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CF E-4MettO THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER Wednesday, September 1 1, 1991 r3 Obituaries Death Notices Death Notices Death Notices For more complote information and address of the funeral director refer to the individual death notice below. Elliot Lee 'Jack' Swimm, 88 Award-winning chef from N.Ky. never really retired, son says ESTERKIN Eve, 63, beloved sister of Jack and Eileen Esterkin, of Paoli, PA, loving aunt of David Ester-kin, also survived by many cousins. Graveside services, Wednesday, September 11, at Yad Charutzim Cemetery, one Sidney Ave., in Covedale. Call Well Funeral Home for time of service. The family requests no visitation. Memorial contributions to Women's American Ort, 7536 Reading Rd., 11 (45237), would be appreciated. BAKKAU Howard A., beloved husband ot the late Rita Barkau, devoted father ot John Barkau, of Huntington Beach, CA, devoted brother ot Virginia Rovekamp, Florence Herbeck and the late twin brother, Herbert. Survived by many nieces and nephews. Friday, September 6, 1991. Residence Cinti. Age 62. Friends may call from 6-8 P.M. Wednesday at the Strawser Funeral Home, 9503 Kenwood Rd Blue Ash, OH. Services at 10:30 A.M., Thursday, at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Chapel. OSSWALI) Esther A., loving sister of Helen Robbe and Emil Osswald. Miss Osswald was a 63-year member of the Order ot the Easter Star, Martha Chapter 511, she was also an active member of the Washington United Church of Christ. Age 81 years. September 9, 1991. Funeral services will be held Thursday, 11 A.M. at the Washington United Church of Christ. Visitation 10 A.M. until time of service. Memorials to the Washington United Church of Christ, 2950 Sidney Ave., 45225. Hawthorne-Bowles Funeral Home in charge of FUNERAL HOME TIME DATE NAME BARKAU, Howard A. 10:30 A M. Sept.l? Strawser BRANDHORST, Martha 9:30 A.M. Sept. 14 Chas A. Miller Sons Sept. 1 2 Chapel of the Volley CARl.lucyA. Weil (Graveside) ESTERKIN, Eve FERGUSON, Elizabeth 7:30 P.M. Sept. 12 Hall-Jordan GRAHAM, Blanche E. 1 2:00 Noon Sept. 12 Dalbert & WoodruH Caterers and Stewards union. After he quit cooking, he operated his own restaurant-supply business and later operated an exterminating business. "He was a hard worker all his life and never really retired," his son said. "He kept working as a furniture refinisher, carpenter and security guard until recently." In the 1950s he served on the GRISWOLD, Elizabeth Marie 7:00 P.M. Sept. 12 Thomas Memorial KING Johnny (Sonny), beloved husband of Angel King, also survived by five sons Alan, Larry, Johnny, Alphonso, Eric, four daughters Jurry, Joyce, Angela and Catherine, also survived by four uncles, three aunts and a host of relatives and friends. September 8, 1991. Friends may call Friday from 11 A.M. until time of service at 12 Noon at the St. Stephens Missionary Baptist Church, 2315 Park Ave., Rev. Floyd Brown, Pastor. Interment Vine Street Hill Cemetery. Jamison & Jamison In charge of arrangements. 2:00 P.M. Sept 12 Tredway-Pollitt Hill, Goldie F. KING. Johnny 1 2:00 Noon Sept. 1 3 Jamison & Jamison BRANDHORST Martha (nee Sharp), wile of the late Andrew J. Brandhorst, dear mother of the late Gladys E. Merrill and Sailie M. Totten, dear sister of Hazel Hoover and Dock Sharp, also survived by many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friday, September 6, 1991. Age 88 years. Longtime resident of Northside. Friends may call at the Chas A. Miller Sons Funeral Home, Hamilton Ave. at Knowl-ton St., Northside, Saturday 8:30 A.M. until time of funeral service 9:30 A.M. Interment In Arlington Memorial Gardens. BY DAVE BEASLEY The Cincinnati Enquirer Elliot Lee "Jack" Swimm was known around Northern Kentucky for the Italian and seafood banquets he cooked at the Newport Elks Lodge. He was an award-winning chef who once headed kitchens at the Phoenix Hotel in Lexington and the old Metropole Hotel in Cincinnati. Mr. Swimm, of Covington, died of heart failure Monday at the age of 81 at St. Elizabeth Hospital North. "He was most proud of the festivals and banquets he cooked for the Elks Club," said his son, Robert Swimm, of Park Hills. "Congressman Brent Spence and local television star Paul Dixon came frequently to the Elks