LOCAL NEWS FOR TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2003
Lawsuit: More abuse at Elder
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati knew of several allegations of sexual abuse against a former Elder High School principal more than two decades ago but didn't remove him from priestly duties until a year ago, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by six men who say they were abused by the priest.
Archive of Enquirer stories about misconduct by area priests

Airport security tightens
HEBRON - It's 7:55 a.m. Monday at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport and the baggage security checkpoint line in Delta Air Lines' Terminal 3 is already several hundred deep.

Archdiocese volunteers must pass criminal history check
For the first time, the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is conducting criminal background checks on its legions of volunteers.
Designs for 2 schools approved
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Judge gives Flynt a break
Larry Flynt's legal troubles in Cincinnati won't interfere with his bid to become California's governor.

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Pulfer: State fairs the real deal for all-American culture
Are you hungry for evidence that lunatics with bombs in their shoes and hatred in their hearts have not completely changed life in America? Are you offended by reality TV that bears no relation to reality as you know it?


Howard: Some good news
They chipped away paint and plaster on a 100-year-old church in Augustusburg, Germany. They helped renovate an orphanage in Samara, Russia. And they shared a faith that spans oceans.

LOCAL NEWS
Fairfield retail project near OK
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP - This Butler County suburb may be the next to see its own entertainment district with a 12-screen cinema, restaurants and shops.


Suspect in fatal fire free
COLUMBUS - The man police say set the fire that killed five college students, including two from Greater Cincinnati, went free on Monday after the Franklin County prosecutor dropped the charges.

That's some big buzz
ANDERSON TWP. - Un-bee-lieveable. An Anderson Township home infested by an estimated 30,000 honeybees that may have been living there without any buzz for several years was de-bee'd Monday.

Butler commissioners vote to support agency's suit
HAMILTON - Butler County commissioners on Monday voted to back a county agency's attempt to recover $4 million in federal funds it alleges the state failed to pass along - a problem that has hurt the agency and could affect taxpayers.

Library survey shows levy has tenuous support
Residents love their library, but less than half of those who responded to a survey would give unqualified support to a tax levy for it, according to the survey conducted for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

John W. Meyer drove thousands on carriage rides
COVINGTON - John William Meyer knew horses, and people knew him as the man who drove carriages in downtown Cincinnati, Covington and Newport for more than 20 years.

David Cochran was an executive for GE
David Cochran, a retired vice president of General Electric, organized the flight propulsion laboratory at its Evendale plant and was a philanthropic leader in Cincinnati during the 1960s.

Tristate A.M. Report
Scribble Jam drew thousands of hip-hop fans to Cincinnati over the weekend, but left the city tagged with more graffiti, police say.

KENTUCKY NEWS REPORT
Former UK coach 'fires up' Dems
LATONIA - In 1974, one year after taking over the storied University of Kentucky basketball program, head coach Joe B. Hall had his worst season ever.


Chandler, Owen aim to create 100,000 jobs
LEXINGTON - Ben Chandler and running mate Charlie Owen on Monday announced a goal of creating 100,000 jobs if Chandler is elected governor.

$55M mall would oust 130 families
CRESCENT SPRINGS - More than 50 residents of a mobile home park packed the municipal building Monday night to express their concern over a proposed development that would close down the park.

Child awaiting transplant dies
A 22-month old Grant County girl awaiting a heart transplant died Monday morning, her family said.

Language barrier caused 911 mix-up
NEWPORT - When a Hispanic resident called 911 Monday morning and asked for the fire department, what the caller got was a police cruiser and an ambulance.

Man in wheelchair files suit vs. Grant Co. jail
WILLIAMSTOWN - A 54-year-old Cordova resident has become the seventh person in five months to file a federal lawsuit against the Grant County jail.

SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
Local hospitals falling behind
Greater Cincinnati's health care system has fallen behind others in Ohio in the race to keep up with medical technology.
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Troubles test parishioners' trust
In west-side Catholic neighborhoods, faith is virtually unshakable. But as a series of scandals - involving clergy sexual abuse - continues to unfold, that allegiance is being tested like never before.

Exotic animals have local haven
A diamondback rattlesnake that formerly guarded a drug dealer's stash, an 8-foot alligator, a 600-pound white Bengal tiger and an African rhinoceros viper blamed for killing its owner last week have found a new home in a 10-acre sanctuary 40 miles north of Cincinnati.
SPECIAL
Great Neighborhoods
Welcome to Newport-Bellevue-Dayton, one of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 12th installment of our series, we showcase the people, schools, businesses and cultures that make these communities special.
Previous "Great Neighborhood" reports:
AndersonBlue AshColerainFairfieldFlorenceHamilton
LebanonMason & Deerfield Twp.NorwoodWest 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.