LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2003
Home inspections lagging in suburbs
Home builders want to build. Homeowners want to move in. Lenders want to close the deal. And in Cincinnati's booming northern suburbs, the frenzy to develop is clashing with counties' abilities to keep up.
Inspections don't alert buyers to environmental hazards
Protect your house, yourself

Support fading for slot machines
The chances are getting slimmer that Ohio lawmakers will ask voters in November to put thousands of slot machines at Ohio's racetracks.

No audit may cost Pendleton millions
Pendleton County is in jeopardy of losing $1.5 million in federal grants because the county has not been audited for nearly two years.

Hospital's cutting edge
A new doctor has turned University Hospital into Ohio's most prolific liver transplant program in less than a single year by accepting organs that were rejected by all the other transplant centers in the state.

IN THE TRISTATE
Political divide sparks disorder in the courts
If not for their black robes and ornate courtrooms, the judges at the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could easily be confused these days for those loud, angry talk show guests on TV.
Potter fans swarm bookstores
A 15-year-old boy has the world under his spell with Saturday's release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.
Faithful gather at ballpark for day of prayer
One year after Rev. Billy Graham came to town, Cincinnati residents continue to pray for change in the city.
Navy pilot salutes dad by coming home for promotion
The Cravaack family reunited Saturday at the Naval and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Gilbert Avenue so they could see Ray "Chip" Cravaack Jr. get promoted from commander to captain.
Mayor wants to see, be seen
When American Cancer Society volunteers arrived Friday at Withrow High School, they were impressed to see Norwood Mayor Vic Schneider already there, pitching tents for an overnight fund-raising event.
Obituary: Radio host Rich King
Cincinnati radio personality Rich King gave the world an important gift: laughter.
Tristate A.M. Report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
PULFER: The magic formula
I am worried about Harry Potter. Such a plucky lad. Much too good to wind up with his likeness on a pair of underpants.
CROWLEY: Ky. Politics
Craig Bohman is about as welcome at Covington City Hall these days as Paul Patton is at a Chandler family reunion.
HOWARD: Some Good News
Their voices moved like the wind, conveying messages to soldiers in the Pacific from Guadalcanal to Okinawa during World War II.
BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Lebanon floats idea of a new fire station
LEBANON - With fire emergency runs increasing each year, city officials say it's time for a new fire station.
OHIO
Wagons ho! Ohio train gets rolling
MARTINS FERRY, Ohio - With a rooster's loud crowing and cries of "yaa-hoo!" the bicentennial wagon train rolled west on Saturday to retrace the route pioneers took 200 years ago.
More fights likely over school funding
Leaders of a coalition of school districts that won its lawsuit against the state over how schools are funded said it may take Ohio back to court over a compromise budget that scales back planned increases in funding.
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Despite largess, N.Ky. needy
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS - When nearly 80 Kentucky lawmakers were spending two days in the region last week, local business leaders and officials made sure the legislators had a good time.
Ky. GOP to convene in Covington
COVINGTON - Northern Kentucky Republicans are being rewarded for their success in electing and supporting GOP candidates.
Turkeyfoot work slowed by weather
The transformation of Turkeyfoot Road is clearly visible, even though recent rains have slowed the $28 million project.
Teen gets life sentence for fatal burglary
LOUISVILLE - A teenager avoided the death penalty in a fatal burglary when he was a minor, receiving instead a life prison sentence.
Settlement reached in suit over dorm fire death
PADUCAH, Ky. - A settlement has been reached in a wrongful-death federal lawsuit filed by the mother of a Murray State student killed in a 1998 dorm fire.
Kentucky obituaries
SPECIAL
West side guide
The 10th installment of our 'Great Neighborhoods' series showcases the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make the west side a great place to live.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
AndersonBlue AshColerainFairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonMason & Deerfield Twp.West Chester


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
Bill Erpenbeck was one of the Tristate's biggest home builders before his company crumbled in a bank fraud scandal that affected lenders, subcontractors and home owners. Click here for links to all Enquirer reports.