dinners to enjoy his food." Mr. Swimm was a former Elks Lodge trustee and was also a member of the Eagles, the Masons, the Kenton County Young Men's Democratic Club and the Evans (Milford, OH) IAY, Mary 11:00 A.M. Sept. 13 Allison & Rose, Inc. LEt, Cecil L. OTTO Elmer J., devoted husband of Sarah Jones Otto, loving father of Dolores Fox, Janet Stall, Ronald and the late Richard Otto, dear grandfather of 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Monday, September 9, 1991. Age 80 years. Formerly of Bridgetown. Friends may call at the Miller-Simminger Funeral Home, 3330 Parkcrest Ln., Western Hills, Wednesday 6-8 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Jude Church, Bridgetown, Thursday at 11:30 A.M. Donations if so desired, may be directed to St. Jude Church or Three Rivers Convalescent Center. MCFADDEN, Robert R. 10:00 A.M. Sept. 12 Craver-Hoobn NIEHAUS, Ralph A., Jr. 1 :00 P.M. Sept 1 3 Chas. A. Miller Sons O'NEIl, James W. Sr. 7:30 P.M. Sept. 1 2 Vitt & Stermer Ellioi Swimm Covington Police and Firemen's Board of Examiners. He also is survived by his wife of 45 years, Helen Grosardt Swimm. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Middendorf-Bullock Funeral Home, 917 Main St., Covington. Service will be at noon. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Minges ORNDORFF, leroy OSSWAID, Esther A. 1 1:00 A.M. Sept. 1 2 Hawthorne-Bowles LAY Mary. 91. (nee Wyatt). Wife of the late Arthur Lay, member Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Madisonville. Sister of Rachel Chambers, Mattie Dunn, Arthur and Isham Wyatt. Monday, September 9, 1991. Formerly of Cincinnati. No visitation. Graveside service Greenlawn Cemetery, Milford, at convenience of family. Memorials to charity of choice. Evans Funeral Home, Milford. OTTO, Elmer J. 1 1:30 A.M. Sept. 1 2 Miller-Simminger PEEK, Raymond 1 1 :00 A.M. Sept. 1 2 Renfro RAWLINGS, Walter 7:30 P.M. Sept. 1 2 Hall-Jordan ROSE, William S. Jr. 11:00 A.M. Sept. 1 2 Vorhis CARL Lucy A., age 36 of Grants Pass, OR. Monday, September 9, 1991. Moved to Grants Pass in 1980 from Cincinnati. Graduate of Miami University. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, September 12 at St. Anne's Catholic Church, Grants Pass. Burial will be at Hillcrest Memorial Park, Grants Pass. Survived by her husband Vincent Carl, son Thomas Carl, daughter Anna Carl all of Grants Pass. Chapel of the Valley Funeral Home, Grants Pass, OR in charge of arrangements. RUSHIN, JaneC. Crime on the rise SAMAD, Walter Sam 10:30 A.M. Sept 1 2 Dalbert & Woodruff PEEK Raymond ( Jack ), beloved husband of the late Alice M. Peek, loving son of Morsez Peek, dear brother of Leander Peek and Mildred Doddy, also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Saturday, September 7, 1991. Friends may call at Renfro Funeral Service, 647 Forest Ave., Avondale, Thursday from 10 A.M. until time of funeral service at 11 A.M. Rev. Raymond Shepard officiating. Interment Crown Hill Cemetery. T.P. White & Sons SAMS, IdaE. STILWEIL, JoAnr, 7:30 P.M. Sept 1 2 Moore Each year the FBI produces a report called Crime in the United States. The 1990 report shows violent crime on the rise in the Greater Cincinnati metropolitan area. VINSON, Gertrude I. 2:00 P.M. Sept 1 2 Rullmon VOET, fronk A. 10:00A.M. Sept. 13 Ralph Meyer & Deters WULFHORST, 0. Louis )0:30A.M. Sept.14 Strawser LEE Mr. Cecil L., devoted husband to Mrs. Edna Smith Lee and father of Mr. Robert and Mr. Cecil Lee, also survived by his dear grandchildren Miss Jessica Brie, Harry and Richard Lee and two great-grandchildren. At his residence Taylor Mill, KY, Tuesday, September 10, 1991, age 90 years. Funeral services will be 11 A.M., Friday, September 13, 1991 at the First Christian Church, 14 W. Fifth St., Covington, KY. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M., Thursday evening at the Allison t, Rose Funeral Home, Inc., Robbins St. and Madison Ave., Covington, KY. