Monday, December 11, 2000

Local Digest

p9 One suspect held in robbery at deli

        A Cumminsville man was charged with three counts of aggravated robbery stemming from an armed robbery Friday at a Price Hill deli, Cincinnati District 3 police said.

        Melvin Richard, 19, of the 3200 block of Moosewood Court, also faces one count of drug abuse.

        Police say he and two accomplices robbed Don's Deli on Beech Avenue at gunpoint at 12:40 p.m. He was arrested at his home at 5:20 p.m. Saturday. Police on Sunday were still searching for the two others.

to sign autographs

               A member of the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team will sign autographs from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday in the Denny's Restaurant at 5590 Dixie Highway in Fairfield.

        The team did not identify which member will be signing autographs, but the entire team will be in Cincinnati for a 7 p.m. game Dec. 27 at Firstar Center.

        Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster outlets or the Firstar box office. For information, call 421-4111.

Seminar looks at
employment issues

               A free workshop, “Issuing Work Permits and Other Labor Issues” can help school districts deal with employee issues.

        Topics at the seminar next week in Lebanon include issuing work permits, comp time, exempt and non-exempt employees, the Family Medical Leave Act and incentives.

        It is sponsored by Warren County, Great Oaks and Butler County Career Development and Economic Education programs; Franklin, Lebanon and Waynesville chambers of commerce and the Warren County One Stop Employment Center. The seminar will be held from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Dec. 19 at the Warren County One Stop, 300 Silver St., Lebanon.

        For information or to register, call Yvonne Kaszubowski at 932-5677 or 877-547-5102 ext. 5269.

Collision kills
three in Darke Co.

               GREENVILLE, Ohio — Three people were killed early Sunday when a van and a car collided head-on on Ohio 118 in Darke County.

        The van burst into flames and the drivers of both vehicles were killed at the scene. Charles Powell, 40, of Coldwater, was driving the van and Jennifer Middlestetter, 26, of Ansonia, was in the car.

        Carin Corn, 22, of Portland, Ind., was a passenger in the car and died about five hours later at Miami Valley Hospital, the county sheriff's department said. Another car passenger, whose identity was not available, was hospitalized Sunday.

        The accident occurred at 3:02 a.m. in the west-central Ohio county, which borders Indiana.

Principal resigns
after hiring felon

               TOLEDO — The principal of a charter school has resigned one week after being placed on leave for hiring a convicted felon as a teacher.

        Officials at the Academy of Business and Technology received Imelda Hunt's resignation Friday, said Cecil Poe, regional director for Charter School Administration Services, Inc. of Southfield, Mich., which manages the school.

        Ms. Hunt was placed on leave with pay after the Toledo Blade reported that she had hired Luther McKinstry III, 30, as a teacher even though she knew he had a criminal record.

        Mr. McKinstry was convicted of felony counts of drug trafficking in 1992 and theft and forgery in 1996.

        State law bars felons from becoming teachers.

        Meanwhile, police said Mr. McKinstry was arrested Wednesday on eight warrants related to money allegedly taken from a Monroe, Mich., car dealership for which he worked from June to October.

Man charged
with shooting

               A homeless man faces several charges after a Saturday confrontation in Over-the-Rhine in which a man was shot in the thigh, Cincinnati police said.

        Armando Gierman, 26 — who police said is homeless — is accused of trying to rob a 25-year-old victim at gunpoint, then struggling with him when the shot was fired, police said.

        The incident took place near the intersection of 12th Street and Baldwin Alley, police said.

        Both men were taken to University Hospital, police said. The extent of their injuries was not available Sunday night.

        Mr. Gierman was charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated assault and carrying a concealed weapon, all felonies.

Skaters respond
after coach hurt

               CLEVELAND — People worldwide are praying for a speedy recovery for a figure skating coach critically injured in a car crash last week.

        Svetlana Korneitchenko, a Russian figure skater who coaches in northeast Ohio, suffered massive chest and brain injuries in a car crash Tuesday in Strongsville. The 37-year-old was in critical condition Sunday at MetroHealth Medical Center.


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