Likely new UC chief a 'force'
Nancy L. Zimpher, expected to become the University of Cincinnati's next president, earned a reputation as the most powerful woman in Milwaukee.

Convergys may leave scars on council
Charlie Luken, Cincinnati's first modern "strong mayor," concedes he no longer controls the race to keep Convergys, underscoring how topsy-turvy it was in last week the power dynamic at City Hall.

Officials' travels under scrutiny
During the past year-and-a-half, Butler County Commissioner Mike Fox has been to more airports and hotels on county business than he can count.

Off we go (slow) to Dayton air show
DAYTON, Ohio - With snappy blue skies and pleasant warm weather, Saturday was a perfect day to be stuck in traffic at the Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Slave descendants reunite
Lois Fields Anderson fondly recalled Saturday how her Aunt Ethel used to say their family had always been "a free people."
Safety lesson is fun, games
The Cincinnati Museum Center was probably the safest place for children in all of Cincinnati Saturday.
Campers discuss diversity, learn how to break barriers
Participating as a delegate in the Anytown Youth Leadership Institute four years ago gave Jason Justice, then a student at Little Miami High School in Morrow, the courage he needed to change his life.
Visitors will be a blast, seniors say
Starting Monday, the 77 senior citizens who live in Mercy Community at Winton Woods will be in the midst of explosives and heavily suited bomb technicians.
Tristate A.M. Report

Bronson: The family of Deputy P.J. Reinert needs a hand
When I reached Patrolman Steve Hoerst on his cell phone, he said he had to call me back in a few minutes. He was chasing down a bad guy wanted for a shooting.
Pulfer: Catching up with John Shirey
Apparently there is life after Cincinnati.
Work begins on new Springfield Twp. fire station
SPRINGFIELD TOWNSHIP - Backing a fire truck into its holding bay takes patience and skill, especially in Springfield Township, where the 1950s fire station is ill-suited for large, modern equipment.
W. Chester girls raise money for kids' charities
WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP - Most girls Hannah Gibson's age are playing with Barbie dolls. But Hannah, 10, and her friends are instead busy filling notebooks with ideas on how to raise money for children's charities.
Subdivision opposed by Morgan Twp. homeowners
MORGAN TWP. - A proposed subdivision on a large tract of agricultural land has created quite a stir in this normally quiet southwestern corner of Butler County.
Spruce to fill hole in town's heart
LEBANON - In the middle of summer's heat, Lebanon businessman John McComb is thinking of adding to the warmth of his hometown's Christmas celebration.
Marion L. Nichols retired from P&G
Marion Loetscher Nichols, a retired director for Procter & Gamble Co., died July 12 of pneumonia at The Deupree Community in Oakley. He had previously resided at the Seasons Retirement Community in Kenwood. He was 92.
Sister Leo Marie Upsing dies at 98
DELHI TOWNSHIP - Leo Marie Upsing, former nurse and pastoral caregiver and a member of the Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati, died Thursday in the Mother Margaret Hall nursing home in Delhi Township. She was 98.
Judge rules out confession in woman's death
AKRON, Ohio - A judge has ruled out as evidence a secretly recorded confession in which a mother admits to one daughter that she conspired with another daughter to kill an elderly woman.
Man jailed for killing dog that bit his son
TROY, Ohio - A man who hanged his pit bull terrier after it bit his 2-year-old son was sent to jail for 90 days and fined $100.
'Speed trap' loses sole traffic light
NEW ROME, Ohio - Onlookers cheered state officials as they took down the only traffic light in this central Ohio village known for decades as a speed trap.
Ex-mental patient faces hearing in death of mom
CANTON, Ohio - A murder suspect has emerged from 14 years in a mental institution and now faces the prospect of a trial in the 1989 stabbing death of his mother.
Man convicted of intimidation amid strike after mailing raccoon head
CLEVELAND - A jury has convicted a man of intimidation for mailing a raccoon head to a principal involved in contract talks with striking teachers.
Pioneers of aviation honor Wrights' legacy
DAYTON, Ohio - Aviation pioneers who set air speed records, orbited the Earth and walked on the moon gathered Saturday to be saluted in the hometown of Wilbur and Orville Wright.
Death row inmate's appeal to be heard
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Supreme Court said Friday it will accept arguments by convicted killer Richard Cooey to reopen his appeal but won't delay his execution.
Ohio Moments

Hebron church shares its past
The steeple has gone to a church in Bellevue, some pews went to a church in Cincinnati, carpet went to a church in Covington, and doors went to a church in Sparta.
Kenton officials abandon tax talk
A proposed tax that would generate about $1.7 million to pay for expanded paramedic service in Kenton County will not be on the November ballot.
Churchill Downs paying high stakes for nearby houses
LOUISVILLE - Churchill Downs Inc. is paying big bucks for small houses near its signature racetrack.
Trek of the Mormon pioneers re-enacted
THREELINKS, Ky. - More than 150 Kentucky residents dressed in pioneer clothing and pulling two-wheeled hand carts re-enacted the early Mormon pioneers' trek that ended in Utah.
Great Neighborhoods
Welcome to Norwood-Evanston-Oakley, one of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 11th installment of our series, we showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
AndersonBlue AshColerainFairfieldFlorence
HamiltonLebanonMason & Deerfield Twp.West ChesterWest side

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.