Monday, April 12, 2004

Hearing today on Rumpke permits

Local news briefs

Staff/Wire reports

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. today on two proposed air permits for the Rumpke Sanitary Landfill.

One permit involves a tightening of air emissions from the landfill's mineral extraction, soil and rock crushing and soil shredding operations. The second permit covers air emissions from the southern expansion. The meeting will be held at the Colerain Township Administration Building, 4200 Springdale Road.

Hospitals to have own radio system

A $343,000 federal grant will help pay to install a new radio system to help 20 regional hospitals communicate better in the event of a bioterror attack. A new radio tower, plus related equipment for the hospitals, will be completed by fall, according to the Greater Cincinnati Health Council. The system is expected to make it easier for hospital staff to talk to each other and with state officials during emergencies.

Flowers come with safety message

The Mental Health Recovery Services of Warren and Clinton Counties and two of its contract agencies are partnering with 18 area florists to urge teen drivers to have a safe prom season. They are putting more than 3,500 stickers on corsage and boutonniere boxes, listing the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Nursing faculty gets Alliance help

In another effort to reduce a shortage of hospital nurses in Greater Cincinnati, the Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati has agreed to pay for more teaching staff at Northern Kentucky University. As part of a three-year agreement, the Health Alliance will pay $165,000 a year to support faculty positions at NKU's nursing and health professions programs. The Health Alliance also will provide several scholarships.

Edgewood man struck, killed on bridge ramp

DOWNTOWN - An Edgewood man died early Sunday after being struck by a vehicle on the ramp of the Brent Spence Bridge in an accident that closed southbound Interstate 75 for more than two hours, officials said.

Michael Hughes, 26, was killed as he was walking along the elevated southbound lane about 1 a.m., police said. They said they found him dead in a parking lot at 180 Rose St., where he fell after being struck on the bridge.

Steven Barton, 26, of Erlanger, who was driving the vehicle that struck Hughes, crossed the bridge into Covington after the accident, police said.

No charges have been filed, police said.

Police identify man shot to death Saturday

OVER-THE-RHINE - Police identified a man Sunday who was shot to death Saturday night at 15th and Race streets as Roger Shelton, 22, of the West End.

About 40 people were gathered around Shelton's body, which was lying on the sidewalk when officers arrived, police said. The call came in at 9:18 p.m.

It was the city's 19th homicide this year, police said.

Residents evacuated during standoff

HARRISON TOWNSHIP - A man armed with a shotgun held off Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies for an hour and a half Sunday in a standoff that evacuated residents of seven homes, police said.

Daniel Mabjish, 21, called police a little before 4 a.m., saying there were people threatening him outside his residence at Candle Light Mobile Home Park, 8125 Dry Fork Road. He also told police he was armed.

When deputies knocked on the front door, they heard a gunshot from inside, police said.

Within 20 minutes, they said, Mabjish fired a dozen more rounds, and deputies and the Harrison Police Department asked nearby residents to leave.

Deputies arrested Mabjish after he fled and broke into a home in the 8200 block of Dry Fork Road, police said.

Mabjish was taken to University Hospital where Sunday he was under psychiatric observation.

He faces charges including assault, burglary and inducing panic.

Suspect charged in assault with hammer

FRANKLIN - A 42-year-old Middletown man was arrested Sunday after he hit another man in the head with a hammer, police said.

Around 3 a.m. Franklin police responded to a fight on Ashgrove Court, where they found Harold Lanter Jr., 23, of Franklin, who had been bludgeoned with a hammer.

The suspect in the attack, Everett Colwell, had fled, but police arrested him in Riverside and charged him with felonious assault, police said. Lanter was in serious condition at Miami Valley Hospital Sunday night.

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Hearing today on Rumpke permits

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