Friday, July 13, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report

Hyde Park man hurt in motorcycle crash

        A 23-year-old motorcyclist from Hyde Park was seriously injured Thursday when he failed to negotiate a curve and struck two parkedvehicles on Delta Avenue in Mount Lookout.

        Christopher Edwards, who was not wearing a helmet, was in critical condition late Thursday at University Hospital, police said.

[photo] BURNED BED: Springfield Township firefighter/paramedic Randy Miller throws the remains of a box spring from the second-floor window of a home in the 1800 block of Windmill Way on Tuesday. The four residents escaped injury, but damage was set at $35,000. The cause of the fire, which started in the bedroom, is under investigation. Forest Park firefighters also responded to the fire. A melted plastic soffit hangs above Mr. Miller.

(Glenn Hartong photo)
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        The crash occurred about 5:10 p.m. in the 600 block of Delta.

Sheriff seeks inmate missing from detail

        The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a man who escaped from a work detail in Camp Washington on Wednesday.

        David Wynn, 38, whose last known address was 716 Main St. in downtown Cincinnati, did not return at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to the River City Correctional Facility at 3220 Colerain Ave. He had been on a work detail that began at 5:30 a.m. that day, sheriff's deputies said.

        Mr. Wynn was convicted this year of burglary charges.

        He is white, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.His many tattoos include the letters ""DW” on his right hand, the word ""tribal” on his left hand and the letters “CTH” on his neck.

        Anyone with information should call sheriff's officials at 825-1500.

Car stolen from mall at gunpoint

        SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP — Police are looking for a man who ordered a woman out of her 2001 Jaguar at gunpoint in the Parisian parking garage at Kenwood Towne Centre Thursday, then fled in the car.

        The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office said Gail K. Huttenbauer, 61, of Wyoming, was leaving the parking garage about 4 p.m. when a man displayed a black handgun, ordered her out of the car, then drove on Montgomery Road toward the Interstate 71 interchange.

        The silver Jaguar bears Ohio license plate CKJ 4565.

        The man is described as black, in his 20s, with short black curly hair, about 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, 170 pounds.

Weight-loss surgery squeezes stomach

        COLUMBUS — Ohio State University Medical Center has begun offering a weight-loss surgery that involves squeezing the stomach with a silicon band.

        The “Lap Band” procedure, recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is intended for people who need to lose at least 100 pounds.

        The band can be adjusted or removed if the patient experiences side effects.

"Freedom Friday' forums begin today

        The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will join with churches and the Greater Cincinnati Convention and Visitors Bureau today to launch “Freedom Fridays,” a series of one-hour forums that will apply the lessons of history to understanding contemporary issues.

        Today's program, which will address economic freedom in Cincinnati, will be at New Jerusalem Baptist Church in Carthage at 7 p.m..

        For more information, call 412-6900.

Akron littering law struck down

        AKRON, Ohio — An appellate court has found Akron's anti-littering law to be unconstitutional after white supremacist Kenneth Molyneaux, 22, was convicted under it for placing racially charged fliers on car windshields.

        The 9th Ohio District Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 Wednesday that the 34-year-old ordinance is overly broad and “infringes upon the protected speech” of private property owners.

        Appellate Judge William Batchelder wrote that the law “presents a realistic danger of significantly compromising First Amendment protections ... as well as improperly restricting the dissemination of ideas.”
        Akron officials said the law was meant to keep the city clean, not to restrict anyone's rights.


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- Tristate A.M. Report