Sunday, December 23, 2001
Good News: Students deliver gifts
The Christmas break for the 980 students at Elder High School started with a goodwill mission as the students distributed food baskets and gifts to 250 families.
They had collected money, food and toys throughout the neighborhood.
Just about every student at the school was involved in some way, said Sean Kelley, marketing director for Elder High School.
Those who did not help with the collecting, helped to package the food and wrap gifts, and others were involved in the delivery.
The distribution took place Thursday afternoon, starting about 1:20 p.m.
Parents, alumni and teachers helped the students with the distribution.
We get the names from various agencies in the city and personally deliver the baskets to the homes of those families, said Roger Auer, a teacher and coordinator of Elder's community service.
We find that the delivery to the home really assists those who have trouble with transportation, Mr. Auer said.
Mr. Auer said it was a fitting way for the students to begin their Christmas break.
This is what the season is all about, he said.
The all-boys Catholic school is at 3900 Vincent Ave. in Price Hill.
Teasha Nicole Fullwood, 12, a seventh-grader at St. Boniface School, 4305 Pitts Ave., Northside, was among the support runners as the Olympic torch passed through Cincinnati recently.
Support runners get to keep their uniforms, which added to Teasha's excitement.
The uniform consisted of a light jacket, a long-sleeve T-shirt, lightweight pants, a fleece cap and gloves.
Support runners are not required to wear the complete uniform, but had to wear the pants and
either the T-shirt or jacket.
They are allowed to add heavier clothing during inclement weather.
We are going to frame (the uniform), said her mother, Shari Johnson.
A specially trained security staff is protecting the 180-year-old Taft Museum of Art building, 316 Pike St., downtown, as the historic landmark undergoes a $17.5 million renovation and expansion project.
The security staff was trained by the H.C. Nutting Co. of Columbia Tusculum.
After receiving haz-mat and firefighting training, the security staff was certified by the Environmental Protection Agency and the Ohio Department of Health.
A historic building such as the Taft may contain hazardous construction materials, John Ring, chief of protection services, said.
The museum is expected to reopen in spring 2003.
For a schedule of off-site programming while the museum is under renovation, call (513) 241-0343.
Allen Howard's Some Good News column runs Sunday-Friday. If you have suggestions about outstanding achievements, or people who are doing acts of kindness, let him know at (513) 768-8362; at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by fax at (513) 768-8340.
Use of force increased as violent crime dropped
Officer used force 57 times in 4 years
Flynts may open Hustler's club
Shirey in running for Springfield job
Charter schools gain enrollment
Charter schools Q&A
Varied people create classes
Bill promotes charter schools
BRONSON: Christmas in a bottle
PULFER: Spirit of Christmas in August
Quick thinking saves stroke victim
Residents OK with sale of Bethesda
Two families lose home in fire
Good News: Students deliver gifts
IRS worker dies from Sept. 11 injuries
Love of bowling her legacy
Popular game has Ohio State roots
CROWLEY: Checking off twice on year in politics
Northern Ky. Christmas closings
Bars to close earlier
Bethlehem's holiday stamp a ritual
Kentucky rakes in federal roads funds
Patton: Increase teacher pay
Sergeant keeps airport watch
Union miners ratify deal