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December 1, 2003 - 11:30am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A beetle that killed millions of trees in Michigan and spread to Northwestern Ohio was recently found in Columbus. Federal officials confirmed last week that the Emerald Ash Borer was found in a cluster of trees near a northeastern Columbus auto repair shop. The beetle has infested or destroyed about six million Ash trees in Michigan and was found this year in several locations in Northwestern Ohio. The infestation found in Columbus was discovered after US Agriculture Department Investigators...
December 1, 2003 - 9:24am
5 years 4 weeks ago
As mentioned before, deer-gun season opens today, an event that Franklin County authorities say could be detrimental but also beneficial. Hindering because it could lead to more false alarms along the stretch of highway where eleven shootings have been reported, but on the other hand, the surplus of hunters out combing the area for deer could very well turn up some new leads or evidence in the case. Police responded by car and helicopter yesterday when shots were fired from a field just south...
December 1, 2003 - 7:45am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Ohio hunters are heading out today to comb the wilderness in search of a prize 12-point. An estimated four-hunred-fifty-thousand hunters will be out state wide for the first day of deer-gun season, which begins today a half hour before sunrise. In Muskingum County, Dillon State Park is a popular choice for hunters to camp out this week. All twenty-nine of the parks cabins and ninety camp sites are filled with hunters. Park Officer Doug Linsley says it's usually an easy week for him, and he...
December 1, 2003 - 7:39am
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Everyone is back home safe and sound hopefully, after the busiest and heaviest travel weekend of the year. The State Highway Patrol says this past weekend the roadways were crammed with travelers, many of them, speeding. In Muskingum County over 100 arrests were made for traffic violations. Now if you still have a long drive ahead of you, troopers warn motorists to allow some extra time to get to their destination. Sergeant Clark Felix of the Zanesville Post of the State Highway Patrol says it...
December 1, 2003 - 6:43am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A new digital printing process for specialty license plates will save money, that's according to state officials. However, many motorists don't like the look of the new tags because they don't have raised numbers or letters. Officials say the state began using the technology in August, to print government, vanity, and other specialty tags, which represent about one of every ten plates in the state. The process involves affixing plastic, computer-generated images to flat peices of steel. The...
December 1, 2003 - 6:35am
5 years 4 weeks ago
A COTA bus was stolen from a Meijer parking lot on Sawmill Road in Columbus Saturday morning. According to reports from the Granville post of the State Highway Patrol, the driver had apparently left the vehicle running while he ran into the store. When he returned, the vehicle was gone. Central Ohio Transit Authority was tracking the bus using their global positioning system and they determined that the bus was heading into Licking County on State Route 161. Trooper Bowman with the State...
December 1, 2003 - 6:27am
5 years 4 weeks ago
Health clubs across Ohio are developing exercise programs for kids in an effort to combat the growing problem of childhood obesity. The trend has started in Cleveland, and has become a huge hit. Now some of these centers are offering kung fu, dance parties, cheerleading clinics, and even a rock-climbing wall. Karen Segal, the interim director at Lifeworks of Soutwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights, worked with a nutritionist to creat a new program this year called FitKids aimed at...
December 1, 2003 - 6:16am
5 years 4 weeks ago
It's a return to routine commuting after the long holiday weekend. For those who live and work along the southern part of the freeway circling Columbus, the morning drive will include some added vigilance. Authorities have no suspects in the eleven shootings this year along a five-mile stretch of Interstate 270. Two of the bullets came from the same gun, including one that killed a woman last week. But investigators haven't been able to link these cases to similar roadway shootings elsewhere....
November 29, 2003 - 9:44pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
After you’ve bought those holiday decorations, keep in mind that they may do more than spread holiday spirit. Some can be fire hazards. Lights, candles, and trees are the biggest culprits. Zanesville firefighter Eric Waltemire suggests checking your holiday lights before putting them up. Also make sure to hang them properly. Waltemire said using a staple gun could pierce the wire and cause a shortage. He said it’s also important to water your tree often. If you don’t buy it fresh from a...
November 29, 2003 - 2:49pm
5 years 4 weeks ago
A two-vehicle accident on the western part of the state claims the life of a New Carlisle woman. According to Trooper Coblentz with the Springfield post of the State Highway Patrol, the accident happened at the intersection of state routes 235 and 41 in Springfield. Trooper Coblentz says witnesses report the crash occurred when 16-year-old Justin Rice of New Carlisle failed to stop at a stop sign and struck a second car driven by 52-year-old Kathleen Carmack. Because she was not wearing a...
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