Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Cincinnati Financier Carl Lindner Jr. Dies
Cincinnati financier Carl Lindner Jr., whose business empire included baseball, banks and bananas, has died. He was 92.
His company said in a statement Tuesday that he died Monday surrounded by his wife and family members from causes related to age.
Lindner was the founder and chairman of American Financial Group, a publicly traded financial company with more than $17 billion in assets. Its holdings included Chiquita Brands
International Inc., one of the world’s largest food producers.
Lindner became controlling partner and chief executive officer of the Cincinnati Reds in a 1999 deal that ended Marge Schott’s rocky 15-year reign as owner. He sold his controlling share in the Reds in 2005.
House Speaker John Boehner described Lindner as a “job creator who truly loved Cincinnati.”