Steven B. Kelts

first_imgSteven B. Kelts, age 60 of Batesville, died Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at his home.  Born February 1, 1957 in Elmira, New York, he is the son of Gail (Nee: Andrews) and Charles Kelts.  He married Constance Lilley May 1, 1982 at Horseheads, New York.  He was a Senior Control Engineer for Bosch in Florence, Kentucky.Steve enjoyed many interests.  An active individual who liked being outside, he participated in triathlon events, marathons and mini marathons.  He was a regular at the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon and several local hospice runs in addition to running at events in Germany and Mexico.  Vegetable and flower gardening, fishing and riding his Harley were other outdoor activities he enjoyed.  Steve was also an avid reader, a Reds fan and according to his family, an excellent cook.  With two huge binders full of recipes, everything he made was delicious.  They also indicated he wasn’t necessarily a cat person, but very much loved his dogs and had an interesting hobby of visiting old churches, admiring and photographing their unique architecture.  His greatest pleasure, though, was being with his family.He is survived by his wife Connie; daughters Sarah (Joe) VanWhy of Edinburg, Indiana, Linsey Kelts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ali (Matthew) Kelts of Kokomo, Indiana, Anni (Brent) Kelts of Versailles, Indiana; father Charles Kelts of Cincinnati, Ohio; sister Sheryll Popp of Wilmore, Kentucky and grandchildren Seth Hallgren, Harper Hallgren and Lillian Bradley.  He is preceded in death by his mother and sister Staci Kelts.Steve’s wishes were to be cremated.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 until 11:30 a.m., Saturday, April 8th at the Weigel Funeral Home.  The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice or Melanoma Know More of Cincinnati.last_img read more

Jamaican-Queen Counsel pleads guilty, to be sentenced next year

first_imgPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad  – A High Court Judge has set January 16 next year as the date for sentencing Jamaican-born British Queen’s Counsel, Vincent Nelson, who pleaded guilty to his role in the high profile case involving a former attorney general and an opposition legislator.During a two-hour in-camera session on Thursday, Justice Malcolm Holdip accepted the plea agreement deal between the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) and Nelson, who was indicted on three counts of conspiring to commit money laundering, misbehavior in public office and conspiracy to commit an act of corruption.The charges are related to the alleged kickback of millions of dollars (One TT dollar=US$0.16 cents) in legal fees to former attorney general Anand Ramlogan and attorney Gerald Ramdeen as a “gift” for receiving State briefs. Nelson will now be the state’s witness in the case.Ramlogan and Ramdeen have been released on bail totaling TT$2.7 million after being jointly charged with conspiracy to contravene Section 3 of the Prevention of Corruption Act; conspiracy to contravene Section 45 of the Proceeds of Crime Act and conspiracy to misbehave in public office.Earlier this week, in his application to have the matter heard without the presence of the media, the DPP, Roger Gaspard said Nelson would have agreed to turn state witness against Ramlogan and Ramdeen and that since the charges against all three arose from the same factual origin, there was “some symmetery” in Nelson’s case and the case against the other two.“That type of symmetry makes for a heightened degree of sensitivity as far as the carriage of this and those related matters,” he said, adding “one has to be especially careful to ensure that nothing is done to attract the issue of adverse pre-trial publicity for any of the subjected related parties”.The judge accepted the plea agreement and in accordance with section 26 of the Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Act, and Nelson will now be sentenced on January 16.In accordance with the provisions of the recently-proclaimed Criminal Procedure (Plea Discussion and Plea Agreement) Act, certain steps are to take place before the judge signs off on the agreement.These include the disclosure by the prosecution the substance of and reasons for the agreement and before accepting it, the judge has to ensure an accused was not induced to enter the agreement and knows of the consequences of it.The judge also has to ensure that the agreement is justifiable.Ramlogan and Ramdeen are to re-appear in a magistrate’s court on June 28.last_img read more

Scholes: Pique would struggle in Premier League

first_imgPaul Scholes insists Gerard Pique is more suited to La Liga than the Premier League amid speculation linking the Barcelona star with a return to Manchester United.Pique is reported to be considering his future at Camp Nou after being left out of the Blaugrana’s last three matches by Luis Enrique, and will seek a move away in January unless the situation improves.The Spaniard’s situation – combined with United’s chronic lack of quality options in defence – has prompted several reports suggesting he could be set to return to the club he departed in the summer of 2008.But Scholes believes his former team-mate’s fondness for having the ball means he is always more likely to shine in Spain than England.”I have always thought that Spanish football, and Barcelona in particular, suits him best,” the former playmaker revealed in his column in The Independent.”He likes being in a side that keeps possession. He is great at home but playing away at the big teams in England is a completely different prospect for a defender. “His success at Barcelona and with Spain has been incredible. But I think Gerard would find it harder back in the Premier League.”last_img read more