Sunday, November 9, 2003

Regional Report

Compiled from staff and wire reports

Pedestrian hit by vehicle on Salem Rd.

A 38-year-old man, walking south along Salem Road, was hit from behind by a vehicle Friday night, about 9:16 p.m.

The man was walking about 1 or 2 feet into the road in front of 6278 Salem Road when he was hit, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Office reports. The driver did not stop.

The man was taken to University Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call 825-1500, or call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Preserve designated as haven for birds

ANDERSON TWP. - The last piece of the puzzle is in place for birds migrating down the Little Miami River.

The entire 105 miles of the river are now designated an Audubon Important Bird Area after the Magrish Riverlands Nature Preserve - off Kellogg Avenue and Salem Road in Cincinnati - received the designation Saturday. Important Bird Areas provide sites for nesting and for migratory birds, rest stops along their routes in fall and winter.

Magrish Riverlands is the second area in the Cincinnati Park system to receive the designation, after Burnet Woods.

Norwood woman thrown from van

ANDERSON TWP. - A Norwood woman was thrown out of her van as the vehicle went out of control and flipped twice on northbound Interstate 275 Saturday morning.

Deborah Corey, 40, was in stable condition at University Hospital, according to a nursing supervisor.

Corey was driving a 1992 GMC Safari mini-van. She was driving near the 68-mile marker when she lost control.

The van landed on part of her body, reports say.

Witnesses and bystanders helped free her from the wreckage.

The crash remains under investigation.

Police seek suspects in two shootings

Cincinnati police were continuing Saturday to look for suspects in two separate shootings this weekend.

Shortly after 10:20 p.m. Friday, Herbert Miller suffered a graze wound to his upper right chest in a parking lot at 559 Elberon Ave., in Price Hill.

Also on Friday, about 10:05 p.m., police in College Hill were called to 1975 W. North Bend Rd. They found Steven Rennick, 54, who was shot twice, in the chest and in the leg.

Rennick remained hospitalized Saturday, but his condition was unavailable. No one had been arrested.

Crash causes outage; driver arrested

SAYLER PARK - A 37 -year-old woman was free in lieu of $1,000 bond Saturday after allegedly causing a crash that knocked out power to residents in this eastern Hamilton County neighborhood.

Cincinnati police say Wendy Brewer, of Sayler Park, was charged with driving under the influence, failing to control her vehicle and resisting arrest.

Shortly before 10:30 p.m. Friday, Brewer allegedly crashed her vehicle into a pole at 6617 Highland Ave.

Electrical service was interrupted because of the accident, officials said. But it remained unclear Saturday how long the outage lasted.

No injuries were reported.

A representative of Cinergy could not be reached for comment Saturday.

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