Saturday, June 02, 2001

Rave is moved out of Colerain




By Sue Kiesewetter
Enquirer Contributor

        COLERAIN TWP. — There will be no rave today at the Riverfront West softball complex.

        The dance has been moved to an undisclosed indoor location in Dayton, Ohio, said Ron Schmidt, owner of the 12-acre complex on Harrison Avenue where up to 2,000 people had been expected tonight.

        And that suits Colerain Township trustees just fine. They had asked their attorney this week to seek help from the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office on finding ways to stop the dances, which have drawn complaints from residents in Colerain, Crosby and Whitewater townships.

        The main complaint has been noise that often continues until 3 or 4 in the morning, authorities say. Oftentimes 1,000 or more young people attend the parties.

        “This is good news,” said Trustee Joseph Wolterman. “We like to have activities in our township but not those that are a nuisance. And I consider this a nuisance.”

        Mr. Schmidt maintains that he has broken no laws in making his land available for the parties.

        He said a Columbus-area promoter hasn't decided whether to cancel the July 3 rave scheduled for the complex and he fears other promoters may shy away because of the controversy.

        “You could see the way it was going to go,” Mr. Schmidt said. “We weren't even allowed to speak at the (trustees) hearing (Tuesday). We were threatened with arrest. We'll get our chance to speak somewhere, someday.”

       



Turnout key to blacks' political clout
Marchers to send message
Downtown boosters launch ads
Researchers urge police reforms
Swifton School 'family' goes separate ways
Rejected tile on stadium bill
Hair may be clue to baby's ID
Loss of Hamilton hospital affected many
- Rave is moved out of Colerain
Developer yearns for trees, trees
Hamilton drops 4th fireworks
Mason quarrel not over yet
MCNUTT: Hive talk
Bank teller charged in robbery
Board holds menu of hikes for sales tax
Buddhists celebrate this weekend
Cincinnati, Blue Ash break off talks on airport sale
Covington weighing new school boundaries to balance racial mix
Despite daring swan dive, he's a jailbird
Deters: Edmondson broke pledge
Festival today for Neighborhood House
Fire crews battle blazes in pair of vacant houses
Good cause found to be no excuse in ethics case
Kenton to appeal ruling
Literary tradition often unrecognized
Mason woman celebrates 106th
Mount Airy shelter to stay open
Nazi guards' role explained
Pipe, workers are faulted in oil spill
Poke rates its own festival
Students charged in prank incident
Taft asks for help on Comair
Tax cap suit ruling
UC faculty has long wish list
Union acquires state workers' home addresses
Kentucky News Briefs
Tristate A.M. Report