LOCAL NEWS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2003|
Girl's violin skills have baseball fans cheering|
Standing in the practice room, 9-year-old Alexandra Amend quietly told her mom, "I'm not ready." But moments later, she walked onto the field, lifted the bow to her violin and played a perfect "Star-Spangled Banner" front of 29,272 people at Great American Ball Park.
Council rancor lessened|
In the last two years, Cincinnati City Council has increased taxes four times, raising the hotel tax, passing the "jock tax" and allowing property taxes to creep up $14 on a $100,000 house. The fourth tax - a $50 fee on home security systems - was unanimously repealed two months later.
Voters more apt to skip local election
Radel: Hyde Park happy again|
HYDE PARK - Hyde Park Square has survived the chain-saw massacre and the early-morning jackhammer serenades.
Amos: Is civil rights movement running out of youth appeal?
More than 500 people came to the 40th Anniversary March on Washington rally last week in Cincinnati's Eden Park.
Good things happening
Web site offers new services
COLUMBUS - The Ohio Department of Education has developed several new services to assist students, their families and teachers in understanding Ohio's new academic content standards.
United Way asks banks to raise ante
LEBANON - The Warren County United Way wants more donations from banks.
Spring Grove's historic garden cemetery gets marker
An Ohio bicentennial historical marker will be dedicated at Spring Grove Cemetery in Winton Place at 1 p.m. Sunday. The public is invited, but seating is limited.
Middfest featuring Scotland
MIDDLETOWN - Middfest organizers are moving along with preparations for this year's annual cultural festival, after torrential rains badly dampened last year's.
Volunteers still are needed for the 2003 Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati, which takes place Sept. 20-21 in downtown Cincinnati.
President loves to hear from 45243
WASHINGTON - New York City. Beverly Hills. Cincinnati. An analysis of the first six months of 2003 fund raising shows that when it comes to presidential campaign contributions, Cincinnati - and in particular Indian Hill - shares some elite company.
In Ohio, Bush will tout plan to create jobs
WASHINGTON - The nation celebrates Labor Day this year with an estimated 9 million Americans on the unemployment rolls - 700,000 more than last year, when President Bush went to a union workers picnic and said he was encouraged about job growth, but "not satisfied."
'Stakes are huge' in race for governor
Ask politically active Northern Kentucky residents to assess the magnitude of this year's gubernatorial race and the superlatives fly out of their mouths.
Preoccupied voters ignore governor's race
As he rolls his 31,000 pound tractor trailer loaded with steel up Interstate 65, trucker Alan Trutschel has a lot on his mind - Labor Day weekend plans, high school sports, the war in Iraq, gas prices, working on the hot rod in the garage of his Fort Thomas home.
Kentucky community agenda
INDEPENDENCE - Former teachers, graduates and staff of Simon Kenton and Dixie Heights high schools are invited to a community reunion 9 a.m. to dusk Saturday at Pioneer Park.
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.