Wednesday, September 10, 2003

Regional Report



Compiled from staff and wire reports

Kroger gives $20,000 to benefit College Hill

COLLEGE HILL - The Kroger Co. delivered a $20,000 check to the College Hill Urban Redevelopment Corp. Tuesday, kick-starting a marketing study for a corner of Hamilton Avenue and West North Bend Road.

Kroger abandoned its College Hill store last year, and city officials made approval of a $12 million downtown parking garage for Kroger's downtown headquarters conditional on Kroger's pledge to help find a tenant for the vacant building.

The marketing study, to be performed by the Columbus-based Danter Co., should be completed in three months

City Council will vote on the downtown parking garage today.

Fairfield OKs $52,000 more for flood studies

FAIRFIELD - City leaders have approved spending $52,000 more on flooding studies so consultants can analyze and design extending a sewer system for Happy Valley Court and Valley Forge Drive.

Earlier this summer, Fairfield City Council agreed to pay $173,000 for consultants to conduct a flood audit and to make recommendations for improvements. That report is expected in February.

In June, floods damaged about 100 homes in Fairfield and caused an estimated $1.5 million in damages Tami Todd, co-chairwoman of the Fairfield Flood Victims 6/14, asked City Council Monday to pay for another engineering firm to be hired to review the recommendations coming in February.

Council didn't discuss the request but did take it under advisement

Teen airlifted after Hamilton Twp. crash

HAMILTON TWP. - A Little Miami High School student was airlifted to a Dayton hospital Tuesday afternoon after being pulled from his car after it hit a tree and overturned.

The teenage driver, whose name has not been released by police, was the only person involved in the one-vehicle crash on northbound Morrow-Cozaddale Road shortly before 2:30 p.m.

The teen driver apparently lost control and hit a tree, Hamilton Township Police Chief Gene Duvelius said.

Preliminary police reports say speed was a factor in the crash.

The teenager was wearing a seatbelt. He was taken to Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio.

Detectives arrest theft suspect in foot chase

WEST CHESTER TWP. - Two detectives running a routine errand made an impromptu arrest Tuesday after a brief foot chase.

West Chester police Sgt. Brian Rebholz and Sgt. Erik Niehaus were on their way to have equipment installed in a SWAT vehicle. They heard that a male juvenile suspected of being involved in two burglaries and a car theft was running across Anna Court.

The detectives spotted a 16-year-old West Chester teen, who fled, police said. They chased him on foot, and the boy surrendered without incident.

The juvenile was charged with two counts of burglary and one count of car theft, Rebholz said. He will appear today in juvenile court.

Golf tourney benefits Children's Hospital

LEBANON - The annual Paul O'Neill Benefit Golf Tournament will be held at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Shaker Run Golf Club.

The tournament, which is open to the public, raises money for Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

The cost to play is $1,400 per foursome and $350 per individual.

In additional to O'Neill, those scheduled to participate included former Cincinnati Bengals Max Montoya, John Stofa, Barney Bussey, Louis Breeden, and Jim Breech; Joe Nuxhall, radio announcer for the Cincinnati Reds, and Wayne "Box" Miller, host of Prime Time Sports Show on WDBZ radio.

For information, contact Sonja Payne at 636-5760.

Three Warren Co. zoning requests OK'd

LEBANON - Warren County commissioners on Tuesday approved three requests to rezone land for residential use.

The largest request was for nearly 31 acres on the south side of Mason-Morrow-Millgrove Road in Union Township. The land will be used for a church site.

Grace Chapel in Mason is outgrowing its current space. While site plans are not final, a building is expected to be on the north part of the property, with a nature walk on the southern part.

The other two properties - 5 acres in Washington Township and 4 acres in Turtlecreek Township - will be used for homes.

Woman, 75, critically injured in 2-car crash

WEST PRICE HILL - A 75-year-old Delhi Township woman was critically injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash in the 4800 block of Glenway Avenue.

Janet Stockelman, of Betty Lane, was transported to Mercy Franciscan West Hospital, where she was in critical condition, police said.

Stockelman was driving east on Cleves Warsaw Avenue about 10:45 a.m., police said, when she failed to stop for a red light and hit a southbound vehicle.

A prior medical condition may have contributed to the crash, police said,

The driver of the southbound vehicle, Jill Theobald, 26, of Woodlawn, was not injured.




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