Cincinnati is marking Community Development Week by highlighting the Community Action Agency's "Blueprint for Success" project. The program gives at-risk youth ages 16 to 24 training for jobs in the building trades. CAA President Gwen Robinson-Benning says around 250 people have gone through the program during the past nine years.
"They come on their own volition," she says. "We're not out having to recruit. The word is out there about the program. And 98 percent of those young people - men and women by the way - that leave the program are hired in the construction trade."
Northern Kentucky University has named an interim athletic director as it continues its search for a replacement for Scott Eaton, who was fired last month. Former Wright State University athletic director Michael Cusack will serve as the interim AD, starting April 15.
Cusack retired in 2008, but since then has been teaching in the WSU Student Affairs in Higher Education Program and building the university's Sports Management Graduate Certificate Program.
NKU let Eaton go, saying he had failed to comply with the university's ethical principles and code of conduct.