Tuesday, December 19, 2000

Local Digest

Delhi man charged in acid spraying

        DELHI TOWNSHIP — A 21-year-old Delhi Township man has been charged with spraying several people with acid during a fight early Sunday.

        Police charged Jeremy O. Pelphrey, of the 400 block of Pedretti Road, with five counts of felonious assault in the incident.

        According to police, Mr. Pelphrey became involved in a fight with several people and sprayed them with some type of acid from a plastic bottle. The fight took place about 3:05 a.m. in the 400 block of Samoht Ridge Road.

        The victims were taken to the hospital for treatment of second- and third-degree burns.
       head Rare rhino dies
       at Columbus Zoo

        COLUMBUS — A rare African black rhinoceros died Monday at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.

        The zoo said Clyde was the oldest rhinoceros on record when he died at the age of 49. No cause of death was listed.

        Clyde never reproduced despite being paired with females on several occasions.

House fire causes
$30,000 damage

               MORROW — A fire caused about $30,000 damage to a house in the 100 block of Highlawn Avenue in Morrow early Monday.

        No one was home at the time and there were no injuries.

        Fire crews were called to the house around 3:20 a.m. and found heavy smoke coming from the home. The fire started in the living room area, and it took firefighters about 20 minutes to bring it under control, Morrow Fire Chief Fred LaFollette said.

        No cause has been determined, the chief said.

Middletown plans
send-off for manager

               MIDDLETOWN — The public is invited to a farewell gathering for City Manager Ron Olson 4-6 p.m. Friday in the lobby of the Middletown City Building.

        City Manager since 1992, Mr. Olson is leaving Dec. 29 to become the business manager for the Lakota Local Schools.


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