Wednesday, June 4, 2003

Tristate A.M. Report

Compiled from staff and wire reports

Man indicted in rape, attempted killing

LEBANON - A Dayton, Ohio, man was being held in lieu of a $1 million bond Tuesday, accused of the attempted murder and rape of a former girlfriend in her Clearcreek Township home.

An indictment released on Monday charges Stephen Adams, 48, with attempted murder, rape, aggravated burglary, kidnapping and felonious assault in the 3:30 a.m. attack on May 11.

"She wakes up to a baseball bat to the head," Prosecutor Rachel Hutzel said of the incident. "She had multiple lacerations on her skull and elsewhere on her body and a broken leg."

Adams allegedly hid the phone so the woman couldn't call for help. He then raped her and dropped her off at Southview Hospital in Dayton, Hutzel said.

Laser eye centers offer new technology

Within months of the new technology winning federal approval, two Greater Cincinnati laser eye centers have announced they offer "wavefront-guided" laser eye surgery.

The LadarVision 4000 excimer laser and the LadarWave wavefront measuring device, made by Alcon Inc., won approval in October from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Experts say the devices allow for more customized measurement and treatment of vision problems.

Now, the new technology is available in the Tristate through the MidWest Eye Center and the Cincinnati Eye Institute.

Green Township road project to be reviewed

GREEN TWP. - Residents are invited to view exhibits and listen to recommendations for improvements to the Cheviot Road/North Bend Road corridor at a public meeting from 5 to 8:30 p.m. today. The meeting will take place at the Green Township Senior Center, 3620 Epley Road.

Study team representatives will present findings, describe recommended improvements, and solicit questions and comments at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Proposed changes include: consolidation of driveways and improved access at selected points; road and intersection improvements; installation of sidewalks; addition of right-turn lanes at several locations, and specific access strategies for dealing with commercial development.

Information: Adam Goetzman, 598-3060.

Seniors treated for substance abuse

A substance abuse program designed specifically for senior citizens has been launched in Greater Cincinnati.

The Older Adults Seeking Independence and Sobriety (OASIS) program was launched by the Center for Chemical Addictions Treatment, one of the Tristate's leading agencies for substance abuse services.

For information, call 381-6672 or check the CCAT website at

Mobile home fire kills Indiana man

BLOOMING GROVE, Ind. - A 24-year-old Franklin County man was killed in mobile home fire early Tuesday.

Indiana state Police identified the victim as Neil C. Miller.

Members of the Blooming Grove Volunteer Fire Department responded to fire at the intersection of Laurel Road and Chappellow Lane at 1:52 a.m., state police said. After the fire in the mobile home was extinguished, firefighters discovered the victim's body.

The Franklin County Coroner ruled the cause of death as smoke inhalation. Cause of the fire remains under investigation.

Car that would not start snares robber

CLEVELAND - Would-be bank robbers take notice: keep your getaway car running.

Here's the story of a botched crime Monday, as police tell it:

After rifling the tellers' drawers, a bank robber bolted to the waiting getaway car.

The car wouldn't start.

The driver didn't move but the holdup man jumped out and tried to steal a car parked in the lot. When that failed, he ran into a home, where he tried to steal the keys to another car. Still no luck.

Then he ran to Interstate 90, where he tried to flag down cars and trucks. The only response he got was from the police.

One officer said it all was pretty stupid, adding "I don't think we're dealing with geniuses here."

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