Sunday, March 05, 2000


Vehicle hits, kills Harrison Twp. teen

        HARRISON TOWNSHIP — A 15-year-old boy died Friday night after a 1995 Jeep Wrangler struck him while he was walking near his Flora Road home.

        Tristin Dennis was walking in the 11000 block of Flora Road about 10:30 p.m. when the eastbound Jeep struck him, according to the Hamilton County sheriff's office.

        Damon Meister, 24, of the 8100 block of Dryfork Road in Harrison, was driving.

        Alcohol and drugs were not involved, police said.

        The crash is under investigation; no charges had been filed Saturday.

Explosive devices found in field
        HARRISON TOWNSHIP — The Hamilton County sheriff's office recovered two explosive devices inside a trailer park Saturday evening.

        Two boys were playing in a field near 10043 Flora Road when they saw two plastic tubes that appeared to be pipe bombs. The boys brought them to the Flora Road address and left them in the driveway.

        The Harrison Fire Department and the sheriff's office responded and cordoned off the area. The devices were removed without incident, officials said.

        The investigation continues.

Bail set at $20,000 for man accused in chase
        An Avondale man accused of leading Lockland and Forest Park police on a chase Friday morning was being confined Saturday in the Hamilton County Justice Center after a judge set bail at $20,000.

        Harvey Berry Hummons, 31, of the 5200 block of Reading Road, is charged with fleeing and eluding police, a felony.

        A Lockland police officer saw Mr. Hummons disregard a stop sign and tried to pull his car over Friday, police said.

        The chase ended in Forest Park, where Mr. Hummons drove over a 10-foot embankment and crashed a 1989 Cadillac into signs and trees on Southland Road.

        Mr. Hummons was treated at Mercy South Hospital for minor injuries.

2 men, woman rob customers at bar
        Cincinnati police Saturday were looking for two men and a woman who walked into the New Orleans Bar on Spring Grove Avenue late Friday night, put guns to customer's heads and ran off with $150.

        No one was injured. The two men, both described as between 19 to 21 years old, were armed with shotguns.

        One is described as black, about 6 feet tall, with a mustache. The other man is described as black, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds.

        Police are also looking for a 5-foot-2, 150- to 170-pound black woman, age 19 to 21, who was carrying a .22-caliber gun.

Woman joins council on disabilities
        Peg Gutsell, associate director of the Inclusion Network, has been appointed to a three-year term on the Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council.

        The 28-member council, appointed by the governor, receives federal funds to promote better ways to help people with disabilities.

        Ms. Gutsell, who is blind, has spent years providing training and technical assistance to help people with disabilities improve their lives. She also is a member of the Cincinnati Public Schools Advisory Committee and the Down Syndrome Association of Cincinnati.

Driver charged with assault on woman
        CLEVELAND — A Cleveland man who allegedly hit a woman with his car, severing her leg, and then hit several vehicles before crashing into a relative's house was charged with aggravated vehicular assault Saturday.

        Matthew M. Flick, 46, was arrested Thursday and placed under police guard at St. Vincent Charity Hospital. Police did not know what motivated Mr. Flick knew the victim, Diana Marzulli. Sgt. Jackson said Mr. Flick will get a competency evaluation. Ms. Marzulli, 42, was in serious but stable condition Saturday at MetroHealth Medical Center.


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