Sunday, October 19, 2003

Regional Report

Lawrenceburg football player now 'good'

The Lawrenceburg High football player who collapsed Sept. 19 during a game after suffering a brain injury is now in good condition, an official said Saturday.

Jared Harrell, a quarterback with the Lawrenceburg Tigers, is recuperating at Cincinnati's Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The 17-year-old senior threw a pass during a game with Franklin County, doubled over and then passed out. .

A hospital spokeswoman said the teen has made progress and is "communicating."

Boater charged in crash will surrender

NEWPORT - A suburban Columbus man charged with recklessly driving his speedboat over the top of a smaller boat in June will turn himself in this week, his lawyer said Saturday.

Glenn C. Colann, of Gahanna faces 14 charges - 11 of them felonies - in the June 27 crash on the Ohio River near Dayton, Ky., that injured seven people.

Attorney James Morgan said he is still working out the details of Colann's arrest with Campbell County Commonwealth Attorney Jack Porter.

Dayton, Ky., police said Colann's boat was speeding in a no-wake zone when he hit the small boat. Police said he left without offering to help those hurt.

Fire in Roselawn destroys apartment

ROSELAWN - At least one family, and possibly two others, were left homeless after a Saturday afternoon blaze destroyed a Crest Hill Avenue apartment.

Cincinnati Fire Department Lt. James Wright said no one was injured when a fire broke out around noon in a first-floor apartment. One firefighter suffered minor burns under his chin and was treated at the scene.

Firefighters rescued a pit bull from another apartment in the four-unit building, but the fire did not spread beyond the apartment where it started.

Wright said the cause of the fire has not been determined.

Two other families who live in the building may be displaced, Wright said.

Expert on bullying to speak at Xavier U.

EVANSTON - An expert on parenting and school discipline will talk about bullying from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Xavier University's Schiff Family Conference Center at the Cintas Center, 1624 Herald Ave.

The public is invited to attend the speech by Barbara Colorosa, whose most recent book is The Bully, the Bullied and the Bystander. She will discuss practical and compassionate strategies to help people deal with bullying.

The Council on Child Abuse of Southern Ohio, is sponsoring Colorosa's visit. For more information, call (513) 936-8009.

Nativity Players will hold auditions today

PLEASANT RIDGE - The Nativity Players will hold auditions today for their next performance of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. The auditions will be 1-5 p.m. at Nativity School, 5936 Ridge Ave. The show runs weekends Feb. 19-28.

Information: 731-4050 or

Planning commssion OKs zoning rewrite

The Cincinnati Planning Commission approved the city's first citywide zoning code rewrite in 40 years Friday, sending the new code to City Council for approval.

The simplified code, designed to be more developer-friendly, ran into opposition from some neighborhood groups who thought its "one size fits all" approach limited neighborhood control over land use. The commission resolved most of those issues Friday, said Chairman Donald J. Mooney Jr.

- Compiled from staff and wire reports

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