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Covington Lodge 109 F.8. A.M. will conduct Blue Lodge services at 7:30 P.M., Thursday evening. Memorials may be made to the First Christian Church Book of Remembrance or to the charity of choice. Death Notices Death Notices World War I Vet World War II Vet 'Korean Veteran Vietnam Veteran 'Armed Forces Persian Gult 1989 1990 change 1.73 million 1.74 million 4.7 95 89 -6.3 728 777 6.7 2,449 2,525 3.1 4,643 5,532 19.1 7,915 8,923 12.7 16,648 16,335 -1.9 57,022 55,608 -2.5 4,391 4,763 8.5 78,061 76,706 -1.7 Population Murder Forcible rape Robbery Aggravated assault TOTAL VIOLENT Burglary Larceny-theft Motor vehicle theft TOTAL PROPERTY FERGUSON Elizabeth, beloved wife of Marion Ferguson, devoted mother of Sandra K. Nelson and Richard E. Kinnard, Jr., loving daughter of Mrs. Annie Jennings Bellue, dear grandmother of Daryl A., Juawana L., Carmen R. and Felicia M. Kinnard and LaShawn K. Nelson, fond great-grandmother of Ryan Patrick Kinnard, also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. September 8, 1991 at age 67. Funeral services Thursday 7:30 P.M. at First Baptist Church, 2926 Park Ave., Walnut Hills. Rev. Thomas Ferrell, Jr., pastorofficiating. Friends may call from 6 P.M. until time of services at the church. Interment Walnut Hills Cemetery. Arrangements by Hall-Jordan Funeral Homes, Walnut Hills. RAWLINGS Walter, beloved husband of Genevieve Rawlings, loving father of Carolyn Brisco of Lexington, KY, dear brother of Maggie Crowell, Lucille Richard and LeAnna Wilson both of Pittsburgh, PA, three grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a host of other relatives and friends. September 7, 1991 at age 72. Funeral services Thursday, 7:30 P.M. at New Mission Baptist Church, 4809 Ravenna, Madisonville. Rev. Robert Smith, pastorofficiating. Corinthian Lodge 1 PHA F.8, A.M. services 7 P.M. Friends may call 6 P.M. until time of service at the church. Interment Landmark Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Hall-Jordan Fu-neral Homes, Walnut Hills. 10 Monuments STILWELL JoAnn, beloved wife of Raymond Stilwell, devoted mother of Jane, Julia and Jonathan Stilwell, dear sister of Audrey McCool, dear grandmother of Michael and Aileen Stilwell. Monday, September 9, 1991. Residence Anderson Township. Services will be held Thursday at 7:30 P.M. at the Faith Christian Fellowship Church, 6830 School Street, Newtown, where friends may call from 6:30 P.M. Thursday until time of service. Memorials are preferred to the Stilwell Memorial, co the church for the Soviet Olim Funds In Israel. Funeral procession will leave the church for the cemetery at 10 A.M. Friday. Moore Funeral Home, Newtown. REDOLD FUNERAL HOME 1 U Markers all ft Monument! " Flower Vases 3700 QLENMORE (61-6200 Police departments are required by law to report crime statistics to the FBI annually. The statistics include only crimes reported to police. The metropolitan area includes Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, Warren counties in Ohio; Boone, Campbell and Kenton in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana. Source: U.S. Department of Justice STONtpAFJ 921-8446 '(fWi) 921-5690 Granite s Bronze NAJVCSV STMVnNQ t SNGt.ES CKXIBtES 250. 5380. MCFADDEN Robert R of Goshen, beloved husband of Mona McFadden, loving father of Deborah Bailey, Robert B. and Michael McFadden and Denise Booth, grandfather of Tricia, Julie, Kareen, Michael, Katy, Melissa, and Emily, brother of William McFadden, Betty Follin, and Florence Donnelly, former husband of Betty Steele. Monday, September 9, 1991. Age 57. Friends may call Wednesday 6 to 9 P.M. at the Craver-Hoo-kom Funeral Home 8. Chapel, Milford, with funeral services Thursday at 10 A.M. Goshen Masonic Lodge service Wednesday evening at 7:30 P.M, Crime CONTINUED FROM PAGE E-l rape, aggravated assault rose sharply. According to the latest FBI statistics, violent crime rose 12.7 between 1989 and 1990. Property crime declined about 2 over the same period. And while violent crime is increasing, jail overcrowding remains a serious problem in Hamilton County. So what can voters do? In many cases, voters won't find anything on the ballot they can vote for or against to directly make their neighborhood, city or county safer. But voters like Lynch will keep crime a visible issue. He and other Cincinnati church leaders say they will make sure safety concerns are not ignored by Cincinnati politicians. Lynch and members of United Churches Active in Neighborhoods are making demands of city council members demands they say can be backed up with 5,000 votes. The citywide church group wants council to make money