Sunday, January 13, 2002

Local Digest


Man dies after car hits parked trailer

        Mark Baldrick, 32, of Price Hill died early Saturday after he drove his vehicle into a parked trailer in the 4200 block of Crawford Avenue in Northside.

        Mr. Baldrick was speeding and was not wearing his seat belt when the crash occurred shortly after 2 a.m., Cincinnati police officers said. Alcohol was involved, they said.

        The force of the collision moved the 53-foot-long trailer about nine feet. Mr. Baldrick was pronounced dead at the scene.
       

Police investigating crash that hurt woman
A 40-year-old woman was in critical condition Saturday at University Hospital after a car struck her in the 2600 block of Gilbert Avenue in Walnut Hills and the blow threw her into a telephone pole.

               Cincinnati police officers are not releasing her name because her relatives have not been notified of the crash, which happened shortly after 1:30 a.m.

        According to Sgt. Mike Zwick, the woman was talking to someone in a parked car when a northbound, dark-colored sports utility vehicle struck her and drove away.

        She suffered serious head injuries and was taken to the hospital.

        Police are investigating.
       

Luken works to name city manager candidate
Cincinnati Mayor Charlie Luken met with a city manager candidate Saturday morning as he tries to narrow his list of three to a single nominee.

               Saturday's meeting was with Dayton City Manager Valerie Lemmie. Mr. Luken has also flown to Oakland, Calif., to meet with City Manager Robert Bobb. The third finalist for the position is Tim Riordan, Cincinnati's acting city manager.

        Mr. Luken should have a nominee in the next week or so, he said.
       

Seminar to focus on parents, peer pressure

               ANDERSON TOWNSHIP — Parents with teens struggling to deal with peer pressure can learn more about how to cope Tuesday at a seminar sponsored by Hometown Help for Parents.

        The presentation will feature Mike Hall, principal of Anderson High School. The event begins at 7 p.m. at Beech Acres, 6881 Beechmont Ave.

        Hometown Help for Parents is a support group formed last year to address teen issues including depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, suicide and violence.

        For information, call 231-7205, ext. 298.
       

Shigellosis outbreak declared under control

               Health officials have declared victory over a shigellosis outbreak that has made nearly 2,000 Tristate residents ill since March 2001.

        “The number of shigellosis cases has significantly decreased since early 2001,” said Cincinnati Health Commissioner Malcolm Adcock. “In fact, the number of cases are what we consider baseline.“

        About 2,000 cases were recorded in Greater Cincinnati since early 2001, Dr. Adcock said, compared with 15 for all of 2000.

        Health officials called the Tristate outbreak one of the biggest in the nation.
       

Boil-water advisory
in Boone, Kenton over

               A boil-water advisory affecting Boone County residents and some in Kenton County was completely lifted Saturday by the Florence Water & Sewer Commission.

        The commission issued the advisory Thursday because of a waterline break that caused low water pressure for 22 percent of the commission's customers in most of Boone County.

        Kenton County customers in Edgewood, Elsmere, Crestview Hills and the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park also had to boil their water.

        The Kentucky Environmental Protection Agency OK'd the lifting of the advisory for most of those communities on Friday night. On Saturday, the agency said all affected residents no longer needed to boil water.

       



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