Wednesday, April 26, 2000
Trucker accused of speeding, bribery
A 35-year-old Loretto, Ky., truck driver was arrested Tuesday on Interstate 71 after he tried to bribe his way out of a speeding ticket with a $100 bill, police said.
Cincinnati police charged John T. Braham with speeding and bribery in the incident that occurred about 10:17 a.m. near the Montgomery Road/Dana Avenue exit. The tractor-trailer driver was stopped for a speeding violation, and gave the police officer a $100 bill in an effort to avoid getting a speeding ticket, police said.
Child dies two days after being struck
A 4-year-old Fairmount girl who was critically injured when she was struck by a car Sunday in Avondale, died Tuesday at Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Police said Kayla Dean was struck by a car about 9 p.m. Sunday in the 800 block of Blair Avenue as she tried to cross the street. She was not in a marked crosswalk, police said.
The driver of the car, Saleem Ford, 20, of Price Hill, was not injured.
The Cincinnati Police Division's traffic unit is continuing the investigation of the crash.
2 Cincinnati women killed in Mo. crash
ARBYRD, Mo. Two Cincinnati women died in a head-on collision on a highway in extreme southeast Missouri.
Maria Rollison, 51, was southbound on U.S. 412 about 5:50 p.m. Monday, passed other traffic and hit a northbound car, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said.
Ms. Rollison and her passenger, Angela Zinveli, 34, were killed, the patrol said. Two people in the other car were injured.
Owners patch fence where boy was killed
Owners of a Northside warehouse where a 10-year-old boy was killed last weekend have patched fence holes to try to keep kids from getting inside.
E. Paul Corp., a real estate investment company, bought the warehouse at 1258 Knowlton St. two months ago, vice president Craig Feltner said Tuesday. The building, formerly owned by the Jefferson Smurfit recycling company, had been vacant two years, he said.
The fence patching was prompted by the death Saturday night of Anthony Smith. The boy was operating a forklift down a ramp in the warehouse when it fell over and crushed him.
Mr. Feltner said officials of his company will encourage their new tenant in the building, Recycling Express, to maintain good security and make sure the place is locked up adequately every night.
Man tells police he scuffled with gunman
A Northside man remained hospitalized Tuesday after being shot near Spring Grove Cemetery.
Ruben Jordan, 27, of Blue Rock Street, was shot about 12:45 a.m. as he walked along Spring Grove Avenue. He told police two men drove up in a car and one of them got out and tried to rob him. Mr. Jordan said he was shot in the back when he and the man got into a fight.
The two unidentified men then drove away, northbound on Spring Grove Avenue. Both were described to police as being between 18 and 20 years old.
Mr. Jordan was listed in serious condition late Tuesday.
Toxic chemical fire on train headed here
DANVILLE, Ky. A potentially explosive and toxic chemical fire aboard a railroad car bound for Cincinnati forced widespread evacuations Tuesday in this central Kentucky city.
The car was carrying 148,000 pounds of the chemical, sodium dithionite, a flammable product that can produce irritating, corrosive or toxic gases, said Patrick Conley, a spokesman for the Kentucky Division of Emergency Management. The chemical, also known as sodium hydrosulfate, is an irritant to people who breathe its fumes, and it can cause injuries or death.
Authorities eventually moved the car, with the chemical still burning inside, to a more remote site about 11/4 miles south of the city. That allowed most people back into their homes and businesses, but the unstable car meant rail traffic was shut down on the north-south line.
An explosion occurred inside the car after it was moved, said Rodney Raby, assistant state fire marshal.
Norfolk Southern officials said it was traveling from Knoxville, Tenn., to Cincinnati, when the smoldering fire was discovered late Tuesday morning.
Deputy, driver hurt in road collision
MADISON TOWNSHIP An on-duty Butler County Sheriff's deputy suffered two broken hands and a Middletown man was seriously hurt in a traffic accident early Tuesday.
Deputy Joseph Ventre, 26, of Fairfield, was treated at Middletown Regional Hospital and released. He is expected to be on an extended medical leave from duty, said Brad Kraemer, sheriff's spokesman. He's got a long rehabilitation period ahead of him.
Charles Terhune IV, 19, was flown by medical helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton. He was listed in serious condition Tuesday afternoon.
Sheriff's officials said Mr. Terhune was driving a 1988 BMW westbound on Ohio 122 about 1:20 a.m. when he lost control while rounding a curve near Beverly Road. The vehicle crossed the center line and struck Deputy Ventre's eastbound cruiser.
Pilot unhurt when plane lands in field
WAYNESVILLE A 46-year-old Cincinnati man escaped injury Tuesday night when engine trouble in his single-engine plane forced him to make an emergency landing in a field alongside U.S. 42 2 miles south of here.
Jeffrey Aston, of Cincinnati's College Hill neighborhood, had just taken off from Waynesville Airport about 8:30 p.m. when he experienced engine problems and began to lose altitude, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.
The pilot was able to land in an open field about 50 feet from the roadway, the highway patrol said. The aircraft flipped over when its landing gear collapsed.
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Chief ending 30-year career
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Jury flips coin to decide murder verdict
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Legion officials sentenced
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Mayor for recreation fund boost
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