Sunday, September 24, 2000

Tristate News Briefs

Two boys missing; Miami Twp. searched

        Police and rescue units were searching Miami Township near Milford late Saturday for two area boys reported missing.

        Chance Carr and Lincoln Shuelter, both 13 years old, were last seen in-line skating about 4 p.m. outside an office complex at Techne Center Drive off U.S. 50 southeast of Milford.

        Their families reported them missing at 8 p.m., and by 11 p.m., Miami Township Police had requested assistance from four other departments and the Hamilton County Urban Search and Rescue Team..

        Anyone with information should call the Clermont emergency center at 732-2231.

Man sought in assault on boy, 11

        WESTWOOD — Cincinnati police on Saturday were searching for a 25-year-old man accused of picking up an 11-year-old boy and throwing him through a parked car's rear window.

        A warrant was issued for the arrest of Jaton Morris after the incident was reported near Mr. Morris' home in the 2400 block of Harrison Avenue about 5:40 p.m. Friday. Mr. Morris is facing charges of criminal damaging and felonious assault.

        The boy, identified as Brandon Williams, suffered injuries that did not require hospitalization.

Two robbed at intersection

        GROESBECK — A Clermont County man and a Norwood teen were robbed at gunpoint while their vehicle was stopped at Pippin and Compton roads early Saturday.

        Hamilton County Sheriff's deputies were called to investigate the reported aggravated robbery about 2:30 a.m.

        Brandon Steinwert, 20, and Deanna Brown, 17, were waiting at a traffic light in a 1991 Oldsmobile when a pickup truck stopped behind them. Two of the vehicle's three occupants approached the Oldsmobile. One of them broke the driver's side rear window, opened the driver's door and displayed a black handgun. The man then removed a stereo from the vehicle's dashboard, a gold neck chain and $16 in cash.

        The suspects fled westbound on Compton.

        Steve Barnett, sheriff's spokesman, said police consider the incident isolated.

Thunderstorms knock out power

        Late afternoon thunderstorms Saturday knocked out electrical service in some Greater Cincinnati communities leaving more than 1,400 homes and businesses temporarily without power.

        Cinergy spokesman Dave Woodburn said Delhi was hardest hit with more than 1,200 customers losing power. Mr. Woodburn said the cause of the outage was unknown but that he expected almost all Delhi cus tomers to have power restored by 9 p.m.

        Storm damage also hit Amelia in Clermont County, knocking down trees and damaging roofs on some homes. No injuries were reported.

        Earlier in the day about 200 customers in the Newtown area lost power when an electrical transformer was struck by lightning. No one was injured, and power was restored a short time later, he said.

Three race fans die of poisoning

        INDIANAPOLIS — Three Canadian race fans in town for the Formula One died overnight of carbon monoxide poisoning after a tail pipe in their RV became clogged, leaking gas into the motor home.

        Armonde Sylvestre, 53; David Gilbert, 47; and Barry Rihbany, 30, all of Ontario were found dead inside the vehicle Saturday morning. They had parked the motor home outside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, in anticipation of Sunday's United States Grand Prix.

        “They arrived in the Speedway area around 2 p.m. (Friday), retired for the evening at 9 p.m., and when friends tried to wake them this morning, they were unsuccessful,” Speedway Police Chief Jeffrey Dine told Indianapolis television station WISH.

        The tail pipe apparently became clogged with mud and grass Friday night after the driver of the RV made a wrong turn and drove over a grassy median. Police said the vehicle's engine was left on most of the night.

Woman critical after Northside fire

        A woman was in critical condition late Saturday after Cincinnati firefighters rescued her from a house in Northside. Fire officials reported receiving a call at about 10:30 p.m. that a two-story home at 4258 Dane Ave. was on fire and that a woman was trapped by the fire. The woman, whose identity was unavailable, was rescued at about 10:40 p.m. She was taken to University Hospital.

        No other details were available late Saturday.

Plan would help region in technology

        ATHENS — The Ohio Board of Regents is recommending a plan intended to help Ohio's Appalachian region catch up with more technologically advanced areas.

        The proposal is known as “The Appalachian New Economy Partnership.” The regents, who oversee higher education, sent the proposal to Gov. Bob Taft for inclusion in the executive budget he will give to the Legislature early next year.

        Ohio University would lead the $8.5 million, two-year plan to build a regional technology infrastructure. The university would collaborate with other colleges and universities, businesses and nonprofit and government agencies in shaping policies and plans for the infrastructure.


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