Driver injured after striking parked semi
VERONA, Ky. - William Waller, 72, of Verona, was seriously injured Friday when he crashed into a parked semi truck.
Waller was westbound on Ky. 14 near Interstate 71 about 7:40 p.m. when a pickup pulled in front of him, according to deputies with the Boone County Sheriff's Department. Waller swerved and struck the semi parked on the highway's shoulder.
He was taken to University Hospital, where he was listed Saturday in fair condition.
Computer recycling donations increase
Almost three times as many computer parts were donated for recycling this year than last year through the Hamilton County Solid Waste Management District computer recycling collection event that ended Saturday.
Organizers said they collected enough to fill 39 tractor-trailers with computers. Last year, 14 tractor-trailers were filled.
Businesses, schools, nonprofit agencies and residents donated the computers, which will go to the Ohio Prison Industries, where the hard drives will be erased and the computers will be refurbished or mined for parts and then sent to nonprofit agencies and schools.
For more information, visit www.hcdoes.org.
Child killed, 3 hurt when car jumps curb
ST. BERNARD - One child was killed and three children were injured Saturday when they were hit by a car while standing on a sidewalk.
The accident occurred at the intersection of Vine Street and E. Mitchell Avenue about 5:30 p.m., St. Bernard Police said.
The apparently jumped the curb of the KFC restaurant parking lot and hit the children, who had just crossed the street. Two 13-year-old girls, a 2-year-old girl and a 10-month-old boy were taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
The 2-year-old girl was pronounced dead at the hospital. Names and the conditions of the other children were not released.
The 17-year-old driver, whose name was not released, was arrested on two outstanding warrants for violating a court order. She did not have a driver's license.
Columbus teacher contract approved
COLUMBUS - The city's school board has approved a contract in which teachers agreed to their smallest raises in 20 years.
The school board approved the contract 6-0 on Friday, a day after the Columbus Education Association voted 821-97 in favor of the 18-month contract.
Teachers will get raises of 2.75 percent effective Aug. 25 and 2 percent on May 1.
Nicklaus museum, research park struggle
COLUMBUS - Five years ago, Ohio State University diverted $2 million from a project to expand a research park to build a museum to recognize golf legend Jack Nicklaus.
The move still baffles current and former university employees, most of whom expected the full $6 million in state money that they lobbied for in 1998 to go toward the Science and Technical Campus Corp.
Today, the $14 million museum is a year old and struggling to draw visitors. Meanwhile, Scitech's growth has been limited by a lack of money, the Columbus Dispatch reported Saturday.
- Compiled from staff and wire reports
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