Cincinnati: Man is indicted in slash, rob case Teodora Meza couldn't understand why Pedro Lopez kept entering and leaving her Mexican store in Norwood that sells food and clothing. Suspicious, Meza asked Lopez what he wanted. He responded he was waiting for his brother. Soon after, though, Meza told police, Lopez pulled out a 14-inch butcher knife, robbed her and slashed her. When her 10-year-old...

Another view: The tragic face of defenselessness

The Cincinnati Enquirer is reporting that an 82-year-old man was severely beaten by two young men in a Norwood home invasion. From the story: The incident happened about 12:43 a.m. Monday, Hines told police, when two suspects forced themselves into his third-floor apartment in the 2200 block of Jefferson Ave. align="right"> "As soon as I cracked that door open, they came at me with their fists...

MS: Northrop worker opens fire in ''no-guns'' workplace is reporting that an employee opened fire Monday at the Northrop Grumman Ships Systems shipyard, critically wounding two co-workers. From the story: The alleged shooter, Alexander L. Lett, 41, of Escatawpa, was been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and was being held without bond at the Pascagoula Municipal Jail. Investigators identified the two wounded employees as Ben...

Lucas Co. jail: Gun, knife found on prisoner

The Toledo Blade is reporting that Lucas County jailers found a loaded gun and a knife hidden in the clothing of a prisoner brought in over the weekend by Toledo police. "Somebody made a mistake," Sheriff James Telb told the Toledo Blade last night. "It should have been discovered at the scene of the arrest." The incident is the second in two months in which jailers have found loaded guns on...

Taft names panel members to study privacy issues

The Columbus Dispatch is reporting that Gov. Bob Taft has appointed the members of the Ohio Privacy/Public Record Access Study Committee, which will examine a broad range of issues related to release of public records and produce a report within a year. From the story: The members, who are not compensated, are: J. Bradford Tillson, of Dayton, former publisher of the Dayton Daily News; Thomas C...

GOP candidates for governor will speak at dinner

February 21, 2005 Toledo Blade The three Republican candidates for governor have agreed to address the Lucas County GOP Lincoln Day dinner next month, an early joint appearance in what is promising to be one of the toughest primary races Ohio has seen in decades. The dinner is set for April 13, said Sally Perz, interim party chairman. The appearance of Attorney General James Petro, Secretary of...

OK: ''911 Call Reveals Woman's Struggle With Purse Thief''

As you listen to the 911 tape that is the subject of the following story, you will quickly realize the headline should read "911 Call Reveals Woman's Struggle With Police Dispatcher". Oklahoma City's KOCO-TV is reporting that Oklahoma City police released a 911 recording Thursday which reveals a dramatic struggle following an attempted purse-snatching in south Oklahoma City. Barbara Gesell, 83,...

Armed robbers steal woman's pants

The Dayton Daily News is reporting that a Fairborn woman told police two gunmen stole her pants from her as she loaded laundry into her car early Wednesday at Capital Cleaners on Kaufman Avenue. According to the story, the 21-year-old woman told police the men approached at 3:39 a.m. as she loaded white trash bags full of freshly washed and dried clothes into her car in the parking lot of the...


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