Tuesday, August 14, 2001

Local Digest


Bethel woman, child killed in crash

        MIAMI TOWNSHIP — A 23-year-old Bethel woman and her 1-year-old son were killed Monday afternoon in a four-vehicle crash at the intersection of U.S. 50 and Dry Run Road in Clermont County.

        The Ohio State Highway Patrol identified the victims as Jamie McIntyre and her 1-year-old son, Cain Vaughn.

        The crash occurred about 5 p.m. when a semi-trailer traveling east on U.S. 50 swerved to avoid a 1987 Ford Mustang stopped in traffic. The semi's trailer then slid left of center, striking a Ford Probe containing the two victims, the highway patrol said.

        The semi also struck the Mustang. Debris from the crash struck a 1999 Toyota Camry stopped on Dry Run Road.

        The driver of the Mustang, Bobbie N. Myers, 18, of Batavia, was taken to Bethesda North Hospital for treatment of injuries. The driver of the semitrailer, Kenneth Woodburn, 44, of Hillsboro, and the driver of the Camry, Rebecca Kunnes, 19, of Milford, were not injured.
       

Learn procedures for reviving athletes

               Vince Pangalos, an emergency physician at Good Samaritan Hospital, will present a clinic on on-field evaluation and treatment of athletic medical emergencies at 7:30 tonight.

        The workshop is for athletic trainers, coaches and parents interested in learning about heat-releated emergencies, asthma, and cardiopulmonary emergencies.

        The session is in the second-floor conference room at Sports Plus Complex, 10765 Reading Road.
       

Part of Hunt Road closed for Taste

               BLUE ASH — In preparation for the Taste of Blue Ash Aug. 24-26, a portion of Hunt Road from the southernmost Thriftway store parking lot drive to Cooper Road will be closed beginning at 10 a.m. next Monday and will not reopen until 7 p.m. Aug. 27. Monroe Avenue Extension at Cooper Road will be closed during the event.

        Information: 745-8511.

Man charged in rape at business office

               NORTH COLLEGE HILL — A 30-year-old man was charged with sexually assaulting a woman in an insurance office Monday morning.

        Bryant Bernard Favors, of the 500 block of Martin Luther King Drive in Clifton, was charged with rape.

        An officer responded about 9:20 a.m. to a report of a woman screaming at the business on West Galbraith Road, police said. The officer found the suspect holding the victim against a wall and engaging in sexual conduct with her, police said.

Man pleads guilty to rape of child

               HAMILTON — A 26-year-old Hamilton man pleaded guilty Mondayto a rape charge involving sex with a 7-year-old West Chester Township boy.

        Richard DiNola faces up to 10 years in prison f at a sentencing hearing Sept. 11 before Butler County Common Pleas Judge Matthew Crehan.

        Mr. DiNola, who is being held in the county jail, also faces charges in Florida for lewd behavior with a minor, said Assistant Prosecutor Rusty Thomas.

        The West Chester crime came to light Dec. 26, when the boy's mother told police she suspected her son had been molested. She asked officers to be on the lookout for a certain type of vehicle, Mr. Thomas said.

        When officers spotted Mr. DiNola, they stopped his vehicle and found pornographic videos inside, as well as a journal in which he described the incident with the West Chester boy as well as an incident in Florida, Mr. Thomas said.
       

Robber gets away after hotel holdup

               SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP — Hamilton County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man who robbed the Carrousel Inn and Suites early Monday.

        Three employees were in the hotel, but no one was injured.

        A man entered the hotel at 8001 Reading Road just after midnight Monday and demanded money. He fled with an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and got into a waiting, older Ford car.

        The robber is described as black, in his mid-30s, about 6-feet 1-inch tall and weighing 150 pounds.

        Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at (513) 825-1500 or Crime Stoppers at (513) 352-3040.

       



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