Tuesday, January 7, 2003


Leadership award

Kiana Moore, of Finneytown, was awarded the national "I Dare You Leadership Award" by the American Youth Foundation.

Emily Rempe of Hyde Park, a past Leadership Award recipient, presented the award. She has been Kiana's Big Sister for six years through Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Cincinnati.

Kiana, a junior at Finneytown High School, hopes to study medicine in college.

Tourism honors

The Warren County Convention & Visitors Bureau was awarded two RUBY (Recognizing Uncommon Brilliance) Awards by the Ohio Travel Association. The winning campaigns were the bureau's Web site and 2002 summer radio promotion.

The Ohio Association of Conventions and Visitors Bureaus also honored the Convention & Visitors Bureau with an award for a regional cooperative effort brochure which promotes the Little Miami Scenic Bike trail.

First solo flight

Paul Drake, of Oregonia, took his first flight as a student pilot without his instructor, soloing in a single-engine aircraft.

He is enrolled in the Professional Pilot program at the University of Cincinnati Clermont College.

Honor society

Emily Merkel, a senior English and integrated language arts major at Hiram College, Ohio, has been inducted into Kappa Delta Pi International Education Honorary.

The Walnut Hills High School graduate is the daughter of Debbie and Larry Merkel of Amberley Village.

Audition pays off

Amy Miller, a McAuley High School graduate, completed a successful audition and is performing with the national Broadway touring company of 42nd Street.

Girl, 17, killed while holding child
Lottery sales up, but profit misses goal
Boyles gets 13 years in ex-girlfriend's death
Buckeyes gear flies out of stores
Troops ship out by the thousands

PULFER: Helping kids early and often
RADEL: Second job was what he wanted

Mt. Healthy stops school bus service
Mom, daughter killed in crash
School board elects Warner president
New police oversight agency meets
Another local boy joins Vienna choir
Donation to pay for flags on firetrucks
Firefighters, police aid McDonald House

3 suing to stay can - for now
Class-action suit sought on Oxycontin
Obituary: Ruth Shaffer, 92, was organist
Obituary: Alfred Wilhelm, Diamond executive
Good News: Travel show partnering in coat drive

Perjury an issue in Butler courts
Deadly road gets rumble strips
Boil-water warning wasn't heard
Policeman hurt while questioning motorist
Fairfield laboratories focus on heart disease

Attempted murder added to charges
Rapist found slain in cell

Ohio Moments: Midwest got a taste of Antarctica's weather
Blackwell: GOP should boost black staffing
Village ponders ads on cruisers

Democratic strategy session moved
Another local auto business burgled
Patton outlines tax-hike targets
Voters get voice at town meeting
$10M grant to help Kentucky's jobless
Jackson to run for Ky. governor
Around the Commonwealth