Monday, April 22, 2002

Local Digest

Stabbing, shootings send 4 to hospital

        Four men were injured in three separate violent incidents late Saturday and Sunday in Over-the-Rhine, the West End and Avondale.

        Just before midnight Saturday, two men were shot — one in the leg and the other in the chest — outside 117 E. McMicken Ave., police said.

        Both men, whose names Cincinnati police did not release Sunday, were taken to University Hospital. They were in fair condition Sunday night.

        A College Hill man was listed in fair condition at University Hospital Sunday after suffering stab wounds during a fight early Sunday with his girlfriend in her Avondale apartment.

        Candice Partridge, 20, of the 600 block of Prospect Place, was charged with felonious assault in the stabbing of Marlonn Love, 23, about 1:30 a.m., an arrest report shows.

        She is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center and is to appear in court today at 9 a.m.

        Just after 2 p.m. Sunday, Michael Earl Nelson, 48, was found shot in the back at John and Charlotte streets in the West End.

        Mr. Nelson was in surgery Sunday night at University Hospital. His condition was not available.

        Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 352-3040.

Seven Cincinnati teens stand against tobacco

        Fifty-two teens, including seven from Greater Cincinnati, met Saturday and Sunday in Columbus to begin their work on the stand youth campaign.

        The stand campaign, the first comprehensive tobacco counter-marketing campaign by the Ohio Tobacco Use Prevention and Control Foundation, encourages Ohioans to “take a stand against tobacco.”

        The 52 high school students were selected from more than 250 applicants for the stand Youth Advisory Panel.

        Greater Cincinnati members are: Ebony Duncan, Leondre Hillman and Khoa Nguyen, Princeton High School; Brandi Hall, Aiken High School; Emily Hamburg, Little Miami High School; Samantha Webb, Mason High School; and Shawn Worley, Scarlet Oaks.

West End man, 27, arrested in killing

        A West End man was arrested late Saturday and charged with murder in connection with the fatal shooting of a South Fairmount man Friday.

        Germine Miller, 27, of the 1600 block of Lockhurst Lane, is being held at the Hamilton County Justice Center and is to ap pear in court this morning .

        Mr. Miller is accused of shooting Eamond Ellis, 32, once in the hallway of an apartment building in the 1600 block of Central Avenue at 9:55 p.m.

        Mr. Ellis' death was the 21st homicide this year in Cincinnati. There were 14 homicides in the city at this time last year, and 61 murders total for 2001, a 14-year-high.

Crash throws driver out onto highway

        A Roselawn man was in critical condition Sunday at University Hospital after being ejected from his car in what police call an alcohol-related accident on Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway in Hartwell late Saturday.

        Troy Lee Long, 31, wasn't wearing his seatbelt in the 11:33 p.m. single vehicle crash, said Cincinnati Police Lt. Robert Hungler.

        Mr. Long was driving a 1990 Chevrolet Venture eastbound on the highway when he lost control, plowed through the grassy median, rolled into the westbound lanes and was ejected, Lt. Hungler said.

        The highway was shut down in both directions for about two hours during the crash investigation and cleanup.

Sergeant injured when cruiser rammed

        OXFORD — A veteran Oxford police sergeant responding to a report of a suicidal woman Saturday ended up in a hospital when the woman rammed her car twice into the back of his cruiser, police said.

        Sgt. Terrence Knox, who has been with the police department 10 years, was taken to McCullough-Hyde Hospital for back injuries, treated and released.

        The 36-year-old woman, whose name was not released Sunday, faces four felony charges. Oxford police declined to elaborate on the charges.

        She was taken to Fort Hamilton Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Man killed in crash in Highland County

        A Hillsboro man died early Sunday in a one-vehicle crash on State Route 753 at Snake Road in Highland County.

        Mitchel L. Fairley, 25, was traveling south on Ohio 753 in a 1989 Chevrolet S-10 pickup when it veered off to the right side of the road, hit a utility pole, flipped and landed on its top, the Ohio State Highway Patrol said.

        Mr. Fairley was not wearing his seatbelt, authorities said.

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