LOCAL NEWS FOR SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2003
Truth set him free; freedom broke his heart
In prison 10 years for a crime he didn't commit, Johnny Reeves dreamed of reuniting his brothers and sisters. But they had other ideas.

Cardiac programs multiply
At least three more open-heart surgery centers are being considered for Greater Cincinnati, even as debate continues over a heart hospital in Norwood.

Corvette hits Talawanda bus
Most of the 30 students and teachers never saw the Corvette Stingray coming until it slammed into the side of their bus Friday night.
1 killed, 9 hurt at biker benefit

From first to latest, planes awe crowd
Cincinnati businessman Roger Ach surrendered to Texas authorities on a felony bad check charge, spent a little more than an hour in a crowded jail cell and, on Friday, was back home on a $7,500 cash bond.

'Man who started it' has hope
FORT MITCHELL - His vision for Northern Kentucky was on target. His energy fueled others and led to an unraveling of a personal dream.


IN THE TRISTATE
Lincoln Hts. students to lead Pledge
LINCOLN HEIGHTS--Sixty students from Lincoln Heights Elementary will lead the Pledge of Allegiance in Columbus on Wednesday when the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is certified.
Park makes room for dogs
SYMMES TWP. - Part of an 18-acre expansion at the township's most heavily used park is going to the dogs, as this Hamilton County community joins the emerging trend in Greater Cincinnati of putting land aside for Rover.
Blue Ash resets priorities
BLUE ASH - A city that has capitalized on its reputation for service to attract new businesses is cutting back on its freebies.
Regional report

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Bronson: A left thumb in the eye for Miami U.
"Workers of the world unite - you have nothing to lose but your $15,000 speaking fee." That's the message from Barbara Ehrenreich, an author who writes left-handed and talks out of both sides of her mouth. Crowley: GOP's 'scandal' can't compete with Patton's
It's just not a Kentucky governor's race until you can start throwing around the phrase "sexual torture."
Pulfer: Mary Ivers and the Miracle on Fourth Street
Our house has enormous closets. And lots of 'em.
Faith Matters: Hindu festival celebrates culture, welcomes all
INDIAN HILL - Folk dances, authentic food and a discussion of Hindu culture will be a part of Hindu Heritage Day Saturday.
Howard: Good Things Happening

BUTLER, WARREN, CLERMONT
Hispanic Festival marks 10th year
CARTHAGE - Bringing the spice of Hispanic culture to the Queen City for its 10th year, the annual Hispanic Festival continues to break down barriers and encourage understanding.
Krohn's all abloom as conservatory reopens
New things have taken root at Krohn Conservatory since it closed June 23.
Lego League links kids to engineering
SHARONVILLE--Tomorrow's aerospace engineer might be today's 9-year-old master of the Lego universe.
Science center is hands-on
Fly a simulated mission to the moon, build a robot, or manufacture and market your own product.
Loveland shopping corridor planned
LOVELAND - A facelift is coming to the city's outdated business district on Loveland-Madeira Road, but shoppers won't notice any immediate changes.
Pepper gun wins converts at mall
SYCAMORE TWP. - Until Saturday, Coretta Rutherford's weapon of choice - if she ever needed to defend herself - was a rock in a footie sock tucked discreetly under the driver's seat of her car.
Warden demoted; 'judgment' cited
MANSFIELD - The Richland Correctional Institution warden has been demoted, partly because he required some inmates to watch a religious broadcast.
Lewis and Clark re-enactors heading to Ohio River sites
NEW RICHMOND - They're heading this way - modern-day Lewis and Clark and company.
OBITUARIES
Robert K. Mister gave to others
CLIFTON-Robert Keen Mister was a fixture in the Clifton community.
Rhonda Blalark-Haugabrook was 44
Graduating with honors last July with a degree from Southern Ohio College meant more to Rhonda Blalark-Haugabrook than just being at the top of her class.
Kentucky obituaries

OHIO
Can company improve power grid?
CLEVELAND - If it weren't for the blackout of 2003, GridAmerica would still be operating in the shadows.
Phony 'students' arrested
LANCASTER - Two men who tried to pass as students at a central Ohio high school were jailed on charges including disorderly conduct, trespassing and inducing panic.
Police save cuffed man from fire
COLUMBUS - A man handcuffed to the steering wheel of his burning car was rescued by two police officers as flames threatened to ignite the gas tank.
Towns battle police turnover
PATASKALA, Ohio - Police chiefs in small towns say attracting and keeping good officers can be as much of a challenge as fighting crime.
Blacksmith's shop getting its glow back
RICHFIELD, Ohio - Underneath layers of linoleum and sub-flooring, curved depressions in the building's thick wooden floorboards are telling evidence of activity from the previous century.
Ohio Moments

KENTUCKY
Attorney accused of fake claim vs. client
WINCHESTER, Ky. - A prominent Lexington attorney has been charged with faking a sexual allegation against a company he represented and then settling the claim, keeping the money himself.
Ky. Dems promised national party help
LOUISVILLE - Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe pumped up state party members on Saturday, framing the governor's race as a prelude to an upset of President Bush in 2004.
Uneducated preacher era fades in Appalachia
PINEVILLE, Ky. - Jim Norman wasn't always the articulate wordsmith who now shines as a Southern Baptist pastor.
Football league treasurer accused of misuse of funds
BEREA, Ky. - A former treasurer of the Berea Youth Football League has been charged with theft for allegedly misusing its funds.
SUNDAY SPOTLIGHT   (Index of Sunday's local stories)
Police race data filed and forgotten
More than two years' worth of demographic information collected by Cincinnati police on drivers they pull over is gathering dust instead of clearing the air about how officers interact with minority citizens.

Security impedes university research
Nearly two years after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, the University of Cincinnati and other higher education institutions are beginning to quantify how new security measures are affecting their schools.
Public events on Sept. 11

Teacher speaks out on impoverished school
Taryn Grinker, a first-grade teacher, wrote to Enquirer reporter Jennifer Mrozowski after reading a story Aug. 22 about Vine Elementary, where she taught from May 1988 until June 1999.
SPECIAL
Great Neighborhoods
Welcome to Loveland and neighboring Symmes Township, one of the Tristate's Great Neighborhoods. In the 13th 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.NewportNorwood
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.