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September 14, 2003 - 8:52pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A Vinton County man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a man at a local carryout establishment. According to the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office, 20-year-old Thomas Craft is accused of killing 24-year-old Nicholas Wheeler Saturday night. Deputies say the incident occurred at Little John’s Carryout near Wilkesville. Wheeler had reportedly been shot once in the chest. According to Vinton County Sheriff Dave Hickey, Craft was arrested early Sunday morning. He is expected to...
September 14, 2003 - 6:54pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Community Days in Fultonham honors veterans with a memorial. Every year for the event, children sell raffle tickets to raise money for the area. This year a child asked organizers if they could use some of the money for a memorial honoring those who lost their lives fighting for our country. Community Days also featured a parade and car show yesterday, while they had a DJ keeping the crowd dancing throughout this afternoon.
September 14, 2003 - 6:51pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The largest car show in the area celebrates its twentieth anniversary. The M...
September 14, 2003 - 6:47pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Just before Labor Day, an Adamsville mother got a big scare: she was told her daughter had cancer. Three-year-old Hannah Moody had a fever and was vomiting when her mother took her to the doctor. After further examinations in Zanesville, Dr. Taberio sent Hannah to Children’s Hospital in Columbus. There she was diagnosed with Wilm’s tumor. Connie Moody, Hannah’s mother, said this type of cancer has no symptoms, so if the doctor wouldn’t have found it, it may have been too late. The family...
September 13, 2003 - 8:35pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A Licking County Grand Jury has returned 24 felony counts each against a mother and daughter suspected in a series of burglaries in the last six months. The indictments include 20 burglary charges against 39-year-old Georgia Messer and her 20-year-old daughter, Candace Vansickle, both of Johnstown. They each also face three counts of attempted burglary and one count of grand theft. A third woman suspected of assisting in three burglaries was arrested earlier this week. 39-year-old Annette...
September 13, 2003 - 8:35pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A happy reunion for a boy and his mother, separated for 15 months. Jennifer Bjork of Minnesota saw her son Christopher for the first time in over a year Friday. The boy was taken by his father after the man was charged with robbing a bank. The two were discovered Friday at a lake home in East Rochester, Ohio. The boy’s father, Mark Samples, is now in FBI custody in the Mahoning County Jail. He’s scheduled to appear in federal court in Youngstown on Monday.
September 13, 2003 - 8:34pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
AK Steel officials and union leaders say they won’t put up with racial intolerance at its plant in Butler, Pennsylvania. The comments come after the filing of a federal lawsuit that says black employees have been intimidated by racist language, swastikas, nooses and a Ku Klux Klan video at the plant. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says in the lawsuit that the problems have been so bad that managers had to know about them before black employees complained. A spokesman for...
September 13, 2003 - 8:33pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
The Ohio Attorney General’s Office plans to investigate nursing homes and medical equipment suppliers in connection with possible Medicaid fraud related to equipment sales. Investigators want to know whether Ohio customers of Columbus-based Ross Products submitted fraudulent Medicaid claims for internal feeding equipment. C.G. Nutritionals, which is affiliated with Ross, has agreed to pay $600,000,000 to settle a federal investigation of its sale practices.
September 13, 2003 - 6:10pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
A handful of 90-foot American flags covered the Y-bridge this afternoon. As part of the bicentennial celebration, hundreds of volunteers carried these enormous versions of Old Glory. Marc Valentine, the man in charge of the flags, said Zanesville is one of three communities these flags were going to, so it is very special. He orchestrated everyone carrying the flags to move around the bridge and wave them so tons of pictures could be taken. His main goal was to get members of the community...
September 13, 2003 - 6:09pm
4 years 45 weeks ago
Following the flag event on the Y-bridge, crowds moved down Main Street for more entertainment. Cheerleaders from across the area came to strut their stuff for Ohio’s birthday. Angela Baker, Muskingum Cheer Academy coach said kids of all ages from the MCA cheered this afternoon. Organizers wanted to have the highflying athletes since they have been a crowd favorite in Zanesville. During I Love Livin’ in Zanesville, they were the top draw according to organizers. The cheerleaders were not...
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