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Woman charged in alcohol-related death

A West Toledo woman was indicted yesterday by a Lucas County grand jury for an alcohol-related accident April 21 that killed a passenger in her car.

Sarah Karamol, 21, of 2829 Kendale Drive was indicted on one count of aggravated vehicular homicide.

Brian Eppink II, 22, of the Kendale address was killed when Ms. Karamol's car collided with a tractor-trailer at Berdan and Kelley avenues. The truck was turning left from Kelley onto eastbound Berdan when Ms. Karamol's westbound car hit the left side of the trailer.

Authorities said Ms. Karamol had a blood-alcohol content of 0.19 percent, more than twice the legal limit in Ohio of 0.08 percent.

The arraignment of an Oregon man accused of raping two teenage boys and possessing child pornography was continued yesterday in Lucas County Common Pleas Court.

Jerry Foks, 41, of 1708 South Shore Rd. appeared before Judge Jack Zouhary, who continued the arraignment to next week at the request of Mr. Foks' attorney. Mr. Foks is being held in the Lucas County jail in lieu of a $110,000 bond.

Mr. Foks is facing 13 charges, including six counts of rape for abusing two boys, who are now 13 and 17 years old. Oregon police seized pornography from the defendant's home, including a photo of a victim.

Passengers boarding American Eagle's first departing flight from Toledo Express Airport to Dallas-Fort Worth will be getting a free lunch tomorrow, courtesy of the airline and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority.

The port authority is planning a ceremony at the airport to mark the start-up of service to the Texas airport that its marketing surveys have identified as a popular destination for Toledo travelers, especially auto industry business people traveling to plants in the Lone Star State.

The daily flight from Dallas is scheduled to arrive in Toledo at 1:13 p.m., with the plane then heading back to Dallas at 1:52 p.m. Scheduled flight time is about 2 1/2 hours.

Authorities are investigating two attempted burglaries yesterday in Jerusalem Township during which two men tried to steal items worth about $3,000.

The men entered 719 and 751 North Yondota Rd. just after 8 a.m. But when a vehicle pulled into one of the driveways, the men fled on foot, leaving their van and items they intended to steal, including TVs, stereos, a gun, and tools, authorities said.

The 30 flag poles that dot the boat basin in International Park along the Maumee River are flagless, but they won't be for long.

The poles, which typically fly the flags of various countries, are awaiting a new set to get them through the year, said Mary Chris Skeldon, public information officer for Mayor Jack Ford.

Toledo's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry replaces the flags annually due to wear and tear, and the new flags should be installed by the end of the week.

MONROE - An armed robbery suspect was in the Monroe County jail last night, charged with leading deputies on a car chase after they arrived at his home to arrest him yesterday.

Deputies declined to name the suspect until he is arraigned in court this morning.

Deputies went to a home on Allison Road in London Township about 11:30 a.m. and encountered a suspect in the May robbery of a pizza delivery driver in the county.

The man fled, but was apprehended a short time later nearby, deputies said.

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