Friday, September 28, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report




Roach verdict spurs student rally at UC

        The message was quick and simple: React to the Stephen Roach case politically, not violently.

        About 70 University of Cincinnati students attended a rally Thursday in the wake of Officer Roach's not-guilty verdict. It was sponsored by the University of Cincinnati Student Government, the UC NAACP, the Muslim Student Association, the Diversity Education Office, and Ethnic Chain for Higher Education and Opportunities in Education.

        “We think the outcome was an injustice, but responding by violence only makes it worse,” said Robert E. Richardson Jr., president of the University Student Government.

        Students from various races, nationalities and backgrounds attended the 15-minute event.

        “Since the unrest this summer, enough hasn't been done,” said Shawn Dolan, a junior and student government senator from the College of Business Administration. “The students do care about issues. This isn't just a big void up on the hill. We don't want to be ignored.”
       

Public invited to discuss interchange

        MONROE — The Ohio Department of Transportation is holding an open house Monday to discuss improvements to the interchange of Interstate 75 and Ohio 63.


[photo] National Guard's 123rd Air Control Squadron during a visit to their Blue Ash base Thursday morning.
(Glenn Hartong photo)
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        ODOT commissioned a study of possible improvements to the area in Butler and Warren counties. Representatives of ODOT and engineering consultants from ME Companies will be at the open house to present alternatives and to answer questions about the interchange.

        The meeting is 4-7 p.m. Monday in the Family Center at Solid Rock Church, 904 N. Union Road, Monroe.

        Written comments can be mailed to: Hans Jindal, ODOT District 8, 505 S. Ohio 741, Lebanon, OH 45036. For more information, call: Kim Patton, public information officer; (513) 932-3030 or (800) 831-2142, Ext. 279.
       

School fire causes minimal damage

        A fire in a locker led school officials to evacuate Woodward High School for a short time Thursday afternoon.

        “There were no injuries. It is under investigation,” said Cincinnati Public Schools spokeswoman Janet Walsh.

        Cincinnati fire crews were called to the school just after 1 p.m. and the blaze was quickly extinguished. Damage was minimal, Ms. Walsh said.
       

Madisonville school holds dinner dance

        MADISONVILLE — St. Margaret of Cortona School is holding its first Alumni Dinner Dance from 6-11 p.m. today at the school, 4100 Simpson Ave. The event begins with an open house and school tours 6-7 p.m. Cost is $25 per person.

        With graduating classes dating to 1924, St. Margaret of Cortona School recently started an alumni association to strengthen its relationship with former students. More than 200 graduates, as well as past principals, pastors and faculty, have made plans to attend. Alumni can make reservations by calling the school at 271-8288.

        St. Margaret of Cortona School, at Simpson and Murray streets, offers a pre-kindergarten to eighth-grade curriculum. More than 100 students are enrolled at the school.
       

Dance raises funds for relief efforts

        NEWPORT — The Citywide High School Attack on America Fund-raiser Dance will be 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. today at the Syndicate, 18 E. Fifth St.

        Four students in a service learning class at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy's high school felt compelled to help. “We brainstormed ideas of what we could do in response to the tragedy at New York City and the Pentagon,” said Karen Hordinski, director of student outreach at the Sycamore Township school.

        When they discovered The Syndicate would donate space to any group raising funds for relief efforts, they decided on a dance with a disc jockey.

        The students who came up with the idea are seniors Michelle Liotta, Darah Stutz, Charity Mullen and Anna Broun.

        The goal is to raise $10,000 for the United Way of New York City for disaster relief efforts. Tickets, $10, are available by calling 247-0900, Ext. 811. Additional donations are welcome.

        Tickets will be sold at the door if the dance does not sell out in advance. High-school students will be asked to show their student ID. Appropriate dress is required.
       

Cincinnati State breaks record

        Enrollment at Cincinnati State Technical & Community College has set another record.

        Head count for the fall term was 7,191 on the Clifton campus, up 7.75 percent from last fall and ahead of the record 7,116 lastwinter, spokesman Bruce Stoecklin said.
       



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