Monday, March 12, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report

Car strikes joggers, critically injuring one

        Two joggers were injured — one critically — Sunday morning when they were struck by a car on Madison Road in O'Bryonville, Cincinnati police said.

        Kent Enzweiler, 34, of Nash Avenue in Mount Lookout was listed in critical condition Sunday night at University Hospital.

        He and Eric McBride, 26, of Catherine Avenue in Norwood were jogging in front of 1901 Madison Road at about 9:25 a.m. when they were struck by a car driven by Brandon Elliott, 18, of Oak Park Place in Oakley, police said.

[photo] BREAKFAST A BIPARTISAN EFFORT: A pancake breakfast Sunday at California Woods Preserve brought out some high-profile servers. Cincinnati Parks director Willie Carden Jr. (from left), Republican City Councilman Pat DeWine and Democratic Mayor Charlie Luken serve up flapjacks and sausage to guests.
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        Mr. Elliott's car crossed the double yellow pavement markings and struck the men, who were jogging on the south side of Madison, police said.

        Mr. McBride was treated at University Hospital for minor injuries. Mr. Elliott was not injured.

        No charges have been filed. Cincinnati police said the crash was not alcohol-related, but they would continue to investigate.

Franklin man dies in crash on I-75

        FRANKLIN — A Franklin man was killed Sunday when his car crossed the median on Interstate75 north of Middletown and struck an oncoming car, Ohio state troopers said.

        Jeremy Neargarder, 23, was driving south at 10 a.m. Sunday in northwest Warren County when his vehicle crossed over a grassy median about 60 feet wide and struck a northbound car driven by Thomas Lee, 37, of Dayton, police said.

        It was not clear why Mr. Neargarder lost control of his 1991 Ford Mustang. Mr. Lee was taken by helicopter to Miami Valley Hospital, where he was listed in serious condition. Both men were wearing seat belts, troopers said.

        The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Williamstown girl dies in ATV accident

        WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. — A 12-year-old Williamstown girl was killed Saturday afternoon when the ATV she was riding rolled over on her.

        Brittany Lynn Webster received head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by a University of Cincinnati Air Care flight doctor, said Trooper Kevin Flick of the Kentucky State Police.

        She was a passenger on an ATV driven by her cousin, Robert Cole, 14, of Williamstown.

        The two were riding the ATV in woods off Hogg Ridge Road about 7 miles west of Falmouth. The driver lost control about 4 p.m. and was thrown clear. He suffered minor injuries, Trooper Flick said.

        No charges were filed.

[photo] FRESH FACE FOR HALLS: About 150 volunteers came to spruce up Oyler Elementary in Lower Price Hill Saturday. They painted hallways and lockers.
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Crash on I-275 injures three

        UNION TWP. — Three people were treated at hospitals after a crash early Sunday on northbound Interstate 275.

        Leon Crawford, 22, of Cincinnati rear-ended a vehicle driven by Justin Koons, 25, of Mount Orab, Ohio, at around 7:45 a.m., Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers said.

        The two drivers and a passenger in Mr. Crawford's vehicle, were treated at University Hospital.

        Mr. Crawford was ticketed for failure to maintain distance. Mr. Koons was charged with driving under the influence, troopers said.

Fire destroys house in Newport

        NEWPORT — A fire early Sunday destroyed a two-story home on West 12th Street; no one was injured.

        Firefighters found flames and smoke when they responded to the 4:35 a.m. fire call at a two-family frame residence in the 200 block of West 12th Street, said Newport Fire Capt. Bill Ravenscraft.

        No one was injured. Firefighters from Southgate, Wilder and Bellevue assisted.

        The cause of the fire, which started on the first floor, remains under investigation.

Officials brace for execution crowds

        TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The onlookers and protesters expected to turn out for Timothy McVeigh's execution in May have prompted local officials to seek more than $90,000 in federal money for training and overtime pay.

        James Cross, executive assistant at the U.S. Penitentiary, said the requests for crowd-control training and overtime pay have been forwarded to the Bureau of Prisons' central office.

        No decision has been made on the requests, Mr. Cross said.

        Mr. McVeigh, who was convicted for his role in the 1995 bombing that killed 168 people at Oklahoma City's federal building, is scheduled to be killed by lethal injection May 16 at the U.S. Penitentiary south of Terre Haute.

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Virtual class expands high-school course list
Capital punishment foes count small steps
Closings cause concern
Ex-boxing champ still hospitalized
Family farm may soon be developed
Fire destroys house in Newport
Girl, 12, killed in ATV accident
Man thought to be hero charged in fire
New life for an old hotel
State had plan to fix support payments 3 years ago
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