Wednesday, December 05, 2001

Tristate A.M. Report

Recount won't alter results in 3 races

        Recounts held Tuesday for a St. Bernard City Council race and two Hamilton County school board elections did not change the outcome of the Nov. 6 election results, according to the Hamilton County Board of Elections.

        In St. Bernard's Ward 4, incumbent Curtis Walden won that race by four votes over challenger Beth A. Luken. Mr. Walden gained three votes during the recount; Ms. Luken gained four.

        Princeton City Schools board members Jenny Pansing and Mark Lemen were re-elected. Challenger Robert Rolfes trailed Mr. Lemen by 22 votes. Princeton also has precincts in Butler and Warren counties, which recounted that race as well.

        The Northwest Local School Board will include incumbents Pamela Detzel, Susan Mosley-Howard and newcomer Christopher Heather. The next closest candidate, Jim Lay, trailed by 43 votes. Northwest also includes a small portion of Butler County, which did a recount.

        Close results in the council and school board races triggered an automatic recount.

Health care workers wanted at job fair

        The economy may be in recession, but that hasn't stopped hiring at some Tristate health systems that face continuing needs for service personnel.

        The Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati will hold a job fair from 2-7 p.m. today at the Westin Hotel, downtown. The Tristate's largest health system, with six hospitals and a large physician group, will be doing “on-the-spot interviewing and hiring” for several types of jobs.

        Recruiters are seeking health care professionals, office support staff, accounting/financial staff, medical coders, receptionists, food service and environmental workers.

Six shots fired; man faces charges

        An Avondale man was charged with inducing panic and weapons offenses after Cincinnati police said he fired six shots at a man, then waved the gun around as witnesses ran for cover Tuesday morning in the West End.

        Derris Conley, 23, of the 3400 block of Burnet Avenue, was arrested at 2:24 a.m. in front of 520 Livingston Street, two minutes after the shots were fired, police said.

        Investigators said Mr. Conley fired a 9 mm Ruger semiautomatic handgun at an unknown man, missing him at least six times. He then walked about 15 feet, waving the gun as people ran, before he noticed police and put the gun in his waistband, according to the arrest report.

        In addition to the inducing panic charge, Mr. Conley is charged with carrying a concealed weapon and discharging a firearm within the city limits. Each charge is a first-degree misdemeanor.

New director will lead brownfield restoration

        The Port Authority has a new person to guide its efforts in restoring abandoned industrial sites known as “brownfields.”

        Kim Satzger, who previously served as interim director for the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority, will coordinate brownfield redevelopment throughout Hamilton County.

Health forces panel member to resign

        Laura Banks said Tuesday she resigned from the civilian panel that monitors police conduct because of health reasons.

        Ms. Banks, who resigned at Monday night's Citizens Police Review meeting, has pneumonia. The retired school secretary from Evanston was an original panel member when it was formed in 1999.

15-year-old arrested after police find crack
        A 15-year-old boy faces a felony charge after police recovered 56.23 grams of crack cocaine Tuesday morning from a home in Madisonville, Cincinnati police said.

        The teen was arrested at 2:30 a.m. at a home in the 5300 block of Ward Street, police said. The exact charge against the boy was not available.

1 shot, 1 assaulted during home break-in

        One person suffered a minor gunshot wound and another was assaulted during a home break-in Monday night in Northside, Cincinnati police said.

        The person shot during the incident in the 4100 block of Witler Street was treated at a hospital and released, police said. The names of the victims were not released, and police had no descriptions of the assailants.

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