Saturday, March 21, 1998
Comair to pay area
for crash response

MONROE, Mich. - Comair has agreed to pay Monroe County, Mich., $114,134 for the cost of responding to a crash that claimed 29 lives last year, an official says.

Comair Flight 3272 from Cincinnati to Detroit crashed in Raisinville Township on Jan. 9, 1997, killing all on board. Monroe County said it spent $302,926 on the emergency.

The commuter airline and the county have been negotiating over the payment since August. County board Chairman Dale Zorn announced the agreement Thursday.

''They were a really good company to work with,'' Mr. Zorn said. ''They didn't have to do this.''

The county spent the $302,926 in the days after the crash for overtime of employees, equipment, supplies and medical expenses, The Monroe Evening News reported Friday.

Recreation board stops seeking chief

Cincinnati Recreation Commission officials have suspended the search for a recreation department director.

The commission, an independent board that runs the city's recreation department, reiterated concerns that the applicants for the director's job didn't meet all the commission's goals.

Wayne Bain will remain acting director indefinitely.

The commission is trying to put together a new management team following problems in the recreation department's golf division. Already the commission has tapped one superintendent and a second is expected to be selected next week, said Commission President Daniel Gilday.

One of the two superintendents is expected to take over as director, said recreation spokesman Jess Parrott.

4 saved from fire in N. Fairmount

Cincinnati firefighters rescued four people trapped on the second and third floors of a North Fairmount apartment building early Friday.

The blaze started in the stairwell at 1932 Harrison Ave. just before 2 a.m. and spread to the roof.

Firefighters helped three people trapped on the second floor and also rescued a 51-year-old man hanging out of a 14-inch by 24-inch third-floor bathroom window.

No one was seriously injured.

Investigators were still determining the cause Friday of the fire that did $40,000 damage and displaced three families.

3 'Tristate's Most Wanted' arrested

Three more ''Tristate's Most Wanted'' suspects have been arrested, bringing the total to 404 arrests out of the 695 suspects featured in the Enquirer.

Miles Zanders, 26, of Evanston was arrested Thursday on a felonious assault charge.

He allegedly attacked another man in a bar and struck him on the head with a pool stick.

John Kiskaden, 49, of Covington was arrested Wednesday by Kenton County police on a charge of trafficking in cocaine.

Carson Underwood, 22, of Madisonville surrendered Wednesday on charges of domestic violence and a probation violation.

The Enquirer publishes ''Tristate's Most Wanted'' each Monday. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest. Callers to 352-3040 can remain anonymous.

Tattoo parlor owner charged in piercing

The 47-year-old owner of Tim's House of Tattoos faces several misdemeanor charges after allegedly piercing private parts of a 16-year-old girl.

Timothy McGuire, of the 100 block of West Court Street, was arrested Thursday on charges of piercing a juvenile, illegal possession of prescription drugs and drug abuse. Police recovered prescription drugs and a small amount of marijuana.

Mr. McGuire is scheduled to appear in Hamilton County Municipal Court for a hearing April 8.

Man arrested in punching death

Cincinnati police have arrested the man suspected of punching a Price Hill man to death Sunday.

A tip to Crime Stoppers led police to a Bellevue, Ky., home where police say James Clemmons and a friend were hiding out.

Mr. Clemmons, 37, of East Price Hill, faces a murder charge for allegedly throwing a punch at Mike Broughton, 40, in a drunken argument about 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police also arrested Robert Hunley, 27, of Norwood, who allegedly witnessed the fight. He also was wanted on a felony indictment of trafficking in cocaine.

10 Commandments topic of lecture

Christian Science practitioner and teacher Jill Gooding will give a talk on ''The Healing Power of the Ten Commandments'' at 11 a.m. today in Mariemont. The one-hour talk will address the importance of the Ten Commandments and their effect on physical, financial and relationship problems.

Mrs. Gooding, of London, England, has lectured extensively throughout the world on Christian Science and is a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship.

The lecture, sponsored by three Christian Science churches in Greater Cincinnati, is in the auditorium of Mariemont Elementary School, 6750 Wooster Pike. Child care and free parking are available.