Jeff Ruby was rattled when he heard about Joyce Baresel, the 23-year-old Batavia woman hit in the head by a rock while in a taxi on Columbia Parkway. She suffered multiple skull fractures and nerve damage after the incident June 14.
Ruby also had a severe head injury in 1987 when he fell out of a moving car – doctors gave him only a 10 percent chance for a full recovery. Tie that to the fact his restaurant, The Precinct, is off of Columbia Parkway, and he knew he had to help.
"I have a lot of reasons that I want to give back rather than sit back," he said.
The Cincinnati restaurateur offered an additional $5,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to an arrest of a suspect, bringing the total reward to $10,000.
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