Saturday, June 01, 2002

Tristate A.M. Report

Man shot in S. Cumminsville

        A man shot in the leg early Saturday in South Cumminsville is expected to recover, Cincinnati police said.

        The victim's name was not immediately available following the 12:05 a.m. incident in the 3400 block of Beekman Street.

        Police described the shooter as a black male, five-foot-five to five-foot-six with a thin build and braids down his neck.

Heart risks higher for obese black women

        Obese African-American women face increased risk of scrambling the electrical system of their hearts, according to study results announced recentlyby the University of Dayton.

        A study of 110 inner-city African-American women in Dayton found a correlation between obesity and “long-QT syndrome,” an electrical malfunction in the heart that can cause sudden death.

        The condition can be detected by an electrocardiogram test. Increased aerobic exercise, even if it does not fully eliminate weight problems, may help improve the condition.

        But more study is needed to confirm that theory, said Jayne Brahler, an assistant professor of health and sport science at UD.

Drug suspect strikes plea agreement

        LEBANON — The second of two Warren County drug suspects to be charged with racketeering struck a plea agreement Friday.

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        Chester Sandlin, 60, of South Lebanon, pleaded guilty to two charges of trafficking in cocaine and pleaded no contest to a single count of conspiracy to engage in a pattern of corrupt activity.

        He faces up to 14 1/2 years in prison when he is sentenced next month in Warren County Common Pleas Court.

        County drug agents arrested Mr. Sandlin and 63-year-old accomplice Willie Cole last June, alleging the two made a lucrative business of selling 1-gram packages of cocaine to buyers from throughout Warren, Hamilton and Clermont counties.

        Mr. Cole pleaded guilty to similar charges in February and received a four-year prison sentence.

Children's swim gear needed at St. Joseph

        St. Joseph Orphanage in Monfort Heights needs donations of children's swimsuits, goggles and beach towels.

        New and used items in good condition may be sent to Gloria Wahler, St. Joseph Orphanage, 5400 Edalbert Dr., Cincinnati 45239.

        Information: 741-5690, ext. 2115.

Glendale holds third neighborhood meeting

        GLENDALE — The village will hold its third Neighbor to Neighbor meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Harry Whiting Brown Community Center, 34 Village Square.

        Initiated by long-time Glendale resident Mary Lewis in response to the Enquirer's Neighbor to Neighbor initiative, the meetings are chaired by Village Councilmen Joe Gaynor and Ephriam Swafford.

        Glendale Neighbor to Neighbor meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month. Meetings will last no longer than 90 minutes. All are welcome.

        For information, contact Mr. Swafford at 777-5052.

Have a great yard? You could be a winner

        MONTGOMERY — Spruce up your yard. The judges are coming through town.

        The city's Beautification and Tree Commission soon will be judging business, residential, subdivision and rental properties for the annual beautification awards.

        Entries submitted before June 26 will be judged for their attractive and well-maintained landscapes in addition to the property's overall appearance.

        Residents can nominate any Montgomery property, including their own.

        Nomination forms are available at City Hall, 10101 Montgomery Road, and They also are at the Montgomery Kroger service counter.

        For more information, call volunteer coordinator Joyce Yock, 792-8329.

In-kind donation center relocating

        SHARONVILLE — Greater Cincinnati's only non-profit, in-kind donation clearinghouse will officially leave its Evendale home and open up at its new headquarters, 3610 Park 42 Drive, on Monday.

        Founded in 1986, Community Resource Center (CRC) is a place where businesses donate quality furniture, discontinued stock or overflow inventory for other contributing donors.

        During 2001, the estimated value of these in-kind donations exceeded $3 million.

        To contact CRC, call 554-4944.

Nursing assistant classes enrolling

        The Cincinnati Public School District's Office of Adult Education is enrolling students for summer courses in the new State Tested Nursing Assistant Program.

        The courses will provide training for people who are interested in employment at long-term and short-term nursing facilities, people who may be investigating a change in careers or students who want to earn credits for state-licensing requirements.

        The cost is $500 per course. Tuition includes textbooks, uniforms and processing fees. A $200 deposit is required to register.

        The course offers 75 hours of training, with 16 hours spent in clinical situations at local nursing facilities.

        Session I classes are: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, June 10-28, at Hughes Center, 2515 Clifton Ave. Registration deadline: June 3.

        Session II classes are: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 8-26, Hughes Center, 2515 Clifton Ave. Registration deadline: July 3.

        Information: Adult Education Manager Michael Gaines at 475-7151 or e-mail:

Springfield Township offering public bonds

        SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP A $12.3 million public bond offering is slated for township improvements ranging from a new fire station to a streetscape plan for the Winton Road business district.

        Trustees have not officially decided whether the bonds will mature in 20 or 25 years, he said. The bonds will be available for purchase June 6, at a minimum of $5,000.

        Township residents will get first choice to purchase.

        A public meeting on Wednesday will discuss particulars such as maturity and rate of return. The meeting will be at 7 p.m., in the Allen Paul Community Room, 9150 Winton Road.

Summer college prep program offered

        Cincinnati State Technical and Community College will offer a college preparatory camp this summer for students entering sixth grade.

        The program will focus on developing academic skills in the state's sixth grade proficiency tests in math, science and reading. Also included will be computer technology classes.

        The program lasts one week and costs $110. Classes will be at Cincinnati State's Evendale campus, 10100 Reading Road.

        Classes will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 29 through Aug. 2 and Aug. 5-9. The deadline for applications is July 8.

        For more information, call 569-1466.

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