Man hurt in shooting at Colerain Ave. bar
COLERAIN TWP. - The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office and township police are investigating a shooting early Saturday in the parking lot of the Extra Innings Bar on Colerain Avenue.
According to reports, Lamario Matthews, 24, was sitting in his car with his brother in the bar's parking lot when two men pounded on the car at 1:21 a.m. As Matthews drove away, one of the suspects fired at the car, shattering the back window. Broken glass struck Matthews in the ear.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff's Criminal Investigation Section at 825-1500.
Oakley water main repaired, lanes reopen
OAKLEY - Authorities finished repairing a water main in Oakley early Saturday after it broke Friday night, tearing a hole 20 feet wide and closing traffic on a quarter-mile stretch of Madison Road.
Jeff Pieper, assistant superintendent of distribution for the Cincinnati Water Works, said the pipe broke around 7 p.m. Friday and flooded the road, leaving about 25 businesses without water.
Madison Road was closed in both directions from Ridge Road to Brotherton Road for several hours, but Pieper said crews were able to fix the pipe around 3 a.m., reopen a couple of driving lanes and restore water service to businesses. Permanent repair will begin Monday.
Police focus on speed at highway interchange
SHARONVILLE - The Sharonville Police Department is using a $15,000 state grant to crack down on dangerous driving in the construction zone near Interstate 75 at I-275.
More than 170 accidents have occurred in that area since January 2004, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.
Drivers caught speeding in the construction zones can expect hefty fines: first-time offenders will pay $150 while repeat offenders can face a $1,000 fine and 30 days in jail.
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