Thursday, November 22, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report




Restaurant serving dinner for ill kids

        The Palomino Restaurant-Rotisseria-Bar, downtown, will serve Thanksgiving dinner today to more than 250 kids from the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospital.

        The restaurant will be closed to the public. Dinner for the children will be served at 5 p.m.

        Buses donated by Children's Hospital will bring the children to the restaurant.

        Other businesses helping with the dinner are: U.S. Foods, Alliant Food Service and Queens Gate. Floral arrangements were donated by Peachy's Blossoms.

        Employees and management at Palomino, Children's Hospital and Ronald McDonald House will volunteer time for the event.
       

Choral group to sing for Macy's parade

        Tom Guthrie, Princeton High School choral director, and 35 students from Spectrum, a Princeton choral group, will be part of America Sings!, performing today in the 75th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.


[photo] TIME AGAIN FOR TOYS: Marine Chief Warrant Officer Pete Dewing (right) hands a bike to Staff Sgt. David Wells (left) as Tom Keen, who helped collect 600 toys for Toys for Tots, looks on. Find more about the drive at www.toybarrel.org.
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        They will open the parade at 9 a.m., then take a subway to be at the end of the 2 1/2-mile route. America Sings! will then be directly behind Santa Claus.

        The parade will air 9 a.m. to noon on Channels 5 and 22.
       

Close races trigger school board recounts

        Close results in two Hamilton County school board elections will trigger automatic recounts.

        Votes for school board candidates in Northwest Local School District and Princeton City Schools will be recounted, tentatively Dec. 4, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

        Both districts also have precincts in other counties. Northwest crosses into Butler County, while Princeton includes precincts in Butler and Warren counties. Those votes also will be recounted.

        An automatic recount is triggered when vote totals are one-half of 1 percent apart.

        In Northwest School District, five candidates are vying for three spots. Christopher Heather has a 45-vote lead over Jim Lay.

        There are three candidates for two spots on the Princeton City Schools board. Incumbent Mark Lemen leads Robert Rolfes by 27 votes.
       

Man indicted in slaying in market

        An English Woods man was indicted Wednesday in the killing of a man who asked him for money in a market.

        Nathaniel James Richardson, 45, now faces trial on the murder indictment. Kenneth Lewis, 21, was shot on Nov. 11.

        The shooting was captured on video at the English Woods IGA. It shows Mr. Richardson in the checkout lane buying candy bars, Hamilton County Prosecutor Mike Allen said, when the victim asked him for money.

        Mr. Richardson was apparently annoyed, the prosecutor said, and returned to the store with a .32 caliber semiautomatic pistol.

        “It appears he walked up to the victim and shot him in the back of the head,” Mr. Allen said.

        If convicted, Mr. Richardson faces 18 years to life in prison.
       

Forest Park hires development director

        FOREST PARK — Christopher A. Anderson, who has 10 years' experience in planning, development and private consulting, is the new community development director in Forest Park.

        Mr. Anderson, who will make $53,815, has served as a city planner in Fort Pierce, Fla., and Gastonia, N.C. He also has been assistant city manager for community development in Milford.

        He was chosen from about 100 applicants. He replaces Cassandra Clement, who resigned for personal reasons.

        His first day on the job was Monday.
       

Union Institute adds students from Ford

        Ford employees represented by the United Auto Workers now can pursue bachelor's degrees on the Internet from Cincinnati's Union Institute.

        The school, based in Walnut Hills, was added recently to the UAW-Ford University Online, a network of accredited colleges and universities.
       

Race raises $7,000 for Sept. 11 victims

        Last weekend's Cincinnati race to benefit the families of New York City police officers and firefighters raised more than $7,000.

        Local firefighters and police officers were among the more than 500 runners and walkers aiding the New York Firefighters 9-11 Disaster Relief and the New York State Fraternal Order of Police funds.

        Participants wore ribbons bearing the names of people who died in the World Trade Center.

        First-place runners: women, Erin Enzweiler, 21, of Newport; men, Steve Taylor, 40, of Cincinnati. First-place walkers: women, Barbara Whipp, 57, of Cincinnati; men, Bill Whipp, 57, of Cincinnati.

Red ribbons remind of driving safety

        LEBANON — Troopers at the Lebanon post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol are handing out free red antenna ribbons to raise awareness about impaired driving and the importance of designated drivers over the holiday weekend.

        Thanksgiving is historically the most deadly holiday on Ohio roads, said post commander Lt. Mike Sanders.

        Last year 13 people died in crashes Thanksgiving weekend, and three of the crashes involved alcohol. Troopers statewide charged 528 people with driving under the influence, according to public safety data.

        Ribbons are available at the post, Nelson Avenue and Ohio 48. For information, call the post, (513) 932-4444. The public awareness campaign is co-sponsored by the state patrol and Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

Former Miss America joins Fox news show

        LOUISVILLE — WDRB-TV here has announced the addition of Heather French Henry to its Fox in the Morning program.

        The wife of Lt. Gov. Steve Henry will co-anchor the program with Joe Orlando.

        Elizabeth Woolsey, who had been the morning co-anchor, will anchor the 10 p.m. news on WDRB. Fox in the Morning is on from 6-9 a.m.

        The former Miss Kentucky and Miss America is to begin her duties Dec. 3, the announcement said.

Thanksgiving closings

        Postal service ....... No delivery
        Library ....... Closed
        Banks ....... *Closed
        Trash collection
        • Cincinnati: One-day delay
        • Rumpke: Regular collection
        • CSI: Regular collection
        Metro ....... Holiday schedule
        Parking meters ....... No coins required (Cincinnati)
        Courts ....... Closed
        Government offices
        • Federal ....... Closed
        • City and county ....... Closed
        • State ....... Closed
        Stock markets ....... Closed
       

       *Fifth Third Bank at the Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport is open.
       

       



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