Sunday, May 20, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report

Police seek clues to body at cemetery

        MIDDLETOWN — Police are continuing to investigate the death of a man whose body was found Friday on the grounds of the Middletown Historical Pioneers Cemetery.

        Middletown police said Saturday the man has been identified as Marion Gilbert Emmett, 38, of the 100 block of South Clinton Street of Middletown.

        Mr. Emmett's body was discovered Friday afternoon by a supervisor for a Middletown inmate work detail working the cemetery grounds on First Avenue.

        The body was lying toward the rear of the cemetery.

        Crews spent about four hours gathering evidence at the scene.

        Police said the death “appears to be suspicious in nature.”

[photo] LAW SCHOOL COMPLETED: Nelly Hilb has a congratulatory kiss for granddaughter Deborah Wyler Saturday at the hooding ceremony for 110 graduates of the University of Cincinnati College of Law. The college's graduates lead all Ohio schools in performance on the state bar exam.
(Mike Simons photo)
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        City police detectives and the Butler County Coroner's Office are investigating. They ask that anyone with information call (513) 425-7700.

Authorities looking for escapee from jail

        HAMILTON — The search continued Saturday for a Butler County Jail inmate who escaped Friday.

        Joshua R. Harrison, 21, of Hamilton, fled about 3 p.m. Friday as he was awaiting transport from the county's minimum-security correctional complex to the main jail.

        Mr. Harrison is white and stands 5-feet-11, 160 pounds, with brown eyes and long brown hair.

        He was being held on charges of burglary and breaking and entering.

        Anyone with information is asked to contact the Butler County Sheriff's Office at (513) 887-3010.

Policeman arrested on bad-check charges

        A Cincinnati police officer was charged last week with passing two bad checks this year.

        Officer Lorenzo Law, 42, of the 2500 block of Talbott Avenue, was arrested Monday and charged with two counts of passing bad checks — totaling $400 — in February at a Harrison Avenue Kroger store.

        Mr. Law is scheduled to be arraigned on the misdemeanor charges May 30 in Hamilton County Municipal Court. His police powers have been suspended pending court action.

Man found stabbed on neighbor's porch

        A Bond Hill man was in critical condition Saturday after he was found stabbed early in the morning on a neighbor's porch.

        Maurice Heard, 26, was taken to University Hospital after Cincinnati police officers were called to 5330 Laconia Ave. in Bond Hill. Mr. Heard lives at 5331 Laconia Ave.

        Police are investigating the incident. People with information about the stabbing are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 352-3040 or the criminal investigations section at 352-3542.

Right lanes to close on I-75 for two nights

        Ohio Department of Transportation officials announced Saturday that right-hand lanes of Interstate 75 through Cincinnati will be closed for two consecutive nights.

        ODOT officials said the right lanes of northbound and southbound I-75 will be closed from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight and Monday night between Interstate 74 and the Brent Spence Bridge so that ODOT engineers can take road samples.

Road collapse shuts Socialville-Fosters

        DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP — Warren County engineer officials have closed Socialville-Fosters Road, just west of Old 3C Highway, because of a road collapse.

        The cause of the collapse has not been determined and the road will be closed indefinitely while repairs are made. Traffic will be detoured around the site using Old 3C Highway, U.S. 22/Ohio 3 and Landen Drive.

HUC to dedicate archaeology center

        Hebrew Union College will dedicate its new archaeology center at 3:30 p.m. today in Mayerson Hall on the campus at 3101 Clifton Ave.

        The center will house some of HUC's collection from ancient Israel and Canaan as well as computers to provide access to HUC libraries and and other institutions.

        Dr. Nili S. Fox, assistant professor of Bible and ancient Near East, will direct the center. Programs will range from outreach to local schoolchildren to professional teleconferencing and symposiums.

        The center was created in large part with a gift from Ira and Judy Gall of St. Louis. The couple met when Dr. Gall was an intern at General (now University) Hospital and his wife-to-be was a volunteer at Jewish Hospital.

        The public is invited but HUC is asking for confirmations at 221-1875, Ext. 337.

Psychologist knows mental illness' facets

        LEBANON - Thirty years ago, Dr. Fred Frese spent a decade in and out of mental hospitals as he battled schizophrenia.

        Despite his illness, he went on to earn a doctorate in psychology, and serve 15 years as director of psychology at a psychiatric hospital and as a vice president of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill.

        On Monday, Dr. Frese will speak to families and professionals about coping with mental illness. The talk is part of a series of events planned by the Mental Health Association of the Cincinnati Area to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month.

        The event begins at 7 p.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, 232 E. Main St., Lebanon. For information, call 459-9551 or (800) 478-2505.

Rain eases drought fears; more on way
Ticket prices get cranked up
Was it excessive force?
Year later, feud not forgotten
PULFER: Taking sides
Agency purchases part of mall
City fire unit rated among best
Counties question funding
CROWLEY: Kentucky politics
Faithful exhorted on city issues
Group may ask court to stop school funding
Hispanic newspaper's debut planned for June
Judge halts new burials
Kentucky Education Notes
L&N Bridge nears face lift
Light rail: All Aboard?
Partner admits slaying
Pedestrian bridge a 'go'
Police seek two in bank robbery
Student who started fatal fire gets jail
Teen-ager's honesty rewarded
Two die in church shooting
UK still looking for fire settlement
Young people find success getting all kinds of jobs
- Tristate A.M. Report