Tow truck driver waits and watches

Tow truck driver waits and watches

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Mark, a tow truck driver with Servizzi Collision, waits for a dispatch
near his Mount Washington home while watching another driver turn
around on a blocked Mears Avenue in the wake of Sunday’s windstorm.

He said he expected to be busy and with power out inside his house he
figured he better be near his two-way radio in his truck to hear calls
– plus he said he could listen to the news on the radio.

“There is power in here,” he said.

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

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