Sunday, July 15, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report

At least two shot in Over-the-Rhine

        At least two people were shot near Walt's Grocery at the corner of 15th and Pleasant streets in Over-the-Rhine about 10 p.m. Saturday. Police chased a suspect on foot from the scene.

        Details were sketchy, but police confirmed that either two or three people were shot. No further information was available. One man was taken by ambulance from the scene.

Youth coach charged with selling drugs

        FOREST PARK — A youth football league coach and his two sons were arrested Friday on drug charges, police said.

        Anthony Smith, 46, was arrested on his way to practice and charged with two counts of drug trafficking. His sons — Moshai and Malakiel Wofford — were arrested for marijuana possession.

        Neighbors complained repeatedly about drug activity at the home, in the 2100 block of Rangoon Court, which prompted Forest Park Police to obtain a search warrant.

West Chester woman dies in car crash

        LEBANON — Ann Pallotta, 83, of West Chester died in a two-car wreck here Friday.

        She was the passenger of a 17-year-old driver whose name is not being released, said Lebanon Police Sgt. Fred Jacobs.

        The juvenile was traveling on Cherry Street when she turned left onto Warren Street and crashed into the vehicle of Jasper Helton, 67, of Franklin.

        All three were transported to Bethesda's Warren County facility, where Mrs. Pallotta was pronounced dead. Mr. Helton and the juvenile were treated and released.

Elderly driver killed at highway intersection

        SARDINIA — An 80-year-old resident died Saturday morning when she failed to yield at a stop sign at Ohio 32 and crashed into an eastbound vehicle on that highway, said Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers.

        Mary Disket was entering traffic from Purdy Road when the crash happened at 11:30 a.m., troopers said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

        The other driver — Gregory H. Tekulve, 39, of Batavia — was treated for minor injuries at Clermont Mercy Hospital.

Family escapes fire on engine's aerial ladder

        An Over-the-Rhine couple and their three children escaped from a burning apartment building Saturday morning. No one was injured.

        Tamara Smith, Anthony Nolen and their children — Deion, 5, Anthony Jr., 1, and Krystal, 4 months — escaped their fourth-floor apartment at Walnut and 14th streets using the fire escape and a fire engine's aerial ladder.

        Flames had reached the top of the stairwell. Smoke alarms had alerted the family..

        Arson is suspected, District Chief Steve Kluesner said.

        Flames began in a vacant first-floor apartment shortly before 7:30 a.m. People had been using it illegally, he said.

        Damage totaled $20,000, District Chief Kluesner said.

No one home when fire starts in Mt. Auburn

        A basement fire on Malvern Street in Mount Auburn caused $20,000 damage to an apartment building Saturday, said Cincinnati firefighters.

        The residents were out of town, and no one was hurt.

Air carrier might move to Columbus

        COLUMBUS — A regional air carrier could be moving its headquarters and hundreds of jobs to Columbus from Indianapolis.

        Chautauqua Airlines is considering Port Columbus International Airport as its headquarters, said Bryan Bedford, the company's president and chief executive.

        He said the airline is outgrowing its facilities in Indianapolis, and that city has been slow to respond to the company's expansion needs.

        Chautauqua has been negotiating with the Indianapolis Airport Authority for more than a year. “We need rather sizable space,” Bedford said. But the airline is “just not getting any cooperation from Indianapolis,” said Chautauqua spokesman Brian Settle.


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