Monday, September 20, 2004

Name of electrocuted bakery worker released

Public safety notes

The Enquirer

ST. BERNARD - The 22-year-old factory worker who was electrocuted Friday at the Klosterman Baking Co. has been identified as Jonathan Payne of Goshen.

The incident occurred at the bakery's factory at 1000 E. Ross Ave. Payne was pronounced dead at University Hospital.

Fire officials blame candle or incense for house blaze

NEWPORT - Flames from a candle or incense likely caused a house fire Sunday at Ann and 10th streets, fire officials said.

The fire started at 7:44 a.m., Newport Fire Capt. Ken Elliott said. Fourteen people were living in the house, which had been converted into three apartments.

"A candle or incense probably got knocked off the top of the refrigerator," Elliott said.

Firefighters had the blaze under control within 30 minutes. Damage was largely confined to the kitchen on the first floor and part of the second floor.

Middletown men charged in credit union robbery

MIDDLETOWN - Two men were arrested over the weekend in connection with the armed robbery of the MidFirst Credit Union on Thursday.

Sylin Bennett Baltazar, 34, of 2009 Highland St., Middletown, was charged Sunday with aggravated robbery, police said. Saturday, Danny Ray Horne, 25, of 207 S. Sutphin St., Middletown, was charged with aggravated robbery, police said. A third suspect is still at large, police said. None of the money taken has been recovered, police said.

Anyone with information should call Detective Frank Hensley at 425-7738.

Millvale man injured in two-vehicle collision

WESTWOOD - A 25-year-old Millvale man was hurt Sunday in a two-vehicle crash at Westwood and Grand avenues.

Anthony Griffin, of Bowling Green Court, was in critical condition late Sunday at University Hospital, police said.

According to police, Derian Green Jr. 27, of Ridge Top Way, Westwood, was driving east on Westwood Avenue at 9:20 a.m. when his vehicle collided with a vehicle driven southbound on Grand Avenue by Griffin.

Green was treated at University Hospital and released. Anyone with information is asked to call (513) 352-2514.

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