Monday, October 15, 2001

Local Digest

Winton Place McDonald's robbed

        A gunman robbed a McDonald's restaurant at 255 W. Mitchell Ave. in Winton Place early Sunday morning, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash, Cincinnati police said.

        The robbery occurred at 12:05 a.m. No shots were fired and no one was injured, police said.

Blaze at apartment does $10,000 damage

               A fire that apparently started in a basement apartment kitchen Sunday morning caused $10,000 damage to a Northside building, Cincinnati fire officials said.

        The fire broke out at 3:59 a.m. in the 1500 block of Glen Parker Avenue, and was contained to the apartment in the two-story dwelling, District 3 Fire Chief Gary Scott said.

        Smoke detectors were going off when firefighters arrived. The cause of the fire remains under investigation, Chief Scott said. No one was injured.

New hospital scanner to fight lung cancer

               Deaconess Hospital has installed a spiral CT scanner that can be used to check for early signs of lung cancer.

        The scans, which can be ordered by a physician or re quested by a patient, cost $250, including a radiologist fee to interpret the data.

        The hospital recommends the scans for people ages 60 and older who have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 10 years or a half-pack a day for 20 years. Anyone younger will need a doctor's referral.

        Lung cancer, which occurs in higher than average numbers in Greater Cincinnati, kills 86 percent of its victims within five years. However, survival rates improve to 49 percent when the disease is detected early, according to the American Cancer Society.

        For more information about Deaconess Hospital's chest CT program, call 559-2500.

Harvard speaker to lecture on peace

               INDIAN HILL — Area Quakers are holding a free peace lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Cincinnati Friends meetinghouse, 8075 Keller Road.

        Susan Moeller, a senior fellow in the International Security Program at Harvard University, is the guest speaker. She will talk about the media, human rights and children. The event also features music by the Wilmington College Chorale.

        Information: 941-2419.

College fair offers details on schools

               INDIAN HILL — Cincinnati Country Day School will hold its first college fair Wednesday for students grades 9-12 who live in or go to school in Indian Hill, Madeira, Mariemont and Cincinnati.

        The 7-9 p.m. event will be held in the school's north gym, 6905 Given Road.

        College admissions officers, representing about 100 schools nationwide, will have information to distribute on scholarships, financial aid, admissions and athletics.

        For information, call 561-7298 or visit for a list of colleges that will be represented.


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