NO INDICTMENT IN PEDESTRIAN’S DEATH

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A Monmouth County grand jury has decided not to indict local publisher Claudia Ansorge for her role in the motor-vehicle death last April of a Riverview Medical Center employee, the Asbury Park Press is reporting.

The decision not to indict was made last week, the Press says. Instead, a driving-while-intoxicated summons will be heard in Red Bank Municipal Court, according to the report.

Fifty-nine-year-old Robert F. Lisowsky, a plumber at the hospital, was struck by Ansorge’s car as he attempted to cross East Front Street near the facility on the night of April 19, 2006. He died two days later at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune.

Ansorge was not immediately available for comment on the latest news.

Ansorge, 63, founded the weekly Two River Times in 1990, but sold her interest in the business to television journalist Gerado Rivera in 1996.

The newspaper is now owned by Diane and Mickey Gooch of Rumson, who bought it from Rivera in 2004..

Through her Red Bank-based company, Ansorge Unlimited, Ansorge now publishes Red Bank Red Hot, a lifestyle magazine that has a companion website, and the monthly Red Bank Tip Sheet. She also owns and manages an advertising agency.

According to a story in the Press archives, Lisowsky was a graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School and Vietnam War veteran who had worked at Riverview for 25 years. He was survived by a wife and two sons.

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