Sunday, October 24, 2004

Public safety



Shooting victim in Mount Adams

MOUNT ADAMS - Police are investigating Cincinnati's 60th homicide of the year after discovering a body Saturday morning near the Elsinore Place steps.

Police said they received a report about 9:10 a.m. that a body had been found in woods near the steps. An autopsy by the Hamilton County Coroner's Office showed that the victim died from a gunshot wound, according to authorities.

Police said they were withholding the victim's name until relatives could be notified.

There are no suspects or witnesses, they said.

Police ask anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

Girl, 14, killed in Milford crash

MILFORD - A head-on crash between a compact car and a tow truck led to the death of a 14-year-old girl Friday night.

Ohio State Highway Patrol investigators said Richard E. Butcher, 21, of Loveland, was passing a car in a no-passing zone on State Route 133 when his 1994 Honda Civic collided with a 2001 Ford tow truck owned by Milford Towing.

After the impact, Butcher's car went off the road and flipped over.

Katelyn Earls, 14, of Milford, was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car. She was transported to Bethesda North Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Two other 14-year-old girls who were passengers in Butcher's car suffered minor injuries. Neither Butcher nor tow-truck driver Gary Strotman, 48, of Milford, was injured.

Investigators say alcohol was found inside Butcher's car, but it is undetermined if alcohol was a factor in the accident.

The crash remains under investigation.




SPECIAL REPORT: HEALTH INSURANCE
Tailored plans a high-fee stopgap
Workers bracing for insurance shock
Exec's tough call: Covering his family
Doing what's right loses out to costs
Rising fees eclipse prescription needs
Family does without, praying they'll get by
Subsidized coverage key, Springer says

ELECTION 2004
Ohio:
Campaign foot soldiers work to get out the vote
Appeals court decision: Vote in your precinct
GOP drops voter challenges
Integrity Hall has hosted many campaigners
Election boards prepare for it all as vote day nears
Campaign calendar
Kentucky:
Clooney's Kentucky roots, fame vs. Davis' business background
Some candidates want voters to split ticket
Mall key issue in city race
Three-way race for judge divides county
Open letter latest attack on Yoder
Poll: Bunning lead shrinking

Election 2004 page

TOP STORIES
Men defy stereotype, find joy in teaching
Thousands help better our region
Queen City's grand old flag best in Ohio; Louisville is tops in Ky.

IN THE TRISTATE
Krohn shows off after $3M remodeling
Tutor needed to grasp school funding?
Forum on public records law Wednesday
Would smoking ban singe business?
Public safety

ENQUIRER COLUMNISTS
Crowley: No accounting for missteps in Senate race
Bronson: I keep getting telephone calls from nut jobs
Good Things Happening

LIVES REMEMBERED
Helyn Mae Hehl's strength inspired
Letitia O'Neil studied integration

KENTUCKY STORIES
Newport's 150 years of firefighting
Northern Kentucky News in Brief
'Warmth' shelter seeks money
Mustang kicks up its heels