LOCAL NEWS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2003
City, Convergys cut new deal
Convergys Corp. appears poised to accept Cincinnati's latest tax incentive offer and keep its company headquarters downtown.

Zimpher's first UC challenge: tight budget
The heir apparent to Joseph Steger as president of the University of Cincinnati comes with glowing endorsements from friends and associates alike.
Past leaders linked UC, city
Enquirer editorial: New leader, new challenges

Bridge dwellers get a reprieve
People living under Cincinnati bridges can stay at least 20 more days because a federal judge issued a temporary order Monday that prevents the city from moving them.

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Pulfer: New challenges met with traditional P&G clout
Years ago - back when there was a special entrance on the Broadway side of the Queen City Club to be used by "unescorted ladies" - powerful men would meet over breakfast to decide the fate of the city. Or at least to clean up a mess or two. Maybe nudge a deal, help a civic project along.


Korte: Inside City Hall
As soon as a proposed $63.4 million tax incentive deal for Convergys Corp. became public, the city's most left-leaning activists accused the company of "panhandling without a license."

Howard: Some good news
For 11 years, Kevin Grant has spent most his time coaching basketball at all levels: elementary school kids, high school, and summer AAU teams.

LOCAL NEWS REPORT
Family loses mother, brother
Heavyweight boxer Brad Anthony Rone stepped into the ring Friday night in Cedar City, Utah, with his mother on his mind.


Girl testifies against teen boy
The 13-year-old girl who was snatched off an Indian Hill road and repeatedly stabbed earlier this month testified Monday that she screamed for her father as she struggled to fight off her attacker.

On the mend, catching up
PEEBLES - Sitting in his walker in the living room, 21-month-old Memphis Hart is waving his hands and kicking his feet, shaking his blond hair and engaging in his own version of baby talk.

Weather leaves a mess: Trees, power lines down
A morning thunderstorm swept through the Cincinnati area Monday, injuring at least one person, felling trees and knocking out power for 36,000 Cinergy customers throughout the Tristate.

Butler nursing workers face tougher sick policy
HAMILTON - A new three-year contract agreement between the county and 120 employees of the Butler County Care Facility contains a tougher sickness policy aimed at reducing the facility's absenteeism.

Scooter warning has cops defensive
HAMILTON - There's a big brouhaha over the little motorized scooters zipping around the city. But police said Monday people misunderstand their intentions.

Most recent Kiss Cam star runs with (not from) police
You're buss-ted! Hamilton Police Chief Neil Ferdelman found himself collared Sunday by the Great American Ball Park's "Kiss Cam," and obligingly puckered up with the attractive woman sitting next to him.

Liberty to add third fire station
LIBERTY TWP. - This fast-growing Butler County community's third fire station broke ground Monday along Ohio 747 between the Michael A. Fox Highway and Princeton Road.

Monroe favors income tax increase, not property
MONROE - Residents likely will see an income tax increase on the fall ballot as city officials try to overcome a financial deficit that threatens city services.

Employees asked back, but duties disputed
PIERCE TOWNSHIP - Two of the four township employees who claim they were fired for trying to start a union were asked back to work by Pierce Township last week.

Arley Bell Schneider welcomed visitors
MARIEMONT - Arley Bell Schneider, a community volunteer and well-known hostess, died July 8. The longtime Mariemont resident was 80.

Tristate A.M. Report
One of two men accused of helping a Golf Manor man break into a Walnut Hills town house, where he was shot and killed by the homeowner, pleaded guilty Monday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court to an involuntary manslaughter charge.

KENTUCKY NEWS REPORT
Jury ponders NKU prof's suit
COVINGTON - A federal jury will resume deliberations today to determine whether a Northern Kentucky professor was defamed by Foxnews.com in an article it published about the professor's comments at a 2001 student forum.


Fletcher in early lead over Chandler in fund-raising
Before long, Kentucky's gubernatorial candidates will begin scouring Northern Kentucky in earnest for votes. But for now, Republican Ernie Fletcher and Democrat Ben Chandler are mining the region for campaign cash.

Husband facing trial in slaying
LAKESIDE PARK - A 41-year-old man who fled to Chicago after allegedly killing his wife could stand trial in Covington as early as Sept. 23.

Manufacturer may move to N.Ky.
A ventilation manufacturer is the latest Cincinnati business that might relocate to Northern Kentucky.

Tax would be used to improve city streets
CRESCENT SPRINGS - Officials here are trying to decide whether to put a special property tax on the ballot this Novemberfor street improvements.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
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.

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.

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.
SPECIAL
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.