Sunday, August 17, 2003

Tristate A.M. Report

Compiled from staff and wire reports

Man arrested in boxer's death

Tipped off by an anonymous caller, Cincinnati police went to an Over-the-Rhine address Friday night and found a man wanted in the killing of a local amateur boxer.

District 1 officers arrested Lionel Grimes, charged with killing JeShawn Johnson, 18, on April 6 near Fey's Market in South Cumminsville. The tip was about someone else, but officers found Grimes and two other wanted men instead in a house on McMicken Avenue.

Grimes, 19, has been charged with murder.

Johnson was ranked 10th in the light middleweight class for the fourth quarter of 2002 by United States Amateur Boxing.

Montgomery Road fire destroys 2 businesses

SYMMES TOWNSHIP - Police are investigating a suspicious fire that destroyed two businesses in a small strip mall early Saturday morning on Montgomery Road.

The fire started at Domino's Pizza, 12082 Montgomery Road, at 3:58 a.m., police chief Otto Huber said Saturday. Smoke destroyed Myra's Kabob Cafe and damaged You Guys men's hair salon.

No one was injured in the fire.

Police estimate the loss at $100,000. Investigators suspect arson, Huber said.

Covington blaze damages homes

COVINGTON - Two firefighters received minor injuries and three buildings were damaged in a Friday night fire that erupted around 11 p.m. on Greenup Street.

Capt. Dave Flege said both firefighters were treated and released at a local hospital. The fire broke out in an abandoned building in the 1600 block of Greenup Street, then spread to single-family homes on each side. No one else was injured in the blaze.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation and there is no estimate of damage available, although Flege said all three buildings had "substantial" damage.

Pa. businessman gives $30M to Ohio State

COLUMBUS - A Pennsylvania real-estate investor is giving a record-tying $30 million donation to Ohio State University.

Zell Kravinsky, of Jenkintown, Pa., will donate the money to the university's school of public health.

The donation matches the $30 million the late Michael Moritz gave to Ohio State's law school in June 2001.

Man suffers injuries in I-275 car crash

ERLANGER - A Cincinnati man was seriously injured in a Saturday morning crash on Interstate 275, between Mineola Pike and Interstate 75.

A car driven by Clifford G. Iding, 45, hit a guardrail on the right, traveled off the road and stopped in a grove of trees at 10:30 a.m.

Price Hill auto wreck leaves Ky. man dead

A Dayton, Ky., man died Friday afternoon in a crash at the 1800 block of West Sixth Street in Price Hill.

Donnie Maxey, 44, was pronounced dead at University Hospital after the 12:35 p.m. crash.

Police say Maxey's vehicle hit a crash barrier and was then struck by a vehicle in the eastbound lane.

The driver of the second vehicle, Thomas Callahan, 37, of Crittenden, was treated at Good Samaritan Hospital and released.

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