LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JANUARY 19, 2003
SPECIAL REPORT: OHIO'S FUTURE
Wanted: Innovation
In Ohio's heyday of industrial innovation, new technology streamed out of labs in rapid-fire succession. But no longer.
Private investors fuel innovation
NCR a rarity - an Ohio high-tech giant

Epling usurped duties of mail clerk
At Florence's old city hall, mail was sorted in a glorified closet - not the sort of place you'd expect to find a high-ranking official with multiple degrees.
Contractor helping city recover from scandal

Hundreds protest war
Hundreds of protesters gathered on Fountain Square Saturday to rally against President Bush's plans to invade Iraq.


IN THE TRISTATE
Issues await Boehner's panel
WASHINGTON - The House Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. John Boehner, will handle a number of major issues in the session of Congress that just began.


Boehner's eyes on issues
WASHINGTON - School. College. Job. Retirement.
Exhibit's passport to Africa
Samples of authentic African food, a re-creation of an African village and performances by dance troupes greeted hundreds who visited the Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal Saturday.
Suspect in assault on police officer turns self in
A Price Hill man who allegedly hit a Delhi Township police officer over the head with a brick turned himself in to police late Thursday, police said. Emmett Pringle, 19, of the 400 block of Crestline Avenue is charged with felonious assault on a police officer.
Price Hill church to change hands
Bob Jung has attended Price Hill United Church of Christ since 1923. He married his wife, Myrtle, there in 1942.
Obituary: Chris Goettsch
FORT WRIGHT - Chris Goettsch was only 3 pounds, 13 ounces at birth 27 years ago. Other than a defect in his right eye, he seemed fine.
Obituary: Donald C. Hess, past mayor of Montgomery
Former Montgomery mayor and city councilman Donald C. Hess died of kidney cancer Monday at his home in Montgomery. He was 54.
Tristate A.M. Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
BRONSON: Crime story
Knock, knock. Mason, Indian Hill, Hyde Park and Hamilton, are you home? Hello? Hello? Milford, Montgomery, Fairfield, Delhi, West Chester, Anderson and Cheviot, are you listening?


PULFER: The therapy dog
We have a new dog in our family. Wait. Stay with me. I promise not to show you pictures or expect you to walk around with her hair on your navy blazer or allow her to kiss you on the lips.
SMITH-AMOS: 'Peace over profits'
Crime has been a problem inside and outside the Jet-In Market, a West End pony keg on Linn Street.
HOWARD: Some Good News
Each week, Alex Weber visits a disabled, elderly woman and does household chores.

OHIO
Ohio may have to shut down prison
COLUMBUS - The state will close one or more prisons, shut down a juvenile detention facility and eliminate an outdoors program for troubled youth to help balance the current budget, Gov. Bob Taft is expected to announce Wednesday.


Ohio State fans brave cold to celebrate champs
COLUMBUS - Ohio State football backers proved Saturday that they're anything but fair weather fans.
Taft 'frustrated' drug firms not joining prescription plan
COLUMBUS - Gov. Bob Taft has been in contact with the four drug makers he singled out for not joining his Golden Buckeye prescription drug plan, but has not gotten all of them to change their minds, a Taft spokeswoman said Friday.
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Murphy enters race for Congress
ERLANGER - Kevin Murphy, a lawyer and former Republican Party official who has been openly critical of some GOP elected officials, said Saturday that he will seek the Republican nomination in Northern Kentucky's 2004 congressional primary.


Jan. 28 election going unnoticed
INDEPENDENCE - More than 26,000 registered voters in southern Kenton County are eligible to cast ballots in a Jan. 28 special state Senate election between Democrat Charles Wells and Republican Damon Thayer.
House fire in Fort Thomas blamed on untended candle
FORT THOMAS - An unattended candle is believed to have caused a fire early Saturday that caused $45,000 in damage to a two-story, three-family home in the 900 block of North Fort Thomas Avenue, fire officials say.
CINERGY FIELD IMPLOSION
Implosion bids goodbye to an era
More than 32 years of Cincinnati history came crashing down Dec. 29 as Cinergy Field fell upon itself like a crumbling sand castle.
See the implosion:
Animation from Enquirer photos
Video from WCPO
• Galleries: Implosion | Crowd | Aerial shots
  Views from Kentucky

New skyline already earning praise
What's next for Cincinnati's riverfront?
No hitches, no errors
Cleanup begins will take months
Viewers react to Big Boom
Implosion parties start before dawn
55 years that shaped Cincinnati's riverfront
WCPO special implosion section

'GREAT NEIGHBORHOODS' SPECIAL SECTIONS
Fairfield undergoes major makeover
A major makeover has been under way in Fairfield, highlighted by the Village Green area, its new downtown centerpiece. In this section, fourth in the Enquirer's series, you'll learn about all the things that make Fairfield a great neighborhood.
Previous reports: • Mason & Deerfield Twp.West ChesterLebanon

SPECIAL
Priests and Sexual Misconduct
        Four priests in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and two priests who formerly served in the Diocese of Covington have been suspended and/or accused of sexual misconduct in a scandal that has swept across the country. Click here for an archive of Enquirer reports.

Erpenbeck Investigation
        A. William Erpenbeck spent years building a company that appears to be crumbling. One of the Tristate's biggest home builders, the Erpenbeck Co., is under federal investigation for a suspected bank fraud that is affecting lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.