A Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority employee was sentenced Friday to 100 hours of community service for taking cabinets that belonged to the agency and installing them in his own home.
William Larkin, 50, of Kennedy Heights was arrested in April on charges of bribery, theft in office and acting outside the restriction of a public employee. He was convicted of theft in office and the other two charges were dropped.
The cabinets were worth about $3,000, and Larkin made restitution before his sentencing.
Hamilton County Common Pleas Judge Patrick Dinkelacker said Larkin is to be barred from public office and must be employed full time. If he violates any part of the sentence, he will be sent to jail for one year.
Condos damaged by lightning strike
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP - A lightning strike was blamed for sparking a fire that damaged two condominiums near the Walden Ponds golf course Thursday.
There were no injuries, but damage to the building at 2756 Ashton Circle was set at $250,000.
Firefighters were called at 10:03 p.m. and found fire in the roof, Fairfield Township Fire Chief David Downie said.
A woman who lives across the street told officials she heard a clap of thunder, felt electricity flow through her home, and saw smoke.
Two condo units were heavily damaged while two others sustained light smoke damage, Downie said. Firefighters from Hamilton and Liberty Township assisted Fairfield Township crews.
Two-alarm blaze damages vacant house
MADISONVILLE - A two-alarm fire heavily damaged a vacant home in Madisonville early Friday and caused $100,000 damage to the building, fire officials said.
Forty-two firefighters and nearly 15 vehicles and engines responded to 6418 Chandler St. around 3 a.m. It took crews nearly an hour to contain the blaze.
Doors close, St. Mark's will endure
'Ghettopia' mural helps freshen up Over-the-Rhine
TOP LOCAL HEADLINES
Driver flees cop, 4 die in crash
Xavier's Father Hoff dies
Hoff leaves legacy of inspiration
Bengals' club seat arbitration blocked
Five Civil War heroes finally gain recognition
Sex offenders won't register
5-year-old won't be prosecuted
Annual cicadas emerge - a puny few million
Sharonville fire leaves dozen families homeless
Voinovich: Road funds acceptable
Rep. Chabot mediates HUD-city dispute
Driver's sentence set aside on appeal
Shawnee to visit proposed casino location in Ohio
Bill funds defense projects
Prosecutor: Evidence doesn't point to Deters
Court cuts hair case short
9-11 panel demands quick action
Kerry says intelligence reforms long overdue
Former PTO officer convicted of theft
Wright Bros. items hot
Cabinet theft brings community service
Local news briefs
Dems set for the big par-tay
N.Ky. libraries thrive
'Basically, obesity is slowly killing us,' governor observes
Liens place Florence team in jeopardy
DNA tests ordered in slaying
Crackdown on overweight trucks puts coal operators in hot seat
'At-risk' school permit rejected
Hamilton carves arts niche
• City of sculpture
• Artist in residence: Dennis C. Baker
• By the numbers
• Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park
• Map of sculptures
Arson suspected at officer's home
Dodge ball's back - a softer version
Kids collect for a funeral
Anti-levy signs stolen again in Fairfield
Sylvia Stayton, 70, did 'what was right'