Women take power roles
They run companies and put one another on top boards. They donate to causes. They are Cincinnati's newest elite, a growing circle of powerful women who are shaking up leadership traditions. And when Nancy Zimpher arrives as president of the University of Cincinnati, she'll be warmly welcomed into the fold.

UC leader keeps fast pace, personal touch
MILWAUKEE - Those who have worked closely with Nancy Zimpher at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee say gender and style may be what make this 56-year-old chancellor a standout. But it's her ability to deliver results that has changed the face of the university and made an indelible mark on the community.
UC students: What's your advice for the new president?

Slaying from '80 going to trial
BURLINGTON - An ailing, 59-year-old William Alexander Major will be wheeled into a Boone County courtroom Monday to defend himself against allegations he shot and decapitated his wife 23 years ago in Verona.

No sale on McGuire Sisters home
MIAMISBURG - The childhood home of the McGuire Sisters didn't attract a high enough bid to sell Saturday, but there was spirited competition for Hollywood memorabilia connected to the likes of George Burns, Ann-Margret and Liberace.

Cauthen puts 'Seabiscuit' in winner's circle
Steve Cauthen gives thumbs up to Seabiscuit, the new movie about thoroughbred racing, "amazed at how real the action was."

Chilifest really cooks
Cincinnati is famous for its chili passion, but the town got a little bit spicier this weekend, as hundreds gathered for the 21st annual Gold Star Chilifest.

Ex-mayor leads Mill Creek fight
Former Cincinnati Mayor Tom Brush is leading an advocacy group's fight against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the federal agency's $2.15 million construction project behind Salway Park in Winton Place.
Taft girls winning on court, in life
Today, the Taft High girls basketball will return from a four-day trip to one of the most prestigious basketball tournaments in the nation. Only four years ago, the school folded the team, but it's been transformed into a success story, due in large part to its passionate coach and a community that cares.
Mentor shows 'her girls' that she has game, too
Mary Vicario, 40, tugs on a pair of baggy green shorts, trying not to let the borrowed clothes slip off of her waist. The smell of grilled hot dogs over warm charcoal spirals through the evening air.
Upgraded fire station in Blue Ash gets nearer
BLUE ASH - Anticipation is building among this city's 27 full-time and 14 part-time firefighters.
Pupils have eyes on reading
MOUNT HEALTHY - Mirrors and wooden blocks are unlikely tools for learning to read, but they may signal a beacon of hope for 12 Mount Healthy City School District dyslexic children who are in a race against time.

Tristate A.M. Report
BRIGHT, Ind. - A pickup truck that was backing up in a driveway struck and killed the driver's grandson as the 5-year-old rode a bicycle, Dearborn County sheriff's authorities said.

Good News: Inspector on way to competition
A West Chester man, Gary Peace, a motor carrier enforcement inspector for the Ohio State Highway Patrol, has been selected for the 2003 North American Inspectors Championship.
Zubin Yavar, an eighth-grade honors student at Hopewell Junior High School, was selected to attend the 2003 National Junior Leaders Conference on Defense, Intelligence & Diplomacy in Silver Springs, Md.
Obituary: Norman Auburn, university president
AKRON - Mr. Norman P. Auburn, a Cincinnati native who served as president of the University of Akron for 20 years, died Monday after a short illness. He was 98.
Obituary: Robert Englert, elementary school principal
KENWOOD--Although he served as the director of elementary education for Cincinnati for 12 years, Robert Lawrence Englert always told his family that his favorite position was when he served as an elementary school principal.

City to propose ideas for river
HAMILTON - City officials are asking Hamilton residents for their ideas for development in the Great Miami River corridor.

Planned water park not a concern
The Beach Waterpark and Paramount's Kings Island are not too concerned about the potential in-state competition from a planned indoor water park at Cedar Point.

Columbus shaken by homicides
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A burst of 10 homicides in the last week has city officials trying to figure out what has caused the recent surge.

Teacher shuffle draws ire
OBERLIN, Ohio - A group of parents is upset over a possible scheduling move that could result in a white teacher leading classes in black history.
Ohio Moments: Delta Queen arrives for first time
On July 27, 1947, the steamboat Delta Queen docked for the first time in Cincinnati.


Last-of-its-kind pulley system lure at shoe store
INDIANAPOLIS - Stout's Shoes this year marks 75 years of the pulley and crank system, called the Baldwin Flyer, that became outdated at least 50 years ago and is virtually extinct today. It's also a little twist of history that lures people back to the store.

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.