available for the popular Community Oriented Police (COP) program that puts police officers on street beats. "They're just playing a little hot-potato game over where the money is going to come from," Lynch said. Councilman Dwight Tillery and other council members have felt the pressure. Tillery has been visiting neighborhood associations since December. Crime continues to be a top complaint. "I would say it's mounting pressure," Tillery said. Crime is more than a big-city problem. Ask Ed Phillips, Colerain Township police chief. Phillips and his 17-member force patrol the largest and most heavily populated township in Ohio. Colerain covers 45 square miles in ROSE William S. Jr., son of the late William and Virginia Burwefl Rose, dear friend of Pauline Whitely, Diane, Christine and James Lawless, Julia Deskins and Sara Boyd. Monday, September 9, 1991. Resident of Fairfax. Friends may call at the Vorhis Funeral Home, 5501 Montgomery Rd., Norwood, Thursday, September 12, 1991 from 10 A.M. until time of services at 11 A.M. If desired, sympathy may be expressed by a memorial contribution to the Fairfax Life Squad. 20 GRAHAM Blanche E. (nee Craig), beloved wife of Paul J. Graham, M.D., devoted mother of Jeanne G. Rhein of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, loving grandmother of Paul J. Rhein and Jennifer E. Seay, dear sister-in-law of Kathryn Graham Undercoffer and Aleen R. Craig. Monday, September 2, 1991. Age 86 years. Funeral service Thursday, 12 Noon at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Visitation Thursday, 10:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. at the Dalbert & Woodruff Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave. at Queen City. If so desired, memorials should be made to the charity of your choice. Announcements VINSON Gertrude L. 85. Tuesday, at Dillsboro Manor. Services Thursday, 2 P.M. Rullman Funeral Home. Visitation Wednesday, 6 to 9 P.M. Survived by three sons, Floyd and Irvin of Milan and William of Cleves, also four daughters, Rachel Cook of Moores Hill, Vivian Runner and Emma Seals of Aurora and Blanche Cook of Law-renceburg and a brother Charles Collier of Elrod, IN. Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice. BOLTON LUNSFORD A Golden Rule Funeral Home 3042 Harrison Ave. 661-4059 A.C. D0BBLIN6 & SON FT. THOMAS BELLEVUE 441-1730 491-4500 RUSIIIN Jane C. (nee Boyle). Age 56 of Bloomington, MN. Beloved wife of Donald E loving mother of James J Thomas G., Steven J., John ., and Amy E. and daughter-in-law Mary Jo Rush-in, daughter of Clare Homan, Hillsboro Beach, FL and the late James J. Boyle, sister of Ann Burns, Cinti., OH and J. Patrick Boyle, Reno, NV. September 5, 1991. Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 7 in Bloomington. "NIEHAUS Ralph A Jr., devoted father of Trad and Daniel Niehaus, dear son of Luella (nee Weiss) and the late Ralph A. Niehaus, Sr., also survived by many aunts, uncles and cousins. Tuesday, September 10, 1991. Age 49 years. Friends may call Chas. A. Miller Sons Funeral Home, Hamilton Ave. at Knowlton Street, Northside, Friday, from 12 noon until time of funeral service at 1 P.M. If desired, memorial contributions may be directed to the World Wide Church of God-Central. J.J. GILLIGAN & SON 2926Woodburn 281-8311 north-central Hamilton County. It includes a sprawling business district and 56,781 people, according to the 1990 Census. Last year, the township reported one murder, 29 rapes, 32 robberies and 506 aggravated assaults. Colerain residents will have a say in how much protection they get from these crimes. The police department is asking voters to pass a 2.5-mill levy for operating expenses. Without the money, Phillips said, his department will be broke by Dec. 31. "If people choose to vote against the police levy, they may well be voting themselves serious consequences," he said. But burgeoning crime statistics don't always result in support for police levies. Two Clermont County townships Goshen and Union will be asking voters to support levies: 1.9 mills in Goshen and 1 mill in Union. Union Township voters have rejected three police levies in the last two years. Goshen Township voters have rejected three police levies since 1984. The treasurer of the committee supporting Union Township's police levy