Suburbs close in on historic farm
At Turpin Farms, less than 10 miles from downtown Cincinnati in Anderson Township, pickup trucks raise clouds of dust on dirt roads, children play barefoot and chickens roam around fresh daisies and herbs. It's a bit of country in a whole lot of city.
Growth changes everything

Storm turns deadly; thousands still in dark
Thousands of Greater Cincinnatians remain without power this morning, and one family is coping with the deaths of two family members caused by an accident following Friday night's powerful thunderstorms.

Child support fix leaves holes
Ohio is collecting more child support than ever and getting it out quicker to single parents who need the money to feed and clothe their children.
County's child support undergoing changes

Activists say new riot law violates free speech
COLUMBUS - Students and political activists say a new law enacted last week that stiffens penalties for "failure to disperse" during a riot violates free speech.
Summit's leader stepping down
In recent months, Edward Tyrrell would enter the chapel at Summit Country Day School and savor his time inside.
Double lung transplant offers hope for recovery
In a barely audible tone, Kelly Eads-Stumpf said she feels "wonderful" after a double lung transplant June 11 that saved her life.
Man accused of kidnapping, raping 12-year-old girl
A 25-year-old Price Hill man faces criminal charges for allegedly attempting to have sexual conduct with a 12-year-old girl early Saturday.
Island Fiesta brings a little Latin flavor to Cincinnati area
Cincinnati's Hispanic community gained a little more recognition Saturday during the Island Fiesta at Coney Island.
Obituary: Beda Alvarez, 67, was family practice doctor
ANDERSON TOWNSHIP - While most Americans spend the Fourth of July celebrating American independence, Dr. Beda P. Alvarez - for the past four years - celebrated something more personal.
Ex-officeholder Anthony Celebrezze Jr. dead at 61
COLUMBUS - Anthony Celebrezze Jr., a former Ohio attorney general and secretary of state who unsuccessfully ran for governor in 1990, has died, his family said Saturday. He was 61.
Obituary: William Zinser loved work, sports
GROESBECK - When knee problems forced William J. Zinser to start walking with a cane this year, his family assumed he had stopped working. Because he was 81 years old, they thought he had retired from his job at the Shell station in Colerain Township.
Hey Norwood, Evanston and Oakley!
You're our next Great Neighborhood.
Photo of the day: Fireman in the sky

Tristate A.M. Report

PULFER: Who's to blame for new house riddled with mold?
Nice house, I'm thinking as I walk to the door. Red brick with stone on the front gable. The windows are spacious, trimmed in yellow. It was a 2001 Clermont County Home Show house.
BRONSON: Upside down in antique war bird, doing 185 mph
When pilot Gina Moore goes into a steep dive, she makes a sound like a kid playing race car: "Whaaaaaaaa."
HOWARD: Some good news
It is time for those 80,000 rubber ducks to jump into the Ohio River and race for a 2003 Toyota - and if one is real lucky, collect a million dollars.
Police criticize Mason judge
MASON - A city judge criticized last week for ordering an officer to supervise a theft suspect who lived about 30 miles away said he was within his rights and will continue to use police officers in that capacity.
Heritage Village 'ghosts' add life to Ohio history
SHARONVILLE - Some ghosts from Cincinnati's past have arrived in Sharonville to celebrate the state's bicentennial.
Firefighters want new center
DEERFIELD TWP. - The Deerfield Township Fire Department is looking into putting in an outdoor training center that would give their firefighters, and possibly those from other fire departments, more hands-on experience.
Miami Twp. hoping for road swap
MIAMI TOWNSHIP - Clermont County and Miami Township want to swap roads with the state as part of a redevelopment plan in the township.
Memory project has large collection
COLUMBUS - One bicentennial legacy is the Ohio Memory Project, designed to store facts and pictures about artifacts on one Web site.
Tuition up after funds increase is not enough
COLUMBUS - Students will pay hundreds of dollars more this fall as public colleges and universities raise tuition to offset the marginal increase they got in the state budget.
2 charged with robbing, killing elderly woman
TOLEDO - Two men were charged with murdering an 89-year-old woman in her home and stealing $13 and her car, police said.
Ohio Moments

Catholics slowly finding acceptance in Appalachia
McROBERTS, Ky. - Worshippers gather each Sunday morning at Holy Angels Roman Catholic Church in what must be one of the smallest sanctuaries in the nation.
Rare mosquito-borne illness back
ATLANTA - Health officials on alert for the return of West Nile virus are concerned about the re-emergence of another mosquito-borne disease in the Southeast: eastern equine encephalitis.
Reserve, Guard families sacrifice
LOUISVILLE - When Kelly Rowan married five years ago, she knew her husband was a veteran member of the Kentucky Army National Guard. She said she thought of the Guard as a sideline to his day job as an industrial chemist. She now knows different.
Schools say cops lower violations
Students at Campbell County High School and Campbell County Middle School served 497 suspension days during the 2002-'03 school year, down from 739 the previous year.
Don't-swim advisories issued for Ky. waterways
FRANKFORT - People should avoid swimming in large parts of the Licking River, the North Fork of the Kentucky River and the Upper Cumberland River, the Kentucky Division of Water and the Cabinet for Health Services advised.
Kentucky obituaries
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.