Sunday, January 14, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report

Art Museum adds exhibit hours today

        The Cincinnati Art Museum in Eden Park is staying open until midnight today to accommodate those who have put off seeing the European Masters exhibit.

        Today is the last day for the exhibit of 88 paintings from six centuries, on loan from the National Gallery in Melbourne.

        All tickets to the exhibition up until 5 p.m. today have been sold. Additional tickets will be sold on the half-hour beginning at noon through 10 p.m. No phone orders will be accepted. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for senior over age 55 and free for youth 17 and under.

[photo] TIMELESSNESS IN SAND: Tibetan monk Ngawang Rinchen works on a mandala, a symbolic sand artwork, at Buddhist Cincinnati in Oakley. Monks based in Minneapolis are visiting this week for teaching, chanting and other events.
(Tony Jones photo)
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        Museum officials said more than 90,000 people have viewed the exhibit.

Fairfield man held in beer-trailer theft

        A Fairfield man was arrested early Saturday in connection with the August theft of a beer trailer, according to police.

        Jason Lee James, 18, of the 6000 block of Arcade Drive was arrested by Fairfield police at 12:20 a.m. Saturday. He was charged with theft.

        The trailer, valued at $41,000, was stolen from Sports Plus on Reading Road in Evendale on Aug. 6, police said. The trailer was recovered in Fairfield, and a warrant was issued for Mr. James' arrest.

        Mr. James is being held without bond in the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Two men arrested in Alabama slaying

        Two men were arrested at a Westwood apartment Friday in connection with an Alabama slaying.

        Jeffery M. Reese, 18, of Prattville, Ala., and Eric O. Reese, 27, were arrested at about 9:30 p.m. Friday night at Eric Reese's Westwood apartment in the 3700 block of Westmont Drive, Cincinnati police said.

        Police acted with the Violent Crimes Task Force and the FBI to arrest the two men, said Lt. John Gallespie.

        Jeffery Reese was arrested on charges of aggravated murder in the Christmas night slaying of Bobby Dale Smith, 31, of Millbrook, Ala. His uncle, Eric Reese, was charged with hindering prosecution in the first degree. police said.

        The two men were being held Saturday at the Hamilton County Justice Center for extradition.

Woman jumps in river,
fails to elude arrest

        A Columbia Township woman who jumped in the Little Miami River on Saturday night to avoid arrest was pulled out by sheriff's deputies who had tried to talk her out of the water.

        Kathryn Stanforth, 39, of the 7500 block of Wooster Pike, fled from her home around 9 p.m. Saturday when deputies came to arrest her on a parole violation warrant.

        She ran to the woods behind her home and into the Little Miami River, where she refused deputies' attempts to talk her out.

        After about 25 minutes in the water, she moved toward the Anderson Township side of the river and was pulled out by deputies. The woman was suffering from mild hypothermia when arrested and was taken to University Hospital for treatment.

        Sheriff's deputies said that when she is released she will be jailed on the parole violation and charged with aggravated menacing and resisting arrest.

West End man faces rape allegation

        A West End man was arrested and charged with rape and assault Saturday morning after a Cincinnati fire emergency team reportedly found a woman naked and unconscious at his residence.

        Willie J. Howard, 31, was arrested by Cincinnati Police in the 800 block of Broadway, according to a police report.

        Cincinnati firefighters responded to Mr. Howard's residence in the 1600 block of Linn Street early Saturday after getting a call about a person having a seizure. They said they found the victim on the floor and notified police.

        Mr. Howard was being held without bond Saturday at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

        The victim was in stable condition at University Hospital.

Police say crash followed burglary

        A man was arrested late Friday night after he lost control of a stolen vehicle and struck a tree while fleeing the scene of a burglary, police said.

        William James Gordon, 25, who gave no home address, was arrested at 633 Probasco St. in Clifton and charged with burglary, driving without a license, leaving the scene of an accident and receiving stolen property, according to a report from the Cincinnati Police Department.

        Mr. Gordon attempted to flee on foot after striking the tree and was arrested, the report said. He was being held without bond Saturday at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

Raid yields drugs, meth ingredients

        Police Friday afternoon raided a residence in New Market Township in Highland County and seized chemicals and devices used in the manufacture of methamphetamine, the Highland County Sheriff's Office said.

        Sheriff's deputies, DEA agents and Hillsboro police participated in the raid on a residence in the 6200 block of Miller Lane.

        Matthew C. Jackson, 18, and William R. Caldwell, 32, both of the 6200 block of Miller Lane, were arrested. o Mr. Jackson was charged with possession of cocaine, and Mr. Caldwell was charged with manufacture and possession of methamphetamine. Police also seized firearms, drug paraphernalia and quantities of methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana from the residence.

        The two men are scheduled to appear Tuesday in Hillsboro Municipal Court

Man questioned in triple homicide

        Springfield Township police questioned a man Friday in connection with a New Year's Day triple homicide, but arrested him for an unrelated weapons offense.

        Christopher M. James, 29, turned himself in to Springfield Township police Friday and was arrested on a charge of weapons possession while under disability, police said. Mr. James was not charged as of Saturday in connection with the New Year's Day murder of three men in Springfield Township. He is being held without bond on the weapons charge.

        Shot to death Jan. 1 were Miko Carter, 22, Clarence Julian, 19, and Gabriel Beckham, 16. Jerome Carter, 19, was arrested Jan. 10 and charged in connection with the shootings.

Cities budget less tax growth
Gulf War, 10 years later
Local vets remember a time of pride and worry
Orange ribbon campaign began here
People tell of police actions
Statistics just one aspect of profiling
Project seeks to improve diagnosis of depression
PULFER: Fashion police
Schools to hear plans for revisions
BRONSON: Cop Island
Q&A with the FBI
Jumping through the hoops
Cincinnati-bred rhino dies
Dream a little dream of spring
A list of events for MLK Day
For first time, all Ky. schools closed for MLK day
Is new DUI law working?
Mason approves tax breaks for wine company
Mayor warns ex-chief
Oral surgeon dies in crash in Ashland; wife injured
CROWLEY: Politics
Practicing icy rescues
Schools postpone tax plans
The new kid on the bloc
- Tristate A.M. Report