said residents might have voted against levies because of a misunderstanding of police department financing. "People think the police department gets money from the state and federal government, but it doesn't," said Suellen Ruttkay, treasurer of the Union Township Citizens Advisory Committee. In Covington, few campaign issues have arisen in the city commission race, where six candidates are vying for four seats, said Mayor Denny Bowman. Part of the reason crime may not have surfaced as an issue, he said, is a 16 decline in overall crime in the last two years.. "We're one of the few cities that's showing a downward trend," Bowman said. ELDEN A. GOOD 2620 ERIE AVE. 871-3433 VOET Frank A., beloved husband of the late Marie M. (nee Pillen) Voet, loving father of Mrs. Marilyn J. Adams and J. Donald Voet, father-in-law of Richard J. Adams and Louise Voet, dear grandfather of 13 and great-grandfather of 15. Member of the Order of the Alham-bra and the Fourth Degree K. of C. Elder Council. September 9, 1991. Age 97 years. Visitation Thursday 6-9 P.M. at the Ralph Meyer 8, Deters Funeral Home, 4164 W. Eighth St. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 10 A.M., St. William Church. Memorials may be directed to the Order of Alhambra, 4200 Leeds Ave., Baltimore, MP 21229. Hodapp Funeral Homes Hamilton at Elkton 7401 Vine St. 541-1040 821-0805 Muehlenkamp-Erschell 261-8(593 Newport, Ft. Thomas, Dayton GRISWOLD Elizabeth Marie (nee Barnes), beloved wife of the late Paul j. Griswold, devoted mother of Judith Brinkmoeller, Elizabeth Steffen, Susan Anthony and Holly Ottesen, grandmother of Mark, Beth, Katy, Susan, and Amy Brinkmoeller, Tim, Carrie, Laura, Joe, Lesley Steffen, Molly Steffen Black, Paul and Maria Anthony, Matthew Griswold, Robert and Michael Ottesen, great-grandmother of Adam Judd, sister of Doris Hughes, Helen Darling, John and William Barnes, sister-in-law of Jane Brisben. September 9, 1991. Friends may call at the Thomas Memorial, 7500 Montgomery Rd., Kenwood, Thursday 4-6:30 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial 7 P.M., Church of the Nativity, Pleasant Ridge. Private committal services at the convenience of the family. If desired, memorials may be directed to Over the Rhine Soup Kitchen, co Rev. Thomas Bokenkotter, 2622 Gilbert Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45206 or Right to Life. NURRE BROS. FUNERAL DIRECTORS 241-6929 O'NEIL James W. Sr., beloved husband of the late Marie Haberthier O'Neil, loving father of Patricia Newman, Carolyn Rlzzo, James W. Jr. and Daniel H. O'Neil, father-in-law of John Newman, Charles Rizzo, Colleen and Mary O'Neil, grandfather of 15 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren, brother of Catherine Vonderheide and Virginia Minning. Suddenly, Monday, September 9, 1991. Age 77 years. Friends may call at the Vitt & Stermer Funeral Home, 4619 Delhi, Thursday 5-7 P.M. Funeral Mass St. Dominic Church 7:30 P.M. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Assoc. SAMAD Walter Sam, beloved husband of Audrey (Sharp) Samad, loving father of Thomas and Timothy Samad, dear father-in-law of Maria Diersing Samad, dear grandfather of Craig and David Samad, dear son-in-law of Marie Sharp, dear brother of Leo S. and Robert F. Samad. Tuesday, September 10, 1991. Age 70 years. Visitation Wednesday 6 to 9 P.M. at the Dalbert and Woodruff Funeral Home, 2880 Boudinot Ave. at Queen City. E. T. Carson Lodge, F&AM and Scottish Rite services at 7:30 P.M. Funeral service Thursday, 10:30 A.M., at the funeral home, 27 years with Trailmo-bile. Retired from H. S. Pogues. Member of Immanuel United Church of Christ. If so desired, memorials may be made to Immanuel United Church of Christ, 1520 Queen City Ave., Cin'tl, 45214. SCHMIDT-DHONAU READING SHARONVILLE 948-1113 948-1113 TUFTS SCHILDMEYER Loveland 683-2430 Blanchester 783-2458 WULFHORST O. Louis (Bud), loving husband of Bernice Sleight Wulfhorst, devoted futher of Raechel Diane Brlcker, father-in-law of Stephan H. J. Brlcker, brother of Dorothy Dempsey, Lucille Gothard and Joan Maggini all of Cincinnati, OH, grandfather of Michelle R. Wulfhorst of Atlanta, GA, Eric J. Brlcker of Phoenix, AZ, Jeffry D. Wulfhorst of Lexington, KY and Heather A. Brlcker of Flagstaff, AZ. Saturday, September 7, 1991 at his residence In Montgomery, OH. Age 83. 