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December 14, 2003 - 8:20pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
The weather is causing many accidents and some major headaches for law enforcement when it comes to driving accidents. Because of these sloppy driving conditions, officials remind all motorists to travel with caution and follow some tried and true safety measures.

According to Sgt. Russell Pasqualetti with the Zanesville Highway Patrol, having decent tires, reducing your speed, planning ahead and following at greater distances from vehicles in front of you will help reduce your...
December 14, 2003 - 8:14pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Around the world, across the state and just next door, positive feelings and emotions are felt from the White House right into your house with the good news of Saddam Hussein’s successful capture.

Tiffany Swigert’s uncle is a general in the United States Army. She’s pleased to hear the latest developments overseas, and is confident of her uncle’s safe return. “I’m ecstatic…it’s really been a lot of years of really hard work for our military personnel…hopefully they’ll be home...
December 14, 2003 - 1:14am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Investigators in Columbus say they've now cleared people who were taken into custody and questioned in the string of shootings along interstate 270.

Franklin County Sheriff's Chief Deputy, Steve Martin, says Saturday that the shootings task force believes those questioned were not involved. Martin wouldn't say how many people were interviewed.

Investigations are still following up on several of the more than 1,900 leads received as of today.

There have...
December 14, 2003 - 1:12am
5 years 4 weeks ago
They say a good picture is worth a thousand words, and with new digital cameras you could talk forever.

If you bought a digital camera a few years ago, you owe yourself an upgrade. The quality and prices have changed so much since the turn of the millennium; they have become one of the hottest items for both young and old.


If you are hunting for the best camera for your money, don’t be overwhelmed with so many choices. Keep it simple by setting a price range, then...
December 14, 2003 - 1:06am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A local man is displaced after flames ripped through his Perry County home Friday night.

It happened shortly after 7:30pm at 6880 Cimeron Road. Rob Fonch arrived home from work and opened the door to find his house already filled with smoke.

National Trails, Newton Township, Somerset, and Glenford Volunteer Fire Departments all responded to the scene. It took crews over five hours to contain the flames and the home was completely destroyed.

Fonch's house...
December 14, 2003 - 12:48am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Snow and icy roads caused problems for motorists Saturday night. There were numerous accidents reported around the county.

Three people were taken to Good Samaritan Hospital after an accident on State Route 60. Trooper Jeff Fowler with the Zanesville Post of the State Patrol says the driver lost control, slid sideways, and struck a utility pole.

A fourth passenger, being a child, had to be extracted from the back seat of the vehicle. Names are not being released at...
December 13, 2003 - 12:17pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Toys for Tots officials made their lists and checked them twice Saturday morning as the annual campaign culminates at the County Fairgrounds. It’s there that the wishes of area children are made a reality.

As packages were organized and distributed to the eleven organizations, those working were encouraged by the feeling of giving.

Marsha Harmon, chairperson for Muskingum County, says this year $20,000 worth of toys will bring smiles to about 1,500 children.
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December 13, 2003 - 12:13pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
In a baking spectacle, puppy love was evident Saturday morning in the smiles of many animal lovers.

And during the PAWS’ annual Cookie Walk, the affiliate of the Muskingum County Animal Shelter hopes to raise substantial funds for their spay and neuter program.

The Cookie Walk has an array of homemade goodies, ranging from pretzels to chocolates to cookies (obviously.)

Co-chair of the event Bonnie Lavy says the group would like to raise $3,000 this year.
December 12, 2003 - 10:30pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
There’s good news at Miami University’s Hamilton Campus. School officials say a private donor’s gift of $3.3 million will allow Miami to build and operate a botanical conservatory on the campus.

Officials say the 7,000 square foot building will allow the University to expand its programs in Horticulture, Greenhouse Management and Landscape Technology.

The Richard Fitton Family of Hamilton, a longtime supporter of Miami University, donated the money. Construction of...
December 12, 2003 - 10:09pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
Ohio officials are offering a reward for information about the death of a woman who was killed in a string of shootings along a Columbus highway.

They are now offering a $30,000 reward for tips leading to the arrest and indictment of those responsible.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Steve Martin says authorities are getting a steady stream of tips on the 15 connected shootings.
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