Sunday, February 20, 2000

TRISTATE DIGEST


Police investigating shooting death

        The Cincinnati homicide unit is investigating the shooting death of a Roselawn man late Friday in the 600 block of Glenwood Avenue in Avondale.

        Jamie Parks, 24, was shot in the back while sitting in a parked vehicle about 9:15 p.m. on Glenwood Avenue. He was taken to University Hospital, where he died.

        Homicide officials are asking anyone with information to call 352-3542, or CrimeStoppers at 352-3040. Callers may remain anonymous and receive money for information.

Police seeking driver in fatal hit and run
        Cincinnati police were looking for the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a Green Township man then drove off early Saturday morning.

        Killed was Isaias Villalon, 29, of North Bend Road, Cincinnati police said. He was found lying on Banning Road near Kipling Avenue in Mount Airy about 2:21 a.m. He was dead at the scene, police said.

        Cincinnati police are asking anyone with information to contact their traffic unit at 352-2514.

Driver killed after being thrown in crash
        A Kennedy Heights woman was killed after losing control of her car and crashing Saturday night on Highland Drive, Cincinnati police said.

        Stacey Schaefer, 29, died at University Hospital after being thrown from her car in the crash, police investigators said.

        She was driving east on Highland Avenue about 5:10 p.m. near the intersection with Lester Road in Kennedy Heights when the car went off the right side of the road, into a grassy area and struck a concrete parking stop bar, police said.

        Both Ms. Schaefer and a passenger, Michael Beason, 29, of Sharonville, were not wearing seat belts during the crash, police said. Mr. Beason was also taken to University Hospital where he was treated for minor injuries and released.

        The accident remains under investigation.

Police looking into wreck that killed man
        Cincinnati police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred Friday on Winton Road in Winton Place.

        William A. Schain II, 21, of Springfield Township, was southbound on Winton Road about 4:40 p.m. when he crossed the center line and struck a vehicle driving northbound. Mr. Schain was pronounced dead at the scene, said Sgt. Mike Zwick of the police traffic unit.

        The driver of the northbound vehicle, Eileen Schiering, 72, and her passenger, Norman Schiering, 77, both of Washington Court House, were treated at Good Samaritan Hospital and released.

        Police are asking anyone who witnessed the accident to call the traffic unit at 352-2514.

Metro bus drivers reach tentative contract deal
        Metro bus drivers have a tenta tive contract that will raise their pay 3 percent for each of the next two years and provide a 2 percent raise in the third year.

        The contract agreement between the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 627 and the Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority was announced Saturday and affects about 760 Metro drivers, mechanics, maintenance and support employees.

        Besides pay increases, the contract also would offer expanded medical coverage choices, increased insurance and provide part-time drivers more hours and health benefits. The new contract must receive final approval from the transit authority.

Experts to check child safety seat installations
        Parents can have experts check the installation of their child safety seats today at the Colerain Township Fire Department as part of Child Passenger Safety Week.

        Last year, about 88 percent of child seats that were checked were being misused. Free inspections, sponsored by Children's Hospital Medical Center, will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Colerain Fire Department headquarters, 3251 Springdale Road.

Researcher to receive Visionary Award
        Dr. Dean Kereiakes, medical director for the Carl and Edyth Lindner Center for Research and Education, will receive the Dr. Samuel Kaplan Visionary Award on March 4 from the American Heart Association of Greater Cincinnati.

        Dr. Kereiakes has been a nationally known researcher of coronary stents, tiny metal mesh tubes used to prop open blocked arteries as an alternative to open-heart surgery. Last year, Dr. Kereiakes became deeply involved in reorganizing the Lindner Center, originally linked to Christ Hospital, as an independent research foundation.

        The award will be presented at the association's Heart Ball, an annual fund-raising event. For information, call 281-4048.

Ind. State University selects new president
        TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University's trustees on Saturday chose Lloyd W. Benjamin III, vice president for academic affairs at Georgia's Valdosta State University, as ISU's new president.

        Mr. Benjamin, 55, is expected to begin his duties July 1, pending contract negotiations. He will replace outgoing President John W. Moore.

        “We are impressed with (Mr. Benjamin's) wealth of experience in many areas, particularly in building collaborative partnerships, using technology to enhance education and his involvement in education reform efforts,” Charlotte Zietlow, the president of ISU's board of trustees, said in a statement.

        Ms. Zietlow said Mr. Benjamin has indicated he is prepared to accept the position.

       



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