0. Louis Wulfhorst was an engineer for the Hess & Eisenhart Co. and vice-president of manufacturing. There will be a memorial service Saturday, September 14, 1991 at 10:30 A.M. at the Sycamore Presbyterian Church. Family requests memorials be directed to the Sycamore Presbyterian Church, 11800 Mason Rd., Cincinnati 45249 or Hospice of Cincinnati, 2710 Reading Rd., Cincinnati 45206. Strawser Funeral Home, Blue Ash, OH In charge of arrangements. Win, GOOD & KELSCH OAKLEY SQ. 531-0105 35 ORNDORFF Leroy, beloved husband of the late Juanita Virginia Baker Orndorff, dear father of Shirley and Sam Standley and Billy Orndorff and the late Barbara Orndorff Murray, brother of William Orndorff, also survived by seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Tuesday, September 10, 1991. Age 72. Funeral services at the convenience of the family. Minges Funeral Home, 10385 New Haven Rd Harrison, OH. If desired memorials may be sent to St. John's United Church ot Christ, Broadway at Sycamore, 45030. Florists HILL Goldie F., wife of the late Jesse E. Hill, beloved mother of Janet Ruth Santangek), and the late Doris Griese and Rosemary Kunkel, sister of Flossie Bell Buerger, Opal Leona Sewall, and Leonard Huntington, also leaves five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Sunday, September 8, 1991. Formerly of Norwood. Visitation at the Norman Chapel at Spring Grove Cemetery, Thursday from 1 P.M. until time ot service 2 P.M. Tredway-Pollitt Funeral Home, Inc., Norwood arranging services. SAMS Ida E. (nee Simpson), wife of the late Jasper Sams, mother of the late Jay M. Sams, mother-in-law of Velma Sams, grandmother of Wm. Jay Sams and Pattl Ballachino, also survived by five great-grandchildren and five sisters. September 10, 1991, residence Anderson Township. Services private. Memorials to Norwood Christian Church. T.P. White & Sons Funeral Home serving the family. Uv1 Funeral Flower 961-6622 CllyWKtt,7DyDe)tvfiy Man can't recall if he was hit Judge considering acquittal motion in ml jMi'w '4't. L - 4 u - . ' . v tHAl f i ' . -v l'"J $5&? t ', 'Iw JtA:'''''''i'-i''y','''''''''i'''ii''ii' w F -'vXti . v A U";'F i- V j ri : m ,. ,, ; Safety CONTINUED FROM PAGE E-l would have violated OSHA standards if anyone had been in the trench, said Murphy. One of four techniques will normally make a trench safe, depending on its depth and soil conditions, Murphy said. OSHA requires that a trench be properly sloped from top to bottom, or braced by wood from the top to the bottom. A metal trench box a tall cage that a worker can easily work in or a hydraulic shoring jack can also be used, said Murphy. Kentucky's trench safety requirements are essentially the same as OSHA's, said Wayne Walters, KYOSH safety supervisor. OSHA also requires that at least one person at a work site be trained to evaluate exactly what needs to be done to secure the trench. And each worker must also be trained about safe and unsafe trench-work procedures, Murphy said. Under OSHA rules, any worker can refuse to work under conditions he feels are not safe, he said. "It's so easy to comply," Murphy said. "If you comply with these standards, you will not have a fatality." But construction firms and their workers continue to take shortcuts, and those safety detours continue to lead to tragedy. "They do that because they don't want to take the time," or they think it costs too much, Murphy said. Some workers are simply ignorant of the dangers of ditch work, said Jerry Monahan, executive secretary of the Greater Cincinnati Building Trades Council, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO. "A lot of times the wall of a ditch looks very firm, when in fact it moves very easily and so rapidly that you don't have a chance to get out," Monahan said. Monahan added that sometimes non-union workers who want to keep their jobs have no choice: "I think a lot of times they are forced to work in unsafe conditions be- i police-beating trial Medical Center North. One of the four witnesses who testified Tuesday, suspended Kenton County dispatcher Gordon Ramler saw Decker leaning into the cruiser with his fist swinging several times. Thomas Perez, an attorney with the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice suggested the O'Meara