'Flashback' fire hurts five AK Steel workers
MIDDLETOWN - Five workers sustained minor
injuries Monday when a "flashback" fire erupted during a
routine maintenance procedure at AK Steel Corp.
Emergency crews from the city fire department were called
to the company's coke plant at 2:19 p.m.
Alan McCoy, company spokesman, said three workers were
treated at the plant's on-site medical facility and were
released to return to work. The flashback occurred during a
cleaning procedure that is performed daily, and plant
officials were trying to figure out what caused it, McCoy
He said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
was not summoned because the nature of the incident did not
meet that agency's criteria for opening a case.
Deputy Fire Chief Jim Hall said two workers were taken to
Middletown Regional Hospital for observation.
Union Twp. man arraigned in arson
BATAVIA - A Union Township man was
arraigned Monday on charges he started a fire that caused $2.5
million damage to a hotel under construction in Milford, the
second time he set a fire there, police said.
Cody Moore, 18, was charged with two counts of aggravated
arson and one count of arson and vandalism.
Police allege that Moore started the early Sunday morning
fire and one on March 23 at the site. Moore was arrested after
being questioned Sunday near the scene of the fire.
According to police reports, a gas can was found in the
back of his pickup truck and a pack of matches was in the
Moore, according to police reports, said he did not mean to
burn the hotel to the ground, but merely send a message to the
developer. D.A.G. Construction, based in Cincinnati, said that
Moore had never been an employee of the company.
Woman, 92, convicted in fatal car accident
LEBANON - A 92-year-old woman who ran
over a fellow resident at the Otterbein Lebanon retirement
community last month was convicted Monday of vehicular
Marianne Temple entered a plea of no contest to the
misdemeanor charge in a brief hearing in Lebanon Municipal
She will be sentenced in about two weeks, and faces up to
six months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000 in the March 26
death of 93-year-old Rose Kintigh.
Prosecutors said they don't want Temple sentenced to jail,
but do want her to be banned from driving.
Kintigh was struck in a parking lot on the Otterbein campus
off Ohio 741.
Warren County sheriff's officials said that Temple was on
her way to pick up her husband. She told investigators she
swerved to avoid a woman in a golf cart and inadvertently
applied her foot to the brake and gas pedals simultaneously,
Deerfield fire lanes topic of meeting
DEERFIELD TWP. - The public is invited to
discuss proposed fire lanes at 7 p.m. today at Fire Rescue
Station 58, 2095 Kings Mills Road.
The lanes would be on the west side of Maple Street, the
south side of Miami Street and the north side of Riverwood
Township officials say the lanes are needed so crews can
reach the emergency road installed when the Riverwood Trails
subdivision was developed.
Hearing on Butler, Warren bus fare raise
A public hearing to discuss raising commuter bus
fares in Butler and Warren counties will be held at 4 p.m.
April 29 at the Albert B. Sabin Cincinnati Convention Center.
At the request of the individual counties, Metro is
considering raising the fares from $1.75 to $2 each way. The
hearing will be at the convention center's south meeting room
243. Comments also may be submitted by April 29 by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, by fax to 621-5291 or in writing to SORTA,
Suite 408, 414 Walnut St., Cincinnati, OH 45202.
For further information, contact Sallie Hilvers at
Retired neurosurgeon gets national award
A retired Cincinnati neurosurgeon has been
awarded the Harvey Cushing Medal - the highest honor given by
the American Association of Neurological Surgeons - for a
career of achievements.
Dr. Stewart Dunsker, who retired last year after 31 years
with the Mayfield Clinic & Spine Institute, had served as
director of neurosurgery at Christ Hospital and director of
the University of Cincinnati's spine surgery division, and was
among the founders of a national spine surgery subspecialty
organization in the 1980s.
Dunsker was named Ohio neurosurgeon of the year in 1992.
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