Sunday, March 17, 2002

Tristate A.M. Report

Police claim man abandoned mother

        GREENHILLS — Gregory D. Adkins, 46, of 844 Cedar Hill Drive, Springdale, faces an aggravated vehicular assault charge after he crashed his vehicle into a telephone pole at Winton and Andover roads early Saturday.

        After the crash, police said, he fled on foot, leaving his mother in the car with a punctured lung and broken bones around her left eye.

        Miriam Adkins is in critical but stable condition at University Hospital. Her son, who was arrested hours later at his residence, is being held at Hamilton County Justice Center.

Westwood man shot, killed outside tavern

        A Westwood man was fatally shot shortly early Saturday morning outside the Curb Cafe in the 2000 block of Vine Street in Over-the-Rhine.

        Police responded to a “person shot” dispatch over the radio about 12:12 a.m. Antonia Grant, 23, of 2520 Harrison Ave., was pronounced dead at the scene.

        Police are looking for three black male suspects, all 20-25 years old. One wore a black-hooded sweatshirt with a zipper in the front and black pants and shoes. Another wore all-black clothing and the third suspect wore a gray-hooded sweatshirt.

        It was the 11th homicide committed in Cincinnati this year. In 2001, 61 people were killed. To leave an anonymous tip, call the police division's criminal investigation section, 352-3542, or Crime Stoppers, 352-3040.

Man eludes deputies after robbing house

        HARLAN TOWNSHIP — Warren County deputies are searching for a man who broke into a house in the 8500 block of Ohio 123 at 9:30 p.m. Thursday, tied up the couple who live there and stole money, guns and their car.

        Deputies nearly captured the man after a brief chase that started on Ohio 123 and ended when the suspect crashed the stolen car in the 5200 block of Salem Road and fled.

        Sheriff's officials described the man as heavyset and white, about 6-foot, wearing wire-rimmed glasses and a toboggan hat.

Aunt faces charges for leaving boy alone

        Police have charged a Greenhills woman with child endangerment after they found her 3- to 4-year-old nephew wandering along Burnham Street around 3:50 a.m. Saturday.

        Greenhills Police said the child had been left in the care of his aunt, Jennifer Carberry, 24.

        The child has been returned to his parents, who live in Middletown.

Streets will close for holiday parade

        The following downtown streets will close at 11 a.m. today for the St. Patrick's Day parade:

        • Eggleston Avenue between Third Street and Broadway; Reedy Street between Court Street and Eggleston Avenue; and Sentinel, Butler and Culvert streets.

        At the 1 p.m. start of the parade, the following streets will be closed until the parade is over:

        • Reedy Street between Eggleston Avenue and Broadway.

        • Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Eighth streets between Broadway and Race Street.

        • Vine, Walnut, Main, Sycamore and Broadway streets between Fourth and Ninth streets.

        • Sentinel Street between Fifth Street and Eggleston Avenue.

        • Northbound Interstate 471 ramp to Sixth Street.

        • Columbia Parkway ramp to Sixth Street.

        All parking along the route will be prohibited and Metro bus service will be rerouted. Hotels in the closed area will be accessible.

Mount St. Joseph's hosts career seminar

       The College of Mount St. Joseph's Career and Experiential Education Center will host a career fair noon-2 p.m. March 19 in Seton Center lobby.

        Nearly three dozen local employers will be represented in a number of fields, including industry, business, nonprofit and health care.

        Information: 244-4721.

Radiology venture offers PET scanning

        Radiologists affiliated with Good Samaritan and Bethesda North hospitals have formed a joint venture to offer mobile Positron Emission Tomography (PET) scanning at both facilities.

        Molecular Imaging of Hamilton County offers a PET scanner mounted inside a 42-foot trailer that rotates days between the hospitals.

        PET scanning allows sharper contrasts between normal and abnormal tissue, which can be used to help identify recurring cancers more quickly than MRI or CT scanning, the radiologists said.

Stepfather's trial delayed by attention

        AKRON — The trial of a man accused of impregnating his stepdaughter with a syringe has been delayed because of media attention from his wife's recent trial.

        Narda Goff, 43, was convicted Monday of child endangering and complicity to commit sexual battery for helping her husband impregnate her 16-year-old daughter. She will be sentenced next month and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison.

        Assistant County Prosecutor Brian LoPrinzi wrote in a motion Friday requesting the delay that “because of the large amount of recent media attention, it will be significantly more difficult to select an impartial jury in such a short period of time ...”

        Mrs. Goff's husband, John, was scheduled to go on trial Monday. Judge John Adams of Summit County Common Pleas Court reset the trial for April 29, six days after Mrs. Goff's sentencing.

        Mr. Goff, 40, will be tried by a jury, unlike his wife who waived her right to a jury trial.


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