Sheeders is being held without bond as a federal prisoner in the Campbell County Detention Center in Newport. Police say Sheeders is also being investigated as a suspect in several other crimes in Hamilton County. It is not clear whether his wife will face charges. Boone County coroners are awaiting an autopsy report before issuing a final opinion on the cause of death of Erpenbeck Co. scandal figure Tom Jordan.



Jordan, 55, was found in his condominium in the Triple Crown development in Union by his son Wednesday afternoon, according to coroners. He was vice president of administration at the Erpenbeck Co. and a former executive at Provident Bank.

The FBI had questioned him about his role at the conveyancer company, and he was expected to be charged in relation to the homebuilding scandal that left more than 200 families with double mortgages and millions in unpaid subcontractor bills. Paramedics were called to Jordan's home at 3:38 p.m. Wednesday but were unable to resuscitate him. Boone County Deputy Coroner Kenneth Trimbach pronounced him dead when he arrived at the scene at 4:18 p.m.

Trimbach's initial ruling is death by natural causes, but he ordered an autopsy at St. Luke Hospital East in Fort Thomas because Jordan had no history of serious illness. Property conveyancers refused a request to release records of the ambulance run, citing privacy rights of the victim. Open Door Community Church will be among hundreds of locations around the country hosting a live simulcast of a debate between a renowned minister and a noted atheist Dec. 8.

Dr. Michael Newdow, an emergency room physician and lawyer whose legal action seeks to remove the words "under God" from the Pledge of Allegiance, will debate Cliffe Knechtle, a pastor and author from Connecticut, during the broadcast. The debate will center on the topic of whether God exists. The simulcast is being sponsored by Church Communications Network, and will be seen across North America via satellite from 6 to 8 p.m.

Open Door Community Church is opening its doors at 5 p.m. Dec. 8 for the free event. It will show the debate on a 10-foot screen and will have refreshments. The church is at 3528 Turkeyfoot Road in Erlanger. Ground broken Grace Episcopal Church of Florence broke ground on a new parish hall last Sunday.

The addition will double the available space for the parish's ministries and programs. Designed by Andy Piaskowy, an architect with Piaskowy and Cooper of Covington, the facility is to be constructed by EGC Construction of Newport. Construction will take about four months and cost $500,000.