Sunday, January 12, 2003

Tristate A.M. Report

Avondale woman dies after crash

An Avondale woman died Friday night at University Hospital from injuries she suffered in a two-car accident in Price Hill.

Police said Katherine Davis, 38, was injured at 10:52 p.m. Friday when a pickup driven by Clinton Vilardo, 21, of Price Hill struck her car at 3757 W. Liberty St.

Mr. Vilardo was driving a 1998 Ford F-150 truck eastbound on West Liberty Street when he failed to stop at the Quebec Road intersection, police said. His truck hit Ms. Davis' 1989 Nissan Sentra, which was stopped at the intersection, police said. Ms. Davis' car was thrust into a utility pole, breaking the pole in half.

Mr. Vilardo's car struck a tree on Atson Lane. He was arrested several blocks away. He was treated and released from University Hospital.

Three passengers in Ms. Davis' car were injured. Teair Dawson, 17, of Glenwood Avenue, was in serious condition at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; Jasmine Teasley, 14, also of Glenwood Avenue, was in fair condition. Levell Ricks, 15 of Price Hill was treated and released.

No charges had been filed Saturday night.

Man charged with felonious assault

A man was arrested late Friday night and charged with two counts of felonious assault.

Police said Kelvin Sanders, 23, fired several shots into a vehicle at the corner of Derrick Turnbow and John streets, West End, about 10:45 p.m. Friday, injuring Anthony Toombs, no address listed.

Mr. Sanders was arrested at 800 Derrick Turnbow St., at 11:48 p.m. Friday. He appeared in court Saturday morning and was held on a $50,000 bond.

Delphi to close, sell plants if unprofitable

DAYTON, Ohio - Four Delphi Corp. plants will be sold, closed or dramatically reduced if they don't start turning a profit, company officials said.

Workers at two Dayton brake plants and two Moraine compressor plants received letters Friday warning of consequences if there is no turnaround.

Fla. man arrested in punk-rocker's death

SEATTLE - A Florida man has been arrested in the 1993 slaying of rising punk-rock star Mia Zapata, a Louisville native and lead singer of the Gits, the Seattle Police Department said Saturday.

Investigators arrested Jesus C. Mezquia, 48, in the Miami area late Friday night after DNA evidence linked him to the death, a department spokeswoman said.

Schools to resume football rivalry

Officials at Beechwood Independent and Covington Catholic high schools have reinstated a longstanding football rivalry after a two-year hiatus.

CovCath Principal Jack Kennevan and Beechwood Superintendent Fred Bassett said they are resuming the game Sept. 20 at CovCath, because the schools need the $8,000 to $10,000 generated by the game.

Condition critical after crash on 9 Mile

PIERCE TOWNSHIP - A 50-year-old Cincinnati woman was in critical condition Saturday night after a single-car crash.

Andrea L. Jurczyk, of Pierce Township, was driving a 1999 Acura northbound on Nine Mile Road when her vehicle slid off the right side, struck a guardrail, overturned and rolled down an embankment. The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the wreck happened at 7:30 p.m. just south of Davis Road in Pierce Township.

Ms. Jurczyk was taken to University Hospital, where she remained Saturday night.

- Compiled from staff and wire reports

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