Friday, July 20, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report




Man accused in robbery, shootings

        A 24-year-old Clifton man was indicted Thursday on 17 counts, including seven charges each of attempted murder and felonious assault.

        Deangelo Williams is accused of shooting at police and civilians while attempting to steal a necklace from a motorist July 10 in Over-the-Rhine.


[photo] SMOKE ON THE ROOFTOP: A Cincinnati firefighter carries a chain saw as he works on the roof of a single-family home in the 600 block of Riddle Road in Clifton during a two-alarm fire Thursday. Quick work by Engine 34 firefighters got the fire under control quickly, limiting damage to $75,000. There were no injuries, and the cause of the fire is under investigation.
(Glenn Hartong photo)
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        Besides the felonious assault and attempted murder charges, Mr. Williams faces one count each of aggravated robbery, carrying concealed weapons and having a weapon while under disability. If convicted he could receive up to 90 years in prison.

        The car's driver, Terrence Davis, a former University of Cincinnati basketball player who now plays professionally in Europe, wore a platinum necklace that Mr. Williams allegedly tried to snatch. Mr. Davis sped away and Mr. Williams allegedly drew a 9 mm handgun and fired into the fleeing vehicle, officials said.

        When police caught up with Mr. Williams, he began firing his weapon at them.
       

Youth gangs subject of free workshop

        Young gangs will be the focus of a free, public workshop on July 26 at the Cincinnati Urban League, 3458 Reading Road in Avondale.

        The program, 6-8 p.m., is sponsored by Cincinnati State Technical & Community College and Cincinnati Empowerment Corp.

        Called “The Seven Deadly Sins of Gang Culture,” it is meant for clergy, teachers, business owners, youth, lawyers, po lice and others.

        Information, 569-1792.
       

Dr. Gottschalk steps down, partway

        Dr. Alfred Gottschalk, former president of Hebrew Union College, will resign July 31 as president and chief executive officer of The Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York.

        Dr. Gottschalk, who said he is resigning for personal reasons, will continue as the first senior fellow of the museum and will also serve on the museum's board of trustees.

        “It's not a full retirement,” said Dr. Gottschalk, 71. “I'm assuming the position of senior fellow, which is a salaried position. It requires different kinds of responsibilities. I'm not 9-to-5 anymore.”

        He was the museum's first president and CEO, hired 18 months ago to bring cohesion to the museum's expansion plans and to assist in designing its programs and content for its projected new east wing.

        Dr. Gottschalk worked with board Chairman Robert Morgenthau to design the fund-raising mechanism of the museum's expansion and development plan. To date, $46 million of $60 million has been pledged to construct the east wing.
       

Tryouts open for soccer club

        HAMILTON — Tryouts for the Big Blue Soccer Club Tornadoes will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday near the BMX track at Joyce Park, north of Symmes and River roads.

        The select team from the Tri-County Youth Soccer Association is seeking girls under the age of 15 for the spring 2002 season. Girls born after Aug. 1, 1986, are eligible.


[photo] UP FOR A SPIN: Aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker flew over Cincinnati on Thursday. He'll be in this weekend's Dayton Air Show at Dayton International Airport.
(Ernest Coleman photo)
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        A supplemental tryout will be held in November at Joyce Park. Dates and times will be announced later.

        For more information, contact Tony Carter, 368-1177, or Pam Kellems, 367-6039.
       

Number on welfare lowest since '67

        COLUMBUS — The number of Ohioans on welfare hit its lowest level since 1967 in June, the state reported Thursday.

        In June, 196,622 individuals received cash benefits from the state, the lowest level since March 1967, Greg Moody, interim director of the Department of Job and Family Services, said in a statement.

        Huron County had no adults on welfare at the beginning of June, when checks are issued, the first time a county had no adults on the rolls in decades, Moody said.

        In October 1997, Ohio decided to cut welfare recipients' cash benefits after three years. After that, recipients cannot get cash assistance for at least two years. They are still eligible for other benefits, including food stamps, child care, health insurance and job training.

       



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