Monday, October 30, 2000

Local Digest

Woman critical in Avondale wreck

        An Avondale woman was injured Sunday when her car collided with another.

        Kathleen M. Okeefe, 28, was in University Hospital in critical condition. Police said she was leaving a driveway in the 3200 block of Harvey Avenue at 2:25 p.m. when the crash occurred.

        The driver of the other vehicle, Doris Martin-Washington, 43, of Walnut Hills, was not injured, Cincinnati police said.

Apartment resident
found dead after fire

               MILFORD — A 56-year-old man was found dead in his second-floor apartment Sunday morning after firefighters extinguished a smoky fire.

        A preliminary investigation indicated Charles J. Munro died of smoke inhalation, said Darrell Hawkins, an investigator for the Clermont County Coroner's Office.

        Milford firefighters found Mr. Munro on the bathroom floor of the small two-room apartment in the 700 block of Lila Avenue shortly before noon, Mr. Hawkins said.

        The fire had apparently started in the living room and sent heavy smoke throughout the apartment, he said. The apartment is above a store.

Police: Man put up
fight during arrest
An Alvin, Texas, man was charged with two counts of assault on a police officer during his arrest Sunday morning in South Fairmount, Cincinnati District 3 police said.

               Anthony Jones, 24, also was charged with resisting arrest and three counts of assault, both misdemeanors.

        The assault on a police officer charge is a felony.

        Mr. Jones returned at 1:40 a.m. to an apartment in the 1500 block of Tremont Street, where earlier Sunday morning he had pushed two people down a flight of stairs and struck a juvenile in the head, police said.

        As he tried to flee, he struggled with officers, striking both with his arms, according to his arrest report.

        He also was charged with a probation violation, which stemmed from a conviction for assault and resisting arrest.

Woman robber hits
east-side bakery

               ANDERSON TWP. — A woman who robbed the Busken Bakery on Beechmont Avenue Sunday morning was still at large Sunday night, Hamilton County sheriff's deputies said.

        The woman entered the shop at 7754 Beechmont at 7:20 a.m. and demanded money, then grabbed an undetermined amount when the employee opened the register, police said.

        She kept her hand in her sweater as if concealing a weapon, but none was shown, police said.

        She was last seen running west on Beechmont, around the corner of a business.

        She is described as white, 20 to 30 years old, 5-feet-4-inches tall, 130 to 135 pounds, with blond hair. She wore round eyeglasses and a black sweat shirt.

Fewer arrests this
year at Athens party
ATHENS, Ohio — Police said 86 people were arrested late Saturday and early Sunday at the annual Halloween celebration that draws thousands of people to Ohio University and the downtown area.

               Police said that was the smallest number of arrests at the party since at least 1990, mainly because of a decline in the number of underage people arrested for alcohol violations.

        There were 62 charges of disorderly conduct and 16 for underage drinking.

        There were 171 arrests last year, including 101 charges of underage drinking and 71 for disorderly conduct.

        Police said the decline in underage-drinking arrests resulted from a decrease in the number of state liquor control agents on hand.

Adolescent brain
is speaker's topic
A noted brain researcher will visit Oak Hills High School to share insight on how to better meet the educational needs of today's adolescent.

               Robert Sylvester, a professor of education at the University of Oregon, will speak on “Inserting a Developing Brain into the 21st Century.” He'll focus on brain research and developmental stages of adolescents.

        Dr. Sylvester's free public discussion will be 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Oak Hills High School auditorium, 3200 Ebenezer Road, Bridgetown.

        He'll meet Thursday with staff of all Great Miami Conference schools and parochial schools.

        To register, call Associate Principal Paul Waller at 922-2300.


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