incident was part of a pattern of excessive use of force by the Fort Wright police. Perez argued there are similarities between the O'Meara incident and a January beating of another Ohio man after a high-speed chase from Kentucky to Cincinnati. In that case, Steven Logan, a Kenton County officer, testified that Decker kicked the passentzer of that car. Disputing the circumstances, the defense said the cases are not identical and could not be compared. BY SMITA MADAN PAUL The Cincinnati Enquirer Michael O'Meara could not remember whether former Fort Wright Officer James Decker climbed into the back of a police cruiser and assaulted him, he testified Tuesday. Three other officers have already pleaded guilty to beating O'Meara the morning of Dec. 11. This trial is to determine whether Decker took part in the beating. In earlier interviews with investigators and during testimony before the federal grand jury, O'Meara of Groesbeck made statements such as "I did not get hit in the back of the cruiser; nobody got in the cruiser with me." On Tuesday, he testified that he "was not hit . . . not that I was able to remember." Decker's attorney Kurt Philipps made a motion for acquittal with the conclusion of the prosecution's case, since no witnesses testified they saw Decker's fist make contact with O'Meara. Judge William Bertelsman took the motion under advisement and recessed the trial. "Even their own witnesses did not indicate bodily injury," Philipps said. Decker, 36, is in federal district court in Covington on one count of violating O'Meara's civil rights. After a high-speed chase, which began on Interstate 75, O'Meara stopped and ran. When he was later found, he was handcuffed and beaten by several officers. Decker allegedly hit O'Meara after he was in a police cruiser. O'Meara said he may have been unconscious because of the injury he suffered from having his head rammed into a police cruiser by another officer. He remembered being carried to the cruiser, and a comment by its driver, and arriving at St. Elizabeth The Cincinnati fcnquirerErnest Coleman Workers from O'Rourke Construction Co. put in pipe near Hunt . Road in Reading on Tuesday. FAA grant of $4 million to help airport neighbors cause they have no protection of a contract or agreement and they have no representation to insure their safety" or bring their complaints before federal or state safety agencies. The short-cutters are most frequently small, non-union subcontractors, Murphy said. Murphy said three of the four recent fatalities in Southwestern Ohio involved non-union contractors. Seventy percent of all construction fatalities nationally involved non-union construction sites, a statistic mirrored in the region, where the figure was 67, he said. But it is wrong to slap a "safe" label on union contractors and an "unsafe" label on non-union contractors, said Kathy Somers, executive director of the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). ABC, which represents 430 mostly non-union, contractors and suppliers in Southwestern Ohio and Northern Kentucky and has 18,000 national members, emphasizes safety and had OSHA give its members a trench-safety seminar in March, Somers said. tered homes west of the airport along Limaburg and Bullittsville roads, said Dale Huber, airport director of administration. Second priority will be to buy or soundproof homes in the noisiest areas of the Ethans Glen subdivision west of the airport and Rolling Green Acres east of the airport. The money is the first installment in a $55 million request for THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER A $4 million Federal Aviation Administration grant is expected to provide relief to residents in the noisiest neighborhoods east and west of the CincinnatiNorthern Kentucky International Airport. . With the grant announced this week airport officials will offer to buy or soundproof scat- IV noise relief in neighborhoods around the airport. The improvements are prioritized in a noise-relief plan. The airport has not yet notified homeowners affected by the buyout offer, Huber said. Martha Moloney, executive assistant to U.S. Sen. Wendell Ford, D-Kentucky, expects the airport to receive more money for noise relief next year. .1

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