News of Note in the Tri-State: August 14, 2014

Man ejected from truck after hitting 2 telephone poles in Liberty Township


A man is at a local hospital after deputies say he crashed his truck into two telephone poles while trying to get out of a traffic stop.

Austin Zehenni, 30, suffered injuries to his head and leg in the wreck near Royale Drive in Liberty Township.


He lost control during a pursuit with deputies and struck two utility poles, according to a release from the Butler County Sheriff's Office. He was ejected from the truck.

Zehenni was taken to West Chester Hospital. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

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Police arrest man wanted for robbing two gas stations in Westwood

CINCINNATI -- Two gas stations were robbed within 30 minutes early Thursday in Westwood and police have arrested a man they say is responsible.

The first robbery happened at about 12 a.m. at the BP on the corner of Harrison and Montana avenues. Thirty minutes later, the Speedway on River Road was broken into.

Police say the suspect shoved a store clerk to the ground during both robberies while he grabbed money from the cash register.

The name of the suspect has not been released.

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