Saturday, March 09, 2002

Tristate A.M. Report

Legal opinion backs city's use of money

        A legal opinion from a Cleveland-based law firm has told Cincinnati City Council it can do what it's already done — allocate $49 million in Anthem Inc. stock toward neighborhood development.

        The city acquired the Anthem stock when the insurance company, which provides the city's health benefits, converted from a mutual insurer to a public stock company. The city's labor unions and retirement fund had argued that because employees and retirees helped pay for those benefits, some of the money should be returned to them.

        Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, hired by the city solicitor to research the issue, said Friday it is “solely within the discretion of City Council ... how such funds may be used.”

[photo] PUMPED UP OVER NEW TRUCKS: Greg Brown, a captain with the Colerain Township Department of Fire & EMS, checks out the interior of one of three new pumpers delivered this week. Each cost $275,000. Two old pumpers will be replaced.
(Glenn Hartong photo)
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        City Council voted 6-2 Wednesday to use the money for undetermined neighborhood projects.

Man found on street shot in the head

        A Price Hill man was found shot in the head early Friday.

        A cab driver called just after 3 a.m. to say a man was lying on the ground at Purcell and Warsaw avenues. The critically injured man was later identified as Willy B. Lucy of Woodlawn Avenue.

        Cincinnati police are investigating.

Indictment charges rape, interference

        COVINGTON — A convicted felon was indicted Friday, accused of luring a Loveland teen-ager to his Erlanger apartment for sex.

        Robert I. Galloway, 38, of Erlanger faces one count of third-degree rape and two counts of custodial interference.

        The girl's father, whom the Enquirer is not identifying to protect his daughter, has said he thinks his daughter is lucky to be alive. He said his 16-year-old has the mental capacity of a third-grader and does not comprehend what happened.

        Mr. Galloway spent six years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree manslaughter, admitting that he fatally shot his ex-wife, Vandora Harris of Newport, in the head. He was released from Kentucky State Reformatory in LaGrange in June 2000.

        The third-degree rape charge is a Class D felony that carries a penalty of one to five years in prison.

[photo] EXOTIC VISITOR: St. Cecilia pupils Anastasia Carter (left) and Julie Pennington applaud after Gary Cady completes a traditional American Indian dance at the school on Madison Road Thursday. Mr. Cady, of Smyrna, Tenn., performs various dances and tells about the lives and experiences of Indians.
(Dick Swaim photo)
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        The custodial interference charge is also a Class D felony.

        Mr. Galloway remained in the Kenton County Dention Center Friday afternoon on $50,000 bail. Mr. Galloway received the girl's phone number from a mutual friend who was in jail.

        He persuaded her to come to his apartment in the 3100 block of Woodward Avenue, according to court records. On Jan. 8, Loveland High School officials allowed the two to leave school grounds together after they acted like father and daughter.

        Police traced phone calls to find the girl at Mr. Galloway's apartment three days later.

Accused Butler deputy leaves job

        HAMILTON — Rather than undergo a disciplinary hearing in which he might have been fired, a Butler County sheriff's deputy who is accused of sex crimes resigned Friday.

Kirk A. Kash tendered his resignation, dated Wednesday, to Maj. Anthony Dwyer and Chief Deputy Richard K. Jones.

        “My family and I feel that due to the stress we are under, I can no longer be in your employ,” he wrote. “Thank you for the opportunity to serve with pride for the last 2 1/2 years.”

        Mr. Kash is accused of three counts of rape and a count of kidnapping. If convicted, he could be sentenced to 40 years in prison.

        The charges stem from a woman's report to police that Mr. Kash forced her to submit to sexual conduct Jan. 18 in the parking garage outside Metropolis at the Forest Fair Mall in Fairfield. He was working an off-duty security detail there.

        Mr. Kash posted a $50,000 bond and is set for a pretrial hearing Tuesday before Judge Matthew J. Crehan.

"My Cincinnati' on display downtown

        “My Cincinnati,” a collage of photographs from around Cincinnati, will be on display today from noon to 6 p.m. at the Westin Hotel lobby, 21 E. Fifth St.

        Greater Cincinnati residents are encouraged to bring old photos or to take a new picture of what Cincinnati means to them, to be included in the exhibit.

        The event is sponsored by Cincinnati City Council members Pat DeWine and Alicia Reece.

        Residents can continue to contribute photos after today. The exhibit will be on display at City Hall next week, and then travel throughout the city.

Vintage clothing sale at St. Ursula

        St. Ursula Academy Ensemble Theater is holding a vintage clothing sale 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today at the St. Ursula Academy Carriage House Theatre Studio, 1309 E. McMillan St., East Walnut Hills.

        Men's and women's clothing from all eras will be available. Proceeds will help defray costs of the April 11-14 production of Footloose at the Aronoff Center.

Awards given at Chamber ceremony

        The Southeastern Butler County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 26th anniversary Friday evening as hundreds of its 675 members gathered for dinner at the Manor House Conference Center.

        U.S. Rep. John Boehner, R-West Chester, was keynote speaker. Six awards honored businesses and their contributions:

        • GBI Community Support Award: Alternate Community Technology Inc., Tom Farrell & Ken Gensheimer

        • Carlos Todd Business Person of the Year Award: David Bowles, general manager of the Cincinnati Marriott North at Union Centre

        • Jerry Bryan Chamber Member of the Year Award: Marcus Grooms, AFLAC

        • Dorothy and Art Roth Citizen of the Year Award: Greta Murray, artist/teacher

        • Larry Schumacher Beautification Award for Small Business: The Village Spa, Bob and Charlotte Bies

        • Larry Schumacher Beautification Award for Large Business: West Chester Township.

Imaging center for women is opened

        ProScan Imaging on Thursday opened a “women's imaging center” at its office in Kennedy Heights.

        The service includes upgraded digital mammography equipment to screen for breast cancer, evening and weekend hours, and a program to provide rapid follow-up when further testing is needed.

        For information, call, (877) 729-6636 (RB-WOMEN).

Morehouse students to perform Monday

        The United Negro College Fund will host the Morehouse College Glee Club and College Quartet in concert 7 p.m. Monday at the Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center.

        The concert is free, but donations to the college fund will be accepted.


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Residents upset at possibility of Convergys moving in
Roach hiring may go to court
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Billing scheme detailed
Interest in evolution debate outgrows venue
Private foundations announce $31.5M grant
Erlanger man indicted in rape of Loveland teen-ager
Horse tracks' taxes may fall
Kentucky News Briefs
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