime, Billy Bathgate and The Book of Daniel. His lecture will begin at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Room 127, McMicken Hall.

        For more information, call Stanley Corkin, associate professor of English, (513) 556-2560.

Program for parents of incoming pupils

               Parents of students eligible for kindergarten this fall are invited to Monfort Heights School, 3711 West Fork Road, at 7 p.m. today.

        Teachers and the principal will be available to talk with parents. Samples of kindergarten activities will be displayed, and tours of the building will be offered. Information: 389-1570.


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